My Farming Week

Top Tips To Reduce The Spoilage Of Your Silage

Silage waste or spoilage is a problem on many farms. Over the winter season, waste can build up considerably. A few simple measures have been put in place on UCD’s Lyons Research Farm to improve silage quality and to avoid… Continue reading

AFBI Confirms First Positive Schmallenberg Cases In The West

AFBI has confirmed that it has detected Schmallenberg Virus in eight sheep abortion cases in Counties Fermanagh and Tyrone.


Farmers who suspect problems caused by SBV in their flocks or herds, are being urged to seek advice from their… Continue reading

The Most Common Areas Farmers Are Failing On During Department Inspections

The Department of Agriculture recently released data on the most common non-compliances found during cross compliance inspections.

Cross compliance farm inspections check that land is kept in Good Agricultural and Environment Conditions and that Statutory Management Requirements such as cattle… Continue reading

Six Department Payment Dates Farmers Need To Know

The Department has announced key dates in relation to payments and schemes.


Commonage hills

Commonage hills

The Department of Agriculture has released a publication providing vital information regarding key BPS and cross-compliance dates for 2018.


Some of the main dates… Continue reading

Why The First 48 Hours Is Key To A Successful Lambing Season

The many nutritional challenges facing the ewe during late pregnancy must be managed in order to avoid a detrimental lambing outcome, according to UCD’s Prof. Tommy Boland.

New born lambs - Morans

New born lambs – Morans

Speaking at the recent Teagasc National Sheep Conference… Continue reading

Do You Know How To Drive In Snow?

Road Safety Group Issues Top Tips

Road Safety Authority

Road Safety Authority


The Road Safety Authority has provided a list of its top 10 tips for safe driving in snowy conditions.

The State agency was formed by the Government in the Road… Continue reading

Farm Safety: 12 Checks Everyone Working With Tractors Needs To Undertake

The vast majority of serious tractor accidents are caused because of inexperienced operators, speed, lack of concentration, gradient, unguarded parts and the poor mechanical condition of the tractor.

The first steps in trying to prevent accidents are to make sure that… Continue reading

Top Tips On Taking The Stress Out Of Calf Rearing

Good management is required from day one to ensure calves achieve their weight gain and health targets, writes Gordon Peppard

Many bought in calves will have come through marts or agents and will have been grouped from many different sources.… Continue reading

Why Your CCTV System Could Be Breaking The Law

Q. I live alone on my farm in the west of Ireland and as I get older I am becoming more nervous about the risk of intruders.

Many farms have had machinery stolen during the night in my locality and… Continue reading

Top 10 Tips On Leasing Out Land

Leasing land is a bit like renting out a house, according to Ivan Whitten. The Teagasc tillage advisor, based in Co. Kildare, spoke to AgriLand about some of the factors he takes into account when helping clients (both landowners and… 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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