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Open Day At Kilbarron Branch of Aurivo in Cashelard

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Aurivo are holding an open day at Homeland , Kilbarron Branch, Cashelard,

on Friday, March 6th  2020.

There will be great offers to be had on the day.

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Also, Aurivo have just compiled a TAMSII Booklet ,… Continue reading

Sheep Focus – Reducing Costs, Mortality Rates And Lameness Through Outdoor Lambing

On Wednesday, February 19, AgriLand paid a visit to James Lorinyenko – who is a pedigree Cheviot breeder – just outside Donegal Town.

James, who is the chairperson of the Donegal Cheviot and Cheviot-Cross Breeders Group, has been breeding pedigree ewes… Continue reading

Study Shows The Pine Marten Is Helping The Red Squirrel Population Rebound

Queen’s University Belfast finds grey squirrel more vulnerable to native predator than red.

Restoring a native predator is helping the red squirrel population rebound after decades of competition with their grey cousins, researchers said.

 

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A pine marten. Pic. Josh… Continue reading

Why LESS Could Mean More Grass For Farmers This Spring

Grass availability is reported to be strong on farms primarily due to a relatively mild winter, the implementation of autumn rotation plans and improved soil fertility on farms helping to boost growth. Pasturebase Ireland indicates that, on average, 3-4kg DM… Continue reading

7 Ways Supermarkets Try To Tempt You Into Spending More Money

Ever gone out to buy a packet of biscuits – and then returned home with three packets, a new outfit, and a meal-deal from your supermarket’s new food range? If so, you’re far from alone in being seduced by your… Continue reading

Pre-Lambing Checklist – How To Make Life Easier Come Lambing Time

With the lambing season fast approaching for many mid-season flocks, now is the time to make sure you have everything in place.

For the majority of farms, lambing will commence in the next six-to-eight weeks. Therefore, a few important tasks… Continue reading

Map – TB Herd Incidence For 2019 ‘Highest Recorded Since 2013’

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National herd incidence for bovine TB (bTB) increased slightly year-on-year as of the end of 2019, according to the latest statistics from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

As of December 31, 2019, national herd incidence for bTB… Continue reading

2 Speed Economy: Northern And Western Regions ‘Being Left Behind’

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Ireland’s northern and western regions face being left behind in a “two-speed economy”, according to a new study by the Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA).

The report says a policy of ‘positive discrimination’ is required to accelerate growth and stem decline… Continue reading

Trying To Reduce The Workload During Springtime? Why Not Install A Camera

Springtime is the busiest time of the year on many farming enterprises across the country, especially dairy and sheep.

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Calving Camera – Pic. AgriCam

The calving and lambing period usually takes place from January until mid-April on most farms. During… Continue reading

Advice – The Limitations And Benefits Of Forming Farm Companies

Switching to limited company status can deliver tax savings but it is only suitable for a minority of farmers

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Many larger farming operations have switched to limited companies at this stage and most appear to be happy with their decision.… 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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