Labour-saving innovations from the Royal Highland Show
Martin Merrick looks at some of the award-winners and innovations from the Royal Highland Show.
28 June 2022 Buildings
Effective communications with relief workers
Whether it be a family member, a neighbour of hired staff, setting up the farm and clearly communicating will allow you to take time away from the farm.
22 June 2022 Farm buildings
Planning permission for farm buildings
Martin Merrick outlines some of the requirements surrounding planning permission and farm structures.
Early evening milking to finish at a reasonable hour
Planning the day around an earlier evening milking time is key to managing your time off farm.
21 June 2022 Buildings
It’s bull o'clock for spring-calving herds
Whether it’s a stock bull to mop up or a teaser bull to pick up the last few cows, some form of a bull makes the finish of breeding easier and quicker.
14 June 2022 Buildings
New Zealand-designed portable water troughs offering greater flexibility
A portable water trough system, designed in New Zealand for rotationally grazing bulls, could prove useful to Irish farmers.
8 June 2022 Buildings
Tullamore Farm’s new beef shed nears completion
The finishing touches are now being done on Tullamore Farm’s slatted shed in preparation for the open day on the farm.
7 June 2022 Buildings
Closed period for slurry extended and a closed period for soiled water announced
New changes on spreading dates have come in to play under the Nitrates Action Plan (NAP) as of March 2022 for both slurry and soiled water.
1 June 2022
TAMS-spec silage slab for large Co Clare dairy farm
PJ Murray and family, of Moveen, Co. Clare recently installed a new TAMS spec silage slab in preparation for the upcoming silage harvest. Martin Merrick reports.
1 June 2022 Buildings
Outdoor slurry stores: options for covering to prevent ammonia losses
Outdoor slurry storage facilities continue to be a cost-effective way for large amounts of slurry to be held over the winter, compared with traditional slatted tanks. Martin Merrick outlines options.
25 May 2022 Farm buildings
Hi-tech cleaning, drying and storage facilities for Meath tillage operation
An investment by the Hobson family has given them greater control over grain prices, as well as opening up new streams of revenue.
25 May 2022 Farm buildings
Milk bulk tanks: capacity and cooling at peak milk supply
With peak milk supply occurring for spring-calving herds, now is a good time to review your milk storage facilities to see if they fit your farm’s needs now and into the future.
18 May 2022 Buildings