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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£87,000 prize up for grabs in league of farming…simulator

£87,000 prize up for grabs in league of farming…simulator

A total prize pool of €250,000 (£216,580) and a top prize of €100,000 (£86,630) will be up for grabs in...

Video: Cows trek through trenches of snow for milking

Video: Cows trek through trenches of snow for milking

While conditions in this part of the world remain relatively mild and warm for the time of the year, continental...

‘Win a farm’ raffle pulls farm prize due to missing entries target

‘Win a farm’ raffle pulls farm prize due to missing entries target

A farm worth £1.3 million (€1.44 million) which had been destined to be won in a raffle in the UK...

Armagh vintage club presents cheque for £4,800 to charity

Armagh vintage club presents cheque for £4,800 to charity

A Co. Armagh vintage club has been lauded for running activities throughout 2018 to raise funds for a great cause....

‘Ireland’s largest tractor run’ set to roll out this Saturday

‘Ireland’s largest tractor run’ set to roll out this Saturday

Efforts are being made to organise Ireland’s largest tractor run to bring a little Christmas cheer – and raise funds...

Farm of Dyson boss targeted in suspected arson attack

Farm of Dyson boss targeted in suspected arson attack

A farm building owned by engineer and founder of the Dyson electronics and technology firm, James Dyson, went up in...

SMP intervention stocks now reduced by 50%

SMP intervention stocks now reduced by 50%

Half of the skimmed milk powder (SMP) bought into public stock since 2015 – some 190,000t out of 380,000t –...

NFU Scotland appoints new regional director

NFU Scotland appoints new regional director

The National Farmers Union, Scotland, has appointed Teresa Dougall as their first director of regions. The newly-created post has been...

Meeting: NZ consultant on making more from pasture

Meeting: NZ consultant on making more from pasture

Farmers are invited to attend a free “Making More from Pasture” meeting being held in Orkney on Thursday, October 4....

Focus on reproduction management in Shetland

Focus on reproduction management in Shetland

Ensuring high fertility levels in suckler cows and selection of breeding rams are two of the subjects which will be...

‘Bale Art’ competition sees Scottish young farmers get creative

‘Bale Art’ competition sees Scottish young farmers get creative

The annual Young Farmers’ bale art competition returns to fields across Scotland over the next week. With previous entries including...

Preparations kick off for ‘Winter Fair 2018’

Preparations kick off for ‘Winter Fair 2018’

The countdown to the 2018 Royal Ulster Winter Fair was officially kick-started by the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) and...

First ever North Wales FUW Academy event kicks off

First ever North Wales FUW Academy event kicks off

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has kicked off its first ever ‘North Wales FUW Academy’ event with a bang,...

Search is on for Surf ‘n’ Turf Chef of the Year 2018

Search is on for Surf ‘n’ Turf Chef of the Year 2018

The search is on to find a top chef worthy of being crowned the Scotch Lamb PGI Surf ‘n’ Turf...

Store cattle up to £50/head back on 2017 – QMS

Store cattle up to £50/head back on 2017 – QMS

As the round of autumn store cattle sales get into full swing, store cattle producers are seeing average prices of...

No-deal Brexit ‘would devastate’ NI farming

No-deal Brexit ‘would devastate’ NI farming

The latest set of UK Government’s Brexit ‘no deal’ technical papers further reinforce the importance of the UK leaving the...

BPS payment exchange rate set for 2018

BPS payment exchange rate set for 2018

The euro exchange rate for calculating Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2018 payments has been set, the Department for Environment, Food...

Diseased cattle compensation rates announced for October

Diseased cattle compensation rates announced for October

Compensation rates for cattle infected with Bovine TB, BSE, Brucellosis and Enzootic Bovine Leukosis have been announced for the month...