Irish Rural Link Hosting Workshops On Renewable Electricity Strategy

Irish Rural Link is hosting a series of consultation workshops on EirGrid’s Shaping Our Electricity Future strategy.

Last month, EirGrid and Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan launched a nationwide consultation on the future of Ireland’s electricity… Continue reading

Farmers ‘Have A Number Of Misunderstandings Of UV Sunlight Risks’

Irish farmers have a three times higher cancer mortality than blue/white collar workers with UV sunlight skin cancer being a significant cause of this heightened death rate. 

According to Dr. Triona McCarthy, consultant in public health medicine, farmers “appear to… Continue reading

Vets, Farmers Agree Last Resort Antibiotic Will No Longer Be Used In Irish Agriculture

No more colistin in the animal health sector in Ireland.

Collaboration and leadership by Veterinary Ireland and the IFA has been praised by Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue after a statement of intent to cease the use of colistin in the… Continue reading

Agriculture Sector Accounts For Over Half Of Work Related Vehicle Deaths

The agriculture sector accounted for over half of work-related vehicle deaths from 2010 to 2019, new data from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) reveals.

Today (Monday, April 12), the HSA has published its Work Related Vehicle Deaths 2010-2019 report,… Continue reading

Does Finishing Cattle Off Grass Impact The Eating Quality Of Beef??

With plenty of cattle planned to be slaughtered when coming off grass over the coming months – a recent study conducted by Teagasc has examined the meat eating quality of bull beef that is finished off grass.

In research carried… Continue reading

New Approach To Inconclusive Reactor Animals

Department of Agriculture moving forward with implementation of recommendations in the bTB Eradication Strategy.

Following a recent meeting of the Implementation working group of the TB Forum, the Department of Agriculture has announced that it is moving forward with implementation… Continue reading

Fears Rise Over Kiwi Flatworm Threat To Grass And Crop Yields

An unwanted Kiwi visitor could seriously reduce grass and crop yields on Irish farms by undermining the organic matter content of soils.

The New Zealand flatworm (arthurdendyus triangulates) can cut grass yields by around 7pc as a consequence… Continue reading

How Big A Challenge Is Carbon Neutrality?

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The government has set a long-term challenge for the Irish agriculture sector to achieve carbon neutrality, while not compromising our capacity for sustainable food production.

We are still learning just how big a challenge that is.

The latest research… Continue reading

Fears Rise Over Kiwi Flatworm Threat To Grass And Crop Yields

An unwanted Kiwi visitor could seriously reduce grass and crop yields on Irish farms by undermining the organic matter content of soils.

The New Zealand flatworm (arthurdendyus triangulates) can cut grass yields by around 7pc as a consequence… Continue reading

Trinity Study Links Rising Sika Deer Populations To Bovine TB Outbreaks

New research has suggested growing populations of Sika deer may be linked to local outbreaks of bovine TB in cattle in the Republic of Ireland.

The study, which was conducted by researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the National Parks… 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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