Meeting of like minds between SRUC and Teagasc
Senior leaders from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and Teagasc have been discussing future collaboration opportunities for the two organisations, which both play a vital role in providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the land-based sector.
04 March 2024
Farm Vehicles - Don’t get knocked down, you might not get up again
There were 16 fatal farm accidents last year, up from 13 in 2022 and nine in 2021. Dr Aswathi Surendran, PhD Researcher; Francis Bligh and John McNamara, Teagasc Health and Safety Specialists offers some pointers on preventing farm vehicle-related injuries.
04 March 2024
Watch: Signpost Series: Managing Health and Safety in the busy spring season
On this episode of the Signpost Series, Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department was joined by Dr. John McNamara & Francis Bligh, Health and Safety Specialists, Teagasc to discuss managing health and safety in the busy spring season.
03 March 2024
Make Farm Safety Number One in 2024
Sinéad Devaney, Teagasc Adviser, suggests you should ask yourself “What can I do every day to make 2024 a safer farming year?” Here she makes some suggestions as to how you can answer this question.
02 March 2024
Booking open for Young Breeders National Championships
This year’s Young Breeders National Championships will be hosted at Teagasc Kildalton Agricultural College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny on Saturday, 23 March. The aim is to host an event merging both competition and education.
28 February 2024
Over 50,000 tonnes of organic feed needed next winter
There's been a boom in organic farming, with the number of organic farmers doubling to 4,000 in 2023, and an additional 1,000 farmers signing up for the Organic Farming Scheme in 2024.
27 February 2024
Virtual Soil Fertility Conference
The Teagasc Soil Fertility Conference 2024 takes place virtually across three Mondays commencing on Monday, 26 February.
26 February 2024
4,000 students to gain knowledge from Farm Walk & Talk initiative
Teagasc has partnered with Agri Aware for the 2024 Farm Walk & Talk initiative. With the first event pencilled for February 27, it will allow approximately 4,000 agricultural science students to put the theory they’ve learned as part of the Leaving Certificate curriculum into practice.
25 February 2024
TAMS 3: Priority approval mechanism available to Tranche 2 applicants
The priority approval mechanism for Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS 3) applications is now open for Tranche 2, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., announced earlier this week.
21 February 2024
Watch: Understanding equine behaviour and how your horse or pony learns
On this episode of Let's Talk Equine, Wendy Conlon, Teagasc Equine Specialist, was joined by Dr Orla Doherty, Animal Behaviour Clinic, to discuss how horses and ponies learn, how this impacts on their behaviour, and why it is so important to take this into consideration in the approach to training.
17 February 2024
Kildalton College win Colleges Challenges Day on home soil
Kildalton College in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, was the host of the 2024 Macra and Teagasc Colleges Challenges Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.
15 February 2024
Dairy on Demand: Farm-Fresh Success with Milk Vending
Host Barry Caslin, Teagasc was joined by Michaella McMahon & Mark Hanrahan, Unison Process Solutions, and Shannon Porter, The Milk Bar, Donegal. The panellists provided an overview of how farmers can supplement their income by directly selling fresh milk.
14 February 2024
Kildalton College to host Agricultural Colleges Challenges Day
The annual Agricultural Colleges Challenges Day is set to be held on 14th February in Kildalton Agricultural College in County Kilkenny.
13 February 2024
Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Teagasc is celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science, today, Sunday, February 11 – a United Nations initiative to promote gender equality in STEM fields and to encourage more women and girls to pursue careers in science and technology.
11 February 2024
New Research highlights implications of Antibiotic use in Human and Veterinary Medicine
APC Microbiome Ireland (APC) SFI Research Centre Antimicrobial Resistance Fellowship yields new data regarding the implications of antibiotic use in early life, and the effect of antibiotic use in standard dry cow therapy.
08 February 2024
Platform to share EU agriculture and forestry knowledge goes online
The EU-FarmBook is a Horizon Europe funded project that is working at regional, national, and European level to build an online platform to gather and share agriculture and forestry knowledge.
07 February 2024
EU-Supported SafeHabitus Project Addresses Mental Health Challenges in Agriculture at the European Parliament
In a pioneering effort to address the pressing issue of mental health, the EU-funded SafeHabitus project, led by Teagasc, organised a policy seminar at the European Parliament on January 25th.
01 February 2024
Earning while learning
Four new land- based apprenticeship programmes delivered by Teagasc, are enabling a wide range of people to develop new skills and careers. And employers and industry are gaining access to a new pool of knowledgeable, skilled, and highly motivated staff, writes Mark Moore.
31 January 2024
Glamping, milk vending and self-catering ventures key focus of upcoming webinar series
Are you looking to add another realm to your farming business? Over the month of February, Teagasc will host three webinars in the area of farm diversification that may be of interest to you.
30 January 2024
Let's Talk Equine - Finding the cause of underperformance
On this episode of Let's Talk Equine, Wendy Conlon, Teagasc Equine Specialist, was joined by Alan Creighton, Head of Environment and Nutrition at the Irish Equine Centre.
21 January 2024
Managing through the cold spell
As temperatures are expected to remain near freezing over the coming days, proactive measures are needed at farm level.
16 January 2024
Project on Ash Dieback scoops Teagasc award at BT Young Scientist 2024
Abigail O’Brien Murray, Erica O’Brien Murray and Olivia O’Shea from Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan emerged triumphant at the recent BT Young Scientist, receiving both the prestigious ‘Best Group Project’ award and the esteemed ‘Teagasc Special Award’ for their outstanding scientific achievements
15 January 2024
Burnout in the barnyard
John McNamara, Teagasc Health and Safety Specialist, Siobhán O’Connor, DCU, and Emma Dillon, Teagasc REDP tell us how farmers are at risk from stress and mental exhaustion,
14 January 2024
Stipend for Walsh Scholars increased
Teagasc has announced that it will increase the annual stipend for Walsh Scholars to €25,000 from the 1st January 2024. The Teagasc Authority approved the increase at their board meeting this week.
12 January 2024
Exploring Tomorrow: Teagasc's dazzling showcase at BT Young Scientist 2024
The Teagasc stand at the BT Young Scientist 2024 is a dynamic hub of innovation, with an array of captivating displays that leave attendees in awe. Eimear Ferguson, Education and Public Engagement Officer at Teagasc, highlights some of these from the first day of this year’s exhibit.
11 January 2024
Teagasc at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition
Thousands of students are set to descend on the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) 2024 over the coming days.
11 January 2024
New appointment to Teagasc Authority
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D. has appointed Dr Helen Sheridan to the Teagasc Authority.
10 January 2024
Teagasc Supporting Farming in Kenya
Teagasc currently leads three dairy development projects funded by Irish Aid and the EU across three different countries in East Africa – Kenya, Eritrea and Tanzania. Paul Maher, Dr. Anne-Marie Butler and Dr. Edna Curley tell us more.
08 January 2024
The National Centre for Brewing and Distilling
It’s been almost a year since work began getting the national centre for brewing and distilling set-up and running.
08 January 2024
A message from Professor Frank O’Mara, Director of Teagasc
During the festive period, a time of rest and reflection, the challenges that Irish farmers met so resolutely over the course of 2023 become all the more clear.
25 December 2023