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Agricultural land prices – huge variation across EU

Agricultural land prices – huge variation across EU

There is a huge variation in agricultural land prices across the European Union (EU), according to Eurostat, the statistical office...

December 2, 2021

Grass growth prediction  research secures top AI award

Grass growth prediction research secures top AI award

A research project focussing on grass growth prediction in smart agriculture and explainable artificial intelligence (AI) has taken a top...

November 30, 2021

‘Multi-species sward driving litres but hitting protein’ on Tipperary farm

‘Multi-species sward driving litres but hitting protein’ on Tipperary farm

Multi-species swards on a Tipperary-based farm are having slightly mixed results with protein being hit, but litres driving on and...

November 27, 2021

EU soil strategy launched to protect ‘magic carpet’ of the food chain

EU soil strategy launched to protect ‘magic carpet’ of the food chain

A soil strategy for Europe has been launched that will aid the health and productivity of the “magic carpet” beneath...

November 19, 2021

Grasses and crops comprised 68% of landcover in 2018 – CSO

Grasses and crops comprised 68% of landcover in 2018 – CSO

In 2018, grasslands accounted for almost 56% of land cover in Ireland compared to a European average of just over...

November 15, 2021

Cover crops: phacelia and oil radish uncovered as soil saviours

Cover crops: phacelia and oil radish uncovered as soil saviours

Growing phacelia or oil radish cover crops in vegetable rotations helps to build and stabilise soils – with a new...

November 15, 2021

Forage quality: Silage protein and ME values at worryingly low levels

Forage quality: Silage protein and ME values at worryingly low levels

A 2021 grass silage analysis survey carried out by Alltech has confirmed that forage quality is at worryingly low levels...

November 12, 2021

Germinal Ireland appoints new managing director

Germinal Ireland appoints new managing director

Grassland seed provider Germinal Ireland has announced the appointment of a new managing director. Michael Slattery will take up the...

November 9, 2021

Forage utilisation key to improving farm sustainability

Forage utilisation key to improving farm sustainability

Ruminant-based livestock sectors will achieve the sustainability improvements they need to make, through improved forage utilisation, according to United Feeds...

November 9, 2021

New markets crucial for ambitious organic plan

New markets crucial for ambitious organic plan

Ireland’s ambitious plan to quadruple the organic farming sector must be matched by the same ambition to source and secure...

November 2, 2021

Treating slurry now more important than ever

Treating slurry now more important than ever

Farmers are now looking seriously at the effects of slurry on soil health and future fertiliser bills, it as an...

October 27, 2021

Beef Plan Movement: Gas from grass is the future

Beef Plan Movement: Gas from grass is the future

The Beef Plan Movement (BPM) wants the government to allow full rollover relief for the purposes of farmer investment in...

October 12, 2021

Meeting the challenge of climate change on beef farms – where to start?

Meeting the challenge of climate change on beef farms – where to start?

A recent sustainable livestock production webinar highlighted the challenges posed by climate change on beef farms. However, the same College...

October 5, 2021

Fodder survey: 8% of farms have deficit for winter

Fodder survey: 8% of farms have deficit for winter

While the national picture for fodder looked secure in the latest Teagasc Fodder Survey for July, it still revealed that...

October 4, 2021

Farmers urged to plant multi-species swards to reduce input costs

Farmers urged to plant multi-species swards to reduce input costs

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Pippa Hackett, is encouraging beef and dairy...

October 1, 2021

AFBI grassland experiment passes 50-year milestone

AFBI grassland experiment passes 50-year milestone

By Jonathan Holland, Agri-Environment Branch, Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute The Long-term Slurry (LTS) site is one of the longest-running grassland...

September 30, 2021

Pottinger updates its Impress baler range

Pottinger updates its Impress baler range

It was five years ago that Pottinger introduced its very own range of Impress round balers. These were developed completely...

September 10, 2021

Machinery Focus: Video – Kverneland sets continuous pace with round baler

Machinery Focus: Video – Kverneland sets continuous pace with round baler

The round baler has made a terrific impact on the farming scene over the years, playing a large part in...

September 7, 2021