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Articles Tagged ‘Teagasc’

'Stop cutting milk prices' says IFA deputy president

IFA deputy president Tim O’Leary said that it was time the industry focused on putting an immediate end to 16 months of continuous milk price cuts.


Speaking at the Virginia Show, IFA deputy president Tim O'Leary said that it was time the industry focused on putting an immediate end to 16 months of continuous milk price cuts. He said these cuts have robbed farmers of almost all their margin and landed the majority of them into loss-making situations. 

€4.5m innovation centre opens

Teagasc opening


More than €4.5 million has been invested in a new Innovation Centre for Grassland and Dairying at the Teagasc campus in Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork. The Paddy O'Keeffe Innovation Centre has been praised as a fitting tribute to a 'legend of Irish agriculture' who dedicated his life to improving the sector.

A balanced approach to life and farming


As the winner of the 2017 FBD Young Farmer of the Year Award, PJ O’Keeffe represents a new generation with a balanced approach to life and farming. Tomas Turley, on the other hand, has just retired from Teagasc after completing a 34-year career in the advisory services. Both men spoke to Matt O’Keeffe and shared some thoughts on the state of Irish agriculture.

Animal health crucial for dairy success

High animal health status is key to trade and international market access, and gives Irish milk producers and processors a competitive advantage. This was the main message from the recent Teagasc ICOS Dairy Expansion seminar.

Award-winning farm is venue for Teagasc walk

Eddie, Ann and Thomas Dwan, pictured at the family farm in Bohernamona, Thurles, Co Tipperary.


Winners of the 2014 National Dairy Council (NDC) & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards, the Dwan family from Co Tipperary, will host a farm walk, organised by Teagasc. The walk will take place on Thursday, April 23, as part of National Dairy Week.

BEEF 2016 Open Day


BEEF 2016, a major Teagasc Open Day will take place on Tuesday, July 5, at Grange in Dunsany Co Meath. Thousands of cattle farmers from all over the country are expected to attend this major national beef event which is sponsored by FBD.

Billy Kelleher awarded Teagasc Gold Medal


Billy Kelleher has been named as the 2016 winner of the Teagasc Gold Medal for his exceptional contribution to Teagasc and to the agriculture and food sectors. Mr Kelleher, the Teagasc regional advisory manager for west Cork, was described as being "highly technically competent in all enterprises, and in particular dairy and tillage".

Brexit concerns for Irish dairy and beef sector highlighted


If the UK voters decide to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum in June of this year, it could have a significant impact on Irish agri-food exports. This is according to a newly released report produced by economists from Teagasc, launched April 13 at a Teagasc and Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland (AESI) seminar in Backweston, County Kildare.

Coveney announces training for all BDGP participants


Minister Coveney has announced the rollout of general training to all Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) participants. He said: “The training aspect of the BDGP is a critical element of the Programme and will provide clear information to farmers with regards to the requirements at individual farm level.”

Coveney hosts first meeting of Dairy Forum

Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, hosts first meeting of Dairy Forum.


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney hosted the first dairy forum for stakeholders in the sector. The forum was established by the Minister to focus on strategic issues for the development of Ireland's dairy sector.

Cow type drives performance at Newford Farm

Cow type at Newford comprises mainly first-cross Aberdeen Angus cows.

 Hundreds of farmers gathered at Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm in Athenry, for an Open Day showcasing the achievements and learnings of the farm’s first full year of operations. The farm’s breeding policy is successfully producing calves that gain weight rapidly and will deliver carcass sizes that meet market requirements.