Climate and environment
Each road means more cows culled
Siobhán Walsh
Thomas Duffy, who is a young dairy farmer and vice-president of CEJA, writes about the impact more roads have on car numbers and maybe cow numbers.
Sustainable use could mean unsustainable producers
Ideological policies seldom produce balanced sustainable legislation and the current review of the sustainable use directive (SUD) for pesticides serves as a good example of that.
Autumn is a crucial time for water quality
The coming months are an important time for water quality. Risks are high for nutrient loss when land is wet and rainfall is more frequent.
What does the future hold for grazing swards in Ireland?
The swards of the future seminar organised by Teagasc emphasised the importance of legumes in all swards.
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Putting a value on organic nutrients inside the farm gate
The value of farmyard manure and slurry has increased significantly in the past 12 months due to increased chemical fertiliser prices.
7 September 2022 Climate and environment
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions on beef farms
Adam Woods takes a look at the Teagasc Signpost programme and where the programme aims to make progress on beef farms.
Farmers should consider barn owl beneficial measures in ACRES: BirdWatch Ireland
A measure to improve barn owl conservation is now available to farmers in the new Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES).
Taking a different approach to liming soils
John McCay has tried a different approach to correcting soil pH when reseeding on his Co Tyrone dairy farm.
Carbon initiatives can help you even more than the environment
As we move into a new era of obligatory emission reductions, it is important to realise that increased carbon accumulation in the soil can be worth even more to crop profitability.
Optimising pre- and post-grazing sward heights for beef cattle
Maximising performance at pasture has a huge effect on age at slaughter and therefore GHG emissions from beef systems. Declan Marren reports.
New Zealand farmers make their own plan on reducing carbon emissions
Professor Gerry Boyle is impressed at how New Zealand farmers are creating their own climate reductions proposal.
College bursaries of €1,000 available to Glanbia suppliers’ families
These bursaries will be very welcome for those who are applying to study agricultural science as costs continue to rise.
22 June 2022 News