Buildings Focus

Buildings Focus: Grant-spec sheep shed for a 300-ewe flock in Co. Cavan

Buildings Focus: Grant-spec sheep shed for a 300-ewe flock in Co. Cavan

This week’s Buildings Focus saw Agriland make the trip to Co. Cavan, to check out a grant-spec sheep shed on...

May 29, 2021

Buildings Focus: 14-unit parlour for a start-up 75-cow herd in Co. Wexford

Buildings Focus: 14-unit parlour for a start-up 75-cow herd in Co. Wexford

Farming in the ‘sunny southeast’ is Robert Jacob, a new entrant to dairy farming this year, who is milking 75...

May 22, 2021

Buildings Focus: A sheep, calf and finishing unit all under one roof in Tipperary

Buildings Focus: A sheep, calf and finishing unit all under one roof in Tipperary

A stone’s throw away from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, is beef and sheep farmer, Paul Conway. The Tipperary native, who works...

May 1, 2021

Buildings Focus: Leaving no stone unturned in this new suckler unit in Roscommon

Buildings Focus: Leaving no stone unturned in this new suckler unit in Roscommon

During the week, Agriland made the journey over to Loughglynn in Co. Roscommon to check out a new suckler unit...

April 24, 2021

Buildings Focus: 4-bay suckler unit with a creep and calving area in Co. Galway

Buildings Focus: 4-bay suckler unit with a creep and calving area in Co. Galway

During the week, Agriland made the trip to Corrandulla in Co. Galway, to check out a new 4-bay suckler unit...

April 5, 2021

A new slatted unit with a creep and calving area for an expanding suckler herd in Co. Galway

A new slatted unit with a creep and calving area for an expanding suckler herd in Co. Galway

A new slatted unit with a creep and calving area for an expanding suckler herd in Co. Galway on the...

April 5, 2021

Buildings Focus: Going the robotic-milking route in Co. Roscommon

Buildings Focus: Going the robotic-milking route in Co. Roscommon

Just outside the village of Frenchpark in Co. Roscommon lies a new start-up dairy herd of 70 crossbred cows. The...

March 30, 2021

Buildings Focus: 16-unit parlour for a start-up 100-cow herd in Co. Wicklow

Buildings Focus: 16-unit parlour for a start-up 100-cow herd in Co. Wicklow

Farming just outside Newtownmountkennedy, in Co. Wicklow, are Tom Short and Dean Kelly who have recently gone into partnership together....

March 20, 2021

Buildings Focus: Going the extra mile to create an environment for calves to thrive in

Buildings Focus: Going the extra mile to create an environment for calves to thrive in

With the busy calving season on dairy farms winding down, AgriLand got the chance to check out a brand new...

March 13, 2021

Buildings Focus: A loose shed and a top class handling facility in Co. Tipperary

Buildings Focus: A loose shed and a top class handling facility in Co. Tipperary

Residing just outside Clonmore in Co. Tipperary is beef farmer John Maher, who has recently built a new loose shed...

March 6, 2021

Buildings Focus: New 5-bay slatted unit for an expanding beef finishing enterprise

Buildings Focus: New 5-bay slatted unit for an expanding beef finishing enterprise

In this week’s Buildings Focus, AgriLand made the trip to Borrisoleigh just outside Thurles in Co. Tipperary to check out...

February 21, 2021

Buildings Focus: Tying in a new cubicle shed with 2 existing sheds to create 84 cubicles

Buildings Focus: Tying in a new cubicle shed with 2 existing sheds to create 84 cubicles

Farming just outside Milltown, in Co. Galway, is Bernard, Maria and Noah Brennan, who milk a herd of 70 British...

February 6, 2021

Buildings Focus: A brand new slatted unit for a 300-ewe flock in Co. Tyrone

Buildings Focus: A brand new slatted unit for a 300-ewe flock in Co. Tyrone

In this week’s Buildings Focus, AgriLand made the trip to just outside Dungannon in Co. Tyrone to see a brand new...

January 30, 2021

Buildings Focus: Swapping a 10-unit parlour for a robot in Co. Kilkenny

Buildings Focus: Swapping a 10-unit parlour for a robot in Co. Kilkenny

The first Buildings Focus of 2020 saw AgriLand pay a visit to a tidy conversion job in Co. Kilkenny, where a 10-unit...

January 23, 2021

Buildings Focus: Milking 285 cows through a 50-bail rotary parlour in Co. Waterford

Buildings Focus: Milking 285 cows through a 50-bail rotary parlour in Co. Waterford

Farming in Ballymulalla, Co. Waterford, father-and-son team Jim and Tom Power milk a herd of 285 cows on a milking...

November 14, 2020

Buildings Focus: 6-bay slatted unit with a lieback area and crush in Co. Mayo

Buildings Focus: 6-bay slatted unit with a lieback area and crush in Co. Mayo

In this week’s Buildings Focus, AgriLand made the trip to Neale, just outside Ballinrobe in Co. Mayo, to speak to...

September 27, 2020

Buildings Focus: ‘Biting the bullet’ by building a 150-cubicle shed in Co. Offaly

Buildings Focus: ‘Biting the bullet’ by building a 150-cubicle shed in Co. Offaly

Farming in Dunkerrin, Co. Offaly, Joe and Karen Smyth – a husband-and-wife team – milk a herd of 145 British-cross...

September 5, 2020

Buildings Focus: 24-unit rapid-exit parlour in action in Co. Wicklow

Buildings Focus: 24-unit rapid-exit parlour in action in Co. Wicklow

In this week’s Buildings Focus, AgriLand made the trip down to see a 24-unit rapid-exit milking parlour in Co. Wicklow. The...

August 22, 2020