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‘Hidden Hearing’ Offering Free Hearing Checks To Farmers Over 50 As Part Of Farm Safety Week

Increased Farm Risk: 33% Of Farmers Have Problem Hearing.

The increased risk of farm accidents due to reduced hearing and eyesight as farmers get older was flagged up today (Wednesday, July 18) as part of Farm Safety Week.

Older farmers… Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About Heat Stress In Cattle

Cattle are unable to dissipate their heat load very effectively.

Heat stress in cattle - Figure 1 (Image Teagasc)

Heat stress in cattle – Figure 1 (Image Teagasc)

Compared to other animals cattle cannot dissipate their heat load very effectively. Cattle do not sweat effectively and rely on respiration… Continue reading

€uro Star Indexes: How Do I Apply Them To My Herd?

There has been a lot of confusion surrounding the €uro-Star Indexes in recent times. Some farmers argue that they have improved overall performance, while others claim they’ve not achieved the desired results.


Speaking at BEEF 2018, the Irish Cattle Breeding… Continue reading

Your Health, Your Safety, Your Choice – Farm Safety Week Gets Under Way

Farm Safety Week takes place nationwide this week aiming to reduce the number of accidents on farms and bring about a change in culture that makes unsafe practices socially unacceptable.

Farm Safety Week is supported by a number of organisation,… Continue reading

Every Farmer Should Consider Creating An EPA

Dementia describes a range of conditions which cause damage to our brain. This damage affects memory, thinking, language and our ability to perform everyday tasks.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It can be an immensely stressful… Continue reading

Helpline And Drought Clinics Established For Farmers

Teagasc has set up clinics and a helpline for farmers who want to speak to an advisor regarding options for feeding stock in the ongoing drought throughout the country.

Farmers can contact this help line at: 087-7971377 from 9:00am to 9:00pm… Continue reading

Ten Tips To Keep Your Home Safe During The Heatwave

Don’t forget about home and farm security during the good weather.

As the country basks in 30 degree temperatures, and people spend time out of their houses, the IFA have released their ten tips to keep your home and farm… Continue reading

10 Key Findings Of The Third National Forest Inventory

Earlier today, it was announced that the main findings of Ireland’s third National Forestry Inventory (NFI) had been published.

Data collection for the third NFI began in 2015 and was completed in 2017, according to the Department of Agriculture, Food… Continue reading

Key Advice On Feeding In Summer Drought Conditions

Here’s key advice from Teagasc on how to manage drought conditions on your farm.

Soil moisture and high daily temperatures have begun to strongly impact on daily grass growth nationally, with growth rates on many farms falling below 45kg DM… Continue reading

Well Done Daniel

Congratulations to Daniel O Connor, representing the Breaghwy Hill Herd, on picking up a 1st and also The Reserve Charolais Champion, with a September Heifer (“Liscally Noreen 3 ET), at the Athlone Agricultural Show 2018, on Sunday 24… 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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