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TAMS applications: avoiding the pitfalls when applying
Martin Merrick
With up to 50% of TAMS applications receiving queries, the DAFM has sought to reduce these by educating agents and farmers on some of the common errors.
3 April 2024 News
7% of farmers have no silage left - Teagasc survey
The survey was circulated to Teagasc clients via text message in recent days.
27 March 2024 Buildings
Greenfield dairy unit with all the bells and whistles
John Keane has created a top-spec, new build parlour, handling area and cubicle accommodation for his new dairy enterprise in Mayo.
Surge in rainfall compounds issues on farms
February received 149% of its long-term monthly rainfall average, according to Met Éireann data. Noel Bardon and Niamh Murphy report.
27 March 2024 News
Relentless rain: 'I've never seen land so wet'
The Irish Farmers Journal spoke to a number of farmers around the country about how the wet weather is affecting them and how it will affect their business this year.
27 March 2024 News
No assurance for derogation farmers to invest in slurry storage - Minister
Minister McConalogue acknowledged the impact of the drop from 250kg N/ha to 220kg N/ha has had on farmers' confidence to invest.
7 March 2024 News
Confidence to invest in slurry storage hit by derogation cut - Minister
The Minister has recognised the cut from 250kg N/ha across most areas has "undoubtedly" shaken farmer confidence in investing in slurry storage facilities.
Opinion: four days can be a long time in the world of farming red tape
The new requirement to report all slurry exports within four days followed within four days of a ministerial commitment to minimise red tape.
2 March 2024 Opinion
An Taisce’s livestock reduction claim is 'anti-dairying'
Speaking to the Irish Farmers Journal, president of the ICMSA Denis Drennan said An Taisce’s head of advocacy Elaine McGoff, who made the comments, 'should know better'.
28 February 2024 News
Gentle start to grazing as ground remains tricky
With ground conditions still less than ideal, it has been a slow and tricky start to grazing on beef farms.
28 February 2024 Grass & feeding
Key rules to remember when applying for TAMS
There are several rules to remember when it comes to making you TAMS application, and failing to comply with these rules will result in your application being disqualified or a claw back of grant aid.
24 February 2024 TAMS
Ground conditions fail to give the green light to grazing
Poor ground conditions across the country have led to little to no beef stock being able to hit grass, as pressure on slurry storage increases.
21 February 2024 Grass & feeding