Launch of the January 2020 Once A Day Milking Conference

Interest in the practice of Once A Day (OAD) milking continues to grow.  The practice is sometimes considered as an option in situations where labour is in short supply, the farm layout means that cows have long walks to and from the parlour, or where reducing the number of milkings carried out is attractive from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teagasc report confirms 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming – IFA

Onus on Government to support the sector in 2019 and protect direct payments   IFA President Joe Healy said that the Teagasc Annual Review figures released today come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. He said that the report confirms that 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming, in large part due to […]

Tipperary Agricultural College Scoops National Award

Gurteen College were crowned Energy Team of The Year at last night’s 2018 SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards which took place in the Mansion House, Dublin. Gurteen fought off competition from Musgrave and the Dublin Airport Authority to scoop the award. The college is a registered charity founded in 1947 and offers a range of recognised […]

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