Climate and environment
What is farm sustainability?
Siobhán Walsh
For something to be sustainable it has to cover all aspects of sustainability from economics to environment to social.
15 June 2022 Sustainability
On farm with the soil farmer of the year
This mixed farmer is doing some simple things that work on his farm and are making a big difference from clover establishment to animal health.
9 June 2022 News
Tillage podcast: growing fodder for livestock, markets and weather
There is plenty of work to be done on tillage farms as unsettled weather has delayed spraying of some crops.
A fodder crop scheme makes sense - will the Department go with it?
Farmers across the country have lower fodder stocks than usual. Some of this deficit could be filled by encouraging tillage farmers to grow forage crops.
8 June 2022 News
Extracting nutrients to increase the value of wool
Research in University College Dublin is investigating the potential to extract naturally occurring nutrients such as nitrogen and sulphur from sheep wool.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Tipperary man crowned soil farmer of the year
A Tipperary farmer has been presented with the inaugural Philip Reck Soil Farmer of the Year Award.
18 May 2022 News
Beneficial changes are being accelerated by policy
While tillage farming is increasingly accepted as being best in class on emissions, there is always more that can be done as profitability can run parallel to sustainability.
Sheep, beef and tillage combining to good effect in Laois
Homegrown feed is used to produce high-quality beef and lamb, while organic manures are recycled to tillage lands to optimise output and reduce the need for importing nutrients.
Department needs to plan now for fodder from catch crops
The Fodder Production Incentive Measure 2018 supplied a lot of fodder following a year of drought.
There’s more to fodder measures than the money
The financial enticement is creating high levels of interest in the measures but decisions should take in to account much more than the money element.
30 March 2022 Management
Can you contact a tillage farmer about fodder
If you think you will need to boost your fodder stocks, it might be a good idea to talk to your local tillage farmer.
23 March 2022 Fodder
Germans allow over one million hectares of greening land to enter production
The German federal minister for agriculture revealed a series of actions intended on easing feed cost and supply concerns.
11 March 2022 News