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Northern Ireland
More water quality rules needed - Muir
Peter McCann
The current NAP includes rules around closed periods for spreading slurry and fertiliser, as well as minimum slurry storage requirements.
10 July 2024 News
ICMSA seeks farm income volatility tool in the Budget
The dairy farmer body also called for 70% grant aid for the construction of additional slurry storage between now and 2027.
19 June 2024 News
Strong interest among tillage farmers in slurry storage
Tillage farmers were asked if they would invest in slurry storage if a grant became available.
My Farming Week: Stephen Byrne, Monsterevin, Co Kildare
The Byrne family hosted Agri Aware's annual open farm day on Saturday, which aimed to bridge the disconnect between urban and rural.
19 June 2024 News
Gorman slams planning ‘shackles’ on slurry stores
The IFA president is critical of the approvals process farmers must go through to get the green light to add more slurry storage.
5 June 2024 Buildings
Home Farm: annual test - clear of TB
It seems clear that wildlife - especially the uncontrolled spread of infected deer - is one of the key causes of the spread of the disease in cattle.
5 June 2024 Viewpoints
Global pig numbers ramping up as EU production falls
The Irish Farmers Journal spoke Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) pig chair Roy Gallie to get an overview of the current climate in the sector.
5 June 2024 News
Conforming to nitrates rules with slurry and soiled water
Martin Merrick outlines what farmers need to know amid updates and changes occurring to soiled water and slurry storage for 2024.
26 May 2024 Slurry
Farm Tech Talk: demand for lambs, beef trade and slurry storage
Exporter demand for lambs, mixed messages in the beef trade and slurry storage all feature on this week's Farm Tech Talk.
24 May 2024 News
Remembering key safety requirements with agitation points
Agitation points are the weakest point of a slurry store, and caution needs to be exercised in their construction and use.
22 May 2024 Slurry
Cast in concrete: above-ground slurry storage
While traditionally manufactured with steel, Moore Concrete has seen demand increase for its concrete above-ground slurry towers in recent years. Martin Merrick details some of the specifications.
22 May 2024 Farm buildings
How can farmers be expected to invest in slurry storage?
Many farmers have plans to increase their slurry storage but say that they are finding it difficult to justify the cost, given the lack of clarity around the future of the Nitrates regulations.
22 May 2024 Viewpoints