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What to consider when designing dairy buildings

There are four main factors when considering any cow house refurbishment or new build, according to Mark Scott, CAFRE senior dairying development adviser. Cubicle...

A vet student with a belief that ‘everything happens for a reason’

Holly O’Connell missed out on Ireland’s only veterinary medicine course by five CAO points, took a gap-year and now studies in Budapest.

Listen: ‘No matter where you are on the farm, you can see where John died’

Donal and Winnie Kennedy’s son was just 25-years-old when a farm accident claimed his life.

‘The dream target is to have 1,000 cows’

The Hayes family, Thomas, Donal, and Liam, milk 240 cows. The owners of Tippeary Cheese have over over 30 varieties of soft cheese, yoghurts, and cultured creams.

‘I won’t deny that I had to prove myself twice to many farmers’

Ciara Byers, a 19-year-old dairy farmer from Co. Cavan, studies agricultural science at UCD.

Dairy Shorthorn nearing extinction

Rare breed survival trust - cattle - sheep - rare breeds - endangered

GP propose a phasing out of the live export of unweaned calves

The party wants to set a goal of a minimum target of 20,000 ha of afforestation per year over the next decade.

Long Read: Farming 500-acres in Vermont, USA

Long Read: Farming 500-acres in Vermont, USA - The Richardson family has a Jersey herd and maple enterprise. They also manufacture split rail fence out of native white ash and white cedar woods.

‘Despite coming from a tillage background, my absolute favourite thing to do is to milk cows’

Emily Gowing comes from a tillage farming background and is studying a BSc in Agriculture at Waterford Institute of Technology student.

Preparing your dairy-beef calves for turnout

How to prepare your dairy-beef calves for turnout.

Share-farming on 180-acres of tillage

Pierce Maher - Young farmer - UCD Dairy business - plan - advice to young farmers

Farming over 300 beef cattle and a 100-cow dairy herd

19-year-old, Roisin Scully, hails from a dairy, beef and tillage farm in Co. Laois. She is studying agricultural science at UCD (University College Dublin)
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