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Farm buildings

Despite a silage shortage, there is good news on the grass front for Joe Collingborn with good late grazing prior to housing in extended buildings
By Joe Collingborn on 22 November 2017
With plenty of suckler farmers throughout the country needing to expand their winter housing, William Conlon goes through the full costs involved to meet TAMS specifications for a three-bay shed.
By William Conlon on 23 November 2017
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By Farmers Journal on 17 November 2017
Inside this week's Irish Farmers Journal
Quality of cattle plummets, rural crime and straw shortages plus don’t miss our farm buildings supplement.
By Farmers Journal on 08 November 2017
Buildings reporter William Conlon takes a look at some of the top tips and advice farmers need to consider around their yard during expansion.
By William Conlon on 12 November 2017
In this proposed design, the farmer not only needed to expand his cubicle housing but they also needed to construct a new milking parlour and collecting yard to cope with expanding numbers.
By William Conlon on 11 November 2017
TAMS II grant aid not only provides support for constructing new sheds but it can also facilitate vital works to be carried out on existing sheds. William Conlon reports
By William Conlon on 11 November 2017
With nearly 1,000 applications between the first and second tranches of the scheme, competition for grant aid is high. We look at what is eligible under the scheme.
By William Conlon on 02 November 2017
William Conlon recently visited a three-bay pedigree shed in Co Fermanagh which can house up to 18 cows and calves.
By William Conlon on 02 November 2017
Traditional farm buildings are in place in nearly every farm throughout the country but is there the potential for them to be more than just a ruin?
By William Conlon on 02 November 2017
Sherry FitzGerald Hinchion offer for sale a significant block of ground at Umera, just outside Macroom town, for circa €810,000, writes Tommy Moyles.
By Tommy Moyles on 02 November 2017
Good farm insurance can take a lot of pressure off if an unfortunate event occurs, report Gerard McCutcheon, Oak Park Teagasc and Ciarán Carroll, Moorepark Teagasc.
By Contributor on 02 November 2017
A total of 84 applications have been made under the Minor Flood Mitigation and Coastal Protection Scheme for 2017.
By William Conlon on 26 October 2017
Farmer safety was of paramount importance in the design of a three-span machinery shed in Co Clare. William Conlon reports.
By William Conlon on 26 October 2017
William Conlon visited a Dutch dairy farmer who has been severely constricted due to recent phosphate regulations.
By William Conlon on 21 October 2017
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: slurry deadline looms and milk prices
In the news today, Friday 13 October: a hurricane is on its way, more co-ops set a milk prices and the slurry deadline looms.
By Patrick Donohoe on 12 October 2017
Inside this week's Irish Farmers Journal
Budget 2018: what it means for farmers, fury over new €14m land tax, plus don’t miss our 13-page focus on winter feed.
By Farmers Journal on 11 October 2017
The Irish Farm Buildings Association (IFBA) recently held its annual study tour. This year the destination was the Massif Central region of France where a variety of farms were visited.
By William Conlon on 12 October 2017
William Conlon recently visited a four-bay shed which was built to make life easier for a part-time suckler farmer.
By William Conlon on 18 September 2017
The use of ATVs around livestock is becoming more popular. With this in mind, Grasstec is set to launch a new safety attachment for quad bikes.
By Shane Murphy on 14 September 2017
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