Environment

Vets get ready for the Food Harvest

Vets get ready for the Food Harvest

More than 120 vets from Ireland, UK and Denmark gathered in Cork last weekend to consider a Food Harvest strategy for...

October 16, 2013

Slurry deadline today

Slurry deadline today

The slurry spreading season comes to an end today.  The deadline holds little fear for farmers this year when compared...

October 14, 2013

Concern over compulsory purchase of forestry in new laws

Concern over compulsory purchase of forestry in new laws

New forestry legislation is under way. Minster of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, Deputy Tom Hayes...

October 14, 2013

IFA confirms significant wind farm uptake

IFA confirms significant wind farm uptake

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has secured the best possible wind farm development negotiations for farmers across Ireland and it...

October 9, 2013

BVD eradication on course, AHI

BVD eradication on course, AHI

Some 40 per cent dairy and 10 beef herds are vaccinated from BVD. This is according to the latest update...

October 9, 2013

Significant ash dieback find in Leitrim as outbreak spreads

Significant ash dieback find in Leitrim as outbreak spreads

“Ireland has been exposed and it could have been contained.” These were the strong words of Irish Farmer Association (IFA)...

October 7, 2013

2013’s extended summer set to end this week

2013’s extended summer set to end this week

The unseasonably high temperatures being felt right across the country are forecasted to fall later in the week, according to...

October 7, 2013

10 tips when buying feed

10 tips when buying feed

Before buying feed to meet a gap, you should consider the following questions 1 Do you need forage or a concentrates? If...

October 7, 2013

Give tanks a final check in preparation for the closed spreading period

Give tanks a final check in preparation for the closed spreading period

The View from Northern Ireland: Recent weather and field conditions have provided an excellent opportunity for livestock farmers to spread any...

October 4, 2013

€4.7bn wind energy investment as minister blasts ‘misinformation’

€4.7bn wind energy investment as minister blasts ‘misinformation’

Ireland will see a total of €4.7bn invested in onshore wind energy projects between now and 2020, and will more...

October 3, 2013

Fodder, finance and cashflow

Fodder, finance and cashflow

The View from Teagasc: A fodder census of 1,240 farmers in September 2013 showed an overall average fodder surplus of eight per...

October 2, 2013

96 ash dieback outbreaks

96 ash dieback outbreaks

Just under 100 ash dieback outbreaks in locations across Ireland have been confirmed by the Department of Agriculture.  Of these,...

September 30, 2013

AHI notes great progress on Ireland’s BVD eradication action plan

AHI notes great progress on Ireland’s BVD eradication action plan

The View from Animal Health Ireland: Following completion of the voluntary phase of the national BVD eradication programme in 2012, in...

September 25, 2013

Ireland steps up oil and gas exploration

Ireland steps up oil and gas exploration

Ireland is stepping up its oil and gas exploration with the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources today announcing it is...

September 24, 2013

Climate change is having an impact in a wetter, warmer Ireland

Climate change is having an impact in a wetter, warmer Ireland

The findings from five Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research projects on climate change, published this week, examine the impacts of...

September 20, 2013

Fodder planning for this winter

Fodder planning for this winter

The View from Northern Ireland: Brian and Ian Thompson farm around 350 acres at Culmore Point just outside Derry where...

September 19, 2013

Continuing interest in photovoltaic panels

Continuing interest in photovoltaic panels

The View from Northern Ireland: Many farmers are considering the installation of photovoltaic panels on their farms or on their homes....

September 18, 2013

Community wind farm in Tip takes flight

Community wind farm in Tip takes flight

Ireland’s first community owned wind farm in Templederry, Co Tipperary launched this week. Templederry Community Wind Farm counts students, farmers...

September 17, 2013