Infrastructure

Now is a ‘unique opportunity’ to reinvent rural Ireland

Now is a ‘unique opportunity’ to reinvent rural Ireland

The Covid-19 pandemic has “presented a unique opportunity” to reinvent and reimagine rural communities, according to MEP Colm Markey. The...

March 12, 2021

Dairy throwback: Operation (farm) transformation in Co. Laois

Dairy throwback: Operation (farm) transformation in Co. Laois

Today we are going to go back in time to when we visited Bruce Thompson and his father Ian’s dairy...

December 28, 2019

Teagasc Master Class in Farm Infrastructure taking place this week

Teagasc Master Class in Farm Infrastructure taking place this week

Teagasc is set to hold a one-day course titled ‘Master Class in Farm Infrastructure’ this Friday, November 15, at Oak...

November 13, 2019

Cow flow: ‘You have to look through the eyes of a cow’

Cow flow: ‘You have to look through the eyes of a cow’

Since the abolishment of quotas the national herd has increased. But, while there are greater numbers of cows on farms,...

July 19, 2019

Infrastructure focus: ‘A cheap and cheerful underpass’ in Co. Cavan

Infrastructure focus: ‘A cheap and cheerful underpass’ in Co. Cavan

Just like many farmers, dairy farmer Damien Gilsenan struggled with the constraints of land fragmentation. His land was in three...

June 2, 2019

Slope vs. steps: The ins and outs of step design

Slope vs. steps: The ins and outs of step design

A big problem on many dairy farms in Ireland is slopes. Slopes are commonly seen on farms either entering or...

March 31, 2019

Dairy focus: Operation (farm) transformation in Co. Laois

Dairy focus: Operation (farm) transformation in Co. Laois

Bruce Thompson and his father Ian don’t know themselves since the installation of their new 40-bale Waikato rotary parlour. Bruce...

March 24, 2019

Infrastructure focus: Investing in machinery and a paddock system in Co. Laois

Infrastructure focus: Investing in machinery and a paddock system in Co. Laois

Farming just outside Ballyroan, Co. Laois, John Mulhall operates a dairy store-to-beef system in conjunction with a tillage enterprise; grain...

August 19, 2018

Is my well under pressure from the drought?

Is my well under pressure from the drought?

The drought has hit many farms hard. Not only has it resulted in little or no grass growth, it has...

July 22, 2018

Buildings focus: Drilling in search of much needed water in Co. Carlow

Buildings focus: Drilling in search of much needed water in Co. Carlow

The Ellis family has been in the business of well drilling for over 50 years. Hailing from Co. Carlow, Harry...

July 21, 2018