Setting up for success with sheep dipping facilities
Martin Merrick
While being one of the most effective controls of external parasites for sheep, dipping is both a laboursome and dangerous task, though steps can be taken to reduce risks and labour.
28 June 2023 Buildings
6 easy steps to making your TAMS III application
Ahead of the deadline for Tranche I closing, Martin Merrick outlines how to make your application for some of the simpler investments.
21 June 2023 Buildings
Options for increasing soiled water storage
Many farms will have to ramp up soiled water storage, as increasing restrictions are being placed on the spreading of soiled water.
TAMS III for beef farmers: handling, housing and slurry storage
Martin Merrick looks at some of the options that will be available to beef farmers now that TAMS III has opened for applications.
5 April 2023 Buildings
Department clarifies deadline for accelerated capital allowance scheme
The Department has sought to reassure farmers that the six month timeframe is due to be extended before the June deadline.
25 January 2023 News
Handling focus: designing the unit for yourself and the animal
The design of a handling unit should take into account both the safety of the operator and the safety of the livestock passing through it.
7 December 2022 Buildings
Sheep dipping facilities: keeping the environment and your own health in mind
With sheep dip being one of the most hazardous tasks undertaken on a sheep farm, a proper dipping system in place is required to keep risks to human health and the environment to a minimum.
7 December 2022 Buildings
Designing an efficient and safe handling facility
Constructing a handling facility that works for both farmer and animals requires careful planning and consideration.
7 December 2022 Farm buildings
Four-bay dry shed for less than €24,000
Irish Farmers Journal contributor Kieran Sullivan has just completed work on a dry-bedded cattle shed on an old silage slab.
9 November 2022 Farm buildings
TAMS specifications change for agitation points
The Department of Agriculture has revised recommendations and mandatory actions as TAMS is soon set to close and be replaced by a new capital investment scheme.
18 October 2022 Buildings
Handling facilities key to safe and efficient farming
It's been a busy few weeks of farm open days here at the Irish Farmers Journal.
17 August 2022 Buildings
Creep grazing to reduce stress at weaning and boost thrive
Creep grazing calves doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, with simple and cheap options available.
16 August 2022 Grass & feeding