Articles Tagged ‘Teagasc’

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.

Downsizing the CAP cake


The bigger a cake is, the easier it is to divide it to everyone’s satisfaction. The size of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget, then, has become the critical issue as far as Irish farmers are concerned, writes Matt O’Keeffe.

Forest owners and industry unite at Talking Hardwoods event


'Talking Hardwoods 2017' brought together forest owners and industry represenatives to learn and share information about the management, harvesting and marketing of hardwoods at the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork today (Tuesday, October 24). This Teagasc-organised event was launched by Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for Forestry. 

Get more from your green


Grazing early in the springtime can have many positive effects on the cow, farm and farmer because of DMI and cost savings, and for environmental and mental reasons as well, writes Bernard Stack, InTouch feeding specialist, Alltech Ireland.

Increase in fodder issues needs to be addressed, says IFA


IFA president Joe Healy has said the deepening fodder problems needs to be addressed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed. The fodder crisis will be discussed at an important IFA meeting tomorrow, Friday, December 1, in Claremorris, Co Mayo, at 8pm.

Leading industry experts will feature at Energy in Agriculture event


Gurteen Agricultural College in Co. Tipperary will play host to thousands of farmers and industry representatives during Energy in Agriculture 2018, which takes place on Tuesday, August 21 and is a Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine-approved Knowledge Transfer event.

Minister announces review of fodder supplies


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has announced an immediate review of fodder supplies and identification of possible measures to increase fodder availability.

Moorepark Open Day a key date in the calendar


July 4 is a key date in all dairy farmers' calendars. Teagasc Moorepark is running its biannual Dairy Open Day at the Cork venue. It promises to be as enlightening, stimulating and instructive as ever.

More calves bring more pressure

More calves bring more pressure

Expansion of the dairy herd in recent years has led to increased pressures on dairy farms around spring calving. Dairy specialist with Teagasc, George Ramsbottom, has some advice for farmers on managing this challenging period.

NDC seminar and Teagasc walk at award-winning dairy farm


The National Dairy Council (NDC) has hosted a seminar on “Quality as an Essential Component of Export Development” in the Park Hotel Dungarvan, with a farm walk hosted by Teagasc taking place on the dairy farm of the Power Family, winners of the 2016 NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards.