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My subsidy was once a infrequent hobby. Since lockdown, it’s turn a salvation | Alice O’Keefe

Smugness is a well-documented side-effect of carrying an allotment, and during this time of year, with raspberries, gooseberries, currants, new potatoes and other goodies ripening and creation it to a table, a condition becomes quite acute. “Notice anything about these spuds?” we can’t assistance myself asking, faux-casually, over dinner. “And how about a chard? Particularly […]

Financial inducement indispensable ‘to fill empty houses in farming areas’ – Naughten

Independent TD Denis Naughten has pronounced there is “a series of farming villages that have high-speed broadband and empty houses”, and that a supervision needs to incentivise people to pierce into these areas and keep farming Ireland alive. Deputy Naughten criticised a Department of Housing and Local Government for being “happy to flare out €30,714 to […]

Getting dirt flood scold to boost weed expansion in Co. Kildare

Sean Roddy – who manages Lyons Demesne, only outward Celbridge, Co. Kildare – understands a significance of dirt flood in sequence to grow grass. Before any fertilizer is spread, Sean and his Teagasc advisor, Christy Watson, lay down and finish a nutritious government devise for a plantation on a yearly basis. Sean’s proceed starts with […]

How this elementary paddock complement is heading to improved weed management

After putting skeleton in place to scold dirt flood in Lyons Demesne, Sean Roddy – who featured on [email protected] tonight – incited his courtesy to improving infrastructure on a plantation by implementing a better paddock system. This was finished by a offer of extra paddocks and a rearranging of H2O troughs to promote these additional paddocks. […]

How this beef rancher manages grassland during 3 vicious times of a year

Beef tillage only outward Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Sean Roddy – who manages Lyons Demesne – runs a spring-calving suckler herd, aiming to finish steers and heifers (with a difference of replacements) during 18-22 months-of-age. Average cow weight stands during 600kg, with Sean aiming to maximize weaning weight during 200 days in a calf crop. Additionally, […]

‘Our calving interlude was 364 days; 85% of a cows calved within a initial 6 weeks’

L-R: Niall and Billy Nicholson Farming in Crosshaven, Co. Cork, Billy and Niall Nicholson work suckler-to-beef and husbandry enterprises. The duo, who are in partnership together, move all their masculine children by to massacre during 16 months-of-age, as good as weanling bulls that are purchased off-farm. The span multiply their possess deputy heifers; however, any […]

What are a contributing factors to nutritious detriment into H2O systems?

A improved sourroundings and ancillary a prolongation of high-quality food are a twin aims of a Agricultural Catchment Programme (ACP). The programme is saved by a Department of Agriculture, Food and a Marine, and involves 300 farmers opposite 6 catchments in Ireland. Teagasc’s Eddie Burgess, a programme manager, highlighted that it was established to weigh a […]