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Luxembourg native with fleet of forestry kit in Roscommon
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Boyle in Co Roscommon to catch up with Luxembourg native Fred Jaeger who is involved in forestry reclamation and producing kindling timber.
Two €1,000 fines handed out after Co Wicklow gorse burning
The conviction takes the total number of convictions brought under wildlife crime legislation to 25 this year.
3 August 2022 Farm machinery
Robotic mower makes light work of steep Wexford banks
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with a Wexford contractor who has invested in two robotic mowers to run alongside three hedge cutters to cut vegetation on the steep banks of motorways.
Hedge-cutting season less than a month away
The open period for hedge-cutting begins on 1 September and runs until 28 February.
3 August 2022 News
Harvest output appears to be improving as it progresses
As harvest progresses there are signs that yields are improving across most of the crops harvested to date.
3 August 2022 Husbandry
Grants for tree planting on NI farmland
Two grants for establishing woodland are open for applications in Northern Ireland. Peter McCann reports.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Cattle and sheep must not be taken off the hills – IFA
IFA hill chair Caillín Conneely has warned of social, economic and wildfire implications of any moves to take cattle and sheep down off hill land.
13 June 2022 News
Thrive: time for clostridial vaccine booster
The second dose of the clostridial vaccination is where the majority of immunity will come from and should be given one month after the initial dose.
Opinion: An Bord Pleanála needs to look at the Larch Hill Farm case
An Bord Pleanála’s internal review really needs to examine the circumstances around the Cleary family’s struggle to regain a licence for their green waste composting enterprise.
28 May 2022 Opinion