Farmers Reminded To Take Part In 2020 Sheep And Goat Census

Department is encouraging keepers to return census data online.

Donegal sheep and goat flock owners/keepers have been reminded that they have to take part in the annual sheep and goat census.

Forms have issued to over 47,000 sheep and goat… Continue reading

Managing Silage Quality And Concentrate Supplementation

On beef farms, the quality of grass silage is a critical aspect to the winter feeding period. It determines the potential need for additional concentrates to ensure animal performance is maintained over the housing period and weight gain targets are… Continue reading

Six Things That Will Change When Travelling To The EU In 2021

As the Brexit transition period comes to an end on December 31, there will be changes to how we travel from January 1.

For those intending to travel to Europe next year, there are numerous changes due to come into… Continue reading

Donegal Companies And People Urged To Take Up Free Suicide Prevention Training Course

Ohana ZERO suicide unveils Twenty2Zero campaign  

Ohana ZERO suicide, an Irish suicide prevention group whose goal is to reduce the suicide rate in the country, has officially launched its Twenty2Zero campaign to break the stigma associated with suicide and… Continue reading

ICBF Publishes Updated Active Bull Lists

The breeding season for autumn calving herds is well underway on suckler farms. For farmers using artificial insemination (AI) sires as part of their breeding program – and using genetic evaluations to aid their sire selection – they may want… Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About Antibiotics, Earaches And Sore Throats

Sore throats are almost always caused by viruses

Sore throats are generally caused by a virus, so they usually come as part of another group of symptoms like runny nose, headache, cough, and earache. A small proportion (around 5pc)… Continue reading

Safe Winter Driving – Key Checks You Need To Take

Be prepared and avert the misery of breakdown or danger of an accident.

We never know when or what type of weather is going to hit us especially now we are in winter season.

Indeed we have had plenty of… Continue reading

Farming Groups Urged To Avail Of Online Demos On Defibrillators

An Irish First Aid supplier is calling on farming groups and rural communities to avail of free online demonstrations on the use of life saving defibrillators.

First Aid Supplies is organising a series of free online demonstrations for farmers and… Continue reading

How Benchmarking Can Improve Your Farm’s Long Term Performance

Discussion groups and professional advice are essential for farmers looking to get a handle on the strengths and weaknesses of their farm enterprises

It is said that no man is an island. But given the solitary nature of farming, some… Continue reading

Rural Depopulation – ‘We’re Walking Into A Disaster And No One Is Saying Stop’

Rural depopulation is becoming a central problem in Co. Leitrim – and has not been helped by housing regulations, according to a local county councillor.

With multiple factors leading to the situation many parts of the county now find themselves… 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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