Slatted floors for sheep and calves: the pros and cons
Martin Merrick
With the recent straw shortages and another mediocre harvest on the cards, Martin Merrick analyses what merits there are in having slatted flooring vs. straw bedded for drystock.
10 April 2024 Schemes
TAMS tranche three set to close as tranche one approvals sought
Tranche three of the scheme will close on Friday 12 April, with just under 900 applications from tranche one yet to be approved.
3 April 2024 Breeding
Top heat detection aids for breeding 2024
With breeding likely to commence in a month’s time for many spring-calving suckler herds the attention should now turn to heat detection.
TAMS applications: avoiding the pitfalls when applying
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 Buildings
My Farming Week: Daniel McHugh, Newtownforbes, Co Longford
Daniel farms alongside his father Andrew in Longford. They milk 220 cows and recently installed 63 solar panels on the roof of a shed.
27 March 2024 News
Department gives green light for DURA2 posts for TAMS
With the ban on creosote posts in place since last May, one of the alternatives that has emerged recently is Dura2 posts, which visually look similar to creosote-treated posts.
26 March 2024 News
Ready-mix costs increase by 46.6% over three-year period
CSO figures show that while structural steel and timber costs are down, ready-mix, gravel and cement have all increased again this year.
20 March 2024 Buildings
Any TAMS reference cost changes for future applicants only - minister
Senator Paul Daly called for a review of the current TAMS reference costs during Wednesday's Seanad session.
20 March 2024 News
75% of TAMS tranche 1 applications approved
With the Department making good progress on TAMS approvals since January, it is likely that nearly all tranche 1 applications will be processed by the end of the month.
19 March 2024 Schemes
Dairy beef sector to be examined in detail in national farm survey
The move is to monitor the dairy beef sector's annual financial and technical situation.
8 March 2024 News
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
Irish MEPs would not save derogation - Markey
The Fine Gael man tells Kildare meeting that a majority of his fellow Irish MEPs would not vote to save the current nitrates derogation.
28 February 2024 News