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Safe Family Farms

Roller doors a smart investment through TAMS
With the help of a TAMS grant farmers should target key areas that are a safety concern around the farm. William Conlon writes.
By William Conlon on 19 April 2018
How to safely handle livestock
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at five top tips for the safe handling of livestock.
By Adam Woods on 05 April 2018
Eoin Lowry looks at areas where a simple and small investment on farms can save lives.
By Eoin Lowry on 01 March 2018
Safe Family Farms: health and safety in agriculture
Dr Aoife Osborne, lecturer in farm health and safety at UCD, outlines how the FBD Trust Health and Safety Awards came about and speaks to the three award winners.
By Farmers Journal on 22 February 2018
Safe Family Farms: Mind your health in lambing season
Margaret Hawkins gives a detailed overview of toxoplasmosis, a particularly high risk disease for pregnant or immune-suppressed people.
By Margaret Hawkins on 16 February 2018
Investing in farm safety equipment to reduce your tax bill
If a farmer invests in farm safety improvements and is in the tax net it can help reduce a tax liability.
By Eoin Lowry on 18 January 2018
Key tips for ensuring safety in the milking parlour
The miking parlour has the potential to be a dangerous place, so we look at steps to reduce this danger.
By Michael Keaveny on 11 January 2018
Farm safety: planning spring farm jobs for 2018
There are a number of spring jobs that need to be planned now to help reduce the chance of an accident, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 22 December 2017
Safety when loading cattle
Loading cattle can be a stressful experience on both farmer and beast so ensuring you have good facilities will help prevent accidents. William Conlon reports.
By William Conlon on 28 December 2017
Fendt technology and safety go hand in hand
Michael Collins recently attended a Safe Family Farms event where secondary school students got to experience cutting-edge Fendt technology and its safety benefits.
By Michael Collins on 07 December 2017
Key messages to remember for farm safety
Arthur Byrne, public safety officer at ESB Networks, and Ciaran Roche, FBDR risk manager, outline key messages to remember when it comes to farm safety.
By Contributor on 25 November 2017
Five farm safety tips for breeding and feeding indoors
Breeding and feeding indoors brings challenges for man and beast, writes Jack Kennedy
By Jack Kennedy on 02 November 2017
Safe Family Farm Schools competition winners announced
The winners of the Safe Family Farm Schools competition were announced at Wednesday's Ploughing.
By Amy Forde on 20 September 2017
Livestock handling and safety
Livestock pose one of the most serious safety threats to farmers. Although suckler cows can be at their most dangerous around calving time; every time they are handled they pose a serious threat.
By Nathan Tuffy on 24 August 2017
Safety in the field and on the road this harvest period
A delayed harvest puts more pressure and stress on farmers trying to complete field work but is no time for taking shortcuts.
By Michael Collins on 17 August 2017
Farm safety at Tullamore Show: avoid becoming another number
Changing our attitude and behaviour towards farm safety takes time. Take the time to remind yourself and those around you of the dangers that are present.
By James Taylor on 10 August 2017
Farm safety: pedigree stock deserve respect
Ahead of show day, Alison Sinnott takes a look at safety precautions to take into consideration when dealing with beasts at the top of their class.
By Alison Sinnott on 03 August 2017
Farming continues to be Ireland’s most dangerous occupation. This week, James Taylor speaks to some of those who have been affected by an accident on their farm.
By James Taylor on 27 July 2017
Overhead wires and flying debris top the hedge-cutting safety concerns
When undertaking hedge-cutting this year, there are several key safety concerns to keep in mind, not least dangerous overhead power lines, writes Barry Cassidy.
By Barry Cassidy on 27 July 2017
Sheep farming: reduce the workload on the human body
Sean Mullooly outlines a number of tips to ease the risk of injury when working with sheep.
By on 20 July 2017
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