Research To Examine Viability Of Organic Conversion

The aim is to provide detailed data on the performance and sustainability of Irish organic farms.

The lack of evidence and data on the sustainability of Irish organic farms didn’t put off the 3,000 farmers who joined the Organic Farming… Continue reading

Alert – People Warned Over Flying Ants Phenomenon To Hit Ireland In Weeks

Such events can occur in different areas of the country at different times across the summer when the weather – temperature, humidity, and wind conditions are favourable.

A warning has been issued to people in Ireland over a phenomenon known… Continue reading

Clover Has A Significant Role To Play In Grass Swards – Dr. McEvoy

Clover incorporation into grass swards is a win-win for farmers as it not only reduces costs by saving on fertiliser purchases but also reduces carbon emissions.

The role of clover in reducing dependence on nitrogen fertilisers in multispecies grazing systems… Continue reading

How Can Grazing Prevent Further Climate Change?

Farmers have the ability to create carbon sinks with livestock by employing a system known as Adaptive Multi-Paddock (AMP) grazing according to research that features in a documentary released today (Wednesday, June 26).

The ‘Roots So Deep’ documentary, followed the… Continue reading

Unique Potter’s Bench Unveilled In Belleek

The unveiling of a Potter’s Bench in the centre of the Border village of Belleek was a beautiful and poignant occasion.

The village of Belleek was positively buzzing as the bench was revealed to the sound of the pottery siren… Continue reading

Improving Reproductive Efficiency In Suckler Herds

Managing suckler herds so as to achieve a 365-day calving index should be regarded as an achievable target.

This was one of the key messages delivered by Teagasc’s Dr. David Kenny, who presented at the recent Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute… Continue reading

Open Call Launched For Farm Safety, Health And Wellbeing Projects

An open call has been launched today (Wednesday, July 3) by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), for new projects relating to farm safety, health and wellbeing.

A total of €850,000 has been allocated under the farm… Continue reading

How Many Farmers Applied For The Reseeding Grant This Year?

Large numbers of farmers applied for the ‘reseeding grant’ which offered a financial incentive of up to €300/ha, or approximately €122/ac to reseed land with two different sward types.

The 2024 Multi-species Sward and Red Clover Silage Measures opened… Continue reading

Denmark To Move Ahead With Carbon Emissions Tax On Livestock

The government of Denmark has agreed a suite of environmental measures for its agriculture and food producing sector which will see tax levied on livestock for carbon emissions.

The measures will see a “carbon dioxide equivalent” (CO2eq) tax on emissions… Continue reading

Farmers Are Being Urged To Enter A New Livestock Competition

Livestock farmers have until Monday, July 1 to enter the Fermanagh Farming Society’s Suckler Cow Classic Competition, with prize money of £1,500 and the Breeding Heifer Derby, sponsored by Lakeland Veterinary Services, with prize money of £500.

This competition will… 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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