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Rathangan Country Fair to return this weekend
Peter Thomas Keaveney
The inaugural Rathangan Country Fair in Wexford is set to return this weekend, 1 and 2 October.
28 September 2022 Buildings
Labour-saving technology at this year’s Ploughing
The National Ploughing Championships is a great way for farmers to market labour-saving products to farmers, with some fantastic technology on show at this year’s event.
28 September 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: temperature drop helps make earlier planting a bit safer
While growers with larger acreages are already planting, waiting until October helps reduce pressures from potential problems like grass weeds and BYDV.
‘Total disappointment’ at Budget 2023 - contractors’ association
The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) points to further cost increases to Irish farming as a result of Budget 2023.
28 September 2022 News
New beef scheme and energy supports for farmers in Budget 2023
Further detail has also emerged in relation to the energy support scheme announced by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar last week.
26 September 2022 News
Farmers buying fertiliser from North to face dual database registration
Many organic farmers will also face registration, as lime is treated as a fertiliser in the rules to be introduced in January.
26 September 2022 News
Ploughing highlights: Tow and Fert liquid foliar spray machines
Primarily designed as liquid foliar spray machines, Tow and Fert can also mix, suspend and apply micro-fine particulate and biological fertilisers while suspended in liquid.
21 September 2022 Farm machinery
Autumn liming to drive spring grass growth
It can take four to six months from spreading ground limestone to correct soil pH, so an autumn lime application is best to drive grass growth next spring.
20 September 2022 Management
Reseeding grazing swards in Co Derry
Clement Lynch has just finished reseeding part of the grazing block on his Co Derry sheep plan.
14 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NZ-built Tow and Fert kit to make Ploughing debut
The Tow and Fert range of liquid foliar spray machines are set to make their Ploughing debut in Laois next week.
14 September 2022 Farm machinery
Irish built spreader ticks the boxes for specialised Meath contractor
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Diarmuid Gryson in Co Meath who gives his opinion on the Agri-Spread HBS horizontal beater disc spreader, the very first unit built by the Mayo manufacturer.
7 September 2022 Farm machinery
It’s time to get planning if you haven’t already
Fodder budgets and cropping plans should all be considered as we move into September, as well as lime application and slurry testing.
31 August 2022 Footprint Farmers