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Farming and the Burren

In terms of its natural and cultural heritage, the Burren landscape is a veritable oasis. The Burren uplands play host to over 70% of Ireland’s native flora, hundreds of burial sites, stone forts and ancient ecclesiastical sites. It is a key flagship for the Irish environment, remarkably rich, diverse and intact. However, the Burren is a landscape that depends very much on farming activity for the retention of its rich heritage. For over six thousand years, farmers have shaped the Burren. In much the same way, the unique challenges presented by karst landscape of the Burren have shaped use of the land and evoked distinctive agricultural responses.

01 December 2002
Type
Report
106 Pages
2,337KB
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Ewe quota calculation on commonage

When is a cow not a cow? When she is 6.7 ewe equivalents for the purpose of calculating stocking levels on farms with commonage. (A ewe equals 0.15 livestock units). Over 6,200 farmers with commonage land recently received the preliminary calculations setting out the ewe stocking level, and ewe quotas for 2003.

16 November 2002
Type
Media Article
0 Pages
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Pig Conference 2002

Pig Farmers' Conference Proceedings October, 2002

01 October 2002
Type
Event Proceeding
100 Pages
319KB
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Annual Report 2001

The year 2001 will be remembered for the major outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Britain, the emergence of BSE in mainland Europe and September 11th in the US.

01 October 2002
Type
Report
47 Pages
233KB
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Harvest Report

Harvest Report

05 September 2002
Type
Report
0 Pages