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Pesticide Application course

on Tuesday, 06 March 2018. Posted in Blog, Courses, Tillage, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

The Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) has been introduced to Ireland within the past year. This directive will affect all users of Pesticides (Herbicides, insecticides, fungicides etc.). One of SUD’s main aims is to reduce the risk or danger of pesticide use on the environment and consequently on human health. SUD is strongly encouraging the use of Integrated pest management (IPM). SUD will only affect professional users or distributors of pesticides. The four main areas the SUD was categorised is as follows:

Flexibility needed to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments" Creed

on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. Posted in Blog, Schemes, Tillage, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., made the comments while attending a meeting of the Council of EU Agriculture Ministers meeting in Brussels.

Speaking in Brussels, Minister Creed said “While we are supportive of the Commissions efforts to better target direct payments, we must be mindful that the agriculture sector differs significantly across Member States in for example average farm size and agro ecological conditions. In that context and in the spirit of subsidiarity envisaged in the European’s Commission’s CAP Communication, Member States should be given the flexibility to decide on how to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments within their own country”.

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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