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Check your seeding rate as time moves on
Tillage farmers will be busy planting winter cereal crops in the coming weeks and seeding rates need to change with ground and weather conditions.
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Need for a forestry development agency
Forestry report a wakeup call for forestry and agriculture in Ireland.
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Dave Moloney - Green Cert student experience
“My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago” says Dave Moloney about the Teagasc part-time Level 6 specific purpose certificate in farming course he completed at Teagasc Macroom.
A flurry of questions at breeding time
The plethora of sheep breeds in NI has left Derek Robinson questioning his future breeding policy.
Farmer Writes: Early sowing a balancing act
Foggy mornings and shorter days with poorer drying, as autumn wears on, make for sticky min-till seedbeds.
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Dave Moloney - Green Cert student experience
“My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago” says Dave Moloney about the Teagasc part-time Level 6 specific purpose certificate in farming course he completed at Teagasc Macroom.
Was a Budget-day fiasco avoided at the Ploughing?
Intense discussions in Rathensika might have fixed a problem that would have excluded most farmers from the energy support scheme
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Crush Mate becomes the farmer's mate when handling youngstock
Dairy farmer Seamus Dunne saw his brainchild Crush Mate displayed in this year's Innovation Arena, having won the 2021 on-farm innovation award.
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Dave Moloney - Green Cert student experience
“My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago” says Dave Moloney about the Teagasc part-time Level 6 specific purpose certificate in farming course he completed at Teagasc Macroom.
Conference to address benefits of non-wood forestry
National conference to debate the benefits and costs of non-wood forestry including carbon, biodiversity, recreation, water services and health.
Aldi gives more than 2c pay increase for eggs
Aldi Ireland has said it is up to egg packers and producers to apportion the price increase it agreed on Saturday.
Aldi and Lidl suppliers offer 0.8c/egg price increase
The protests by egg producers at Aldi and Lidl in Cavan town continue on Monday.