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Guidelines for Organic Farming

Organic farming can be a profitable alternative to conventional farming. At EU and global level the industry is experiencing rapid growth. Currently more than 31 million hectares of farmland are under organic management worldwide. The EU land area under organic management stands at 4% or six million hectares of the total area farmed. In Ireland the sector is growing steadily, yet remains relatively underdeveloped with less than 1% of the total farming area now farmed organically. At the end of 2007 1,121 organic operators were registered with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the area farmed organically was approximately 40,000 hectares.

24 February 2009
Type
Booklet
476KB
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Grassland Management on Deer Farms

High performance in a deer unit depends on the efficient conversion of grass into meat in the growing/finishing of animals.

24 February 2009
Type
Book
761KB
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Dairy Goat Keeping

Goat keeping in Ireland is increasing both as a hobby and as a commercial enterprise.

24 February 2009
Type
Leaflet
789KB
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Deer Production at Kildalton

Deer farming commenced at Kildalton College in 1986 with the purchase of a herd of 20 cervus sika nipon and sika red crossbreds. At the time 2.74 ha of grassland were fenced with 1.9m chain link wire netting and the area was divided into four paddocks using five strands of electric fencing.

24 February 2009
Type
Factsheet
606KB
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Poultry on the Farm

Commercial poultry production in Ireland is one of the most intensive farm enterprises.

24 February 2009
Type
Leaflet
706KB
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TResearch: Spring 2009

Teagasc Research Magazine - Spring Edition 2009 Bioencapsulation – creating a safe haven for sensitive ingredients Banking on DNA Climate change and agriculture Twin global insecurities: food and energy

01 February 2009
Type
Magazine
2,431KB