Creosote alternatives: the options and prices
Martin Merrick
With a good deal of farm fencing to be completed in the next few months, Martin Merrick looks at some of the alternatives of the now banned creosote products.
6 September 2023 Management
A new evolution in milking technology?
Aidan Brennan reports from Denmark, where a new type of milking facility has been launched.
1 September 2023 News
DeLaval launches new batch robot milking system
Aidan Brennan reports from Denmark, where a new type of milking facility has been launched.
Ways of cutting costs on dairy farms
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the impact recent milk price cuts will have on farm profit and looks at how farmers can cut costs.
30 August 2023 Management
75% fewer agricultural permits issued this year
The number of work permits being issued for the farm sector continues to decline, despite labour shortages in some areas.
30 August 2023 News
Irish farm buildings as unique as our grass-based system
When it comes to Irish farming, our animal accommodation is hard to compare to anywhere else.
23 August 2023 Farm buildings
Re-entry with a robot in Cats country
With an off-farm job, Noel Lynch opted for a GEA automatic milking system for his re entry in to dairying.
9 August 2023 Dairy Equipment
Farmer views: ‘the beef welfare scheme is hardly worth it’
Farmers at Roscommon and Tullow marts shared their views on the new National Beef Welfare Scheme (NBWS) and a Brazilian beef export boom with Kelsey Daly and Barry Murphy.
9 August 2023 News
Editorial: light at last in solar with long-awaited scheme
New scheme should allow farmers to cover shed rooftops with solar panels or install a farm wind/water turbine and get paid for exporting electricity to the grid.
9 August 2023 Viewpoints
Rotary versus herringbone – what’s best?
Aidan Brennan looks at the pros and cons of building a rotary milking parlour versus a herringbone, on large dairy farms.
9 August 2023 Dairy Equipment
How much time is involved in farming?
Estimates of the typical labour requirement for different types of farming have been published by DAERA, Peter McCann reports.
19 July 2023 Northern Ireland
SIPTU reject calls for more farm work permits
Rates of pay and working conditions are the real reasons the farm sector is struggling to get and retain labour, SIPTU has argued.
12 July 2023 News