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A Sheep Shearer’s Guide to Managing Back Pain
A Sheep Shearer’s Guide to Managing Back Pain

Agridirect.ie looks to the upcoming shearing season, and discusses some simple steps for managing shearer’s back pain. That time of year again ...

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Are fertiliser prices making the Organic option more appealing?
Are fertiliser prices making the Organic option more appealing?

Agridirect.ie discusses the soaring price of artificial fertiliser, and asks if organics is the solution for many?   No chance for peace? As th...

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From dogs to pine martens: farmland predators and how they kill
From dogs to pine martens: farmland predators and how they kill

Agridirect.ie discusses the predators most likely to attack your flock, and asks: how can we read the signs to identify the predator? The mystery o...

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3 Good Reasons to Keep Goats; and 1 Great Reason Not To
3 Good Reasons to Keep Goats; and 1 Great Reason Not To

Agridirect.ie discusses the pros and cons of keeping goats on your farm as a compliment to other ruminants. There is a longstanding belief that goa...

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The 7 Types of Irish Farmer
The 7 Types of Irish Farmer

Agridirect.ie discusses the 7 types of Irish Farmer and asks: which one are you? The Big Farmer. There aren’t too many of these in the west...

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Lead poisoning: prevention is key
Lead poisoning: prevention is key

Agridirect.ie discusses the dangers of lead poisoning on the farm, and outlines some measures you can take to prevent your animals from ingesting thi...

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Slow killer: Johne's Disease and how to prevent it
Slow killer: Johne's Disease and how to prevent it

  Agridirect.ie discusses the menace of Johne’s disease and outlines some measure that farmers should take to prevent the spread of this...

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Christmas Dinner with a Farmer: A Beginner’s Guide
Christmas Dinner with a Farmer: A Beginner’s Guide

With Christmas day only 3 weeks away, Agridirect.ie looks at some of the classic dinner moments that make spending Christmas with a farmer unique. ...

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Homegrown Alternatives to Feed Concentrates
Homegrown Alternatives to Feed Concentrates

Agridirect.ie discusses some of the best homegrown alternatives to feed concentrate for livestock during the housing season. Transitioning from fee...

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From heavy lifting to electrical maintenance: 5 tips for safe winter farming
From heavy lifting to electrical maintenance: 5 tips for safe winter farming

Agridirect.ie focusses once more on the theme of farm safety and outlines 5 key safety measures that farmers should take this winter. On the f...

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Neosporosis – why we should keep dogs away from the cattle shed
Neosporosis – why we should keep dogs away from the cattle shed

As cattle move indoors at this time of year, Agridirect.ie discusses the risk of neosporosis and reminds farmers to keep their dogs away from the fee...

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Good Hospitality: Making Cows Comfortable This Housing Season
Good Hospitality: Making Cows Comfortable This Housing Season

Agridirect.ie discusses "cow comfort", outlining some ways that farmers can help to make sure their cows are comfortable and happy this hou...

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