N. Ireland News

Healthy Living – Nutrition Can Have Impact On Your Mental Health

Advice from Debbie Devane.

For the last few weeks I’ve been writing about the link between your physical health and what you eat, but did you know that nutrition also has a big impact on your mood and mental health.… Continue reading

Replacing K After Silage Harvest Is Essential

In the final installment of the Soil Fertility Series in association with Grassland Agro we caught up with Austin Grealy, who milks a herd of 100 Holstein cows in a 30:70 split calving system supplying his milk to Aurivo.

Austin… Continue reading

Donegal County Council Seeks Land To Build Social Housing

The local authority will review submissions and engage with property owners, as necessary


Donegal County Council is looking for land to build social housing

It has invited expressions of interest from land and property owners for parcels of land, derelict… Continue reading

Champion Shearer George Graham Has Lucky Escape After Hogget Accident

An internationally renowned sheep shearer was lucky to escape with his life after an accident involving a hogget while working on a farm recently.

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George Graham as the world championships site is mown

Sheep and cattle farmer George Graham from… Continue reading

What Pesticides Are Being Applied To Grass And Fodder Crops Each Year?

All pesticides applied to grassland in 2017 were herbicides. 494,312kg of active substances were applied to grassland.

This information comes from a Pesticide Usage Survey on grassland and fodder crops carried out by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the… Continue reading

First Irish Sighting Of Tree Pest Which Poses Danger To The Public

Members of the public and the horticulture industry have been warned to be vigilant, following the first sighting in Ireland of the oak processionary moth caterpillar (so-called because they move about in late spring and early summer in nose-to-tail processions).… Continue reading

Glyphosate Detected In Four Drinking Water Supplies In Leitrim


Exceedances for the pesticide glyphosate have been detected in the public drinking water supplies in four different areas of Co Leitrim.

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Glyphosate is a broad spectrum herbicide used mainly for the control… Continue reading

Only One In Five Cattle And Sheep Farms Are ‘Economically Viable’ Says New Teagasc Report

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Just one in five cattle and sheep farms is economically viable, according to a Teagasc sustainability report based on the 2018 Teagasc National Farm Survey.

The report also classes 40pc of beef holdings as “vulnerable” from a household income perspective,… Continue reading

A Beginner’s Guide To Gardening – 5 Tips To Grow Your Own Veggies At Home

Have you always wanted to start your own vegetable patch? Well, you’re not alone.

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Since lockdown, interest in gardening has skyrocketed. But instead of growing roses or planting geraniums, more and more people are turning to herbs and vegetables to… Continue reading

Cows Swim Across Lough Erne In Pilgrimage To Fresh Pastures

Cows at Crom estate in Co Fermanagh have embarked on an annual pilgrimage after swimming across Lough Erne to graze fresh pasture.

Twenty cows undertook the voyage to the island of Inishfendra, where they will stay until swimming back to… 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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