Donegal’s Iconic Thatched Cottages May Be Gone In 20 Years

Thatch Repair Grant Scheme opens

Even though 65 thatch repair projects have been supported in Donegal over the past three years the challenges facing the county’s iconic cottages could mean they might not be around in 10 or 20 years’… Continue reading

‘We Lost 70% Of Our Sucklers To TB, So We Needed To Diversify To Ensure The Farm’s Legacy’

Castle Adventure Open Farm

That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, in conversation with Edel Carty of Castle Adventure Open Farm, Wardtown Castle, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, in this week’s Farmer Focus segment. We discuss how a TB outbreak prompted this diversification venture,… Continue reading

IFA & HSE Join To Encourage Farmers To Be SunSmart To Reduce Risks of Skin Cancer

The IFA and HSE’s National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) have teamed up to encourage farmers to be SunSmart and to protect their skin from the sun to reduce their risk of skin cancer.

IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair… Continue reading

Sustainability The Focus Of Beef Week Campaign

Beef farming was highlighted with the industry backed “Beef Week” campaign.

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is taking part in the annual Beef Week campaign which began last Saturday and continues until this Saturday, April 30 in a collaboration with the… Continue reading

Rugged Six Wheel Drive Slurry Tanker Set To Tackle Ireland’s Steepest Hills

Machine much less likely to lose its balance on sloped ground, say manufacturers

Production is set to begin on a new Irish-made slurry tanker designed to help farmers access some of the island’s toughest hills and softer, wetter ground more… Continue reading

On Farm Green Waste Burning Allowed As Final Measure Until 2023

Exemption in waste management legislation will allow farmers, as a last resort and when no alternatives are available, to dispose of green waste generated by agricultural practices, by burning

The Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) (Amendment) Regulations… Continue reading

Q&A – What Happens If Global Temperatures Hit 1.5C Threshold?

What does a rise in global temperatures mean for us and our planet? Here’s what experts are warning

A new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has found there is a 50/50 chance of the annual average global temperature… Continue reading

Farm Safety Questionnaire Offering €156

With a €7m budget, the courses will be created and undertaken by more than 400 advisors across the country.

How much do you know about farm safety and biodiversity on your farm?

Your answers in a quiz on these topics… Continue reading

5 Medication Free Tips To Tackle Hay Fever

Summer is well on the way and with it comes the dreaded scourge of hay fever. 

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen – usually when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose, eyes and throat – and… Continue reading

NI – Less Than A Week To Submit Single Applications

Farmers in Northern Ireland have less than a week to submit Single Applications without financial penalty.

The deadline for submission is midnight on Monday, May 16, to avoid any reduction or delay to payment.

Single Applications must be used… 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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