N. Ireland News

Simple Ways For Men To Live Longer

Dr Seamus Linnane outlines steps that men can take to improve their health and reach a ripe old age.

The good news is that life expectancy for Irish men continues to improve. A 2018 report, Health in Ireland: Key Trends,… Continue reading

Incomes Were Down In Four Of The Five Main Farming Systems In 2018

The effect of the weather was highlighted in the detailed National Farm Survey report on farm incomes in 2018, published last week by Teagasc economists.

Family farm incomes were down in four of the five main farming systems.

Teagasc farm survey launch

Teagasc farm… Continue reading

New Suicide Programme To Be Rolled Out In Leitrim

Suicide continues to be a major issue in Irish society, with latest figures suggesting approximately 400 deaths per year nationally with many more people attempting to take their own life.

Men account for approximately 80% of suicides and Leitrim has… Continue reading

How Sheep Tag Changes On June 1 Affect You

The change to the existing National Sheep Identification System (NSIS) regulations came into effect on October 1, 2018.

Sheep 1

Now, the second phase of his process has come into effect.

From June 1, 2019, all sheep moving from any holding must… Continue reading

Sheep Shearing Pathway to Gold

Rural Enterprise Skillnet are hosting a two day sheep shearing course July 19th & 20th at Bredins Farm, Manorhamilton.

Click on the poster below for details.

If you are interested please contact the RES office ASAP as places are limited.

FB Shearing Ad

Farmers In North West Most At Risk Of Poverty And Isolation According To Teagasc Survey

Farms in the North West of Ireland have been identified as being most ‘at risk’ of low incomes and isolation.

The comments came at the launch of the Teagasc National Farm Survey last week.
The survey showed that average farm… Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide To Rotational Grazing Beef Suckler Herds

If you already know your rotations from your residuals and your cover from your wedge, then you probably need to read no further. This guide is for beef suckler farmers who want to get more precise with their grazing, but… Continue reading

June 13th Priority Closing Date For Making Renewal Applications For Susi Grants

There’s just a fortnight to the June 13 priority closing date for making renewal applications for Susi grants.

Up to 99,000 applications are expected to be submitted, seeking approval for grant aided support for persons attending third level colleges in… Continue reading

Q & A: Discussion Groups Offer A Platform For Real Progress

There were about 80 Teagasc discussion groups around the country this month.

What is a discussion group?

Discussion groups consist of local farmers who meet regularly on farms to see, discuss and learn about technologies and practices that may be… Continue reading

8 Regional Update Meetings To Be Held By IFA On €100m Beef Fund

Regional information meetings are set to be held for livestock farmers on the €100 million beef fund by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA).

IFA meeting

Commenting ahead of the events, IFA president Joe Healy said: “The IFA is holding eight information meetings… 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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