Farming

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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Opportunity in challenges for farmers

Posted on: 9th April, 2019 in Farming

David Hagan is a farmer who is dedicated to helping the farming industry  “do more with less”. His role as Sustainable Agricultural Manager with Devenish – a company that specialises in quality animal nutrition and sustainability – brings him often...

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Facing the unknown

Posted on: 4th March, 2019 in Farming

Lately there’s no escaping Brexit and the uncertainty it casts over the agriculture sector. Like it has been for almost two years it’s a case of waiting to see what decisions will come from the House of Commons before there...

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Peeling back the layers

Posted on: 4th March, 2019 in Farming

It’s one layer at a time when it comes to the business of peeling onions, as Eamon Crowley, owner of the Irish Onion Company based in Bandon tells Mary O’Brien. Since establishing the business in 2012, Eamon has strived layer...

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Girl Power on the farm

Posted on: 4th March, 2019 in Farming

Yorkshire native Laura Cable (26) manages a 130-cow farm just outside Clonakilty. Although she grew up on a beef and sheep farm, Laura’s heart is now in dairy. She talks to Mary O’Brien about how a young woman ends up...

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