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Northern Ireland
No evidence for easier planning rules – NIEA
Peter McCann
With no operational protocol in place at present, planning applications for livestock buildings are currently being assessed by NIEA “on a case-by-case basis”.
19 June 2024 Buildings
Maximising capacity while minimising spend on slatted tanks
With prices for concrete as they are, maximising value for money is paramount in construction of underground concrete tanks.
Antrim firm develops plastic shed roofing
The material is manufactured by Mallusk-headquartered company Brett Martin.
Revenue visits farm to view disputed items
IFA farm business chair Bill O’Keeffe said Revenue was shown items such as meal bins, automatic calf feeders, water troughs, cubicle mats, slat mats and bulk tanks.
15 May 2024 News
TAMS costings: review required amid skewed results
TAMS costings have been falling far short of actual costs for some time, but how does TAMS III reference costs stack up.
8 May 2024 Buildings
Farm Tech Talk: sheds, sheep prices and sowing clover
A palatial shed for pedigree cattle in Monaghan, the latest sheep prices and advice for over-sowing clover feature in this week's show.
26 April 2024 News
Pedigree palace in Monaghan for up-and-coming herd
Simone and Niall Maguire have recently built a bespoke cattle shed for their Rockvalley pedigree and commercial cattle herd.
24 April 2024 Infrastructure
Farm building approvals rise but overall build area declines
Although there were an additional 70 planning permissions granted in 2023 for agricultural buildings, the overall area of buildings constructed has decreased, reports Martin Merrick.
17 April 2024 Buildings
My Farming Week: Niall and Simone Maguire, Co Monaghan
Niall and Simone Maguire are utilising embryo transfer to speed up genetic gain in their pedigree and commercial suckler herd, with a new bespoke shed adding to the operation.
17 April 2024 News
Farmer Writes: spring emerging into action
Karen McCabe remembers when the first slatted shed was built on her farm, and even though the previous generations were hardy, she reckons even they would be fed up of the weather by now.
10 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Healy Raes propose to roof entire country
Green Party to go into coalition with Healy Rae government with plans afoot to cover a new nationwide roof with solar panels.
1 April 2024 News
Eadestown fame on Eagles Reign
This year, Eadestown-native Tom Harney had his first ride in Cheltenham and after the result he got, no doubt he'll be coming home a happy man.
13 March 2024 News