Climate and environment
Payment for grassland actions to differ by up to €300/ha
Noel Bardon
Farmers should familiarise themselves with the conditions of the new schemes as payment rates differ significantly between the actions.
3 August 2022 News
Almost 70,000 drystock farmers apply for Fodder Support Scheme
The counties with the highest number of applications were Galway, Mayo, Cork, Roscommon, Clare and Donegal.
29 July 2022 News
Room still left in silage scheme as applications jump 38% in a week
The scheme will pay €1,000 to drystock farmers who saved 10ha of grass as either silage or hay, but applications must be submitted before Tuesday 2 August.
Almost 40,000 farmers apply for €1,000 silage payment
Farmers have until 2 August to submit an application to the €56m Fodder Support Scheme.
23 July 2022 Schemes
Massey Ferguson adds new features to flagship four-rotor rake
Massey Ferguson has announced a range of new features with the aim of boosting productivity and improving ease of use on its widest four-rotor rake.
21 July 2022 News
Grass+ Beef: good grazing conditions in west while south awaits rain
Those in the west and northwest are enjoying excellent grazing conditions and adequate grass growth levels while further south, farms are needing moisture and hoping for a wet weekend.
20 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Keep farm safety in mind as field work hits peak levels
The good weather has seen a flurry of field work being carried out this week and with so much happening with machinery, keep safety in mind at all times.
19 July 2022 Management
This week in photos - harvest, hay and the Farm Machinery Show
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers making bales, harvesting winter barley, turning hay and all the action from Iveragh Mart and the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show day one.
17 July 2022 News
Temperatures could exceed 30 degrees today
Met Éireann has warned of temperatures remaining uncomfortably warm into Wednesday night.
13 July 2022 News
Shannon water levels threatens hay and silage in Callows – IFA
The IFA has said that action must be taken by the OPW for farmers to be able to conserve sufficient fodder reserves to get them through the winter.
Countdown to cutting of hay meadows
Hay meadows conserved under the GLAS and REAP agri-environmental schemes can be cut from Friday 1 July, with this date also marking permitted topping of LIPP parcels.
24 June 2022 Schemes
Farmers with category one ANC land can now apply for silage scheme
The payment rate under the scheme is €100/ha, with eligible farmers able to receive a maximum payment of up to €1,000.
23 June 2022 Schemes