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Since the Irish farmer met the European Commission, there have been all sorts of rules and regulations that have changed the way we farm in this country. The latest guideline to affect tillage farming has been a decision by the EU to ban three insecticide sprays. The reason? Because they believe these sprays are killing bees. Sean was joined by Darragh McCullough, Deputy Farming Editor with The Irish Independent and also by Catherine Keena, Countryside Management Specialist with Teagasc.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0708/629326-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-8-july-2014/?clipid=1624071
Although the recent good spell of weather is welcome to most, it has caused another crisis in the farming community as drought has caused some farmers to use their winter fodder supply, Andy Doyle, tillage correspondent of the Irish Farmers Journal and Doctor Siobhan Kavanagh who is a fodder management expert with Teagasc.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/countrywide/programmes/2013/0720/463608-countrywide-saturday-20-july-2013/?clipid=1270736
FODDER FOR THOUGHT A bitterly cold March has made a bad 2012 into a disaster for many livestock farmers in Ireland. They expected to have stock out in the field, grazing on fresh grass, but there is no grass due to the low temperatures. Last years fodder was not great and now there is a huge shortage and rocketing prices. Tom O'Dwyer is head of dairy at Teagasc and he joined Marty from the Cork studio to explain what is going on and what Teagasc can do to help. Web: http://www.teagasc.iehttp://www.rte.ie/radio1/countrywide/programmes/2013/0406/380023-countrywide-saturday-6-april-2013/?clipid=1044963
NestWatch 2014 The nest is built, and the eighth egg was laid on Sunday, May 4th 2014. On the evening of Tuesday, May 13th, the eggs started hatching, and we now have eight nestlings in the nestbox. Send your observations in to email@example.com, and keep watching! Click here to watchhttp://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/programmes/2013/0121/363786-mooney-monday-21-january-2013/
More and more people in Ireland, it seems are raising pigs in their back gardens and last Thursday Brenda spoke to one such person, Niall Crimin from Rathfarnham. But Niall isn't the only one - it seems that there is a growing number of people in this country rearing their own pigs – some for slaughter. And by all accounts pigs are curious and loyal little creatures, and they make great pets! However, it is not a simple as going to the market to buy a fat pig... Gerard McCutcheon is Pig Development Officer with the Agriculture and Food Development ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/programmes/2013/0121/363786-mooney-monday-21-january-2013/?clipid=979964
Giles Martin in conversation with Cathal Murray - Grammy Award winning record producer, musician, composer and ...