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Over 37,000 Agriculture Land Sales In Ireland In 2018, With Highest Number Of Sales In The West

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More than 37,000 acres of agricultural land was sold in Ireland in 2018, with the highest number of transactions occurring in the west, according to latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.

The figures show that 37,436 acres was sold… Continue reading

International Stress Awareness Week: 7 Signs You Might Be Too Stressed

Everyone gets stressed from time to time, but when is it time to speak to a doctor about it?


While experts say that a little stress is OK – it can actually be beneficial in some situations – chronic stress… Continue reading

What Can I Do To Help Get My Autumn Calving Cows Back In Calf?

The calving season on approximately 20% of the majority of Irish suckler farms that operate an autumn-calving system has drawn to a close.

Rubber mats on the slatted floor

Rubber mats on the slatted floor

However, the breeding season for autumn-calving suckler cows is currently underway… Continue reading

Limerick Brothers Win Engineering Award For Lamb Handling System

Limerick brothers Jack and Nick Cotter have been awarded the Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award 2019, sponsored by Siemens, for their innovative lamb handling system, the Cotter Crate.

Cotter Crate

Cotter Crate

The Cotter Crate, developed by… Continue reading

Map – Department Reveals Latest TB Herd Incidence Levels

Herd incidence for bovine TB (bTB) stood at 3.46% as of September 29, for the third quarter of 2019, according to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.


This is marginally higher on the same period last year, when… Continue reading

First Aid Courses For Northern Ireland Farm Families Launched

A new series of free workshops could have the potential to save lives on Northern Ireland farms.

It comes as statistics from the region’s Farm Safety Partnership show that as many as 100 NI farm accidents each month require medical… Continue reading

Bid To Breed Cattle Which Are More Feed Efficient And Emit Less Methane

Breeding animals that utilise feed better and which emit less methane is the aim of a two-year research study of 300 cattle at the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) progeny test centre in Tully, Co Kildare.

To measure methane emissions,… Continue reading

Survey – What Do You Know About Private Groundwater Risks And Well Maintenance?

An estimated 30% of private wells nationally are contaminated with E. coli deriving from human and animal waste.

Verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC), a particularly harmful strain of E. coli, may induce severe gastrointestinal illness and kidney failure and poses… Continue reading

Top Tips To Look On The Bright Side And All You Need To Know As The Clocks Go Back On October 27th


On Sunday October 27 at 2am the clocks go back so brace yourself, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting darker, longer and, of course, much colder.

A combination that… Continue reading

The Basic Agricultural Qualification To Qualify As A Young, Trained Farmer


The Green Cert is the basic agricultural qualification necessary to qualify as a young, trained farmer.

On completion of the Green Cert course, students meet the requirements of a qualified farmer for the purposes of all Revenue and Department… Continue reading

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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