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Sheep Census Reminder

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Blog, Sheep, Beef

This year’s sheep census must be returned to the department by the 31st of January. If you are posting your census make sure and register post it and hold on to the receipt as it is the only acceptable proof of postage in the case of a dispute. The number of sheep that you put on your census should be the amount of sheep in your flock on the 31st of December 2017.

Doyle announces commencement of 2018 Forestry Premium Payments

on Tuesday, 09 January 2018. Posted in Blog, Schemes, Property, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

Andrew Doyle T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for Forestry, has announced the release of the first bulk payment of annual tax-free forestry premiums for 2018.  The payments are currently being issued to forest owners who applied through the Department’s online services website

Fodder Requirement Calculator

on Tuesday, 31 October 2017. Posted in Blog, Tillage, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

Animal Type

 No. Of Stock


Winter feeding (Mths)


Silage needed per month



A x b x (c or d)

Dairy cow


Suckler cow


In Calf Heifer




Store Cattle


Total Requirement (Tonnes)


GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme 2018 Open For Applications – Creed.

on Monday, 23 October 2017. Posted in Blog, Schemes, Tillage, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

The grants available range between €4,000 and €25,000 and can cover up to 75% of the cost of the works. Eligible applicants for the scheme are chosen on a competitive basis and around 50 to 70 projects will be supported each year. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 24 November 2017

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