Trish Hayes

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Trish Hayes

Trish is from a typical Irish dairy farm in Two-Mile Borris, Co. Tipperary. She is currently in third year studying Animal Science in UCD. As part of her studies, she has undertaken a period of professional work experience in the dairy, beef, pig, sheep and organic farming sectors.

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New Irish agent for Froment dynamometers

New Irish agent for Froment dynamometers

UK dynamometer manufacturer Froment has appointed DTE Systems from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, as its first official Irish agent. Froment has...

CAFRE’s solution to the exam season woes

CAFRE’s solution to the exam season woes

For many younger readers, exam result season looms but the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) has made...

End of an era for industry-leading grass breeder

End of an era for industry-leading grass breeder

It’s the end of an era for leading grass breeder, David Johnston, who retired from the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute’s (AFBI)...

GrassCheck walks to demonstrate how to make the most of autumn grass

GrassCheck walks to demonstrate how to make the most of autumn grass

Three GrassCheck dairy and beef farms across Northern Ireland will open their gates for a series of grass open days...

Less than 2% of our national grassland area is reseeded annually

Less than 2% of our national grassland area is reseeded annually

Reseeded swards have the potential to produce more grass and use fertiliser more efficiently. Rejuvenating swards can be one of...

‘Machine of the Year’ to be unveiled at ‘Ploughing 2018’

‘Machine of the Year’ to be unveiled at ‘Ploughing 2018’

Entries to the ‘Machine of the Year’ competition are now being welcomed, with the winner set to be announced at...

Dairy focus: French flair, growing numbers and making money from bull calves

Dairy focus: French flair, growing numbers and making money from bull calves

Brockna Dairies, owned by the Hanbidge family from Co. Wicklow, played host to farmers from all corners of the country for...

Soil moisture deficit improving slightly

Soil moisture deficit improving slightly

According to Met Éireann, the south-east of the country is continuing to see soil moisture deficits (SMDs) exceeding 91mm, figures...

‘Fodder fears can fan the flames of rural isolation’ – charity chief

‘Fodder fears can fan the flames of rural isolation’ – charity chief

For a farmer who is isolated, lonely or is experiencing financial difficulty, something like the current drought and fodder situation...

Extreme farming: ‘The last 9 months have been a battle against mother nature’

Extreme farming: ‘The last 9 months have been a battle against mother nature’

With surmounting financial, physical and psychological pressures on farmers, Lorcan McCabe, deputy president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association...

1989 Land Rover given a ‘new lease of life’

1989 Land Rover given a ‘new lease of life’

An “old classic” Land Rover 90 has been given a “dramatic new lease of life” in Killarney, for the benefit...

Can Kiwi drought plans help ease pressure on Irish farms?

Can Kiwi drought plans help ease pressure on Irish farms?

“A slow, wet winter and an unprecedented dry spring” has left Irish farmers questioning their management practices, according to Sean Chubb,...

Contractors’ bash: Memorial tractor run and barbecue this weekend

Contractors’ bash: Memorial tractor run and barbecue this weekend

The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) will host its annual charity barbecue for the seventh year...

Dublin Airport €320 million runway causes local uproar

Dublin Airport €320 million runway causes local uproar

Plans to develop a €320m runway at Dublin Airport have met protests by local farmers and property owners living along Kilreesk lane...

IGA summer tour to focus on high-profit and high-return dairying

IGA summer tour to focus on high-profit and high-return dairying

The Irish Grassland Association (IGA) will focus on ‘high-profit‘ and ‘high return on investment’ milk production at this year’s Dairy Summer...

Ireland to maintain a ‘GMO-free status’

Ireland to maintain a ‘GMO-free status’

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, has secured Cabinet approval to enable Ireland to prohibit or...

Virginia up in lights for ‘Show Day’ debut

Virginia up in lights for ‘Show Day’ debut

‘Show Day’, an Irish documentary, showcases the “behind-the-scenes excitement” at the Virginia Agricultural Show. Producers of the show promise a...

Gates open for SHEEP 2018 at Teagasc campus in Athenry

Gates open for SHEEP 2018 at Teagasc campus in Athenry

Today’s Teagasc SHEEP 2018: Farm to Fork event is being teed up as an “unmissable” opportunity for producers who are...