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8 Key Things Farmers Considering Converting To Organic Need To Know

Since the Organic Farming Scheme reopened last month many farmers may be considering whether their farm would be suitable to convert to organic. Before you decide, you should read our handy guide on everything you need to know about converting:… Continue reading

Tax Worries And Income Fears The Biggest Stumbling Blocks To Smooth Farm Transfers

I could write an article every week on farm succession and I’m not sure I would be able to satisfy the demand for information on this topic. I have dealt with the many aspects of succession in previous articles, but… Continue reading

The Hard Questions That Need To Be Asked Before Leasing Land

Leasing out some or part of your farm requires detailed consideration, writes Martin O’Sullivan

February will see many new land leases signed sealed and delivered while others will be under negotiation.

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The decision to lease out part or all of… Continue reading

The Time Is Now For Soil Sampling

It is the time of year to take soil samples if you have not previously done so. It is critical piece of information that is needed to see what the status of your soil is.


Samples should be taken up… Continue reading

Main Checks To Be Aware Of Once UK Exits The EU

Department outlines live animal import-export rules Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) control inspections are required at the EU’s borders for protection of animal health, plant health and food safety.

These official controls apply to live animals and animal products, as well… Continue reading

Nitrates Derogation: Review Underway As 269 Waterways Deteriorate In Quality

Ireland’s nitrates derogation is now under threat because of poor water quality, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has warned.

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Nitrates derogation is part of the nitrates directive, which has been in place since 1991. The nitrates directive aims… Continue reading

Northern Ireland Upland Farmers Wanted For European Grassland Project

AgriSearch is looking for upland farmers in Northern Ireland to volunteer to participate in a European grassland project.

The Europe-wide Research Project into Developing SUstainable PERmanent Grassland systems and policies is dubbed ‘SUPER-G’ for short.

The project aims to develop sustainable… Continue reading

The Pros And Cons Of Putting The Farm Into Company Status

Q I am a young trained farmer and my father, having reached retirement age, has decided to transfer the family suckler farm to me.

The farm is returning a reasonable income but it would nonetheless require me to have a… Continue reading

Farm Money Advice: Revenue Details On VAT Relief For Farm Investments

Revenue have issued notification that their VAT58 procedure is now going online effective from January 1, 2019.

Farmers who are not registered for VAT may reclaim VAT paid by them on certain expenditure such as farm buildings, roadways, installation of… Continue reading

Analysis: Five Simple Steps To Make Sure You Can Get The Loan Your Farm Business Needs

In Ireland, there are effectively only three mainstream banks lending to farmers for long-term agricultural projects such as purchasing land or farm building developments.

So it is important that any application for finance is well thought out.



Here Are… 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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