Government Launches New 5 Year Plan For Rural Ireland

The government has launched a new five-year rural development policy, in which remote working and remote digital connectivity play a significant part.

The new policy – known as ‘Our Rural Future’ – was launched today by Taoiseach Micheál Martin; Tánaiste… Continue reading

Professional Dairy Diploma Course Opens For Applications

Teagasc are now accepting applications for the Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management programme.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, June 4.

To access the online application form, search on the education section of the Teagasc website, or click on… Continue reading

Your Guide To The ‘Cautious’ Covid-19 Restriction Changes That Begin From Mid-April

In line with the plan set out in COVID-19 Resilience & Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead, the Government has today announced the phased easing of some restrictions for the month of April, to commence on April 12. 

After taking full account… Continue reading

6 Items We Bet You Didn’t Know Contained Plastic

There is no doubt that plastic pollution is causing serious damage to our environment, especially our oceans and the plant and aquatic life within it. The sad fact is this pollution is down to only one species – humans! We… Continue reading

Herd Number Application Straightforward, But Don’t Leave It Until The Last Minute

Even for snail farming, you need a herd number.

Applying for a herd number is an important task for many farmers at this time of year, ahead of the May 17 application deadline for the Basic Farm Payment Scheme.

Some… Continue reading

€40 Million BEEP-S Opens For Applications

The Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme – Sucklers (BEEP-S) under the new Beef Sector Efficiency Pilot for 2021 has opened  (Tuesday, March 16).

Applications for the scheme can be lodged through with the closing date on Monday April 26.

BEEP-S… Continue reading

Researchers Reveal Disease Mechanism Of Bovine TB Pathogen

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has shed new light on how the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in humans and animals manipulate the host immune system to cause disease, according to University College Dublin (UCD).

The team was led by… Continue reading

Getting To Grips With The Scourge Of Docks, Thistles And Rushes

Michael Keaveny looks at the control strategies for weeds which affect sward quality during the peak grazing season.


A persistent problem on many farms, docks can seriously limit grassland output and productivity. Their seeds can remain viable for over… Continue reading

How Spring Reseeding Can Help Grow Your Farm Profits

Reseeding is one of the most cost-effective methods of boosting grass output and cutting feed input costs.

Spring offers the best opportunity for reseeding. Increasing soil temperatures and usually adequate rainfall promote good sward establishment.

Spring reseeding also means that… Continue reading

Have You Got A New Business Idea?

Explore Teagasc’s Farm Diversification Options Today.

 Many farmers and rural dwellers are interested in diversifying and setting up a new enterprise. There are countless possibilities when trying to identify a realistic option for generating additional household income.

Diversification ventures often… 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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