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Silage season: Time to get slurry spread

Silage season: Time to get slurry spread

The good weather at the end of last week and into the weekend resulted in a lot of farmers making...

May 17, 2022

Can the promise of biomethane be fully realised?

Can the promise of biomethane be fully realised?

The results of a study, looking at the potential for biomethane production in Northern Ireland, show considerable promise. However, those...

May 11, 2022

DAFM extends application deadline for Nitrates Derogation

DAFM extends application deadline for Nitrates Derogation

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has extended the deadline for applying for Nitrates Derogation for another...

April 12, 2022

Is a 15m dribble bar to spread slurry destined to become the norm?

Is a 15m dribble bar to spread slurry destined to become the norm?

The fading of the splash plate in favour of ground level application of slurry has led to the adoption of...

April 8, 2022

Will merchants and banks be willing to finance Tillage Incentive Scheme?

Will merchants and banks be willing to finance Tillage Incentive Scheme?

With maize crops costing up to €1,000/ac to grow, will merchants and the banks be willing to finance the Tillage...

April 4, 2022

Is dribble bar system the best mechanism for slurry on growing crops?

Is dribble bar system the best mechanism for slurry on growing crops?

Using a dribble bar system is allowing Co. Cork tillage farmer Tom Barry to spread slurry at a rate of...

March 29, 2022

1,000 gallons of pig slurry worth up to €50

1,000 gallons of pig slurry worth up to €50

In terms of the benefits of spreading slurry on crops, it has been noted by specialists that 1,000 gallons of...

March 29, 2022

ICSA calls for VAT exemption on LESS equipment

ICSA calls for VAT exemption on LESS equipment

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has called for a VAT exemption on low-emission slurry spreading (LESS) equipment....

March 23, 2022

DAFM urged to provide financial support towards nitrates compliance

DAFM urged to provide financial support towards nitrates compliance

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that supports will be vital to enable farmers to comply with the series...

March 15, 2022

Report: Growth in AD may depend on suckler herd reduction

Report: Growth in AD may depend on suckler herd reduction

Insights presented in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) National Heat Report may suggest that the growth potential for...

March 4, 2022

Slurry season brings renewed risks to farmers – HSENI

Slurry season brings renewed risks to farmers – HSENI

With the closed period for spreading slurry coming to an end at midnight on January 31, the Health and Safety...

January 25, 2022

Slurry testing to know what it actually contains

Slurry testing to know what it actually contains

The importance of slurry testing was highlighted at the recent ‘Getting the Best Out of Slurry‘ webinar held by Teagasc. Fertiliser prices...

January 22, 2022

Slurry: Just because I can spread, does it mean I should?

Slurry: Just because I can spread, does it mean I should?

The slurry spreading season has opened in two of the three zones – A and B – with zone C...

January 16, 2022

Time for the first grass walk of the year

Time for the first grass walk of the year

Completing a grass walk on your farm in the coming days will help to determine an opening cover for your...

January 14, 2022

Using slurry to offset 170% increase in fertiliser prices

Using slurry to offset 170% increase in fertiliser prices

Slurry season is fast approaching on farms, with the official start day of tomorrow, Thursday, January 13. Ahead of this...

January 12, 2022

Farmers reminded to ‘think safety’ when working at slurry

Farmers reminded to ‘think safety’ when working at slurry

With the prohibited application period for the spreading of slurry set to come to an end this week in all but...

January 10, 2022

Changes to slurry spreading periods described as ‘adding extra cost’

Changes to slurry spreading periods described as ‘adding extra cost’

According to the Beef Plan Movement (BPM), the further tightening of the window for slurry spreading is unnecessary. BPM’s, Eamon...

December 20, 2021

Planning your spring slurry applications

Planning your spring slurry applications

At the recent National Dairy Conference, the importance of slurry on dairy farms this spring was highlighted as a way...

December 16, 2021