TResearch Spring 2018
Prepared Consumer Foods Innovation
Prepared Consumer Foods Innovation
Farm Gate Gastronomy
The primary goal of the Teagasc Joint Dairy Programme with the major milk processing companies and supplier groups in the northeast was to improve farmers incomes through developing the technical and financial skills necessary to expand and grow their businesses. The co-operatives and milk supplier groups engaged in the programme during the period included Lakeland Dairies, Glanbia, Town of Monaghan, Virginia and Drogheda Producers group. The counties covered by the joint programme included Cavan, Dublin, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Meath, Monaghan, Westmeath and Wicklow. The programme was conducted over the three-year period January 2002 to December 2004.
Is cúis áthais dom é seo, an tríú Ráiteas Straitéise de chuid Teagasc, a thugann cur síos ar ár gcuid spriocanna, ar ár gcuid straitéisí agus ar ár gcuid gníomhartha don tréimhse 2005-2007, a chur os bhur gcomhair.
There are new and challenging opportunities in agriculture, horticulture and forestry for young people with the necessary skills. A career in any of these sectors offers a unique lifestyle which can be very rewarding and fulfiling. All of our courses have been reviewed to meet your changing needs in terms of knowledge, skills and competence. You can now complete your training in one of our eight colleges, at a local training centre or on line through our new eCollege facility. This flexibility allows some students to pursue an off-farm job or an apprenticeship while completing our training programme.
In the past decade the exceptionally rapid rate of change in population structures and economic activity has transformed many rural areas. Areas close to urban centres generally experienced increases in population and in economic and social activity while some remote areas experienced a decline. These distinctively opposing changes have different impacts on rural communities and those living in them. As a result adjustment is most likely required, not only for individuals and households in rural communities but also for the economic and social supports of rural areas. The rationale for this study is to examine how different rural areas adjust and respond to change and how households in different circumstances are affected.
Government policy for rural areas aims to build a rural economy where enterprises will be commercially competitive without damaging the environment. It seeks to have vibrant sustainable communities, with a quality of life that will make them attractive places in which to work and live. It aspires for equity of opportunity between rural and urban areas, and for balanced development between the regions. These initiatives are underpinned by EU policy for rural areas, which subscribes to the attainment of ‘living country sides’ within the context of balanced regional development across the Union.
Milk Production Partnership
Teagasc Customer Charter
Beef and Sheep Production Research
Over the years much research effort has been devoted to the development of beef production systems at Grange Beef Research Centre. Based on earlier work by Dr. Joe Harte and his colleagues, an integrated 2-year-old dairy calf-to-beef system was established by Dr. Vincent Flynn at Ballinalack (then a field station of Grange) in the late 1970s. It comprised of Friesian steers slaughtered at about 290 kg carcass weight.
Under the Clean Livestock Policy, producers must take all reasonable practical steps to ensure that their stock are acceptably clean at slaughter. The vast majority of the 1.6 million plus Irish cattle presented for slaughter each year meet the Clean Livestock Policy standards. However, problems with cattle cleanliness can arise on individual farms. Very dirty cattle are rejected for slaughter.