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Sheep
€12/ewe Sheep Improvement Scheme now open
Noel Bardon
Applications to the scheme can be made on agfood.ie until midnight on Monday 19 December.
18 November 2022 News
Agroforestry 'lends itself well' to cattle systems
The option of integrating trees into farmland and also integrating animals into forest plantations was discussed at an Irish agroforestry forum in Gurteen College on Friday.
How to Improve carbon footprint reporting
Carbon footprinting has been hugely significant in supporting the marketing and promotion of Irish beef and dairy around the world. Eleanor Murphy, Origin Green sustainability data and analytics manager, looks at ways it can be improved.
Ensuring adequate slurry storage and straw requirements this winter
With nearly all cattle housed across the country, it’s time to put pen to paper and see if you have enough slurry storage in your tanks and straw in your sheds for the coming winter.
16 November 2022 Buildings
Primary school competition: draw your favourite animal
The prizes for the five winners is a Dublin Zoo family pass for 2023 and goodie bag.
8 November 2022 News
Pig keepers ‘dumping’ pigs in woods
Some people who went about breeding their own pigs for the freezer during the Covid-19 pandemic are now dumping their animals in woods and on farmland, says an animal rescue.
8 November 2022 Pigs
Cross compliance switches to conditionality in new CAP
The penalty system for conditionality in the new CAP as outlined in Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan will have similarities with the current penalty system for cross compliance.
2 November 2022 News
Advance fodder scheme payments to be paid in December
A rollover of the Fodder Support Scheme 2022 was announced in Budget 2023.
2 November 2022 News
Advance fodder scheme payments to be paid in December
A rollover of the Fodder Support Scheme 2022 was announced in Budget 2023.
2 November 2022 News
IFBA on tour: Gurteen College dairy facilities
After a three year break, the IFBA was back for its annual conference and farm tours, visiting Gurteen College as part of this. Martin Merrick reports
26 October 2022 Buildings
Vets warn UK-EU negotiators on NI protocol
The lack of agreement between the EU and UK on the movement of vet medicines from Britain to NI continues to be a cause for concern.
19 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Uproar at dairy beef scheme changes
Adam Woods speaks to farmers and breed societies about the proposed changes to the dairy calf weighing scheme to come into effect in 2023.
19 October 2022 News