In pictures: first agricultural science students graduate from UCC
Amy Forde
Training our farmers to work in a more innovative and agile manner is key to ensuring the sector remains a viable career path for future generations, UCC Professor Frank Buckley said.
1 September 2023 News
Grass-fed cows produce more nutritious milk - Teagasc
Scientists at Teagasc and Food for Health Ireland (FHI) have discovered that grass-fed milk is more nutritious.
26 July 2023 Buildings
96% of farm roadways too narrow for herd size - Teagasc
Research by Teagasc Moorepark and MTU Cork has shown that farm roadways on the majority of dairy farms are falling well below par for herd requirements.
Letter in praise of Irish farmers
"In admiration of our farmers" - Brendan Horan, research officer, Teagasc.
12 July 2023 Letters
Moorepark 2023: ‘Our farm is in derogation and I’m not ashamed to say it’
Farmers at the Teagasc dairy open day at Moorepark, Co Cork, spoke to Barry Murphy and Sarah O’Sullivan about the proposed changes to Ireland’s nitrates derogation.
12 July 2023 News
Increased cow numbers lead to increased workload but improved labour efficiency
In a comparison of studies completed in 2019 and 2021, while cow numbers on the case farms increased by 10%, labour input only increased by 3%.
11 July 2023 Management
This week in photos: open days, shows and dairy farming
Our top photos of the week include lots of shows and a busy dairy farmer in Wexford
9 July 2023 News
Farmer adoption of climate measures is a ‘contact sport’ – Teagasc
Teagasc’s Siobhán Kavanagh suggested more could be done to support farmers’ adoption of on-farm climate measures.
8 July 2023 News
Macra meeting with An Taoiseach to discuss succession scheme proposal
Macra's proposed succession scheme was one of its eight key asks during its 'Steps for our Future' walk from Athy to Dublin in April.
7 July 2023 News
News podcast: nitrates changes and farmer views from Moorepark
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
7 July 2023 News
Time to stop stocking rate blame game
The farmer campaign to improve water quality further won’t and shouldn’t stop until 100% of our rivers are classified as excellent quality.
5 July 2023 Viewpoints
Call for proper study on water quality trends
"We need to press pause to see whether existing or recently introduced measures are working before we just dump another round of limitations on an already highly regulated sector."
5 July 2023 News