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Housing requirements on Roscommon organic suckler farm
Darren Carty
When it comes to suckler, beef and dairy farmers considering converting to organics housing requirements are said to be a significant barrier affecting many.
22 June 2022 Farm buildings
Farm building and infrastructure teaching facilities upgraded at Kildalton
Recently appointed farm infrastructure teacher Declan Byrne has added a 1-acre practical demonstration paddock to Kildalton’s teaching facilities to give students a more hands-on learning experience.
22 June 2022 Farm buildings
New 156 cow cubicle shed offers flexibility for expanded herd
A cubicle shed, completed in mid-2021, has increased cow accommodation and calving facilities.
What do you need to do now if you are underinsured?
With big changes in stock values and farm buildings getting much more expensive as the price of steel soars, what do farmers need to do when renewing policies? Jack Kennedy reports.
22 June 2022 Insurance
Planning permission for farm buildings
Martin Merrick outlines some of the requirements surrounding planning permission and farm structures.
22 June 2022 Farm buildings
From constructing new cubicle sheds to insuring them
As input costs on farm continue to rise the old saying ‘mind the pennies and the pounds will mind themselves’ comes to mind.
22 June 2022 Farm buildings
Flexibility added through grain store construction in Co Donegal
Peter Lynch operates a tillage operation, along with beef cattle and a contracting business, from his base in Killea, Co Donegal.
15 June 2022 Farm buildings
Planning exemption for farm solar panels needs urgent rollout – MREF
Proposals to exempt roof top solar panels on farm buildings from requiring planning permission are welcome, but need to be rolled out urgently, says the Micro-Renewable Energy Federation (MREF).
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
‘Critical’ to remove barriers for farmers using solar panels – Green Party
Green Party TDs have criticised planning legislation which means farmers need to seek planning permission to install even one solar panel.