what is green energy

What is green energy

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So what is green energy, It depends on who you ask and when you ask it for what is green to one person could be an abomination to someone else. When I was growing up it was things forestry, solar, turf, wind energy, bio gas etc. A lot of these are still considered green energy […]

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low cost veterinarians near me

low cost veterinarians

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  It is a term that gets searched for quite a lot on google, low cost veterinarians near me and often by people who are trying to come up with the funds to help make their pets or animals better again. With some knowledge of treating animals over the years I will give you my […]

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farming t shirts

farming t shirts

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  With the ploughing championships canceled this year I thought I would show some farming t shirts a bit like the ones oneills offer there every year. The t shirts are direct from china which has some advantages and disadvantages. The disadvantage as anyone who ever brought anything from aliexpress, bangood or gearbest knows is […]

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frogg toggs rain gear

frogg toggs rainwear

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  frogg toggs rain wear is an American company that specialize in lightweight rain gear. With the weather we get in Ireland rain is never too far away. There are literary hundreds of brands to choose from frogg toggs rain wear does have some advantages and disadvantages over the others They have a wide range […]

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miniature highland cows

miniature highland cows

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  I have recently come across miniature highland cows sale on different websites mostly in the united states and I have to admit that I am somewhat skeptical. In fact there are many different breeds of mini cattle for sale, So not being able to find answers on Wikipedia I thought I would just ask […]

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mens rubber boots

men’s rubber boots

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  So today I am going to talk about men’s rubber boots not wellies or work boots but something lightweight and comfortable to wear on a day that it’s too hot to wear anything else. I got this idea a few weeks back when I went out to move cattle from one field to another […]

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used farm tractors for sale

used tractors for sale

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  My advice on buying tractors is If you are looking for used farm tractors for sale the biggest selection here in Ireland would probably be done deal which has been the number one sales website here for some time now. There are plenty other options too especially if you are willing to travel a […]

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highland cattle in Ireland

highland cattle in ireland

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  Highland cattle in Ireland today are still not a very popular breed. There are various reasons for this and the main one being over a long number of years there has been a push towards bigger continental type cattle. Breeds like Belgian blues, limousines, parthenais, Charolais, aubracs, etc. that have all become very popular. […]

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fence fault finders

fence fault finders

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  A handy tool for electric fence fault-finding are digital fault-finders which are specially designed for the job and while all are not that cheap to buy they can save you hours of walking and if you think your time has any value then over time these devices will actually save you money. Any farmer […]

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working farn dog breeds

Working farm dog breeds

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  This is my list of working farm dogs breeds from around the world. As I found out many years ago all dogs have some purpose but for many dogs that purpose is not work. I once had a great dane who was very elegant and very active he was always looking to do something […]

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right to roam ireland

right to roam ireland

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    A lot of controversy has been going on over the last number of years over the right to roam in Ireland or should I say lack of the right to roam. Unlike the UK farmland in Ireland is private property much like your house or garden or any other commercial property. This means […]

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applying for basic farm payments

applying for basic farm payment

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I just want to write a short piece about applying for basic farm payment because it is a question that I have been asked on occasion by different farming friends. A lot of the time the question comes up when they get an annual bill from teagasc or their agriculture consultant. The question asked is […]

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farming in the future

farming in the future

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  Have you ever wondered what farming in the future will be like. At this moment in time I don’t think I can ever remember a time when there was such a divide on what is expected from agriculture. I find it difficult as a farmer to see even 5 years ahead as so much […]

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How to care for newborn piglets

how to care for newborn piglets

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  This is my view on how to care for newborn piglets’ and although a lot will depend on the breed and genetics the basic principles are going to be the same. I have seen sows having between 2 and 29 piglets’ at one time and although this is rare it is not uncommon to […]

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is dairy ethical

Is dairy ethical

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  So is dairy ethical? for those of you that don’t know the answer to that question or maybe think that its not then let me explain why I think that it is. first off dairy cows are some of the quietest and friendliest of all cattle and that’s because they are in contact with […]

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keeping chickens for beginners

keeping chickens

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  This is a guide to keeping chickens for beginners and while I am not an expert on chickens or fowl we did keep some on our home farm when I was a child and I have some friends that have some small numbers today. While you won’t in reality make any fortune keeping a […]

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best electric fencers

best electric fencers

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  If you are looking for the best electric fencer then like the battery fencers the number one thing I would be looking at is joules the measurement of power that the fencer is putting out. The higher the joules the better the fence will be able to cope with and burn off vegetation. The […]

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dairy policies around the world

A Look Dairy Policies around the World

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A look at dairy policies around the world by Ryan Dennis the founder of The Milk House, a collective of rural writing that showcases the work of authors, bloggers, and readers. In addition to a syndicated column of the same name, Ryan is also the author of the literary Irish farming novel The Beasts They […]

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