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Cryptosporidiosis Outbreak: How Keep Yourself, Your Family and Your Livestock Safe
Cryptosporidiosis Outbreak: How Keep Yourself, Your Family and Your Livestock Safe

 Agridirect.ie discusses the recent outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in the mid-west, and outlines some measures farmers can take to protect themsel...

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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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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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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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The Animal Welfare strategy: how will it impact small farmers?
The Animal Welfare strategy: how will it impact small farmers?

Agridirect.ie discusses the Government’s new Animal Welfare strategy, arguing that regulation should focus on unethical factory production rath...

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IFA to hold “Save Irish Farming” rallies at 4 locations tomorrow
IFA to hold “Save Irish Farming” rallies at 4 locations tomorrow

The Irish Farmers Association has organised 4 emergency rallies tomorrow in a bid to “save Irish farming”. According to the Associatio...

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Silent Killer: Grass Tetany and How to Prevent It
Silent Killer: Grass Tetany and How to Prevent It

Agridirect.ie discusses the danger of grass tetany in the weeks running up to housing, and offers some advice on the best way to prevent and treat it....

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The secret intelligence of donkeys
The secret intelligence of donkeys

Agridirect.ie outlines how donkeys have been negatively characterised in most agricultural societies and explains why our prejudices are very misguid...

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Increased rainfall raises fluke threat
Increased rainfall raises fluke threat

Agridirect.ie discusses the danger of fluke on Irish farms as the weather turns wet. Perfect conditions for parasites Last week we discussed how ...

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The Agridirect Guide to Buying a Used Tractor
The Agridirect Guide to Buying a Used Tractor

Agridirect.ie talks about the potential pitfalls of buying a used tractor and presents a short guide to help you get value for your money. An impor...

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Grassland reseeding: the steps to the perfect reseed
Grassland reseeding: the steps to the perfect reseed

Following on from the last reseeding blog where we went through the benefits of reseeding and how to go about selecting a seed mix, this week we look...

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Grassland reseeding: picking the right ingredients
Grassland reseeding: picking the right ingredients

As a popular time of year for grassland reseeding fast approaches, Agridirect.ie looks at the huge benefits reseeding brings and explains how you sho...

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