Climate and environment
Changing the equation on ruminants
Lighthouse Farms provide inspirational stories of farmers around the world finding new ways to survive and tackle new challenges. This is also true of the Irish Lighthouse Farm, writes Rogier Schulte.
Carbon measurement and verification on the agenda
In a preview to next week's livestream we see what viewers can look forward to finding out about carbon sequestration.
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.
Farmers can’t take 'wait-and-see' approach to fodder
Farmers are dramatically cutting back on fertiliser rates. Something needs to be done to make up for this.
Planting multispecies or red clover under the new measures?
If you are reseeding, you need to make sure soil samples are up to scratch and the seeds are going into a suitable seedbed.
Glanbia to fund diplomas for suppliers to improve sustainability
The Sustainable Farming Academy will help to fund education for Glanbia suppliers and their families.
23 March 2022 News
Organic or not organic? That’s not the question.
As the debate around the push to organic farming continues in Ireland, Rogier Schulte records the experiences of Lighthouse Farms around the world.
How have farmers found multispecies swards so far?
There is a lot of talk about multi species swards at present. We carried out a survey to see what farmers with these swards think.
The untapped biogas potential of grass and slurry
A recent report published by the SEAI has outlined the role that slurry and grass will play in decarbonising the heat sector.
Milking the power of the sun in Tyrone
A Co Tyrone dairy farmer is utilising solar power to meet the energy requirements to running his 200ac farm.
Where are we on getting paid for carbon?
Many farmers are talking about carbon and hoping that sale of carbon storage will provide another income stream.
Red clover matching unlimited nitrogen swards on yield
Red clover can hit high yields without nitrogen and may be a good option to tackle high fertiliser prices.