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New Holland adds compact disc harrows to tillage range

New Holland adds compact disc harrows to tillage range

New Holland have added a range of Compact Disc Harrows to their tillage offering. The compact disc harrow has multiple...

September 17, 2021

Extending the grazing season on a 360-cow farm in Co. Wexford

Extending the grazing season on a 360-cow farm in Co. Wexford

Eamon Power is a dairy farmer in Templetown, Co. Wexford, operating a 360-cow farm with his sons, Martin and Brian....

September 17, 2021

Replacements: Improving the beef merit of dairy calves

Replacements: Improving the beef merit of dairy calves

It is now possible to almost eliminate low value male dairy calves by using just enough sexed semen to generate...

September 15, 2021

Farm safety: Focus on machinery to reduce farm injuries

Farm safety: Focus on machinery to reduce farm injuries

Tractors, vehicles and farm machinery are the biggest cause of farm-related fatalities in Ireland, accounting for over half of farm-related...

September 15, 2021

Parasites in livestock: Deworming this season

Parasites in livestock: Deworming this season

In order to maximise their margins, livestock farmers are continually striving to become ever more efficient in the production of...

September 14, 2021

5 reasons to preserve maize silage with an additive

5 reasons to preserve maize silage with an additive

If you are serious about making more milk from forage, do you really want some of the hard work and...

September 14, 2021

Teagasc: possibility to select cows for lower methane production in future

Teagasc: possibility to select cows for lower methane production in future

Biogenic methane from ruminants is a potent greenhouse gas which is produced and released from methanogens in the rumen. It...

September 10, 2021

Reducing chemical nitrogen use on dairy farms

Reducing chemical nitrogen use on dairy farms

The Ag Climatise policy document highlighted the need to decrease chemical nitrogen (N) fertiliser use on Irish dairy farms, and...

September 10, 2021

Livestock trace mineral requirements at vaccination time

Livestock trace mineral requirements at vaccination time

Autumn is upon us and with that, farmers are preparing livestock for the winter housing period. Vaccinations will be administered...

September 9, 2021

Economic and environmental benefits of multi-species swards

Economic and environmental benefits of multi-species swards

Multi-species swards include grass, legume and herb components, that bring different characteristics and make maximum use of resources, according to...

September 9, 2021

Teagasc Moorepark Open Day 2021: Focus on environmental challenges

Teagasc Moorepark Open Day 2021: Focus on environmental challenges

The Teagasc Moorepark Open Day 2021 will focus on how farmers can meet environmental challenges, and will run as an...

September 9, 2021

Spraying: Best practice to protect water quality from contamination

Spraying: Best practice to protect water quality from contamination

Excess pesticides continue to be detected in drinking water around Ireland, and while the levels detect don’t pose a health...

September 8, 2021

Farmers lead the way in group water scheme project

Farmers lead the way in group water scheme project

Farming families around the country are playing an integral role in an ambitious National Federation of Group Water Schemes (NFGWS)...

September 6, 2021

252-bed cubicle shed, 50-point rotary build in Limerick

252-bed cubicle shed, 50-point rotary build in Limerick

Travel fifteen minutes out the Kilmallock road from Limerick City and you will find Ger Kirby’s brand new, state of...

September 6, 2021

Optimising beef and lamb diets for feed efficiency

Optimising beef and lamb diets for feed efficiency

With feed and forage representing 70% of the variable costs of finishing beef and lamb, improving its utilisation can have...

September 2, 2021

Education leads to agri sector innovation in Galway

Education leads to agri sector innovation in Galway

In the modern day, we are never far from a problem; from daily problems on a farm, to the bigger...

September 1, 2021

Preparing for winter housing with a ‘PHD’: Pre-housing dose

Preparing for winter housing with a ‘PHD’: Pre-housing dose

The transition into housing is a risky time for first and second-season grazing animals, and there are so many things...

August 30, 2021

5-point plan for vaccinating sheep against footrot

5-point plan for vaccinating sheep against footrot

Lameness can be a cause of great concern for sheep farmers. It is estimated to cost the Irish sheep industry...

August 27, 2021