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For more information on any of the podcasts available from Teagasc see www.teagasc.ie/podcasts

4th April 2023

Assessing the Clover Content on your Farm - Michael Egan

The beginning of April is the ideal opportunity to assess the level of clover content on your farm. This will aid in making two decisions, key decisions, in the coming months.
1) the level of optimum level of nitrogen fertilizer's application to tailor across your farm and individual paddocks And
2) to assess any paddocks that may need to be reseeded or over sowing to increase the level of clover content on those individual paddocks.
In this short clip, Michael Egan explains more

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9th November 2022

Derogation farming – are you aware of the current situation in Ireland? And what the future holds for farmers with higher stocking rates?Teagasc Environmental Specialist, Tim Hyde, joins Deirdre and Cathal on the latest Environment Edge podcast to discuss just that.

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29th September 2022

A Guide to Transerring the Family Farm


7th September 2022

Transferring the Family Farm - What do I need to know?

22nd February 2022

Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Irish Farms

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Teagasc Manual on Drainage and Soil Management

28th January 2022

Crops Costs and Returns 2022

2022 - Crops Costs and Returns 2022 - Teagasc | Agriculture and Food Development Authority

26th January 2022

Soil, Nutrients & Fertiliser Fact Sheets


25th January 2022

Virtual Sheep Conference 2022


12th January 2022

Understanding GHGs on Irish Farms

2022 - Understanding GHGs on Irish farms - Teagasc | Agriculture and Food Development Authority

10th December 2021

Hedge Cutting Advice


6th December 2021

Planting Hedges


15th October 2021

Jack & Larry Kearney Teagasc Glanbia Future Farm Walk

View video here: https://youtu.be/4-NhAOPoTb0

29th September 2021

Transferring the Family Farm


Week 1: 6th October 2021 Webinar view here

On part one of the 2021 Transferring the Family Farm clinic, Clare O’Keeffe from Succession Ireland spoke about how using a mediator can help farming families put together a successful succession plan in place. Emma Fogarty, Teagasc Solicitor spoke of the importance of writing a will and the role of executors.


Week 2: 13th October 2021 Webinar view here

Deborah Dwyer Development Manager with Citizens Information Board will make two presentation;  one on the Fair Deal scheme and secondly on Pensions (contributory and non-contributory)


Further Information here

15th September 2021

Moorepark 2021


Moorepark Open Day Booklet 2021

10th September 2021

National Crops Forum - Part 1

View it here: https://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2021/national-crops-forum---part-one.php

National Crops Forum - Part 2

View it here: https://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2021/national-crops-forum---part-two.php

18th August 2021

Teagasc Beef Podcast - Autumn Calving

With approximately 20% of suckler herds operating an autumn calving system, Teagasc advisor Aisling Molloy has some key tips on this week’s Beef Edge podcast

30th June 2021

Teagasc Crop Trials Event 2021

View it here: https://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2021/teagasc-crop-trials-event-2021.php

15th June 2021

Blowfly Strike Control Options

View it here: https://www.teagasc.ie/news--events/daily/sheep/blowfly-strike-control-options.php

18th May 2021

Launch of the Signpost Programme
View it here: https://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2021/launch-of-the-signpost-programme-.php

The Signpost programme - A Teagasc proposal to prompt climate action by all Irish farmers.

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Drystock farmers: How to increase profits by Aisling Molloy, B & T Drystock Advisor, Teagasc Kanturk

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4th May 2021

Teagasc Crop Agronomy Webinar
View it here: https://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2021/teagasc-crop-agronomy-webinar---may-2021.php

22nd April 2021

Caroline Walsh Virtual Farm Walk

On April 21st, Caroline Walsh, overall and dairy category winner of the 2020 Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition hosted a virtual event from her farm through the medium of video, social media and live webinar

View it here: https://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2021/caroline-walsh-virtual-farm-walk.php

31st March 2021

Spray Safe Pesticide Awareness Campaign by Cork County Council

The campaign is focused on occasional users of pesticides, such as householders, gardeners and small-scale farmers. A key message of the campaign is that users should always assess in the first instance if they need to use a pesticide at all. The link between protecting water quality and protecting biodiversity is also stressed.

Further information is available on Cork County Council’s Environment Facebook page

The campaign has also produced an excellent short video aimed at household and garden users.
The video is available on YouTube https://youtu.be/shs9i2tGEYQ

Water Quality Week 22nd - 26th March 2021
View it here: https://www.teagasc.ie/environment/water-quality/water-quality-week/

Factsheets launched to assist Farmers Maintain Water Quality
These factsheets cover the following topics:

  • Riparian Buffer Zones
  • Organic Fertiliser Management
  • Nitrate Leaching from Tillage Lands
  • Early Nitrogen for Spring Grassland
  • Grassland Herbicide Use and Water Quality

 Download the five factsheets visit https://www.teagasc.ie/environment/water-quality/farming-for-water-quality-assap/assap-factsheets/

22nd - 25th February 2021
The Calf Show

View it here: https://www.youtube.com/user/AgrilandIreland

8th January, 2021

Slurry Calibration

View it here: https://www.teagasc.ie/rural-economy/farm-management/farm-machinery/machinery-calibration/slurry-calibration-tool/

4th December, 2020

Winter finishing of Beef Bullocks and Cattle Sales for  2020

View it here: https://youtu.be/wLMpc2ryzM8 

1st December, 2020

Review of 2020 - Jack Kearney Teagasc Glanbia Future Farm Cork

View it here: https://youtu.be/ojlk29Vbh-4

19th November, 2020

Visually Assessing Silage Quality

View it here: https://youtu.be/8p2iD52OUfI

28th October, 2020

Teagasc/Beef Health Check videos

The importance and interpretation of Faecal Egg Counts as part of the BEEP-S Programme

Dealing with lice and mites around housing

How to take a faecal sample

The damage pneumonia can do to cattle lungs

Key message for healthy cattle at housing

The Beef HealthCheck Programme – cattle liver and lung monitoring

How to access your Beef HealthCheck results on ICBF

29th September, 2020

Nitrates Derogation

View it here: https://www.teagasc.ie/environment/schemes--regulations/nitrates-derogation/

28th September, 2020

Milking Machine Maintenance

View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waYpOfh4ozM

22nd September, 2020

BDGP Scheme requirements for October 31st

View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGKkwC-m1xw

Virtual Sheep Week 21st - 25th September 2020

Monday 21st September

Tuesday 22nd September

Wednesday 23rd September

Thursday 24th September

Friday 25th September

17th September, 2020

Ram Eurostar Index

View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUg3gG1eu8o

Raddling the ram

View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAtQHNJB7pw

7th July, 2020

Hen Harrier Conservation

View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s782-Fj2nWo

Virtual Beef Week - 6th - 10th July, 2020

View it here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=602713347043860

Monday 6th July

Tuesday 7th July

Wednesday 8th July

Thursday 9th July


1st July, 2020

BEEP Scheme - Benefits of Weighing Stock 

View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poghEvbbVM0

29th June, 2020

Assessment of Winter Beans

View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5qPLZgCuZ4

Biodiversity on Glas Farm

View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH1Q1kXrxe8

26th June, 2020

Controlling Rushes & Using MCPA

View it here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=297803701352181

12th June, 2020

Ruth Fennell BDGP Interview - updates for Suckler Farmers

View it here: https://youtu.be/m_YZ5Ezn6tA

10th June, 2020

Grass Course Member and Suckler Farmer

Suckler farmer David Murphy farms 42 cows, predominately limousin in Co. Cork. In this video he gives an overview of his farm and farming system

View it here: https://youtu.be/nzUf_kQq59I

9th June, 2020

Timing final fungicide in Spring Barley

View it here: https://youtu.be/j0xIzUV8l6A

2nd June, 2020

Grassland - Impact of dry weather on County Meath farmer

Barry O'Sullivan's farm in County Meath has been impacted by the current dry weather. Barry gives an overview of the management decisions he has had to make to manage grass and cow performance.

View it here: https://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2020/impact-of-dry-weather-on-county-meath-farmer.php

26th May, 2020

Grassland herbicide use & water quality

The sustainable use of herbicides is critical in our efforts to protect water quality. Kieran Kenny, Teagasc ASSAP Advisor tells us more.

View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJtyH3oqmQc

Best use guidelines for MCPA

View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThPUG53gWeo

25th April, 2020

Farming, COVID-19 and your Mental Health

Farming can be a lonely job and farmers are at an increased risk of social isolation. At this time of social distancing due to COVID-19 it's incredibly important to mind your mental health.

View it here: https://youtu.be/997FO-bXuso

20th April, 2020

Farm Diversification and Rural Tourism 2020 video

View it here: https://youtu.be/hRxcemHxHpE

24th March, 2020

Useful tips in the current climate

Farm Updates

Labour Focus Farms Update

View it here: www.teagasc.ie/laboursavingfocusfarms

Shinagh Dairy Farm

Shinagh Dairy Farm was set up in 2011 as part of a joint programme between Teagasc and Carbery Co-Op. The farm is located just outside of Bandon town in West Cork. The aim of this joint programme is to demonstrate the design, set up and operation of a large scale dairy unit on a grass based system and to provide information on the profitability and sustainability of this type of farming system.

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Let's Talk Cattle & Sheep Webinar Series

A series of webinars for Irish drystock farmers will be hosted by Teagasc during May and June 2020.

Make sure to join Fortnightly on Wednesday evening at 6.30pm for timely, relevant and practical advice to allow you make better management decisions on your farm. 

And be prepared to get involved in the discussion – there will be an opportunity for you to pose your questions to each week’s presenters. 

1 hour Beef/Sheep Webinars every fortnight on Wednesday 6.30pm. Register at www.teagasc.ie/LetsTalkCattleSheep.

First webinar 13 May 

Lets Talk Dairy Weekly Webinar

Given the current Covid-19 restrictions, we will have a series of weekly dairy webinars, every Thursday morning at 10.30am

Details of the webinars can be found on the webinar webpage www.teagasc.ie/letstalkdairy

Details will be updated as we move through May and June.
You can join the webinar by registering on the event page (here), and then click on the weblink you receive to join on Thursday next.  Webinars will be broadcast using Zoom.