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Why more and more farmers are choosing to vaccinate for scour

Why more and more farmers are choosing to vaccinate for scour

More and more farmers are vaccinating cows pre-calving against scour in calves according to Cork veterinary practitioner Pat Noonan. However,...

How to boost dry cow immunity levels in an effective manner – Alltech

How to boost dry cow immunity levels in an effective manner – Alltech

Silage analysis from around the country is confirming a significant reduction in the quality of forage available to Irish dairy...

‘Homemade TMR can lead to considerable cost savings’

‘Homemade TMR can lead to considerable cost savings’

There is huge value and potential for large savings on farms which use its own homemade Total Mixed Ration (TMR),...

Lely predicts further growth in demand for milking robots

Lely predicts further growth in demand for milking robots

Lely is currently manufacturing up to eight A4 Astronaut Milking Robots per day at its production facility in the Netherlands....

Lely claims continuous baling breakthrough

Lely claims continuous baling breakthrough

Lely has unveiled the prototype of its new continuous baling system, Lely Welger CB Concept, which the company claims marks...

Livestock Event, Day 1 in Photos

Livestock Event, Day 1 in Photos

Today was the first day of the two day Livestock Event in the NEC in Birmingham. The event, which is...

Recognising rural women

Recognising rural women

The Rural Development Programme (RDP) has provided women with an opportunity to continue to play an active and valuable role...

2,000 students take to the fields as new syllabus welcomed

2,000 students take to the fields as new syllabus welcomed

Agricultural science students and their teachers from 70 schools across Ireland closed their textbooks and put on their wellies last...

New rural all-Ireland artisan producer network

New rural all-Ireland artisan producer network

A new rural artisan producers network for the island of Ireland was launched this morning.   Teagasc, together with the...

‘No impact on live exports from detained Libyan ship’

‘No impact on live exports from detained Libyan ship’

A livestock ship destined for Ireland was detained in Cornwall for safety reasons after its engine failed earlier this month,...

Strengthening Ireland-France export ties

Strengthening Ireland-France export ties

Access 6, an EU-funded export development programme, has this week launched a drive to boost Irish food and drink exports...

Organic farming grows from strength to strength

Organic farming grows from strength to strength

Global figures for organic market performance demonstrated growth in 2012 and 2013 across Europe and North America. US, Germany, France...

Oh là là, bringing the cheese to France

Oh là là, bringing the cheese to France

For the first time 14 Irish farmhouse cheese makers will feature at a leading cheese trade fair, Salon du Fromage, taking...

Getting herd feed demand right in the spring rotation

Getting herd feed demand right in the spring rotation

Spring grazing must strike a balance between feeding the herd well and setting up the sward for the next rotation. This...

Big push in online 2014 Nitrates Derogation system

Big push in online 2014 Nitrates Derogation system

Applications for a 2014 Nitrates Derogation will open this Friday and farmers are being encouraged to apply online. Farmers and...

Farm business mentoring

Farm business mentoring

The Farm Business Mentoring Programme, which has already helped almost 1,800 Northern Ireland farming families, is closing for applications on...

Europe to review GM maize

Europe to review GM maize

The European Union may allow a new type of genetically-modified (GMO) maize and its ministers will vote later today on whether...

Danske Bank farm accounts remain open for now

Danske Bank farm accounts remain open for now

Business and farmer current accounts at Danske Bank are not being discontinued today. This was confirmed to the Irish Farmers...