Vanishing Wildlife – Half Of World’s Birds In Trouble, Decline In Ireland Worse

Nearly half of all bird species are in trouble and more than one in eight are heading towards extinction.

The situation is even worse in Ireland where 63pc of bird populations are dropping, 25pc of them in serious decline.

Scientists… Continue reading

Farmers Urged To Prepare For New Quad Safety Regulations

Mandatory training and helmets will soon become a legal requirement for quad bike users.

Farmers are being urged to prepare for the new quad bike safety regulations that will come into effect soon.

The Health and Safety Authority in the… Continue reading

Fermanagh Beef And Sheep Farmers Should Note Two October Events

Two important events for beef and sheep farmers will be taking place in early October.

AgriSearch, CAFRE and AFBI, along with the NI Sheep SOS (Stamp out Scab) initiative, are joining forces to hold two ‘Planning for Performance’ events at… Continue reading

‘Petrol, Pensions And Pints ‘ – What Does Budget 2023 Mean For Your Pocket?

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has revealed the full details of Budget 2023 this afternoon, announcing once-off measures worth 4.1 billion euro accompanied by budgetary measures for 2023 worth €6.9bn bringing the total size of Budget 2023 to €11bn.

In addition there… Continue reading

Minister Announces National Women in Farming Conference

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has announced that a National Conference on Women in Farming will take place in the coming months.

Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois, the minister said:… Continue reading

The Most Popular AI Sires Used On Sucklers This Year

The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) has revealed the most popular artificial insemination (AI) beef sires used on the suckler herd this year.

The results are based on AI servings recorded during the first six months of the year and… Continue reading

Consultation On Review Of Ireland’s Energy Security Now Open

The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) has today (Monday, September 19), launched a consultation as part of its review of Ireland’s energy security.

The review considers potential risks to natural gas and electricity supplies and examines mitigation measures,… Continue reading

Sexed Semen Proving To Be A Success On Northern Ireland Suckler Farm

The use of sexed semen, or semen sorted according to gender, is becoming more readily available to suckler farmers in Northern Ireland.

Sexed semen in comparison to conventional semen is more expensive, but it carries many advantages.

One major advantage… Continue reading

Ploughing Championships 2022 – Everything You Need To Know

Around 300,000 people from over 25 different countries are set to attend the National Ploughing Championships and with showers forecast, umbrellas and wellies could be needed.

From machinery demonstrations to champion brown bread baking, the three-day event will also be… Continue reading

Nature ‘Doesn’t Do Hedge-Cutting’

In Ireland, the relatively low cover of native woodland makes hedgerows “exceptionally important” for biodiversity.

The annual window for hedge-cutting in Ireland has been open since September 1.

However, people are being reminded that nature “doesn’t do hedge-cutting” — and… 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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