My Farming Week

Analysis Of Q2: How Have Irish Cattle Graded In The Beef Processing Plants?

During the first six months of this year (January 1 to June 30), just shy of 891,060 head of cattle were slaughtered in Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine approved beef export plants.

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This figure includes: young bulls (130,543… Continue reading

How The By Product Of Timber Production Is A Cheap And Clean Renewable Energy Source

Output from the commercial forests of this island provides a wide range of high-quality sawn timber used for construction, fencing, pallet wood, and round posts.

Only 50pc of each tree can be processed for sawn timber products.

Only 50pc of each tree can be processed for sawn timber products.

However, despite highly… Continue reading

‘Grassy Naul’ Bonanza For GAA With Pitch Export Plan

‘Grassy Naul’ Bonanza For GAA With Pitch Export Plan

First product from farm laid in Croke Park

Pitches from the GAA’s farm in north county Dublin could be in use at major sports stadiums across Europe in the coming years.… Continue reading

‘I Went To College To Study Performing Arts But I Diverted, And I Ended Up Doing My Final Thesis In Irish Dairying And The EU’

Grace Vaughan, NUI Galway

With a CAO journey that started with Performing Arts and ended in a thesis on farming and a degree in Psychology and Irish Studies, Grace Vaughan is testament to how flexible the higher education system can… Continue reading

10 Tips For Self-Building A Home On The Farm

It is common for farmers to gift sites to their son or daughter to build a home on the farm.

It is a lovely thing to build your family home on the land you grew up on.

Building a new… Continue reading

New Environmental Farming Scheme Opens In Northern Ireland

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Wider Level will open for applications from Monday, August 19.

Applications close on September 20, 2019, with those successful to be offered a five-year agreement… Continue reading

Deadly Disease Found In Irish Hares And Rabbits – Public Asked To Report Any Sightings

A disease fatal to rabbits and hares, but of no risk to humans, has been confirmed in the wild in Ireland for the first time.

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is… Continue reading

Unlocking The Potential Of Hemp

Hemp by-products can be used for everything from building materials to food supplements. But while it grows well here, we lack the infrastructure to take full advantage of the plant’s potential for farm incomes and job creation, writes Barry Caslin… Continue reading

Inheritance Tax Take Is At Record Levels

“Inheritance Tax is a voluntary tax paid by those who dislike their heirs more than they dislike revenue.”

This statement is essentially true, Inheritance Tax is entirely avoidable if you are motivated enough. With the correct planning there is no… Continue reading

Beef Finishers The Big Winners From Brexit Bailout Fund

Top 3pc will receive close on €10,000 each compared to an average payment of €1,400

Beef finishers are set to be the big winners from the EU and Government’s Beef Brexit bailout fund.

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed. Pic. Arthur Carron

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed. Pic. Arthur Carron… 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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