My Farming Week

Advice – How Do I Keep These Shooters Off My Land?

1. Shotgun 2

Question: I have been troubled by hunters coming onto my out-farm for some time and I have just had enough. I have sheep on the land and I have always blamed the shooters and their dogs for difficulties with ewes… Continue reading

How Farmers Can Capitalise On Fast Growing Willow And Eucalyptus

The recent Energy in Agriculture event at Gurteen College, Co Tipperary, highlighted energy crop options for farmers and in this article, I will focus on how farmers can benefit from growing energy wood on the farm.

The first question we… Continue reading

Slurry Spreading Deadline To Close In Just Over 2 Weeks

The closed period for spreading slurry – as well as farmyard manure – is scheduled to close in just over two weeks.

Spreading slurry

Farmers will not be allowed to spread organic manures on their land from November 1 onwards.

An extension… Continue reading

Septic Tanks On Farm: Rules And Replacements

By the time 1 January 2020 comes round, the Environment Agency hopes that farmers with septic tanks that currently discharge into a watercourse will have checked them and upgraded if necessary. Well, that’s the plan…

Why Upgrade?

These new rules, which… Continue reading

Tractor Testing: What You Should Do After Your Test

Tractors used for plant hire, construction, haulage and quarrying now require testing under new EU rules.


Ahead of this year’s Ploughing, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising that fast tractors being used in a public place at any time… Continue reading

Why More And More Family Farmers Are Incorporating

If farm profits reach the high tax band, it may be more efficient to incorporate, writes Karen Walsh.

 Tom Duff Hill.

More and more farmers are incorporating the family farm business.

The main and most well-known benefit of incorporating any business is… Continue reading

Now Is The Time To Turn Your Attention To Jobs Around The Farmyard

Clean Farm Sheds

Clean Farm Sheds

Now that the National Ploughing Championships are behind us, it won’t be long until winter is upon us.

Although farmers’ attentions were focused on getting grass growth back on track – and securing fodder supplies for the… Continue reading

10 Key Budget Announcements That Every Farmer Should Know About

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has just announced some important measures for agriculture in 2019. The FarmIreland Team have put together a list of the key announcements.

1. Suckler Cow Payment

The €20m Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot Scheme (BEEPS)… Continue reading

Explainer: How Do Speed Vans Work And Is There A Person Inside Them

All Your Questions Answered

Despite the wind and rain that battered the Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Garda GoSafe display managed to draw crowds in as they explained how speed cameras work.

With minimum enforcement… Continue reading

9 Key Things To Have In Order For A Bord Bia Quality Assurance Audit

Approximately 100 farmers descended recently on Michael and David Hartnett’s beef farm in Whitegate, Co. Cork as part of an information evening organised by Bord Bia and Teagasc.

According to Bord Bia, the majority of problems uncovered during an audit… 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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