Farmers To Receive ‘Fair Price’ For Selling Excess Electricity Back To The Grid Under New Scheme

Farmers will receive a “fair price” for selling excess electricity they generate back into the grid, under a new scheme that is being developed.

Individuals and communities are invited to submit views on the design of a Microgeneration Support Scheme,… Continue reading

Open Season – When Can You Start Spreading Slurry?

The end of the closed period for slurry spreading, chemical fertiliser and farmyard manure is in sight, with spreading once again being allowed over the coming days and weeks.

Broken down into three separate zones – A, B and C… Continue reading

NI Farming Families To Be Offered First Aid Training From Home

Northern Ireland farming families are to be offered life-saving first aid training online in a bid to reduce the number of deaths on farms.

Farm Family Key Skills (FFKS) training is free to farm families. Those participating will also receive a… Continue reading

Seven Tips To Boost Your Health In 2021

1.2020 has been one hell of a year so now it’s time to take stock and make some positive changes for 2021 with our resident GP, Dr Jennifer GrantStart with your mental health Take time to ask yourself — are… Continue reading

The Homeschooling Survival Guide

While everyone is feeling the effects of Covid-19, it’s women who are facing the biggest challenges to their careers and emotional wellbeing – especially when school is out

Joe Wicks’ PE class is back, and so too is the juggle.… Continue reading

Teagasc Advice – No Brainer To Sign Up To BDGP Extension

BDGP participants invited to sign up for another year. 

The BDGP scheme has been extended for one year.

What do you need to know?

It is an extension to the previous scheme, therefore you must have been a participant in… Continue reading

Farmers Can Now Get 100pc Tax Back For Farm Safety Measures

Farmers are being offered 100pc tax relief for equipment to improve farm safety and save lives, Junior Agriculture Minister, Martin Heydon, has revealed.

The money can be spent on a wide variety of equipment including devices which would help farmers… Continue reading

Wormers To Become Prescription Only After Misuse Led To High Levels Of Resistance

Farmers and merchants fear consequences of prescription-only change for these commonly used treatments 

Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue has pledged to ensure that costs do not increase for farmers due to anti-parasitic treatments becoming prescription-only medicines in January, 2022.

Misuse of… Continue reading

Minister Poots Announces £4 Million Small Woodland Grant Scheme

A new £4 million grant scheme that aims to encourage Northern Irish landowners to plant their own native woodlands, has been launched as part of the next stage of the ‘Forests for Our Future’ programme.

Successful applicants to the Small… Continue reading

Staggering Surge In Covid19 Numbers

The Department of Health has been notified of an additional 6,110 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the latest figures released this evening, Monday, January 4, 2021.

Latest update on confirmed cases and deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland.j

Six further deaths… 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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