Over 200 planning applications for new farm buildings in second quarter
Martin Merrick
Despite high input costs, 214 planning permission applications were granted to farmers for new builds in the second quarter of the year, according to CSO statistics.
21 September 2022 Buildings
Mixture of converted and purpose-built accommodation for large organic farm
Ahead of the 2022 Teagasc organic beef open day, Martin Merrick visited host John Purcell to view the accommodation used to house the 650 steers carried through the winter.
14 September 2022 Buildings
Top-spec suckler shed with tiled calving area
Martin Merrick paid a visit to Co Clare suckler farmer Denis Cahalane to view his four-bay slatted shed with creep and calving areas attached.
Will rubber mats pay for themselves?
With the high price of building materials at the moment, inputs in to buildings are being carefully scrutinised. Martin Merrick analyses if rubber mats are a worthwhile investment.
31 August 2022 Buildings
Farming sector asked to conserve water to safeguard supplies
Irish Water has issued a number of water conservation tips for farmers.
31 August 2022 News
Handling facilities key to safe and efficient farming
It's been a busy few weeks of farm open days here at the Irish Farmers Journal.
17 August 2022 Buildings
Farmers wanted to save lesser horseshoe bat
Traditional farm buildings, farm hedgerows and tree planting will all have a role in the conservation of the lesser horseshoe bat, says the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
11 August 2022 News
Parlour retrofits can help ease on labour
An upgrade on parlour equipment might be a more prudent spend on money than a spanking new unit, writes Martin Merrick.
10 August 2022 Buildings
Delays with Tier 2 capital grant scheme
Almost 200 applications were submitted for the £12m Tier 2 grant scheme in Northern Ireland.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Tullamore Farm: new shed reaches completion
Our new slatted shed with a lie-back area was recently unveiled at our Beef and Sheep Open Day 2022, where we gave a full breakdown of the costs of the shed.
3 August 2022 Buildings
New cow underpass streamlines grazing
David Clarke and his family recently completed works on a new underpass for their livestock procurement company,
20 July 2022 Buildings
Housing requirements on Roscommon organic suckler farm
When it comes to suckler, beef and dairy farmers considering converting to organics housing requirements are said to be a significant barrier affecting many.
22 June 2022 Farm buildings