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How dairy farmers can earn an extra €250/cow

An extra profit of €250 or more per cow together, with benefits for water and air quality, is achievable on average Irish dairy farms...

New Nitrates Regulations 2021 – what you need to know

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) issued new nitrates regulations to farmers recently. The majority of these new rules came into effect...

How dairy farmers can prepare for calving 2021

Niall Kerins, Teagasc dairy advisor, Listowel, Co. Kerry, outlines how dairy farmers can prepare for calving 2021. The New Year begins to unfold again and...

Park House Farm: 350 dairy cows, 650 ewes, over 100 beef cattle, 800-acres

GMIT/Mountbellew student, Annie McGuinness, has worked on Park House Farm in the UK.  She recounts her experience on the farm, which is home to...

The Lost Valley: History, heritage, farming in Mayo

The Lost Valley is a stunning farm, located in the extreme south-west corner of county Mayo, near Louisburgh. It overlooks the Killary Fjord, and its...

Drones: A stepping stone to modernising rural hill sheep farming

With EU regulations ever-hovering, in place to save the planet from the increasing global population, Irish farmers must think outside the box in a...

Does high input/high output make sense in Irish dairy?

An alternative to dairy farming methods in Ireland is not discussed often enough in my view. In this article, I will compare high input/high...

Andrew Revington: ‘Job satisfaction comes before profit any day’

Andrew Revington hails from the small village of Delvin in County Westmeath. He farms over 600-acres, milking a 220-strong high-yielding Holstein herd, along with running...

Behaviour and management practices drive farm safety culture

Dr. John McNamara, Teagasc health and safety specialist, discusses farm safety culture. In 2020, 19 farm workplace deaths took place on Irish farms. This compares...

Tackling digital dermatitis

Is digital dermatitis a problem on your farm? Routine foot bathing is the most practical method of control, but to be successful it must...

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