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Chlorates - Chlorine-free cleaning of milking equipment

Chlorine will no longer be used in milking equipment cleaning products or protocols by the end of 2020. David Gleeson, Milk Quality Research Officer, Teagasc tells us more.

19 May 2020
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Weather Impacts on the Agricultural Catchments Programme

We are all well aware that our weather and climate have a major influence on agricultural production. The Agricultural Catchments Programme (ACP) have been studying the influence of agriculture on water quality for over ten years in six small intensively farmed areas.

19 May 2020
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Three weeks into the breeding season

On average nationally only 71% of cows and 78% of heifers are bred in the first three weeks and on the average farm a low 6-week calving rate is costing €200/cow. What can you do at this stage in the breeding season?

18 May 2020
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Five steps to managing cash flow through 2020

Every dairy farmer should evaluate their business to ensure the effect of the current uncertainty in markets is minimised. Laurence Shallooand Patrick Gowing, Teagasc Moorepark have some advice and guidance

18 May 2020
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The Birch and Alder Improvement Programme

The development of birch as a commercial forestry tree species supports government policy in the desire to increase diversity in Irish forestry

17 May 2020
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Wild Bird Cover providing a giant bird-table

The purpose of growing wild bird cover crops is to provide seed for birds during the winter when demand is highest. Catherine Kenna, Countryside Management Specialist, Teagasc tells us more.

17 May 2020
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Time to Check slats

The lifespan of slats done to grant specification is about 20 years. Intensive use of slats, slurry reaching them, stocking with bulls etc. will shorten the lifespan of the slats. Tom Fallon Teagasc Farm Buildings & Infrastructure Specialist & Francis Bligh Teagasc Safety Specialist tell us more.

16 May 2020
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