How your climate actions impact your carbon footprint
In this article Tom O’Dwyer, head of the Signpost Programme at Teagasc, explains some of the ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on your farm and how the action affects your carbon footprint.
8 December 2023 News
Decision due next week on nitrates mitigation measures
The water quality group will make a decision by next week on research presented by Teagasc on measures that would allow farmers some flexibility on the upcoming 220kg N/ha limit.
7 December 2023 News
Suckler farmers have lost faith in ICBF – Connacht IFA
This is due to the impact of changes to beef indexes on suckler farmers in SCEP, a statement released by the IFA county chairs in Connacht said.
December health corner – eye issues and liver fluke
Reports indicate that the change in weather and increase in supplementary feeding is giving rise to more eye-related problems, while liver fluke remains a concern.
6 December 2023 Breeding & health
2024 will be a 'pivotal year' for forestry
New forest creation as well as afforestation levels are set to increase in 2024, according to Teagasc's annual outlook report.
6 December 2023 News
Hopes of derogation flexibility on rations and slurry
Farm organisations said there is an onus on the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to support farmers who are facing serious reductions in cow numbers as a result of the derogation changes.
6 December 2023 News
Warnings of a Christmas spud shortage rubbished
Teagasc and the IFA estimate that around 10-15% of the country’s spuds could be left in the ground until the spring due to this week’s cold snap.
6 December 2023 News
Letter about a question raised at ICBF's information meeting in Carrick
"If the actual sale price of the calf was used rather than an average for all calves I believe we would not be in the unhappy mess we currently find ourselves in - John Oates, suckler farmer, Co Sligo
6 December 2023 Letters
Emission reductions research helping to assess future technologies
From improving soil health to using feed additives and growing protein crops, there is plenty of research into greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
6 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Four steps to learn your carbon number
George Ramsbottom writes about the Signpost Advisory Programme that aims to establish the carbon emissions number for 50,000 farms across the country.
6 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Signpost farms already on path of lower GHG emissions
Adam Woods reports from the annual Teagasc beef conference, which took place last week in Ballinasloe.
6 December 2023 Management
Legal: ‘as a trained farmer, how do I claim for stamp relief’?
Having completed the Green Cert, a young farmer is entitled to have the stamp duty reimbursed. Aisling Meehan explains how to navigate the refund.
6 December 2023 News