Catch crops and beans cutting nitrogen use on Kepak's tillage farm
Planting catch crops, growing spring beans and chopping straw are just some of the measures being used on Kepak's tillage farm to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
10 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Better genetics key to dairy beef success in Co Waterford
This farmer is making dairy beef work on his farm, but moving to better quality animals has been a key part of his success.
9 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Improving animal health to increase flock efficiency and sustainability
Frank Campion, Michael Gottstein and James Doran report on the importance of flock health on Brain Keane's farm in Co Wexford.
How your climate actions impact your carbon footprint
In this article Tom O’Dwyer, head of the Signpost Programme at Teagasc, explains some of the ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on your farm and how the action affects your carbon footprint.
9 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Agreed Irish position sought on Nature Restoration Law
The Irish amendment seeks to make the law optional for farmers and remove the obligation to re-wet drained peatlands or restore former habitats.
6 December 2023 News
Minister seeks one year delay for new CAP peatland rules
The Department of Agriculture is seeking the flexibility to push back the start date for new CAP peatland rules, which had been planned to take effect from January 2024.
Reducing the age at slaughter, while increasing carcase weight
These farmers have managed to significantly reduce the age of their animals at slaughter while also increasing the carcase weight of those animals.
6 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Emission reductions research helping to assess future technologies
From improving soil health to using feed additives and growing protein crops, there is plenty of research into greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
6 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Cutting artificial nitrogen use by 45% in Co Cork
This article focuses on how Kevin Ahern manages clover to cut artificial nitrogen use on the Shinagh Estates Dairy Farm in Bandon, Co Cork.
6 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Red clover silage hitting quality in Roscommon
Soil fertility had to be improved where red clover was being planted on the farm. The red clover is contributing to feed and fertiliser use reductions.
6 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Four steps to learn your carbon number
George Ramsbottom writes about the Signpost Advisory Programme that aims to establish the carbon emissions number for 50,000 farms across the country.
6 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Increasing yields, saving fertiliser and protecting water and habitats
Darren Allen is making simple changes which making a big difference to his farm’s profits and environmental sustainability.
6 December 2023 News