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Dairy
Dairy management: feed and water tips
Aidan Brennan
With a large grass deficit looming on many farms, most farmers have no choice but to go in with extra feed, writes Aidan Brennan.
11 August 2022 News
Farm energy prices up 60% in year – CSO
Farmers in June this year saw their energy bills increase by some 60% when compared with the same month last year.
10 August 2022 Amii
More than agriculture stretched on climate obligations
A stretch goal is designed to encourage aggressive pursuit of that end goal but what happens when the stretch is simple a stretch too far?
Top tips when upgrading milking facilities
Aidan Brennan outlines five tips for dairy farmers thinking of upgrading their milking facilities this autumn.
10 August 2022 Dairy Equipment
It's time for ‘serious investment’ in anaerobic digestion - MEP
MEP Billy Kelleher has said that more than a pilot project is needed to develop anaerobic digestion, as it is a tried and tested technology.
2 August 2022 News
Farmer pulls the plug on solar PV plans amid delays and low returns
One farmer outlines his experience of trying to install solar PV on his farm sheds amid delays and the feeling that his farm’s work would not benefit the farming sector’s emissions reduction target.
‘Dozens upon dozens’ of AD plants expected within years
Ministers McConalogue and Ryan spoke of the opportunities for farmers posed by anaerobic digestion at an energy in agriculture event in Gurteen agricultural college.
20 July 2022 Diversification
Farm shed solar panels could power 500,000 homes – MREF
The Micro-Renewable Energy Federation (MREF) has made a series of recommendations to Government on solar panel PV in its budget submission.
Additional income layers required to insulate against price volatility – Heydon
Farmers could earn between €5,000 and €8,000 per year through the microgeneration scheme, according to Minister Martin Heydon.
7 July 2022 News
Alarm about natural gas supplies next winter
OPINION The reliability of our power supplies is the number one worry of the multinational firms located in Ireland, writes former Taoiseach John Bruton.
6 July 2022 Viewpoints
Seven ways farmers can cut energy costs
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has developed a set of measures for farmers to save energy costs.
New meaning to rural electrification
Rural road users beware, silent but deadly cars now inhabit the countryside.
29 June 2022 Dealer