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Sustainable Beef Production

  • Benefits of using Multi Species Grassland Swards

    Benefits of using multi species grassland swards with Guylain Grange, PhD student and Aidan Lawless, Dairy Farm Manager in Teagasc Johnstown Castle

  • Understanding Carbon Sequestration

    What is carbon sequestration? Professor Gary Lanigan gives us the run down to what carbon sequestration is and how by increasing carbon sequestration, farmers can increase their soil organic matter levels and help to slow the negative impacts of climate change on their farms and on wider society

  • 5 Steps to Enhancing Carbon Sequestration

    One of the main management practices to increase carbon sequestration and soil organic matter build up on farms is to optimise soil fertility. Watch David Wall as he runs through 5 steps to enhancing carbon sequestration on your farm

  • Reducing methane emissions from Irish agriculture

    Methane is a greenhouse gas which accounts for the majority (60%) of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. Its harmful because its 28 times more potent that carbon dioxide. How is methane produced? Hear from Sinead Waters in this short clip

  • White Clover - A Beef Farmers Perspective

    Tim Meagher, Beef Farmer from Co. Tipperary did a trial with Teagasc in the early 00's on establishing clover. Tim has included white clover through two methods - oversowing and rotate with tillage crops. The benefits Tim sees from clover is input reduction while output is maintained

  • Water Quality, Farm Practice & the Agricultural Catchments Programme

    Eddie Burgess, gives an introduction to the Agricultural Catchments Programme (ACP), funded by the Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). The ACP has been established to evaluate the actions & regulations farmers have to adhere to under European regulation to achieve good water quality

  • Reducing Ammonia Emissions from Irish Agriculture

    In Ireland agriculture is responsible for 99% of ammonia emissions and we've committed to reducing these. Teagasc has carried out extensive research in technologies to reduce the emissions. The two top technologies are protected urea & low emission slurry spreading Dominika Krol tells us more

  • Breeding for Sustainability

    Suckler to beef farmers Billy & Niall Nicholson, farm in Crosshaven Co. Cork.The farm is currently is GLAS and the Nicholson's highlight the importance of biodiversity on the farm as they explain that it is important to maintain nature and hedgerows on the farm.