Winter

How can I get the most from my feed over the winter finishing period?

How can I get the most from my feed over the winter finishing period?

Although the outlook for winter finishing is challenging, farmers should ensure that their animals are on the correct diet. Teagasc...

November 7, 2019

How can I reduce waste now that my silage pit is open?

How can I reduce waste now that my silage pit is open?

Silage is the number one feed on the majority of farms over the winter period. Farmers feeding silage need to...

November 2, 2019

So much for the prospect of an early spring

So much for the prospect of an early spring

The anticipation of an early spring has totally receded in most parts of the country, leaving many farmers with the...

March 24, 2018

Is your farm ready for winter?

Is your farm ready for winter?

As snow falls across the region, Department of Agriculture (DAERA) advisors have warned that spending time preparing for winter could...

December 8, 2017

Straw prices: Big square bales hit €75

Straw prices: Big square bales hit €75

As the winter draws in, straw prices remain up due to continuing demand around the country. What’s for sale varies;...

November 18, 2017

Poll results: Almost 40% of farmers fear fodder shortage this winter

Poll results: Almost 40% of farmers fear fodder shortage this winter

Poor weather across the island has left many farmers facing a very bleak winter, with significant numbers already concerned that...

October 30, 2017

10 ways to lower your home energy bills this winter

10 ways to lower your home energy bills this winter

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has some advice to help people save money on their home energy bills this winter. A...

November 22, 2016

Is your farm ready for a freezing cold winter?

Is your farm ready for a freezing cold winter?

Freezing weather conditions affects farming in several ways and to help give advice to farmers on what to do in...

November 9, 2016

Feed mills expecting strong demand for fodder extender rations this winter

Feed mills expecting strong demand for fodder extender rations this winter

The forecast of a significant silage shortfall in the west over the coming winter months has prompted feed compounders in...

October 20, 2016

Plenty of planning to do for the remainder of the grazing season

Plenty of planning to do for the remainder of the grazing season

As autumn draws in, there is plenty of planning to do for the remainder of the grazing season and indeed...

September 21, 2016

Over half of the country had the wettest winter on record – Met Eireann

Over half of the country had the wettest winter on record – Met Eireann

Over half of the country had the wettest winter on record and all weather stations recorded above their long-term average...

March 3, 2016

Handy tips to keep milking equipment from freezing

Handy tips to keep milking equipment from freezing

With severe frost promised this weekend, freezing weather conditions can affect farming in several ways. The problem of freezing of...

February 26, 2016

The recent bad weather is not caused by any one thing, Met Eireann says

The recent bad weather is not caused by any one thing, Met Eireann says

Unusual persistent strong west-south-westerly air flows over the country as the predominant causes of the extreme weather this December, but...

January 8, 2016

10 simple steps to help prevent a house burglary

10 simple steps to help prevent a house burglary

In winter, burglaries increase by 25%, An Garda Siochana has advised homeowners and has drawn up a helpful list of...

January 5, 2016

Teagasc advice on feeding weanlings and store cattle this winter

Teagasc advice on feeding weanlings and store cattle this winter

During the winter housing period, maintaining thrive in weanlings and store cattle is vital. These animals are the future of your...

December 31, 2015

This picture of Ireland this day 5 years ago will blow your mind

This picture of Ireland this day 5 years ago will blow your mind

Five years ago today, December 8, 2010, Ireland was covered in a blanket of snow and temperatures hit record low...

December 8, 2015

5 burglary prevention tips to make your home safer this winter

5 burglary prevention tips to make your home safer this winter

As part of Operation Thor, An Garda Siochana is advising people that simple steps can help protect their home this...

November 21, 2015

Here’s how to be ‘winter-ready’ on the farm

Here’s how to be ‘winter-ready’ on the farm

A campaign to promote safety on the farm, on roads and in the home has been launched by the Government....

November 13, 2015