Agricultural Land Drainage Theory & Design

July 19, 2018
Agricultural Land Drainage Theory & Design

PAC Ireland Chairman Michael Sheehan welcomes this Teagasc ConnectEd course, which is a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate, as a great opportunity for agricultural contractors to broaden the range of services they provide or indeed to upskill.  This course will equip contractors with the knowledge, skill and competence to advise farmers on agricultural land drainage…

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Weather Forecast

July 19, 2018
Weather Forecast

Follow this LINK for Farming Weather Analysis and Forecast Some further sunny breaks across the south and east this evening. Cloud increasing from early tonight, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle extending southeastwards to all areas with low cloud and hill mist. The rain will be persistent in parts of the north, but light and…

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Farm Safety Week 16-20 July

July 16, 2018
Farm Safety Week 16-20 July

UK and Ireland Farm Safety Week takes place from the 16th to 20th July 2018 and here in Ireland the initiative is led by the IFA. This year the approach is different, the campaign will celebrate when things go right, share good practice and demonstrate what ‘good’ looks like in relation to working practices on…

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Quad Bike Update

June 16, 2018
Quad Bike Update

As a Fianna Fail Bill seeks to introduce measures to increase safety around the use of quad bikes, including roll bars and the use of protective head gear, Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed says that the use of anti roll-bars on quads may actually increase the risk of injury to farmers.  Current regulations relating to quad…

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Thieves Strike Mayo Farm Machinery Store

June 12, 2018
Thieves Strike Mayo Farm Machinery Store

Early on Saturday morning 9th June, thieves struck at the well-known Keanes Farm Machinery store in Balla, Co Mayo, making away with stock valued at around €3,000. CCTV captured four people wearing balaclavas. One person stood look out at the gate, whilst  the other three broke the front window of the shop.  Although no machinery…

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Safety Warning – Power Lines

June 1, 2018
Safety Warning – Power Lines

Electricity plays a vital role in modern agriculture.  The use of large machinery on farms increases the risk of contact with overhead lines.  People operating large machinery should be made aware of the risks involved when working near overhead power lines and warned to take extreme care whilst working at work.  Summer is the busiest…

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E10 Bn for Innovation in Agriculture

May 4, 2018
E10 Bn for Innovation in Agriculture

Arriving straight from negotiations at the European Commission, a delighted Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, announced to delegates that Ten Billion Euro had been agreed under Horizon Europe, to support research and innovation in food, agriculture, rural development and the bio-economy.  Tom Murphy, for PAC Ireland, attended this event by invitation, and as usual…

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Safeguarding the Future of Farming

April 26, 2018
Safeguarding the Future of Farming

Attending the recent Safeguarding the Future of Farming Conference Tom Murphy for PAC Ireland remarked that this HSA conference was a breath of fresh air.  Moderated by Damien O’Reilly it was an interactive event with plenty of audience participation and practical safety demonstrations. Opening the event, Minister Doyle said: “To have a productive and efficient…

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National Fodder Crisis

April 6, 2018
National Fodder Crisis

In addition local arrangements put in place by Teagasc to assists farmers through the current fodder difficulties, a national Teagasc helpline phone number has been set up today. Over the weekend, farmers can phone or text 087 7971377 to speak to a Teagasc person for assistance. The contact number will be distributed to all farmer…

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A Summer Project Competition

April 5, 2018
A Summer Project Competition

Farming by Satellite is an EU initiative by the European GNSS Agency in cooperation with the European Environment Agency. The Farming by Satellite Project has a top prize of €5,000 for the best ideas, innovations or success stories focused on how satellite technologies can support farming. The competition is open to all students and young…

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