Know The Legal Limits In The War On Crime

Rural crime is on the rise in Ireland. Farmers especially can be targeted because of the high value of machinery they possess, and the isolated nature of farms, writes Karen Walsh

Many farmers do not report crimes, and stolen property… Continue reading

Tips On Designing Races And Handling Cattle

Well-designed handling facilities provide a safe working environment on beef farms but infrastructure alone won’t make routine tasks easier and quicker for cattle and people.

Livestock handling expert Miriam Parker says understanding the behaviour of cattle is just as important… Continue reading

Harveys Point Hotel To Host Dementia Training Event

 

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Public Invited To Attend Donegal Joint Policing Committee Meeting

A public meeting is taking place on September 25 at 7pm in Donegal Town.

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Members of the public are invited to come along to a public meeting hosted by Donegal Joint Policing Committee on Tuesday, September 25 at 7pm in… Continue reading

Working Safely With PTOs

Power take-off (PTO) shafts are the power source for many machines that are attached to and powered by tractors.

PTOs can rotate at speeds up to 1000rpm. Unguarded PTOs may cause serious injury. Correct guarding is essential, as it could… Continue reading

Why Are Farmers Building Without TAMS Grant Aid?

TAMS II first opened in June 2015 and is set to run until December 2020. This scheme is co-funded by the EU and the national exchequer under the Rural Development Programme (2014-2020). Over its duration, the scheme has a total… Continue reading

AFBI Launches Free Soil Sampling And Analysis Service

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) has launched a free soil sampling and analysis scheme, which is available to livestock farmers in Northern Ireland.

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The project, which is funded under the EU’s Exceptional Adjustment Aid (EAA) Package, will… Continue reading

Summary Of Northern Ireland BVD Eradication

March 1, 2016, heralded the introduction of the compulsory BVD eradication programme in Northern Ireland. With the first year of the scheme behind us, now is a good time to pause to see where we have come from, what progress… Continue reading

Poor Quality Ear Tags Cost Farmers In The North More Than £700,000 A Year

Poor quality ear tags for cattle cost farmers in Northern Ireland more than £700,000 (€807,660) a year, according to the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

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Analysis by the Ulster Farmers’ Union puts the figure at over £700,000 a year, because replacements have… Continue reading

2 Weeks Left For Farmers To Apply For NI Environmental Farming Scheme

Farmers in Northern Ireland have just two weeks left to apply for the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS), with the deadline set to close on March 31.

More farmers are being urged by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to… 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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