First Meeting of Fodder and Food Security Committee

Over 30 organisations were represented at the first meeting of the National Fodder and Food Security Committee which took place last Friday, 11 March 2022, in Teagasc Moorepark. The group was set up to support the national response to the unfolding feed, fertiliser and energy supply issues created by the war in Ukraine. Speaking at […]

Hedge Cutting Season now Closed

The hedge cutting season is over. Today, Tuesday, 1 March is the first day of the bird nesting season, during which hedges must not be cut. Catherine Keena, Teagasc Countryside Management Specialist pointed out that the absence of hedge cutting from March to September allows birds to nest safely and without disturbance. Of the 110 species […]

Teagasc and NUI Galway announce a new partnership – BSc Agricultural Science degree in the West of Ireland

2021 saw the launch of a brand new BSc in Agricultural Science at the National University of Ireland Galway with a strong focus on Sustainable Agriculture; attracting over 500 applicants in the first year. Building on close research and education links between the two institutions and particularly with Teagasc’s Mellows Campus, Teagasc and NUI Galway […]

Teagasc appoint Dr David Wall as Enterprise leader at Johnstown Castle

Dr David Wall has been appointed as the new enterprise leader at the Teagasc campus in Johnstown Castle. The enterprise leader role is to lead the management of the farms and estate in Teagasc Environment Research Centre to deliver the research programme. He will be working as part of the team led by Dr Karl […]

EuroSheep – stakeholders identify issues to improve flock health and nutrition

EuroSheep is an EU-funded thematic network to encourage knowledge exchange on flock nutrition, health and management between European sheep sector stakeholders in many countries. The first EuroSheep TransNational WorkShop took place recently, virtually. Delegates from Ireland, France, UK, Spain, Italy, Greece, Hungary and Turkey, encompassing both meat and milk sheep systems of production participated in […]

Macra na Feirme welcomes 20 additional Teagasc teaching positions

Macra na Feirme welcomes the recent announcement that the Department of Agriculture, have secured approval for 20 additional full time 2-year contract teaching posts for Teagasc to support Green Certificate education. “Education of young farmers is one of the reasons Ireland is a world leader in agriculture. The ongoing dedication to agricultural education by the […]

Additional resources to meet demand for Green Cert Courses – Teagasc Virtual College Open Days

Teagasc welcomes the recent announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., giving approval for the recruitment of 20 fixed term education staff to meet exceptional demand for Teagasc Green Cert courses. Commenting on the Minister’s announcement, Teagasc Director, Professor Gerry Boyle, said: “The provision of 20 additional staff will […]

Overall winner of Teagasc Forest Photo Competition announced

From the beautiful location of the Phoenix Park, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett today Tuesday, 8 December, announced the overall winner of the Teagasc forest photo competition entitled ‘Celebrating Our Forests’. The worthy winner is Ms. Jane Walsh from Rosses Point in County Sligo. Jane’s winning image, entitled ‘The […]

Teagasc Dairy Roadmap published at Virtual Dairy Conference

The Teagasc 2027 Sectoral Roadmap: Dairy was launched today by Liam Herlihy, Chairman of the Teagasc Authority, at the second day of the 2020 Teagasc Virtual Dairy Conference. He said; “looking to the future, it is inevitable that changes and challenges will occur, and we as dairy farmers must embrace those changes. Ireland has to […]

Winner of ‘Forest Wildlife and Plants’ Category of Teagasc Forest Photo Competition Announced

The Teagasc Forestry Development Department announced the winner of category three of its ongoing forest photo competition ‘Celebrating Our Forests’, today Friday 20 November. The worthy winner on this occasion is Mr Chris Martin who resides in Co. Cork. His winning photo, entitled ‘Bright Future for the Red Squirrel’, is a captivating image of this […]

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