Does solar PV pay on your farm?
Stephen Robb
The Renewables Roadshow examined two real-life case studies of solar PV systems installed on a dairy farm and a drystock and tillage farm, writes Stephen Robb.
Growth stubbornly low on grazed ground but no need to panic
Farmers are reporting that ground is slow to bounce back after grazing, though there is no need to hit the panic button just yet.
24 April 2024 Grass & feeding
Improved conditions allow cattle back out
The past week or so has allowed many drystock farmers back out to grass for the first time since last October.
Drystock farmers 'sleep walking' into nitrates penalties
Farmers with high-phosphate soils are still purchasing fertiliser compounds such as 18-6-12 and 10-10-20, because it is what they have always done.
17 April 2024 News
ICSA slams proposed changes to nutrient excretion rates
Changes are fundamentally unfair and biased, according to ICSA.
12 April 2024 News
Farms in west and northwest short of fodder - Teagasc
There is less silage on farms now since the previous meeting of the fodder committee 10 days ago, Teagasc said in its presentation to the latest meeting, which took place on Tuesday.
10 April 2024 News
Fodder support for farmers still on the table – Heydon
Mixed messaging from the Department on the issue of fodder supports as the poor weather continues to hammer farmers.
3 April 2024 News
Fodder committee must kick start 'emergency response' to weather - ICSA
The fodder committee needs to rapidly reassess the current situation on the ground, according to the ICSA.
28 March 2024 News
Record rainfall disrupting grazing plans in Mayo
Adam Woods reports from a Teagasc early grass walk in Ballyglass in Co Mayo.
27 March 2024 Grass & feeding
Over 23,000 farmers receive ACRES injection
The interim ACRES payments are being made after months of IT system turmoil in the Department of Agriculture.
28 February 2024 Schemes
Farmer views: how much have you paid for leased land?
We want to know how much leased land is making around the country and farmer views on the land market.
10 February 2024 News
Young Stock Podcast: Blakiston Houston Estates
In this week' podcast, Peter McCann speaks to Jack Blakiston Houston from BH Estates based near Dundonald, Co Down.
5 February 2024 Podcast