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How sheep farmers can recoup the cost of shearing

Currently, the price for wool only covers about 20% of the cost of shearing. Consequently, to recoup the cost of shearing, producers need to...

‘When I started working way back in 1998, I was given a laptop that I didn’t even know how to turn on’

This is a topic that I never thought I would be writing about. When I started working way back in 1998, I was given...

Changes for Nitrates Derogation applicants – everything you need to know

While Covid-19 has challenged us all throughout the past 12 months, dairy farmers will face a new challenge in 2021, trying to improve the...

Dairy farming: Preparing for calving 2021 – peak calf numbers

As we move towards 2021, dairy farmers begin to turn their attention from drying off cows to calving them, writes Nicholas McKenna, dairy specialist...

How farmers can save money when feeding cattle this winter

While this has been an exceptionally challenging year in all our lifetimes with so many changes required to the way we live, work, and...

How to assess ventilation in farm buildings

The supply of fresh air within livestock housing is critical to ensure good health and maximum performance from housed livestock which in turn should...

How to prepare for winter frosts on dairy farms

Preparation for winter frosts on dairy farms is essentially about managing water issues writes David Mackey, Dairying Adviser at the College of Agriculture, Food and...

Tax defaulters list: Farmer ordered to pay €4.92 million to Revenue

Farmers have featured in a tax defaulters list published by Revenue for the third quarter of 2020. The list is created in respect of the...

4 BEAM scheme scenarios encountered by Teagasc advisor

Introduced in 2019 to provide compensation to beef farmers for market price cuts, the BEAM scheme offered a payment in return for future compliance...

Keane Farm Life: ‘Pádraig loves grass, I love financials’

Maria & Padraig Keane are a young couple who have taken over the family farm at Ballywilliam, Kilcormac, Co. Offaly. Maria, an Askeaton, west Limerick...

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