New Rules For Tagging Calves – Here’s All You Need To Know

Spring calving for 2022 is just around the corner on dairy and suckler farms across Ireland. And, with the new arrivals come new regulations around animal identification and tagging.

In August 2021, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine,… Continue reading

At This Difficult Time Of Year, We Need To Remind Ourselves, It’s OK Not To Feel OK, And It’s OK To Ask For Help

January can be a tough month for people mentally, but there are ways to fill your well with positivity.

Take care of yourself – Building healthy routines is important for our wellbeing. Pic. Deposit.

January is in full swing and… Continue reading

New Cybersecurity Course For Farm Families

Farm businesses are not immune from fraud and cyber-attacks. So, how well are you protecting your information and money?

A new Farm Family Key Skills cybersecurity course, “Working Safe Online” to help farm families work safer online is now available.… Continue reading

Advantage Beef Programme Announces New Sustainable Calf-To-Beef Programme

ABP (Advantage Beef Programme) has launched a new beef-production scheme for farmers that will see the beef processor pay an additional 20c/kg ‘sustainability bonus’ to eligible beef farmers.

The new scheme, announced today (Friday, January 14), is called the Advantage… Continue reading

Explainer – How The Radical New Changes Around Isolation Affect You, Your Family, And Your Work

It may be the price needed to tackle Covid-fuelled staff absences with some workplaces around the country nearly grinding to a halt.

The radical changes around isolation, and stay-at-home orders for people who are positive for the virus or a… Continue reading

What’s The Potential Of Geothermal Energy For Irish Agriculture?

Could the required energy comes from under our feet.

It’s more commonly associated with Iceland, the land of fire and ice, but advances in technology mean that geothermal energy can now be used in non-volcanic regions, such as Ireland.

A… Continue reading

New Study Finds Non Native Conifer Plantations May Negatively Impact Red Squirrels

Conservation strategies in the UK and Ireland that favour non-native conifer plantations are likely to negatively impact red squirrels, according to new research.

A study led by Queen’s University Belfast and the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland has shown… Continue reading

Now Is The Time To Take Stock Of How Much Silage You Have

Before the organised chaos that is a calving season begins.

As we head deep into January and a very busy time of year on livestock farms, it is well worth standing back and making sure everything is in order before… Continue reading

DAERA Introduces Cybersecurity Course For Farm Families

A new Farm Family Key Skills cybersecurity course, ‘Working Safe Online’, which aims to help farm families work safer online is now available from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

Increasing use of the internet… Continue reading

Lambing Essentials For Early Lambing Flocks

For some early-lambing flocks, the first ewe has dropped, while for others, it’s a case of just being patient.

If you haven’t done so already, before lambing starts, it is important to stock up on a few essential items that… 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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