Increased slurry storage required for TAMS milking equipment
Martin Merrick
Farmers will require 10% over their required slurry storage in order to avail of TAMS aid for milking equipment.
18 March 2023 News
Agri jobs: 850-cow New Zealand farm seeks assistant
We take a look at the latest jobs available in the agri sector. This week, there is a selection of jobs on offer, from dairy to beef in varied locations at home and abroad.
13 March 2023 News
Supports sought to ‘fast-track’ milking sheep sector
The Director of Sheep Milk Ireland made the case for dairy sheep supports to the Oireachtas committee on agriculture.
Agri jobs: fancy an eight to four, Monday to Friday on a mixed farm?
There are a plethora of jobs on offer this week, from jobs on dairy and poultry farms to driving tractors for a large Cork contractor.
11 March 2023 News
Cow quota for dairy farmers in TAMS
Macra has slammed the move to cap cow numbers on young farmers and said that the decision is completely “at odds” with the CAP’s objectives on generational renewal.
8 March 2023 News
Lely robot ticks the box for Galway dairy convert
Renowned cattle breeder Derrick Forde has decided to automate his new dairy enterprise by investing in an automatic milking system. Martin Merrick reports.
1 March 2023 Buildings
Early results positive on ‘10 in seven’ milking trial
Aidan Brennan reports from the ‘10 in seven’ milking trial in Moorepark which found no difference in milk yield when cows were milked 10 times in seven days for part of the year.
1 March 2023 Management
My Farming Week: Michael O’Brien, Kilpatrick, Dundrum, Co Tipperary
Michael O'Brien is milking 120 spring-calving Holstein Friesians in partnership with his uncle John. Calving, fertiliser and nitrates are all on the agenda on their farm this week.
1 March 2023 News
Young Stock Podcast: inventor of roll-over cow crate and proud Corkonian
Maeve O’Keeffe is the inventor of the roll-over cow crate, CEO of Hoofcare Direct, a busy dairy farmer and a camogie-mad mother of one from Cork.
27 February 2023 News
Labour shortage: 'the responsibility is on the farmer'
Rachel Donovan spoke to dairy farmers about labour shortages, nitrates and calf exports at a calf rearing event on Pat and Padhraic Kennedy's farm in Templemore, Co Tipperary, recently.
27 February 2023 News
Agri jobs: manager needed in fertiliser firm
An experienced scanner, a fertiliser industry manager and full-time milker are all being sought by employers this week.
25 February 2023 News
TAMS III: ‘artificial limitations’ on robotic dairy farmers
The Department of Agriculture is making an unfair distinction between non automated farmers and those who chose to invest in robots, former president of Macra Thomas Duffy has said.
22 February 2023 News