Rush Control, red water and keeping an eye on stock bulls
Adam Woods
Helpful tips and advice for drystock farms.
25 February 2022 Schemes
One week before land maintenance rules kick in
From 1 March, a multitude of land maintenance tasks will be prohibited for a period of six months.
18 February 2022 News
Our machines: tractors, diggers, ploughs, dozers, a dumper and a vintage combine
Young Adam Doran wants to be a contractor like his father when he grows up. That means doing a lot of work on other people’s land including a lot of drainage work.
Farmer Writes: progressing with fieldwork in dry conditions
The unusually dry ground conditions have been ideal for getting drainage works out of the way early in the year, writes Gerald Potterton.
2 February 2022 Farmer Writes
White diesel needed for tractor runs, says HMRC
HMRC has said the purpose of tractor runs and ploughing matches will be deemed as pleasure, rather than agricultural work.
19 January 2022 News
Dos and don’ts of calf shed design
Aidan Brennan highlights some of the things that farmers should and shouldn’t do when constructing or modifying a calf shed.
19 January 2022 Calves
Dairying on high-risk soils ‘prime targets’ for slurry inspections
Derogation farmers have been told to expect an increased number of inspections to ensure compliance with slurry rules.
19 January 2022 News
Nitrogen and nitrous oxide in tillage soils
Tillage soils tend to be much lower emitters of nitrous oxide because the soil is aerated during cultivation, but compaction caused by heavy machinery can change this situation.
1 January 2022 Husbandry
Teagasc and NUIG secure €600,000 to study best ways to rewet land
The research will focus on water table management on carbon-rich soils and how best to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
24 December 2021 News
Home Farm: would I rewet it? Not unless I was compelled to
I would like to see figures worked out that took account of the large amounts of carbon dioxide absorbing grass that is produced every year compared with the breakdown of carbon-emitting peat.
15 December 2021 Opinion
Commission looks at new law to limit land drainage
Under the new EU Soil Strategy, this law would maintain and increase soil carbon stocks, minimise flooding and drought risks, and enhance biodiversity.
1 December 2021 News
Beef management: Five farm maintenance jobs for winter
Late autumn and winter is a good time to carry out some farm maintenance work. Outlined are five jobs that apply to most farms.
20 November 2021 Management