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OviCast is the Teagasc Sheep podcast. Presented by Ciaran Lynch it brings you the latest advice, insights and technical updates for the sheep industry. Visit the show page at: https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/sheep/ovicast-sheep-podcast/
 
The Dairy Edge is Teagasc’s dairy podcast for farmers. Presented by Emma-Louise Coffey with the latest information, insights and opinion to improve your dairy farm performance. Visit the show page at: https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/dairy/the-dairy-edge-podcast/
 
The Tillage Edge is Teagasc's new tillage podcast, presented by Michael Hennessy. Bringing you weekly episodes covering agronomy needs of crops throughout the season with input from Teagasc researchers and views from across the industry. Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The Tillage Edge is a co-production with LastCastMedia (https://www.LastCastMedia.com) .
 
This is the podcast version of the Signpost Series webinars which is a series of weekly sustainable agriculture webinars aimed at the Irish agriculture industry, ‘Pointing the way to a low emissions agriculture’. For more from the programme visit: https://www.teagasc.ie/corporate-events/sustainable-agriculture-webinars/
 
The Pig Edge is Teagasc's podcast for pig farmers. Presented by Amy Quinn, each episode covers the news, advice and information to keep pig farmers up to date. Visit the show page at: https://www.teagasc.ie/animals/pigs/the-pig-edge-podcast/
 
The Research Field is Teagasc's monthly research podcast for everyone interested in agriculture, crops, the environment, food, forestry and rural development research in Ireland. Presented by Sean Duke, science journalist, with regular contributions from Catriona Boyle, science and communication outreach officer with Teagasc, the podcasts will get out and about and talk to researchers in their various fields. Acknowledgement: Signature tune 'Inspirational Outlook' by https://scottholmesmusic.com
 
The Sod Pod from Grassland Agro. We will talk all things farming across the Island of Ireland and Beyond. We will discuss many topics ranging from agronomy, technology, agricultural policy, farm machinery, and much more.#FarmTheFuture
 
VistaMilk SFI Research Centre is focused on innovative pasture-based dairying and is co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. During the course of this podcast series, we will introduce you to some of our fantastic researchers and the work they do here at the centre.
 
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On this episode we are joined by Dr. David Wall. David is a soil scientist, biochemist and enterprise leader with Teagasc based in Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. David gives a passionate debate about the future development of Irish agriculture and bridging emerging knowledge gaps and demonstrating the full potential of Irish farming systems to deli…
 
On this episode we are joined by 3 more of our 6 Professional Work Placement Students. They are Edmond Casey, James Downey and Sean O'Sullivan. These students got to be engrained within Grassland Agro and got to be involved in all aspects of the business, from farm visits and advice, internal training, factory tours and projects. The three students…
 
For this week’s podcast version of the Let’s Talk Dairy webinar series, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, looked at winter fodder To register for future Let’s Talk Dairy webinars go to: https://www.teagasc.ie/corporate-events/lets-talk-dairy/ For more episodes from the Dairy Edge podcast go to the show page at: https://www.teagasc.ie/animals…
 
Ted Massey, from the Nitrates Section at the Department of Agriculture, joined the Tillage Edge this week to discuss the new rules around stubble cultivation. These rules are intended to encourage plants to grow and mop up nitrogen, which could be leached to ground water. Ted chatted through a number of important clarifications to the rules and how…
 
Teagasc Advisor, Alan Nolan, based in Ballinrobe Co. Mayo, joins Catherine Egan on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to review key messages for suckler farmers from Beef2022. Alan highlights the big focus of the day on was on improving reproductive performance, through genetics, AI, heat synchronisation and calving at 24 months. There was a big discuss…
 
Dr Philip Creighton joins Ciarán Lynch on this week’s OviCast to discuss grazing management as we head into the autumn. Philip starts off by discussing grass supply and demand across the country and the need to take stock of these for the coming weeks and months. He goes on to outline the grazing targets for the coming weeks. He discusses August fe…
 
Dairy farmer and AI technician, Colm O’Connor, joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast to discuss the early indications of the success of the 2022 breeding season. On his farm Colm achieved an 80% 21 day submission rate, reaching 90% at 25/26 days and conception rate to first service of 65%. He explained that breeding performance…
 
Pollinators provide a vital ecosystem service to the agricultural industry but are we doing enough to help our pollinators and the wider biodiversity on farms across the country? Ruth Wilson, Farmland Pollinator Officer with the National Biodiversity Data Centre working on the All Ireland Pollinator Plan, joins Deirdre and Cathal on the latest Envi…
 
Caitriona Douglas, Ecologist with the National Parks and Wildlife Service joined Andy Boland, Teagasc Environment Specialist, on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series to discuss the Ecological Value & Condition of Irish Uplands. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar, which was facilitated by Catherine Kee…
 
With ram sales in full swing, Kevin Mc Dermott, Sheep Ireland Manager, joins Ciarán Lynch on this week’s OviCast to discuss using genetic information when making your purchasing decisions. First, Kevin highlights the benefits genetic improvement has in a flock as he discusses the results from on-farm validations. There is a discussion on what infor…
 
For this week’s podcast version of the Let’s Talk Dairy webinar series, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, covered tips for building autumn grass cover. To register for future Let’s Talk Dairy webinars go to: https://www.teagasc.ie/corporate-events/lets-talk-dairy/ For more episodes from the Dairy Edge podcast go to the show page at: https://…
 
Jim McCarthy joined the Tillage Edge podcast from Romania this week to give an update on the progress of his harvest and an overview of the harvest in his part of the world. Jim said that the lack of rainfall so far in the growing season has been compounded by recent prolonged high temperatures and as a result, wheat yields are 40% lower than norma…
 
Dr Eddie O’Riordan, Teagasc Researcher, is on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to discuss the key points from Beef2022 for growing and finishing cattle farmers. Topics on the day included silage quality, concentrate supplementation, herd health and the drafting of cattle. Silage Quality will have high influence on performance and costs and Eddie expla…
 
Thomas Ryan, Senior Sustainability Manager, Glanbia, joined Andy Boland, Teagasc Environment Specialist, on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series to discuss Glanbia Ireland’s Living Proof Sustainability Strategy. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar, which was facilitated by Noel Meehan, ASSAP Manager, T…
 
Head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer, Joe Patton, joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast to discuss optimum feeding rates to complement grass supply. Joe reviews the feed supply situation on farm and while average farm cover and growth rate looks healthy at 219 kg per cow and 60 kg DM/day, respectively, the scenario on individual fa…
 
On this episode we are joined by 3 of our 6 Professional Work Placement Students. These students got to be engrained within Grassland Agro and got to be involved in all aspects of the business, from farm visits and advice, internal training, factory tours and projects. the three students who join us are Laoise Cullen from Wicklow. Laoise is in DKIT…
 
Post-graduate student, Sarah Woodmartin, and Dr Fiona McGovern join Ciarán Lynch on the latest OviCast podcast to discuss ongoing work examining the effect of companion forages influence intake, digestibility and methane production in sheep as part of a wider Grass2Gas project. Sarah first gives a bit of background to the project before discussing …
 
The harvest so far has been a mixed affair with relatively poor winter barley yields across the country. On this week’s Tillage Edge podcast, John Pettit and Conor Kavanagh, both Teagasc tillage advisors, discuss the results so far from the south east and the south of the country. Conor says the poor winter barley yields are probably a combination …
 
DairyBeef 500 campaign manager, Alan Dillon, joins Catherine Egan on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to review the key messages from Beef2022 for dairy beef farmers; plus he discusses the lessons learned from the Green Acres Programme and outlines the new five year DairyBeef 500 campaign that was launched recently. Alan first explained how building a…
 
Donal Patton, Teagasc, joined Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department, on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series to discuss reducing N surplus on an intensive dairy farm. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar, which was facilitated by Padraig Foley, Teagasc. To register for future web…
 
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast to discuss his vision for the future of Dairy Farming in Ireland. Minister McConalogue shares his positivity for the future of the Irish dairy industry with scope for new entrant dairy farms as well as growth for viability on existing dairy farms…
 
With great attendance at the recent Teagasc run event, Beef 2022, farmers from across the country visited to hear and see the latest information and technology in beef farming. On the latest Environment Edge podcast, listen in to hear from advisors, researchers and farmers who spoke with Deirdre and Cathal in the Signpost Village, discussing topics…
 
For this week’s podcast version of the Let’s Talk Dairy webinar series, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, is joined by James Dunne with an overview of the Ballyhaise Open Day. To register for future Let’s Talk Dairy webinars go to: https://www.teagasc.ie/corporate-events/lets-talk-dairy/ For more episodes from the Dairy Edge podcast go to th…
 
John Kelly, College Principal, Teagasc Ballyhaise College, joined Andy Boland, Teagasc Environment Specialist, on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series to discuss the initiatives undertaken at Ballyhaise College to reduce emissions, both on the farm and around the campus. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the web…
 
Shay Phelan talks to Dermot Forristal and Brendan Burke from Oak Park on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast to discuss combine harvester settings to ensure that crops are harvested as efficiently as possible. Both Dermot and Brendan emphasise the need to adjust the setting to take account of the crop and the harvesting conditions to get a good sample…
 
Dr Frank Campion joins Ciarán Lynch for this episode of OviCast with an update of how performance has stacked up on the lowland flocks at weaning. He discusses lamb performance and its implications for sales, feeding and finishing strategies on the farms. Frank emphasises the importance of assessing the weight of lambs and their expected finish tim…
 
At the Beef2022 National Beef Open Day last week a forum took place moderated by Ivan Yates with the theme, ‘Supporting Sustainable Beef Farming’. It was an open discussion with Professor Alice Stanton, RCSI, Michael Biggins, Future Beef Farmer from Co. Mayo, Professor Frank O'Mara, Teagasc Director and Phelim O'Neill, Irish Farmers Journal. This w…
 
Economist Emma Dillon joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast to discuss farm incomes from 2021. Emma explained that farms experienced an increase input prices to the tune of 11% for dairy systems primarily from fertiliser, feed and fuel in 2021. This was coupled with a significant rise in milk price and output. Consequently dair…
 
Tom Houlihan, Teagasc Forestry Specialist, joined Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledge Transfer Department, Teagasc, on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series to discuss the incorporation and benefits of trees on the farm. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar, which was facilitated by Catherine Keena…
 
At the Beef2022 National Beef Open Day on the 5th July, a forum took place moderated by Ivan Yates. Attendees heard from and had the opportunity to ask questions of Charlie McConalogue, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. This Beef Edge bonus episode is a recording of that question and answer session. The complete forum can be viewed her…
 
For this week’s podcast version of the Let’s Talk Dairy webinar series, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, is joined by Laurence Feeney the new CEO of the Irish Holstein Friesian Association to discuss the role of the IHFA in Irish dairy breeding. To register for future Let’s Talk Dairy webinars go to: https://www.teagasc.ie/corporate-events/…
 
Dr. Steven Kildea joins Shay Phelan on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast to talk about potato blight. Steven describes the conditions that favour the development of blight in a crop and also how to control the fungus. Steven also discusses how a new strain of blight has been found in Ireland which has resistance to one of the popular fungicides used…
 
With ewes being weaned across the country it provides farmers with an opportunity to check udders for mastitis and other issues and remove these problem ewes from the flock. Ryan Duffy, Technical Vet with HIPRA, joins Ciarán Lynch on the latest OviCast podcast to discuss the implications of mastitis in ewes and offers some practical advice on the t…
 
Beef 2022 has finally arrived. Teagasc Grange researcher Peter Doyle joins Catherine Egan on the Beef Edge podcast with an insight into what you can expect at the Sustainable Grassland Village at the #Beef2022 Open Day on 5th July 2022. Peter outlines the various heights of grass on display and the impact this has and he also discusses the establis…
 
Eamonn Meskell, Regional Manager, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Southern Division, joined Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledge Transfer Department, Teagasc, on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series to discuss the White Tailed Sea Eagle Reintroduction to Ireland project. A questions and answers session took place at the end …
 
Donal Patton and Barry Reilly join Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast to identify the optimum stocking rate based on feed supply and the profile of annual grass growth. Barry explains that the long term average grass production at Ballyhaise is 14 tonne DM/ha. Donal outlines the profile of growth: magic day of ~40 kg DM/day achiev…
 
With over 100 demonstration farms across the country comprising of many different farming enterprises, leading the way in implementing practices to solve our social, economic and environmental challenges, Siobhan Kavanagh, Teagasc Communications Specialist with the Signpost Programme joins Cathal and Deirdre on the latest Environment Edge podcast t…
 
For this week’s podcast version of the Let’s Talk Dairy webinar series, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, is joined by Trevor Donnellan to discuss the preliminary results from the 2021 National Farm Survey. To register for future Let’s Talk Dairy webinars go to: https://www.teagasc.ie/corporate-events/lets-talk-dairy/ For more episodes from …
 
Input prices have skyrocketed but at the same time the value of outputs have also increased. The value of chemical P and K has doubled, therefore the value of the P and K in straw has also doubled. On the latest Tillage Edge podcast, Mark Plunkett and Dermot Forristal from Teagasc, discuss the value of straw and how best to incorporate straw this y…
 
Pearse Kelly, Teagasc’s Head of Drystock is on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to discuss technologies to make your farming system sustainable, the challenges in relation to overall profitability on farms as well as a preview of the Beef2022 Open Day on July 5th in Teagasc Grange. Despite market disturbances, CAP reform, climate change policy and inp…
 
With weaning occurring around the country, sheep specialist Michael Gottstein joins Ciarán Lynch on this week’s OviCast to discuss some of the key management tasks over the coming weeks and the opportunity it presents to benchmark performance. They discuss various aspects of flock performance from ewe output to lamb performance to reasons for culli…
 
Des Ferris, Technical Director at Keeling's, joined Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department, on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series to discuss sustainability and what it means for Keeling’s. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar, which was facilitated by Catherine Keena, Countrysid…
 
Donal Patton and Barry Reilly joined Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast to discuss building robust milk production systems in the border, midlands and western region. Barry outlined current annual performance from the Ballyhaise herd: 470 kg MS at 4.62% fat and 3.65% protein, 80-83% average 6 week calving rate and 361 day calving …
 
Damien Ward, Assistant Principal Meat Policy Division in the Department of Agriculture, joins Ciarán Carroll on the latest Pig Edge podcast to explain the €13 million Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme 2 (PEPS2) which was launched in June. PEPS 2 is a one-off payment scheme for pig farmers administered by the Department of Agriculture. The aim is to su…
 
On this episode we discuss reseeding grassland. Reseeding is done for many reasons. The main ones are to increase productivity of the farm and carry more stock per acre. It helps increase the live weight gain and creates faster regrowth. Its helps to increase silage quality and palatability. The first stage of carrying out a reseed is to take soil …
 
For this week’s podcast version of the Let’s Talk Dairy webinar series, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, is joined by Patrick Gowing to discuss the marginal cow. To register for future Let’s Talk Dairy webinars go to: https://www.teagasc.ie/corporate-events/lets-talk-dairy/ For more episodes from the Dairy Edge podcast go to the show page a…
 
Ciarán Collins and Shay Phelan, both Tillage Specialists in Teagasc, joined Michael Hennessy on the latest Tillage Edge podcast to discuss how crops have developed over the season and to look forward to the harvest. They both touched on the major features of the season and pointed to the generally low disease pressure this year and agree that, give…
 
Teagasc Beef specialist Aidan Murray and Grass10 Manager John Maher are on this week’s Beef Edge podcast with details on the Fodder Support Scheme as well as top tips to deal with the current grass situation on farms. Aidan explains that the purpose of the Fodder Support Scheme (FSS) is to incentivise and support farmers to grow sufficient grass an…
 
The Fodder Support Scheme opened for applications this week and sheep specialist Damian Costello joins Ciarán Lynch on this week’s OviCast to explain more about it. Damian outlines the focus of the scheme and the potential payment and key dates involved. He discusses eligibility criteria and maximum payable area plus explains how you can submit an …
 
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