Farming

A lot for farmers to take in

Posted on: 6th August, 2019 in Farming

It’s been a hectic few weeks on the agriculture scene. The more I think about it – manic might even be a better description. Right across the board – from fields and yards, through to the corridors of power in...

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A roaming bull

Posted on: 5th July, 2019 in Farming

My farming life has taught me you have to be prepared for many different possibilities. These can happen over a number of years or at times you have to be prepared for a few eventualities happening on a single day....

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What lies ahead?

Posted on: 4th June, 2019 in Farming

You’d think it was a different planet that we were farming if you were to compare last year with 2019. I seem to keep rattling on about weather and I probably didn’t even realise myself, until I began writing, how...

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Weathering the storms

Posted on: 7th May, 2019 in Farming

Whenever there is stormy weather I’m more strategic with where the cows and calves graze. Strict grazing rules get glossed over and the priority becomes working out which ditch offers more protection from the wind. I’m very glad of the...

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Cork and Kerry Credit Unions working together to support local farmers

Posted on: 10th April, 2019 in Farming

Photo above : Bantry Credit Union directors, management and staff as well as farmers, representatives of farming organisations, Teagasc advisors and politicians from the Bantry area who travelled to Killarney for the launch of Cultivate. (Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan) Early milking...

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World’s first ever agri-waste trading website goes live

Posted on: 9th April, 2019 in Farming

Pictured above : Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy with Mike Brown VP R&D Innovation and Kevin Collins, Director of Business Development and Cllr Joe Carroll (Back row) It’s been dubbed the ‘Tinder for agri-waste’. A...

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A West Cork Farm Life: John O’Driscoll

Posted on: 9th April, 2019 in Farming

I farm with my parents, Kevin and Siobhan, at Kilmore, Drimoleague. It’s a spring calving dairy farm and we’re milking about 80 cows give or take. There are about 120 acres on the farm. Cows: It’s predominantly Friesian cows but...

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Surplus calves are not a new problem

Posted on: 9th April, 2019 in Farming

It’s been an incredibly busy month across the board for Irish agriculture: The comings, goings and not knowings of Brexit, peak calving season and plenty behind-the-scenes work in Leinster house and beyond.   A bit of good news for farmers in...

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