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Michael D. Has More Success In Tullamore

Elite Charolais Heifer Sale Another Tremendous Success

Charolais Heifers met another hot trade at the second year of the Elite Heifer Show & Sale in Tullamore on Saturday (10/11/2018). Like last year, there was a fantastic offering of Heifers, from… Continue reading

Major Northern Ireland Conference To Focus On Improving Profitability In Beef Production

Industry representatives have come together to arrange a conference – ‘Healthy Cattle, Healthy Profits’ – looking at ways to improve profitability in beef.

The last three years have seen an increase in fallen stock numbers in Northern Ireland, with over… Continue reading

Diabetes: The Latest Research

A staggering 225,840 people are estimated to be living with the disease in Ireland. With World Diabetes Day this Wednesday, our resident dietitian Orla Walsh looks at the most up-to-date advice on managing the condition


Diabetes mellitus (DM)… Continue reading

Top Tips When Buying Farmland For The First Time

Auctions can be a very efficient way of purchasing property for farmland

Buying agricultural land at auction can be a very useful way to buy farmland but it can have adverse consequences unless the bidder prepares well in advance.

When… Continue reading

16 Golden Rules For Handling Cattle Safely

Over half of livestock related fatalities involves cows or heifers 

Watch cattle for signs of aggressiveness and cull any particularly difficult cattle - it’s not worth the risk.

Watch cattle for signs of aggressiveness and cull any particularly difficult cattle – it’s not worth the risk.


Some 28 deaths in the past 10 years were livestock-related fatalities,… Continue reading

Q&A: Brexit Loans To Keep Food Exporters On Right Track

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, has said the Brexit loan scheme launched last March is working, and people are applying for the funding.

She said that in the month to mid-October, the amount of loans sanctioned at… Continue reading

Now Is The Time To Soil Sample

Soil Samples

Soil Samples

Soil sampling is the place to start when managing nutrients and soil fertility. Soil analysis determines the fertility of your soils, allowing you to plan manure and fertiliser applications to maximise crop yield, minimise wastage and nutrient loss… Continue reading

Beef Plan Group Builds Momentum As Official Committee Appointed

Beef Plan meeting

Beef Plan meeting

A large group of beef producers gathered around a table in Tullamore, Co. Offaly last night (Thursday, November 1) with one mission in mind – empowering farmers to demand a better price.

Around 40 farmers – from… Continue reading

National Breakdown Of Land Prices: West Sees Most Land Sold, But At Lowest Prices

Less than 0.5% of agricultural land was sold in 2017, but it made over €161m

Figures just released by the Central Statistics Office show that a tiny fraction of all the available agricultural land in Ireland made a whopping €161m… Continue reading

How To Plan For The Smooth Transfer Of The Family Farm

Land in Ireland continuously passes from one generation to the next. This transfer of ownership does not always go smoothly and while there is no magic formula to guarantee the successful transfer from one generation to the next, major pitfalls… 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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