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BETTER Farms Sheep Programme - Lowland flocks

The Teagasc BETTER Farm Sheep Programme was established in the autumn of 2008. The objective of the programme is to establish focal points for the on-farm implementation, development and evaluation of technology that is relevant to the sheep sector.

15 February 2011
Media Article
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Briefing Note: Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Irish Agriculture: Consequences arising from the Food Harvest Targets

Over the next ten years an expansion in the value of Irish agriculture is projected to take place. However, the magnitude of the projected expansion is likely to be insufficient to ensure that the targets set in the Food Harvest report are achieved without the implementation of the actions recommended by the Food Harvest Committee in its Food Harvest 2020 Report.

11 February 2011
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Agricultural Education: Supporting Economic Recovery

Teagasc welcomes you to our conference “Agricultural Education: Supporting Economic Recovery” which takes place at a time of great uncertainty in our nation and a time when all possible stimuli towards economic recovery need to be exploited.

10 February 2011
Event Proceeding
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Irish Agriculture, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change: opportunities, obstacles and proposed solutions

Agriculture contributes to global balances of greenhouse gases (GHGs) through emissions of nitrous oxide and methane and through emissions and/or sequestration of carbon dioxide. In Ireland, GHG emissions from agriculture represent 29.1% of total national GHG emissions. The emission reduction target of 30% by 2020, specified in the Climate Change Response Bill, applies to national emissions. In a hypothetical scenario of proportional burden sharing across sectors, where this overall target translates into a 30% reduction target for the agricultural sector, this will have significant implications for the sustainable development of this important indigenous industry. This submission highlights key international and national issues that must be considered in preparing any GHG control instruments with a specific focus on agriculture.

28 January 2011
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Certified Seed

An information booklet on how to value Certified Seed

25 January 2011
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Crops Costs and Returns 2011

Awareness of crop margins is vitally important since under the decoupled regime the Single Farm Payment (SFP) will be paid irrespective of what crop is grown. Moreover, it makes no sense to produce the crop at a loss. The bottom line is that the land must be maintained in “good agricultural and environmental condition”.

24 January 2011