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Pilot on methane reducing additives recommended
Anne O'Donoghue
It was suggested this pilot programme should be rolled out by Teagasc to Signpost dairy farmers by the end of this year.
28 May 2024 News
Irish agriculture in spotlight at Bloom
This year's Bloom festival will highlight the importance of agriculture, with particular emphasis on steps being taken at farm level to improve the environment.
27 May 2024 News
Opportunity for young farmers to become potato farmer for a day
Meade Farm is offering a young farming enthusiast and a friend the opportunity to become a potato farmer for a day, along with an annual family membership to Emerald Park.
Social contact on small farms hit by COVID
A Teagasc survey found that one in 20 small farmers do not have social contact outside of their household any more than once a week.
27 May 2024 News
Productivity increases best way to reduce livestock emissions - Mitloehner
Professor Frank Mitloehner outlined the top measures to reduce emissions from livestock farming globally.
24 May 2024 News
Mass exodus of small farmers
Teagasc's small farmer survey shows that a significant area of small farmers' land is expected to go for lease over the coming years.
22 May 2024 News
Smallest farms only produce 4% of sector's emissions
The Small Farm Survey flagged small farms as being important for agriculture's sustainability.
22 May 2024 News
56% of small farmers have identified their successor
Most small farmers have already decided who will take over the farm when they retire, but few plan on transferring the farm over the next five years.
22 May 2024 News
Farming the sole occupation of one-third of small farmers
Over half of small farmers surveyed describe farming as a sole or major occupation for them.
22 May 2024 News
Most small farms have an income below €5,000
Teagasc analysis of NFS data shows that approximately 36% of country's farms had an output lower than €8,000 in 2020.
22 May 2024 News
CAP payments are crucial to small farmers, survey finds
A new Teagasc study has underscored the necessity of direct payments in leaving small beef and sheep farmers with a farm income.
22 May 2024 News
Agri tech is 'everything from a fancy shovel to artificial intelligence'
The Agricultural Science Association hosted 'The future of Irish agriculture through agtech' at UCD Lyons in conjunction with AgTech UCD and AgTech Ireland on Tuesday.
22 May 2024 News