Teagasc National Equine Conference 14th November

Challenges and opportunities are to the forefront of this year’s Teagasc National Equine Conference which is taking place on Thursday, 14 November, at the Castletroy Park Hotel Limerick.   Speaking in advance of the conference, Teagasc equine specialist Wendy Conlon said: “A variety of topics will be addressed including pre-purchase veterinary examinations, the potential role […]

ONE HEALTH- Awareness to Action Antimicrobial and Anthelmintic Resistance Conference – Teagasc

Resistance to antimicrobials is one of the major current challenges facing the human population. It is estimated that by 2050, 10 million people will die annually due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) unless major steps are immediately taken to reduce antimicrobial usage. A major scientific conference, ONE HEALTH – Awareness to Action, Antimicrobial and Anthelmintic Resistance […]

Government Paying Lip Service to the Development of a Renewable Energy Sector – IFA

IFA Renewable Energy Project Team Leader Tom Short accused the Government of paying lip service rather than supporting the development of a renewable energy sector and the circular bioeconomy that will create sustainable employment for farming and rural communities. “It is clear from Government actions that they are only interested in supporting mega wind projects […]

Mapping Ireland’s floods by satellite

The impact of extreme weather is once again hitting the news headlines in the wake of Storm Lorenzo (October 2019), with strong winds and heavy rainfall bringing coastal and fluvial floods to some regions. The impact from extreme events can be severe, as demonstrated by the floods in winter 2015-2016 following Storms Desmond, Frank and […]

‘Living Your New Normal’ Building your life to continue farming after an accident

On Thursday 17th October 2019 Embrace FARM, the farm accident support network, hosted an information day for anyone who wishes to continue farming after an accident. This day was organised in conjunction with the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoire. Several people come through the doors of the National Rehabilitation Hospital each year resulting from […]

Teagasc Announces Master Class in Farm Infrastructure

A new initiative which aims to support professionals involved in farm infrastructure development has been launched by Teagasc. The Master Class in Farm Infrastructure, which takes place on 15th November in Teagasc Oak Park, has been designed to provide professionals working in farm lending, accountancy, insurance, local authorities and other related professions with a working […]

Hedgerows fit for Birds and Bees

‘Teagasc Hedgerow Week 2019’ was officially launched on Monday, 21 October by Andrew Doyle TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, at the Teagasc Kildalton Agriculture and Horticulture College. During the week, Teagasc will hold events for machinery contractors and farmers, as well as engaging with other stakeholders with […]

Agri–Environment Conference focusses on Biodiversity, Water Quality and Reducing Emissions

Agriculture is currently facing a number of environmental challenges relating to biodiversity, water quality and reducing both greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions. That was the clear message at the National Agri–Environment conference, organised by Teagasc, which took place in Tullamore, County Offaly, on Thursday, 17 October. Pat Murphy, Head of the Teagasc Environment Knowledge Transfer […]

Ifac encourages Tipperary farming parents to face up to cost of third level education

Current estimated financial burden at €40k per student   Ifac, the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, is urging farming parents in Tipperary to take steps now to save for their children’s third level education costs.   The estimated cost per year is around €10k per student. This is made up of a mandatory student contribution […]

Teagasc leads the fight against Ash Dieback – Discover Teagasc’s forest research on 16th Oct in Carlow

The Teagasc Forestry Development Department is organising a Teagasc Forest Research Day for tomorrow, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow. The aim is to showcase forest research within Teagasc. Important research into ash dieback will feature prominently. Ash dieback is a serious fungal disease of ash trees. It has spread rapidly across […]

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