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Teagasc submission on the Draft River Basin District Management Plans and Draft Fresh Water Pearl Mussel Sub-Basin Management Plans

Supporting sustainable farming and the environment is the main focus for Teagasc’s soil, environment and good farm practice programmes. This will be achieved by providing farmers with the knowledge and skills to operate in a profitable, competitive and sustainable manner and by supporting policymakers in designing, implementing and evaluating environmental programmes targeted to different types of farms addressing issues such as climate change, water quality, biodiversity and soil quality. Emphasis is placed on the achievement of ‘double-dividend’ outcomes, so that future farming can be both commercially and environmentally sustainable.

18 June 2009
Type
Submission
22 Pages
493KB
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Irish Dairying – New Thinking for Challenging Times

The dairy sector is at a crossroads. Like the rest of the economy, it faces significant difficulties in 2009, adjusting to recession and falling world prices. Despite the current economic difficulties, the outlook in the medium-term is positive due to significant world demand for dairy products based on increasing world population and economic growth in developing countries.

18 June 2009
Type
Event Proceeding
0 Pages
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National Farm Survey Report 2008

The National Farm Survey is designed to collect and analyse information relating to farming activities as its primary objective. Information and data relating to other activities by the household are considered secondary and as such where this information is presented it should be interpreted with caution. For 2008 there are 1102 farms included in the analysis, representing 104,800 farms nationally. The population is based on the CSO 2007 Farm Structures Survey with farm typology based on the 2005 Standard Gross Margins (SGM).

01 June 2009
Type
Report
108 Pages
578KB
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Grain & Feed Storage – Options for Livestock Farmers

The expansion of both the dairy and beef enterprises is likely in Ireland, in response to a competitive grass-based system. On dairy farms as quota becomes less of a limiting factor and land becomes more limiting, the requirement for low cost supplementary feeding is likely to increase. Likewise, the source of feed becomes more crucial as unit size increases and the demand for value added products from our customers becomes more important. The cost effectiveness of on-farm storage options for feed becomes increasingly attractive as the scale of operation on farms increase.

01 June 2009
Type
Report
85 Pages
1,651KB