Sylvester Phelan

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Sylvester Phelan

Sylvester Phelan holds a Masters of Science degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development from UCD as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English and history (also from UCD), and the Green Cert. He is from a dairy farm in Co. Laois, where he works on weekends.

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Yara to cut back European ammonia production by 40%

Yara to cut back European ammonia production by 40%

Fertiliser giant Yara is to cut 40% of its European ammonia production by next week due to record natural gas...

Investigation launched after 600 bales go up in smoke in UK

Investigation launched after 600 bales go up in smoke in UK

An investigation has been launched by local authorities after some 600 bales of straw were destroyed in a fire in...

70,000 pigs backing up on UK farms amid worker shortage

70,000 pigs backing up on UK farms amid worker shortage

Healthy pigs will end up being destroyed and wasted - with an estimated 70,000 pigs backing up on farms -...

Buying farm machinery: What should you look out for?

Buying farm machinery: What should you look out for?

With farm machinery becoming an increasingly important element in the business of farming today, particular care must be paid when...

Sheep ‘butchered’ in field prompts police probe

Sheep ‘butchered’ in field prompts police probe

Police are investigating an incident where two sheep were found butchered in a field in Kent in recent days. The...

GDT drops slightly for fourth consecutive auction

GDT drops slightly for fourth consecutive auction

The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) index has recorded a slight drop to mark four consecutive decreases over the last two...

Pics: Tobroco-Giant unveils latest compact wheel loaders

Pics: Tobroco-Giant unveils latest compact wheel loaders

Dutch machinery maker Tobroco-Giant has unveiled its latest wheel loader offering in the forms of the G2300 HD and G2300...

10 days for UK poultry keepers to prepare for new housing measures

10 days for UK poultry keepers to prepare for new housing measures

New poultry housing rules will come into force throughout the UK on Monday, December 14, giving keepers 10 days to...

New Holland dealership completes major acquisition

New Holland dealership completes major acquisition

New Holland has announced that its dealership Russell’s have now completed their acquisition of neighbouring New Holland dealership Platts Harris...

Video: Freezin’ Friesian rescued following cliff ‘tumble’

Video: Freezin’ Friesian rescued following cliff ‘tumble’

A one-year-old Friesian heifer is currently recuperating after making a bit of a “splash” over the weekend – when she...

Stark tractor footage highlights issue of dangerous motorists

Stark tractor footage highlights issue of dangerous motorists

An agricultural contractor has underlined the issue of dangerous driving incidents faced by tractor drivers on a regular basis with...

UK formally requests second Brexit extension to June 30

UK formally requests second Brexit extension to June 30

Prime Minister Theresa May has today, Friday, April 5, sent a letter to President of the European Council Donald Tusk,...

Withdrawal agreement rejected by UK Parliament for third time

Withdrawal agreement rejected by UK Parliament for third time

The withdrawal agreement struck between Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU has been rejected for a third time in...

No let-up in cattle prices – but lamb prices improve

No let-up in cattle prices – but lamb prices improve

Cattle prices lost ground again in the week ending March 16, according to the latest update from the AHDB. The overall...

‘Nearly 3,000 piglets’ loose on US road following lorry crash

‘Nearly 3,000 piglets’ loose on US road following lorry crash

Nearly 3,000 piglets were recently loose on a road in the US following a traffic accident, according to local police....

Map: What impact will no-deal tariffs have on UK farmers?

Map: What impact will no-deal tariffs have on UK farmers?

UK farmers have expressed some relief to the extension to Article 50 granted by the EU – but have underlined...

DUI…in a Deere: US thieves arrested for drunken Gator joyride

DUI…in a Deere: US thieves arrested for drunken Gator joyride

Three men were arrested on the campus of a US state university for the theft of a John Deere vehicle...

Stolen machinery worth £100,000 recovered

Stolen machinery worth £100,000 recovered

Police have recovered six stolen vintage and classic tractors and machines worth approximately £100,000 in the UK over the weekend,...