Farming

Huge potential for farmers in the development of solar farms

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Farming

Last month the IFA held a seminar on solar energy, on the back of which the CEO of one of Ireland’s leading renewable energy firms has repeated calls for farmers to “be open to the opportunities for renewable energy on...

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Innovative European organic farm project to launch in Bantry

Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Farming

A network of ten European WWOOF organisations has developed a unique free online learning guide for the 30,000 or so young adults who volunteer each year to live and learn on organic farms and smallholdings across Europe. This ­new and...

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Goleen farmers take top prize in National Quality Milk Awards

Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in Farming

The country’s top prize for farming the best quality milk has been awarded to Kieran and Catherine O’Sullivan, from Dunmanus, Goleen, who supply their milk to Drinagh Co-op. The winners of the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards were announced...

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Four top West Cork dairy farms make Milk Awards shortlist

Posted on: 5th October, 2015 in Farming

Thirteen of Ireland’s top dairy farms, including four from West Cork, will compete in the finals of the National Dairy Council and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards. The annual national award programme is the recognised standard for excellence in dairy farming....

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Ed and his ‘kids’ on Cape Clear

Posted on: 4th August, 2015 in Farming

On his Cape Clear Island goat farm, Ed Harper and his ‘kids’ encapsulates the community spirit of island life. Perched on a hilltop, the uneven terrain would prove a challenge to most, but blind since childhood, Ed (66), has never...

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CIT students create milking device to reduce piglet mortality

Posted on: 6th July, 2015 in Farming

CIT biomedical engineering students Kelly Lane from Riverstick, West Cork and Emma O’Leary and Nicolle Dunphy from Waterford reached the finals in this year’s Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards 2015, sponsored by Siemens. Their project, entitled...

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A breed apart

Posted on: 6th July, 2015 in Farming

Suckler farmer Tommy Moyles is doing a job he has always wanted to do, in a place he enjoys living in. Just a stone’s throw from Sandescove strand in Ardfield on the Wild Atlantic Way with views of Rosscarbery bay,...

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Farmers’ milking success

Posted on: 6th July, 2015 in Farming

Corney and John Buckley are two generations of farmers in Bantry. Corney is married to Sheila and the couple also has a daughter, Ann. As well as fulfilling the role of farm bookkeeper, Sheila looks after the calves and Ann,...

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