Climate and environment
Your Ploughing solar PV questions answered
Stephen Robb
Stephen Robb runs through some of the key questions about solar PV systems which were asked at last week's National Ploughing Championships.
28 September 2022 News
New loan scheme to benefit farmers
Farmers and food businesses will be eligible for a loan scheme to fund sustainability and energy efficiency measures.
26 September 2022 Crops
Helping plants work harder on sunny days
Many crops operate a protective mechanism to help them cope with the risks associated with high sunlight and temperature. Speeding up the ending of this mechanism leaves more time for photosynthesis.
Bovine Plus seeks to improve accuracy of daily liveweight gain
Through weighing cattle several times a day, the Bovine Plus system is said to accurately track daily liveweight and improve overall farm efficiency.
23 September 2022 Management
IHFA delighted to be back at National Ploughing Championships
Shanon Kinahan caught up with some of the livestock exhibitors at this year’s ploughing championships.
22 September 2022 Pedigree
Over three million beef weight recordings in Ireland since 2019
More than three million cow and calf weights have been recorded with ICBF since the start of 2019.
7 September 2022 News
Emissions trends in agriculture and land use ‘not promising’
An increasing dairy herd and a higher-emitting sheep sector rose agricultural emissions in 2021.
6 September 2022 Climate and environment
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions on beef farms
Adam Woods takes a look at the Teagasc Signpost programme and where the programme aims to make progress on beef farms.
Autumn agreement would lead to smoother harvest
August is no time for negotiating harvest arrangements, but Boortmalt's positive influence on the Irish tillage sector should not be overlooked.
10 August 2022 Dealer
Letter highlighting the need to provide assistance to Ukrainian farmers
"Support Ukraine: Kiev Calling" - Brendan Dunleavy, B.Agr.Sc. (Hons), Killeshandra, Co Cavan.
10 August 2022 Letters
Thrive financials - can dairy beef be profitable?
Declan Marren takes a look at the financial performance of stock from the demo farm over the last number of years.
3 August 2022 Breeding & health
Tough sheep are more labour efficient, says vet
There are various measures of efficiency on sheep farms, from lambs weaned per ewe, to kilos of lamb sold per hectare.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland