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Agribusiness
The COP28 summit once again shows the resistance to tackling fossil fuels
Lorcan Roche Kelly
Oil exporters are using veto to block major environmental progress, writes Lorcan Roche Kelly
6 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Reducing the age at slaughter, while increasing carcase weight
These farmers have managed to significantly reduce the age of their animals at slaughter while also increasing the carcase weight of those animals.
6 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Emission reductions research helping to assess future technologies
From improving soil health to using feed additives and growing protein crops, there is plenty of research into greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
2023 has been a busy year for Teagasc climate action and the Signpost Programme
All farmers need to make changes to reduce emissions on their farms and the Signpost programme advisors can help with this.
6 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Volatile grass growth to be the new norm
David Wright reports from the AgriSearch 'research and innovation needs' conference held on Tuesday
29 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Cereal area falls by 20% in 15 years
A decline in tillage area means more carbon emissions from agriculture, according to Siobhán Walsh.
29 November 2023 News
Current GHG accounting system ‘not a good metric’ for methane - O'Mara
Teagasc director Frank O’Mara stated that as methane does not stay around in the atmosphere for as long as CO2 does, the accounting mechanism for methane should not be the same.
13 November 2023 Climate and environment
AgriSearch highlight flaws in emissions targets
The farmer-funded research body point out that a roadmap detailing how current targets can be reached is yet to be published by DAERA.
18 October 2023 Northern Ireland
Emissions from dairy, beef, sheep and tillage farms fell last year
Caitríona Morrissey looks at the detail of emissions from different types of farms, as reported in the latest Teagasc Sustainability Report.
Out-wintering sucklers on the CAFRE Hill Farm
The Institute of Agricultural Management recently visited CAFRE's Hill Farm in Glenwherry, Co Antrim. Peter McCann reports
11 October 2023 Northern Ireland
Proposed Danish farm emissions tax threatens farm viability
Danish farmers are facing a significant new tax that could pose a threat to the viability of certain farming enterprises.
6 October 2023 News
Emissions from dairy, cattle, sheep and tillage farms fell in 2022 – Teagasc
While dairy cow numbers increased, greenhouse gas emissions still fell on average, Teagasc research has revealed.