Buildings

Farmers in south-east and east ‘bear brunt of Beast’ as claims stack-up

Farmers in south-east and east ‘bear brunt of Beast’ as claims stack-up

As farmers count the structural, livestock and income losses caused by Storm Emma, the south-east and eastern regions are emerging...

March 5, 2018

‘Repairs to farm buildings should be carried out by qualified personnel’

‘Repairs to farm buildings should be carried out by qualified personnel’

As the country recovers from Storm Emma and the thaw continues, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is...

March 4, 2018

Good grips, high-vis jackets and charged phones ‘essential’ to post-storm farm repairs

Good grips, high-vis jackets and charged phones ‘essential’ to post-storm farm repairs

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is urging farmers to take necessary precautions when returning to work on the farm...

March 4, 2018

How can I keep my milking parlour in operation during the adverse weather?

How can I keep my milking parlour in operation during the adverse weather?

Farmers around the country are doing their best to battle the blizzard-like conditions in an effort to keep livestock milked,...

March 2, 2018

Why good housing means less work when it comes to sheep

Why good housing means less work when it comes to sheep

By Edward Egan, Teagasc drystock advisor A well-designed sheep shed is labour efficient; provides a healthy environment for the sheep...

February 25, 2018

Safety focus: Are your livestock handling facilities up to the task?

Safety focus: Are your livestock handling facilities up to the task?

Livestock can be extremely dangerous and need to be respected. Last year, 24 farmers died in work-related accidents – 14 were aged...

February 24, 2018

Buildings focus: Inside a €80,000 calf shed in Co. Monaghan

Buildings focus: Inside a €80,000 calf shed in Co. Monaghan

Farming in Drumhillock, Co. Monaghan, Dermot Sherry and his family run a herd of 130 Holstein cows on 60ha of...

February 17, 2018

Buildings focus: 123 cubicles; a new parlour and drafting system – for a ‘one man show’

Buildings focus: 123 cubicles; a new parlour and drafting system – for a ‘one man show’

John and Lisa Phelan – a husband-and-wife team – from Inchorourke, Co.Tipperary, have overseen many major changes to their farm...

February 5, 2018

Buildings focus: A calf shed with a simple design in Co. Tipperary

Buildings focus: A calf shed with a simple design in Co. Tipperary

Farming in Rathkeevin, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Robert Dower and his father Tom run a tidy and efficient suckler-to-beef enterprise. The...

January 31, 2018

Buildings focus: 168 cubicles facilitating expansion in Co. Kilkenny

Buildings focus: 168 cubicles facilitating expansion in Co. Kilkenny

Farming in Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny, William and Tommy Costigan – a father-and-son team – are gearing up for a busy...

January 22, 2018

Department announces most popular items sought under TAMS II

Department announces most popular items sought under TAMS II

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued an update on the progress of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation...

January 10, 2018

Buildings focus: Should every dairy farm have a generator?

Buildings focus: Should every dairy farm have a generator?

For many dairy farmers who did not have a generator, 2017 was a year to forget. Adverse weather conditions at...

January 7, 2018

Buildings focus: A milking parlour and 500 cubicles under the one roof

Buildings focus: A milking parlour and 500 cubicles under the one roof

Increasing herd size – on any farm – is no easy task and can be very expensive. This is particularly...

December 3, 2017

Buildings focus: Extending an existing slatted shed…twice

Buildings focus: Extending an existing slatted shed…twice

Farming in Gortnahoe, Co. Tipperary, Tom and John Ryan – a father-and-son team – are relatively new to the dairy...

November 25, 2017

Management tips: Now’s the time to gear up for a ‘frosty’ winter

Management tips: Now’s the time to gear up for a ‘frosty’ winter

The dairy expansion in Ireland has seen many farmers build new milking parlours, improve infrastructure and construct bigger sheds. However,...

November 17, 2017

Buildings focus: Facilitating more cows with a 147-cubicle monster

Buildings focus: Facilitating more cows with a 147-cubicle monster

“More cows; more money. We knew in 2015 it was time for change. We used to out-winter heifers but, to...

November 8, 2017