New suckler shed for expanding beef farmer and contractor
A recently completed suckler shed offers additional accommodation, slurry storage and shelter in the yard for Steven Dillon.
2 July 2022 News
Farmer convicted and ordered to pay over €5,000 for polluting river
The conviction followed the breach of the Fisheries Acts for allowing silage effluent to enter a watercourse.
16 June 2022 News
West Clare farmer facing trial following farm death
Judge Mary Larkin described the circumstances in which a Clare farmer lost his life in a farm accident as “horrific”.
New threat for derogation farmers
The nitrates derogation could be cut if water quality doesn’t improve by 2023.
15 June 2022 News
Dairy Management: grass growth, fertiliser and building storage
A look at the implications of a dry spell for grass growth and asks if fertiliser should continue to be spread.
15 June 2022 Management
Outdoor slurry stores: options for covering to prevent ammonia losses
Outdoor slurry storage facilities continue to be a cost-effective way for large amounts of slurry to be held over the winter, compared with traditional slatted tanks. Martin Merrick outlines options.
25 May 2022 Farm buildings
High-spec sheep shed for expanded 200-ewe flock
A new slatted sheep shed in Co Mayo aims to address labour and accommodation issues.
6 April 2022 Buildings
New Nitrates Action Programme: buildings-related questions
Many farmers believe changes in Ireland’s fifth Nitrates Action Programme only affect Nitrates Derogation farmers but this is far from the case with changes for all farmers.
23 March 2022 Buildings
Some farmers lack 'desire or skills' to use TAMS-funded LESS tankers - FCI
The Oireachtas committee on agriculture has heard calls for TAMS funding to be made available to agricultural contractors.
28 January 2022 News
IFA AGM: Minister warns farmers not to be complacent on water quality
"Our water quality is really good by European standards, but make no mistake, Irish water quality trends have been going in the wrong direction in recent years."
27 January 2022 News
Labour saving on display at Limerick farm
The Limerick Ladies dairy discussion group met up last week on the farm of Ger Cussen to discuss labour saving tips in spring.
26 January 2022 Management