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Flexibilities Announced On Farm Inspections, Schemes And TB Testing

The Minster for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., today confirmed a number of flexibilities to schemes run by his Department in response to Covid-19 issues

Farm inspection. Stock image

Farm inspection. Stock image

These flexibilities are being introduced to make it… Continue reading

New Covid19 Telephone Helpline For Farmers Announced By Government



Covid-19 hotline for farmers in Ireland

The Minster for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has confirmed the opening of a new telephone helpline to assist farmers with their queries in relation to current Covid-19 restrictions in… Continue reading

Six Changes Covid19 Is Bringing To The Rural Economy That May Outlast The Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic could have long-term implications for how we live and how the rural economy operates.

Artisan Butcher Brian Treacy, Ardnacrusha, Co Clare. Pic. Liam Burke Burke-Press 22

Artisan Butcher Brian Treacy, Ardnacrusha, Co Clare. Pic. Liam Burke Burke-Press 22

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With many rural towns already struggling to keep… Continue reading

Donegal Records Biggest Drop In Farm Land Prices Of Any County In Ireland

Average price per acre was €6,089

1584651270092.jpg--donegal_records_biggest_drop_in_farm_land_prices_of_any_county_in_ireland (1)Agricultural land sold in Donegal last year saw recorded prices dropping by more than 20% – the biggest decline of any county in Ireland.

The average price per acre was €6,089, although it ranged… Continue reading

Department To Continue Farm Inspections And TB Testing In Northern Ireland

Departmental farm inspections and testing for bovine TB are set to continue in Northern Ireland, despite extreme lockdown measures across the UK to tackle Covid-19.

DAERA Minister Edwin Poots MLA has confirmed that on-farm inspections and testing will continue, but… Continue reading

10 Things You Need To Know About Running

The gyms are closing but we still have the great outdoors and what better way to protect body and mind than pounding the pavements. But running for beginners is not without risk. Here are some tips from physiotherapists Anthony Pierce… Continue reading

Calculating The Cost Of A Hedge Cutter

Have you ever wondered how contractors work out what it might cost to run a tractor and hedge cutter?

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Most hedge-cutting contractors charge between €45-€55 plus VAT for flail hedge cutting. From the farming side, it is a useful exercise… Continue reading

How To Boost Your Immune System To Avoid Colds And The Coronavirus

It’s a never-ending battle between us and the germs that infect us, like the current evil virus Covid-19, writes Luke O’Neill


Your greatest friend in the battle against SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is your own immune system. Its… Continue reading

COVID 19 – Top Tips For Managing The Fear

Covid-19 is a new illness that can affect our lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus and is frightening for many people. I can think in my own family of individuals who are significantly at risk. It’s… Continue reading

New BEEP Scheme – What You Need To Know

We delve into the small print to answer the questions farmers will be asking about the new scheme.

The new and improved Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme (BEEP) has been hailed by farm organisations, with some even suggesting that it represents… 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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