Down to earth: setting up and earthing electric fences
Martin Merrick
Martin Merrick chats to Noel Lynch of Lynch Fencing on how to properly set up a system that works effectively.
Ensuring sufficient water supply this summer
27 April 2024 Infrastructure
Ensuring sufficient water supply this summer
Several factors feed in to the sizing of water troughs and a clean, fresh water supply is essential for all stock types.
Clarity needed for farmers to invest in their farms
24 April 2024 Infrastructure
Clarity needed for farmers to invest in their farms
Costs of infrastructure have never been higher and farmers need to know they are not throwing good money after bad.
Key tips on repairing or creating farm roadways
Martin Merrick looks at some of the areas that farmers may need to draw their attention to when it comes to roadway maintenance.
24 April 2024 Infrastructure
Exploring lower cost fencing options for sheep
An escalation in input prices in recent years has put a greater focus on driving performance from a grass-based system, but some fencing options have also become more costly.
24 April 2024 Infrastructure
70% slurry storage grant in the pipework but no mention of separate TAMS ceiling
While the European commission has given approval for a 70% storage grant, uptake will likely be low, show surveys and analysis. Martin Merrick and Siobhan Walsh report.
24 April 2024 Infrastructure
Pedigree palace in Monaghan for up-and-coming herd
Simone and Niall Maguire have recently built a bespoke cattle shed for their Rockvalley pedigree and commercial cattle herd.
24 April 2024 Infrastructure
Heavy duty handling unit improves safety for Mayo suckler herd
Bo Steel recently supplied a new bespoke handling unit for suckler farmer Michael Cunnane.
27 December 2023 Infrastructure
€10.5k cattle yard ticks the box for outfarm
An investment in a new cattle pen on an outfarm, will lead to simpler and safer handling for Clare farmer Gearoid Lillis.
16 August 2023 Infrastructure