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ACRES: New Agri-Environmental Scheme Will Reward Farmers For Destocking
ACRES: New Agri-Environmental Scheme Will Reward Farmers For Destocking

Agridirect.ie take a look at proposals for stocking rates under the next CAP.  While some Government representatives have been claiming that the...

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Anaerobic Digestion: Is It A Viable Option For Irish Farmers?
Anaerobic Digestion: Is It A Viable Option For Irish Farmers?

Following last week’s Government agreement that the agriculture sector will have to reduce emissions by 25% in the next 8 years, Agridirect.ie l...

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Ireland suffers blowfly epidemic as warm, wet weather continues
Ireland suffers blowfly epidemic as warm, wet weather continues

Agridirect.ie discuss the ongoing blowfly epidemic in Ireland’s sheep flocks, as the country struggles under extreme humidity. Maggoty weather ...

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Buying Breeding Rams: How the Sheep Value Breeding Indexes Can Help
Buying Breeding Rams: How the Sheep Value Breeding Indexes Can Help

Agridirect.ie discuss the upcoming sheep breeding season, and offer some pointers to farmers preparing to purchase a breeding ram. That time of year...

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Summer Mastitis: A Preventable Scourge?
Summer Mastitis: A Preventable Scourge?

Agridirect.ie discuss summer mastitis in cows and ask: what can farmers do to prevent it? In recent days, I have heard a few farmers talking about a ...

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Orf in Sheep: can we prevent or treat it?
Orf in Sheep: can we prevent or treat it?

Agridirect.ie discuss the causes of orf in sheep, and look at some ways to prevent and manage the disease. Orf outbreak: a common nuisance In rece...

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Skin Cancer Rate Among Farmers Means We Can’t Forget Our Sunscreen
Skin Cancer Rate Among Farmers Means We Can’t Forget Our Sunscreen

With Ireland expected to enjoy scorching weather over the next few days, Agridirect.ie discuss the need for farmers to exercise caution when working i...

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New Solar Grant for Farmers: A Long-Term Opportunity?
New Solar Grant for Farmers: A Long-Term Opportunity?

Agridirect.ie discuss the Government’s plan to incentivise farmers to invest in solar panels, and ask: what are the potential benefits for the f...

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Weaning Lambs: Why the Right Supplement is Key
Weaning Lambs: Why the Right Supplement is Key

Agridirect.ie discuss weaning lambs this summer, and explain why correct supplementation is the key to success. Weaning. It’s one of those tim...

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Cull Ewes: Now is the Time to Sell
Cull Ewes: Now is the Time to Sell

Agridirect.ie discuss current cull ewe prices and argue that now is the time to sell. Despair as lamb prices don’t match inflation In recent...

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ACRES: What Does the “New REPS” Mean for Irish Farmers?
ACRES: What Does the “New REPS” Mean for Irish Farmers?

Agridirect.ie looks at the new Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES) and asks: what will it mean for Irish farmers? Minister for Agriculture,...

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Summer Woes: Managing Gastrointestinal Worms in Cattle
Summer Woes: Managing Gastrointestinal Worms in Cattle

Agridirect.ie talks about the summer threat of gastrointestinal worms in cattle, and discusses some of the best treatments on the market. We are now...

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