N. Ireland News

Key Changes To EU Organic Rules Explained

The European Council to adopt the text of the Regulation providing new rules for organic farming clears the final hurdle for the modernisation of the sector and the harmonisation of rules covering organic production both within the European Union and… Continue reading

The Limits Of Agricultural Relief – How Not To Get Hit With A Massive Tax Bill When Inheriting Land

Martin O’Sullivan looks at the fine detail of Agricultural Relief tax breaks for farm families.

If a day passes that I do not receive a query on the tax implications of farm succession it’s probably because the day is good… Continue reading

National Farm Survey: Indifferent 2017 For Beef Farms

Beef farmers got the short end of the stick economically in 2017 – compared to other farm enterprises – according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey, which was released  on Tuesday, 22/05/2018.

The survey broke beef farming into two categories:… Continue reading

High Maintenance – Key Points For Your Silage Mower

Silage season has really burst into life in the last fortnight, with many farmers already having completed first cut.

As one long day runs into another, for contractors and farmers alike the name of the game will be machinery maintenance… Continue reading

Deadline For Green Cert Applications Fast Approaching

Those hoping to to attend agricultural college this year have just two weeks left to submit applications as the deadline for submissions for Level 5 and Level 6 full-time courses is Thursday, May 31.

An online application system has been introduced this year.

An online application system has been… Continue reading

6 Aids To Take The Guesswork Out Of Heat Detection

Heat detection aids can help identify bulling cows and this is particularly important for herds using AI. Identifying cows on heat can be difficult, as the average heat only lasts nine hours and most ‘standing’ activity occurs in the hours… Continue reading

‘Aubrac Beef Has A Very Nice Flavour And Texture’ Says Award Winning Donegal Producer

One of the five holders of the office of chairman since the Irish Aubrac Breed Society was established two decades ago is Liam Walsh, who has become even better known in recent years for his marketing of Aubrac beef and… Continue reading

How To Calculate Now How Much Silage You Will Need Next Winter

This spring has tested the mental resolve of farmers up and down the country. It has been a huge battle to ensure that our cattle have had enough feed in front of them and for many, the battle continues.

Cutting Silage

It… Continue reading

Top Tips On Maximising Farm Grant Payments

There are different grant rates and limits available depending on a farmer’s age and other factors, writes our expert.

The level of aid can be further enhanced where a Young Farmer is part of such a collaborative arrangement.. Stock photo

The level of aid can be further enhanced where a Young Farmer is part of such a collaborative arrangement.. Stock photo… Continue reading

Darkness Into Light Event In Bundoran

With just a few days to go until Bundoran’s first Darkness Into Light event, organisers are putting the final touches to the plans and route for the walk which symbolises a message of hope for those suffering from mental… 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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