Ballymena chicken manure AD plant eyes 200,000t expansion
Stephen Robb
The Tully Biogas Plant hit the headlines in 2017 when it became the first plant in the world to run entirely on chicken manure and now has plans to expand its capacity to 200,000t.
17 April 2024 Renewables
NI gas operators seek input from AD and farming industry
Northern Ireland's gas grid operators are preparing for the introduction of renewable gases, such as biomethane, into their network and are asking future producers to get in touch, writes Stephen Robb
20 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Legal action against poultry firm in Britain
Avara Foods has had legal action taken over pollution of a major rive in south west Britain
New slurry rules will place ‘more burdens’ on farmers
The change will be rolled out in 'the coming weeks allowing farmers sufficient time to declare any movements'.
6 March 2024 News
Variable rate fertiliser application, is it viable?
Dermot Forristal from Teagasc Oak Park explains what variable rate application is and examines are Irish farmers losing out without adopting it.
7 February 2024 Farm machinery
Can poultry manure replace bag fertiliser on tillage farms?
Teagasc poultry adviser Rebecca Tierney chats with Teagasc crops adviser John Mahon about the uses and value of poultry manure as a fertiliser.
4 February 2024 Fertilizers
County council farmyard inspections: what to expect
Caitríona Morrissey spoke to agricultural scientist Gillian Delehanty about what county council inspectors will look for when it comes to water quality issues on farms.
Livestock can be integrated with arable crops
David Wright reports from the annual conference for arable growers, organised by the Ulster Arable Society, Ulster Farmers’ Union and CAFRE.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Net loss of €173/ha through use of Supersoil fertiliser - Teagasc
A recent organic spring oats trial has shown no improvement in crop yields where Supersoil was used in comparison to a trial plot receiving zero fertiliser.
24 January 2024 News
Slurry spreading open dates almost upon us
The dates from which farmers can legally apply slurry, farmyard manure and chemical fertiliser are fast approaching.
10 January 2024 News
Top tips for soil sampling before spring
Soil samples should be taken before the lifting of the fertiliser and slurry restrictions in early 2024.
29 December 2023 Management
Quicke takes wraps off new Multigrab M+ bucket grab
Quicke has just unveiled its new four-model line-up of Multigrab M+ bucket grabs, designed for front-end loaders, compact wheel loaders and medium-sized telehandlers.
13 December 2023 News