Are small-scale solar farms viable?
Stephen Robb
Stephen Robb asks if developing a mini solar farm could be a viable alternative farm enterprise.
20 April 2022 Renewables
Can solar PV help tackle high costs on pig farms?
With the pig sector in the midst of a cost crisis, Stephen Robb examines if solar PV can help reduce energy costs.
13 April 2022 News
Biostimulants improving nitrogen-use efficiency
“Biological farming is already showing very decent reductions of chemical nitrogen usage on Irish dairy farms.”
Genetics, genomics and GHG emissions pave the path to 2030
Adam Woods previews what’s inside this week’s special breeding focus.
6 April 2022 Breeding & health
European beef farmers focus on sustainability
A European network for beef farmers is encouraging those in Ireland to benefit from the knowledge sharing opportunities.
5 April 2022 News
Minister announces new farm support policy for Northern Ireland
Minister for agriculture in Northern Ireland Edwin Poots has announced details around the future of farm support payments.
24 March 2022 News
Culling plans in a frustrating spring
Despite the mixed weather, Ballymoney dairy farmer Robert McConaghy has been getting on with spring work.
15 March 2022 Farmer Writes
The cost of keeping a suckler cow rises to €1,250
Soaring input prices is likely to see the cost of keeping a suckler cow increase by over a third this year on Irish farms.
9 March 2022 News
Five ways to reduce your herd's carbon footprint
Reducing the carbon footprint of the suckler herd delivers environmental benefits, but can also increase profitability. Kieran Mailey reports.
9 March 2022 Management
Watch: long winters in lovely Leitrim
Adam Woods was in Mohill, Co Leitrim, last week for a farm walk on the farm of Gerard Mulligan, Rooskeynamona, Mohill.
9 March 2022 News
Seeking the methane silver bullet
Irish researchers and private companies are searching for the Irish solution to reducing methane on many different fronts. In this article, Jack Kennedy pulls the threads together.
16 February 2022 Pigs
Milking the power of the sun in Tyrone
A Co Tyrone dairy farmer is utilising solar power to meet the energy requirements to running his 200ac farm.