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Farmer Survey Results – 57% Impacted To Some Degree By Anxiety

The ‘state of the nation’ survey – conducted with almost 3,000 farmer participants in recent days by AgriLand and Empathy Research – has revealed startling statistics on mental health.

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As part of the study, participants were asked the question:                                                              “Have… Continue reading

5 Tips To Make Weaning Stress Free For All

It is essential that suckler farmers plan their weaning strategy in good time to avoid any problems or delays.

With September only around the corner many farmers will be weaning there suckler calves over the next number of week. Here… Continue reading

‘How Irish Farmers Can Become World Class In Their Field’

Our agri-food industry needs dynamic leadership to deliver on its natural strengths in the global marketplace.

A view from the walk way over the cattle pens in Cillin Hill mart Kilkenny. Photo by Roger Jones.

A view from the walk way over the cattle pens in Cillin Hill mart Kilkenny. Photo by Roger Jones.

In today’s world of instant… Continue reading

Farmers Warned Over Hidden Dangers From Confined Spaces On Farms

Warning issued on foot of a request from the coroner.

Exposure to dangerous gases in confined spaces such as in a grain silo, slurry pit or storage tank is a real risk in modern farming.

The Health and Safety Authority… Continue reading

Teagasc Publishes Prospectus Of Courses For 2019

Knowledge, skills and capability requirements will be more challenging over the coming decades, according to Teagasc, the primary provider of accredited further (vocational) education for the land–based sector.

Teagasc says practical knowledge will always be essential, but there will be… Continue reading

Ploughing Championships 2019

What’s on, tickets, how to get there and what is the weather forecast.

With only days to go, the countdown is on for the National Ploughing Championship 2019. From traffic, weather, and events, below is everything you need to know.… Continue reading

Sleep Deprived Nation – The Disorders Keeping You Awake

From insomnia to snoring and restless leg syndrome, there are many culprits causing disturbed sleep. Here, Chrissie Russell examines the most common sleep disorders

How do you feel right now? Full of energy or a little tired? For four out… Continue reading

Legal Advice – Proven Ways To Reduce Farm Risks

Agriculture is one of the most hazardous occupations in Ireland.

The farming sector has more work-related deaths than any other industry.

Although agriculture only accounts for 6% of the country’s workforce, agriculture, forestry and fisheries together had 41% of Ireland’s… Continue reading

What Were The Most Popular Beef AI Sires In 2018?

The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) recently released data outlining the most popular beef AI sires in suckler herds in 2018.

The ICBF recently released data outlining the most popular beef AI sires in suckler herds in 2018.

The ICBF recently released data outlining the most popular beef AI sires in suckler herds in 2018.

Castleview Gazelle… Continue reading

Methods Of Reseeding – Which Is The Best Option?

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For those who are considering carrying out autumn reseeding, time is now of the essence as we approach the month of September.

The later an autumn reseed is delayed, the greater the risks are. Grass growth is high at the… 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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