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Trainee farmers getting ‘raw deal’ on minority of host farms – ICSA
Barry Murphy
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association (ICSA) is calling on Teagasc to ensure young trainee farmers participating in Green Cert placements are not doing 'pure manual work'.
11 May 2022 News
Increased profits at Tyson
Meat processing profits continue to rise in US despite continued labour supply difficulties
Back grazing milk cows in Bangor
The Ulster Grassland Society held their spring meeting at Fairview Farm, owned by David and Stephen Jackson.
Robotic milking grazing: simple as A, B, C blocks
The Gilsenan family in Co Meath are milking 260 cows with four robots in a grass-based system.
27 April 2022 Buildings
Thrive: transitioning calves to once-a-day feeding
Once-a-day feeding can provide many benefits in a calf rearing system both in terms of labour efficiency and animal performance once management is correct.
20 April 2022 Management
Turning a new sod: Ireland’s largest plough in action
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to south Tipperary to catch up with a 12-furrow Kverneland PW wagon plough in action, Ireland’s largest plough.
6 April 2022 Farm machinery
High-spec sheep shed for expanded 200-ewe flock
A new slatted sheep shed in Co Mayo aims to address labour and accommodation issues.
6 April 2022 Buildings
Women in contracting: Fiona O’Flynn, Co Cork
Running two self-propelled silage outfits, Cork duo Fiona O’Flynn and her father John run one of the busiest contracting businesses in the country.
30 March 2022 Farm machinery
Energy costs drive 17% of horticulture farmers away from sector
Survey findings indicate that 170 horticulture growers could leave the sector in 2022.
23 March 2022 News
Katherine’s Country: on the farm all cogs must turn together
A safe and functional work environment is really important for women. Sometimes we can’t lift and climb gates and should not be expected to do it, writes Katherine O’Leary.
23 March 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Costs of baling to rise further as a result of diesel and wrap prices
The price of round bale silage could cost farmers just shy of an additional €2/bale on top of last year’s rates with the current price of diesel and wrap. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbot report.
15 March 2022 News
Farmers warned about under-insuring
With construction material costs rising in a similar trajectory to other inputs, AXA’s Christy Doherty has cautioned farmers against finding themselves under-uninsured should they need to make a claim.
15 March 2022 News