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Now that the grazing season has ended on the majority of Irish farms, how much grass was actually grown in 2019? Figures obtained from PastureBase Ireland (PBI) indicate – from farmers who measure through PBI – that 13.25t DM/ha was ...
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If we were to switch half our calcium ammonia nitrate (CAN) fertiliser over to protected urea, it would be the equivalent to the emissions of a 100,000 dairy cows – or all the cows in Co. Kerry – according to Teagasc’s William Burchill.
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A Status Red weather warning for wind has been issued for Co. Kerry, which will see some gusts in excess of 130km/hour this evening, Sunday, December 8. The warning will be in ...
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Cara Augustenborg would like to talk more about emissions from transport rather than agriculture. The environmental scientist spoke at the Irish Tillage and Land Use Society’s (ITLUS’s) conference on Wednesday evening, December 4. “What’s happening in transport ...
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A wide-range of jobs, requiring various different skill sets, are included among the job bulletins this week on AgriRecruit. With everything from account managers, part-time farm workers and health and safety advisors, odds ...
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Irish sheepmeat prices have received a major boost recently, with prices jumping up to 70c/kg over the last three weeks. At the start of November this year, farmers were receiving a base quote as low as 430c/kg excluding ...
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Farm buildings at Brittas, Mountmellick, Co. Laois, dating back to the 1700s, were recently refurbished under the Green Low Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) by John Delaney. John is involved in mixed farming of around 100ac. The farm ...
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While there have been calls for more AI usage on suckler farms, the stock bull is still the primary method of getting cows and heifers in calf. Therefore, he is a vital component of many herds. Although the stock bull ...
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Farming in Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath, Irvine Allen has been running a dairy calf-to-beef operation for the past eight years, alongside a contracting business. Now a participant in the Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef programme, Irvine aims ...
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A significant auction involving tractors and machinery took place today (Saturday, December 7) close to Dunboyne, Co. Meath. The auction – conducted by Wilsons Auctions – was on behalf of Kieran Lavelle, who is reportedly selling the equipment “due to a change in ...
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Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for nine counties around the country with a further three Status Yellow
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Investigations are ongoing following the theft of a lorry container of beef carcasses from a premises in Co. Armagh yesterday, Friday, December 6. Members of An Garda Síochána recovered the container in question ...
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Over the next few weeks, farmers will be looking to house their ewes for the winter period until they lamb down next spring. For some, early-lambing flocks may already be housed in time for lambing in January. However, the majority ...
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The wet weather over the past few weeks has made grazing conditions difficult for many farmers across the country. The majority of sheep farmers still have their ewes out and will look to house them over the next few ...
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While wheat markets have shown increases over the past number of weeks it is important to proceed with caution when deciding on grain sales as global grain supply still looks to be plentiful. Current increases are most ...
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