Climate and environment
Teagasc scholar tackling water quality through improving farmer knowledge
Martin Merrick
At a recent Teagasc walk, water quality and the steps farmers will need to take going forward were highlighted by a panel of speakers.
23 January 2023 News
Why is Nitrates such a hot topic for Irish farmers?
Dairy Editor Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the implications of the recent changes to the Nitrates Action Programme.
18 January 2023 Management
Dairy Management: calves, insurance cover and slurry spreading
Aidan Brennan compares the value in terms of price and nutrition of milk replacers and whole milk.
DAERA reminds farmers of slurry spreading rules
During February farmers and contractors spreading slurry must adhere to stricter rules.
18 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Wexford contractor finds a niche in slurry
Gary Abbott caught up with Wexford-based Rothwell Contracting, one of Ireland’s few agricultural contractors specialising in slurry operations.
11 January 2023 Contracting
Five tips for slurry spreading in early spring
With the slurry season kicking off next weekend, outlined are some things to keep in mind.
7 January 2023 Management
Dairy management: slurry spreading date nears
The end of the closed period for spreading slurry in Zone A and B is approaching, writes Aidan Brennan.
7 January 2023 Management
Weekend weather: rain, hail and wind between sunny spells
Met Éireann forecasts wet and blustery conditions for much of the weekend, but temperatures will not drop below 0°C.
6 January 2023 News
Dumping nutrients needs to be punished
Slurry dumping should be stopped. It all comes back to having adequate nutrient capacity for livestock on farms.
4 January 2023 Viewpoints
Beef Management: slurry season, lice treatments and weight targets
This week's Beef Management takes a look at slurry spreading opening dates, lice treatments and weanling performance on beef farms.
4 January 2023 Management
Cutting reliance on chemical nitrogen
A crucial step in reducing emissions on farm is reducing reliance on chemical nitrogen fertiliser.
New slurry clampdown set to hit 30,000 farms
The new slurry regime will require all cereal growers and livestock farmers stocked at greater than 130kg of organic N per hectare to carry out soil sampling.
28 December 2022 News