TResearch Autumn 2018
The Future of Food
The Future of Food
Fodder still an issue
Pig Slurry: A Valuable Fertiliser for Grass Growth
Pig Slurry Demonstration on 16th May, 2014 - John Finlays’ Farm, Ballycuddy, Ballacolla, Co. Laois
Pig Farmers' Conference 2013 Proceedings & Presentations
Moorepark Research Dissemination Day
We are not producing GM potatoes for production or commercial purposes. Our role is to investigate the potential negative and/or positive impacts of GM technology in regard to this specific GM variety and then inform stakeholders and the general public as to conclusions drawn based on an Irish-specific research study.
Teagasc held their first live online Q&A session through social media on Wednesday 27 February with Dr. Siobhan Kavanagh, Nutrition Specialist, Teagasc. The questions and answers have been compiled below.
Proceedings from the Teagasc National Pig Conferences which took place on 23 October in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Tipperary and the 24 October in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan.
Teagasc Pig Department Feed Industry Workshop
Conference Proceedings & Presentations from the Pig Conference which was held in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, Co. Cavan on the 18 October and in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Co. Tipperary on the 19th October 2011.
Increasing the amount of energy produced from renewable sources is a stated objective of the EU. Anaerobic Digestion, as investigated in this project, can extract energy from animal and plant biomass, while still retaining the nutritive value of the material as fertiliser. This project looked at reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from stored pig manure, by capturing methane during anaerobic digestion which would otherwise be produced naturally in storage under anaerobic conditions. In addition, production of renewable energy from pig manure is carbon neutral and offsets carbon dioxide that would otherwise be produced by fossil fuels, thus helping to meet Ireland’s targets to reduce CO2 emissions. Anaerobic digestion can also help reduce pathogen levels in pig manure. However, it is important to be aware that anaerobic digestion does not reduce the P and N content of manure. Moreover, as the manure will most likely be co digested with other biomass the N and P content of the digested material will likely be even higher than that of the raw manure.