Guidelines for building a concrete silage base to comply with S128
Peter Varley
With the main cut of silage just a few weeks away and construction and repair work to silage pits taking place, it is an ideal time to revisit the specifications.
4 March 2020 Buildings
Watch: new entrant chooses robot to milk his cows
A new entrant to dairy farming from County Monaghan is calving 74 heifers this spring and will be milking them with a new Lely Astronaut robot, writes Peter Varley
29 February 2020 Management
Watch: the optimum way to stomach-tube lambs
With lambing getting into full swing Peter Varley reviews best practice techniques in stomach tubing lambs and gets tips from vet John Nugent.
The Breens' cows are coming home
The Breen family have just completed a brand new cubicle shed, which will limit their dependence on outfarm housing, writes Peter Varley.
26 February 2020 Buildings
New high-spec sheep shed in Galway
The new shed was built to ease the work load during the busy spring period, writes Peter Varley.
12 February 2020 Grass & feeding
Upgrading a 200-year-old shed
The popular Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is once again open for applications for farmers participating in GLAS, writes Peter Varley.
5 February 2020 Buildings
One stop shop for calving and calf rearing
A Tipperary-based farming family are all set for calving and calf rearing with their new purpose-built shed, writes Peter Varley
22 January 2020 Buildings
New 90-cow cubicle shed in Cork
A busy Cork farm buildings contractor has just completed work on his own new cubicle shed. Peter Varley reports
15 January 2020 Buildings
Watch: top-notch dairy parlour and cubicle shed in Co Laois
A Co Laois dairy farmer is upgrading cow facilities, moving from an old six-unit parlour to a brand new 16-unit machine along with a new cubicle shed
8 January 2020 Buildings
Making the right choice for concrete in your new build
Choosing the right type of concrete can have a major bearing on the strength and longevity of your agricultural structure.
1 January 2020 Buildings
Up to 60% grant aid available for sheep handling equipment
There is one year left to apply for grant aid towards sheep handling investments, writes Peter Varley.
25 December 2019 Sheep handling
10 steps to organising a farm building project
Taking on a farm building project is not always easy but can be rewarding if you plan well in advance, writes Peter Varley.
18 December 2019 Buildings