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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8 key factors that set top-performing farms apart

8 key factors that set top-performing farms apart

Eight key factors have been identified by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) as setting top-performing farms apart from...

9 sightings of invasive Asian hornet recorded in UK

9 sightings of invasive Asian hornet recorded in UK

To date, there have been nine confirmed sightings of the Asian hornet in England and five nests have been destroyed,...

RCVS accepts APHA proposals on certification support officers

RCVS accepts APHA proposals on certification support officers

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has outlined its stance in accepting Defra’s Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)...

‘Never a more important time’ for unity among Welsh meat stakeholders

‘Never a more important time’ for unity among Welsh meat stakeholders

Future Welsh Government policy must ensure the continued supply of a critical mass of top-quality PGI Welsh Beef and Lamb,...

‘Resource usage will double by 2050’: Sustainability key for European dairy

‘Resource usage will double by 2050’: Sustainability key for European dairy

Dairy sector leaders from across Europe and Northern Ireland gathered today (Thursday, September 27) to discuss the future sustainability of...

Assembly samples Welsh finest to celebrate School Milk Day

Assembly samples Welsh finest to celebrate School Milk Day

Assembly Members were presented with Welsh milk provided by a local farmer as part of this year’s World School Milk...

Car passenger airlifted to hospital following tractor crash

Car passenger airlifted to hospital following tractor crash

A man and a woman needed hospital treatment after their car was involved in a collision with a tractor in...

Young farmers chosen for Lord Mayor’s Show line-up

Young farmers chosen for Lord Mayor’s Show line-up

Eight young farmers have been chosen to represent British food and farming in what is claimed to be “one of...

NFU Scotland seeks members’ views on AHDB consultation

NFU Scotland seeks members’ views on AHDB consultation

NFU Scotland is consulting members on their views of AHDB as the UK Government examines the continuing need for the...

Tributes paid to former RCVS president Brian Singleton

Tributes paid to former RCVS president Brian Singleton

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has paid tribute to Brian Singleton who served as president of the RCVS...

New forage measures secured for livestock farmers

New forage measures secured for livestock farmers

Farmers affected by this summer’s dry weather will be able to avail of new fodder measures secured by the UK...

Technical paper paints grim picture for ‘no-deal’ animal exports

Technical paper paints grim picture for ‘no-deal’ animal exports

The latest round of technical notices on a ‘no-deal’ Brexit issued by the UK Government portray a difficult scenario for...

Agri engineer ordered to pay £8,800 following worker’s 3m fall

Agri engineer ordered to pay £8,800 following worker’s 3m fall

An agricultural engineer from Devon was recently sentenced after a worker sustained serious, life-changing injuries after a fall from height,...

BPS payments projected to be roughly similar to 2017

BPS payments projected to be roughly similar to 2017

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments from Brussels are set to remain approximately the same this year as in 2017, according...

Deposit Return Scheme: Farmers call for milk plastic exemption

Deposit Return Scheme: Farmers call for milk plastic exemption

The Scottish Government has been urged to look more closely at the impact that a Deposit Return Scheme could have...

Borders farmer to appear in new Scotch Lamb advert

Borders farmer to appear in new Scotch Lamb advert

Borders farmer Hamish Dykes is set to make an appearance in the new Scotch Lamb TV advert which will be...

Arla announces October milk price boost

Arla announces October milk price boost

The board at Arla Foods has agreed to increase its price for conventional milk for October 2018. This, coupled with...

Welsh tenant farmers ponder Government proposals – and consequences

Welsh tenant farmers ponder Government proposals – and consequences

A special event was held by NFU Cymru for tenant farmers to consider the potential implications of the Welsh Government’s...