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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. During the Covid-19 crisis we'll be 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) .
 
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/
 
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
 
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Teagasc is running a weekly Let's Talk Dairy webinar series which is also being made available as a bonus podcast episode. For this week’s webinar, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, was joined by Joe Kelleher, Teagasc Organic Specialist to discuss organic dairying. Joe started by giving an overview of the main processors in Ireland, the prod…
 
Jim McCarthy, a farmer from Kildare, joins Michael Hennessy on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast to talk about his farming business in Romania. The company that Jim manages is farming close to 20,000 hectares, employs over 150 staff and ships all of the grain grown through the Black Sea port in Constanta.Jim gives a fascinating insight into the farm…
 
Chris Daly from ICBF joins Catherine Egan on this week’s episode of the Beef Edge podcast to explain the new Commercial Beef Value (CBV) which will be launched at the Teagasc Virtual Beef Conference next week on 6th December at 8pm. Chris explains how it is a new tool being made available for farmers buying in cattle and bringing them on to finish …
 
Sheep Specialist, Damian Costello, is on this week’s OviCast to discuss the Sheep Welfare scheme. Damian starts by giving some background to the scheme before discussing the changes to the reference number for the coming year and what this well mean for participants. He also reminds us of the various tasks in the current scheme and the proposed cha…
 
Dr. Seamus Kearney, Signpost Programme, and Jonathan Herron, Teagasc Moorepark, joined Pat Murphy on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series webinar to discuss ‘Farm Specific Mitigation Strategies and Practical Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Irish Farms’.A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar,…
 
Conor Hammersley, PhD Walsh Scholar at Teagasc and the National Centre for Men’s Health Ireland joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast to discuss the common stressors experienced by Irish dairy farmers and the proactive steps they can take to maintain resilience in an ever changing dairy sector. Conor explains that relative to o…
 
Teagasc is running a weekly Let's Talk Dairy webinar series which is also being made available as a bonus podcast episode. For this week’s webinar, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, was joined by Damien Barrett, Superintending Veterinary Inspector, DAFM, to discuss a holistic approach to animal health - the One Health Approach. The webinar w…
 
Catherine Keena, Teagasc Countryside Management Specialist, joined Mark Gibson on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series webinar to discuss assessing biodiversity management practices on intensively managed farmland.A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar, which was facilitated by Pat Murphy, Head of Environ…
 
Dermot Forristal, Oak Park, Teagasc joins Michael Hennessy on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast to discuss getting machines ready for the winter. Dermot focuses on protecting sprayers from frost and says that any heavy frost can cause damage but the most damaging time tends to be a sustained period of frosty weather over a week or so.Dermot recommen…
 
With fertiliser prices skyrocketing, Teagasc Specialist Mark Plunkett is on this week’s episode of the Beef Edge podcast with an update on the outlook for the coming months and what can you do to maintain margins in light of further possible increases. The current fertiliser price increases are unprecedented and Mark explains why they have risen so…
 
Dr Noirín McHugh and postgraduate student Edel O’Connor join Ciarán Lynch on this week’s OviCast to discuss the ongoing project examining methane emissions in sheep. Noirín first highlights the importance of this work in the current climate, while Edel explains how they are using portable accumulation chambers to measure emissions from up to 72 she…
 
Edward Burgess, Agricultural Catchments Programme, Teagasc, joined Mark Gibson on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series webinar to discuss soil fertility trends in the Agricultural Catchments Programme.A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar, which was facilitated by Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledg…
 
Organic specialist Joe Kelleher joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s episode of The Dairy Edge podcast to discuss organic dairy and consider whether it has a role within the context of Irish milk production systems. Joe differentiates the income in organics compared with conventional dairy which include:- Lower stocking rate (average 1.5 LU/ha)-…
 
Teagasc is running a weekly Let's Talk Dairy webinar series which is also being made available as a bonus podcast episode. For this week’s webinar, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, discusses taking stock for 2021, with a view to getting yourself organised before the end of the year and trying to set yourself up for the coming year. Stuart g…
 
John Crowley, a tillage farmer in Wexford, has been working closely with Teagasc to improve his profitability in the past few years as part of the Teagasc/Boortmalt Joint Programme and he joins Michael Hennessy on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast. John is also interested in reducing his GHG emission on the farm in areas such as cover crops and stra…
 
With legislative changes around prescription and parasite treatment coming in 2022, on this week’s Beef Edge podcast Catherine Egan is joined by Superintending Veterinary Inspectors Caroline Garvan & Damien Barrett to discuss antimicrobial resistance, future challenges to the beef herd and the upcoming Animal Health Awareness week running from the …
 
As part of Animal Health Awareness week, on this week’s OviCast are Department of Agriculture Vets Caroline Garvan and Damian Barrett. Damian begins by explaining the objective of Animal Health Awareness week and its importance in the current climate while Caroline explains why Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major concern and the concept of th…
 
There’s no one more aware than the pig producers of the importance of animal health in the pig production system and on this week’s episode of the Pig Edge podcast, Superintending Vet Inspectors from the Department of Agriculture, Dr. Caroline Garvan and Dr. Damien Barrett join Amy Quinn to discuss Animal Health Awareness Week, the rise in antimicr…
 
James Gaffey, Munster Technological University (MTU), Johan Sanders, GRASSA and Wageningen University & Research, and Bridget Lynch, Teagasc joined Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department, on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series webinar to discuss Biorefinery Glas and the potential of the bioeconomy to transform …
 
Department of Agriculture vets Damien Barrett and Caroline Garvan join Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s episode of The Dairy Edge podcast to discuss the correlation between good animal health and farm productivity.Damien highlights the importance of optimal animal health from birth, explaining that an incidence of pneumonia can increase calving in…
 
With global temperatures on the rise, this week’s Environment Edge podcast asks how will this affect exotic and endemic disease in Ireland?Superintending Veterinary Inspectors Caroline Garvan & Damien Barrett join Cathal Somers and Deirdre Glynn to chat about antimicrobial resistance, animal health and the upcoming Department of Agriculture Food & …
 
Teagasc is running a weekly Let's Talk Dairy webinar series which is also being made available as a bonus podcast episode. For this week’s webinar, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, discusses when to finish grazing for 2021.To register for future Let’s Talk Dairy webinars go to:https://www.teagasc.ie/corporate-events/lets-talk-dairy/For more…
 
Fertiliser prices continue to rise putting pressure on crop margins for 2022. Shay Phelan and Ciaran Collins, Teagasc Tillage Specialists, join Michael Hennessy on this week's Tillage Edge podcast with practical ways to reduce your farm's dependence on chemical fertilisers and also how to make the most of every kilogram purchased.Shay explains how …
 
For the third and final part of the ‘Getting Winter Ready’ series, this week’s Beef Edge podcast is focusing on animal housing for the coming months and Catherine Egan is joined by vet & UCD lecturer Catherine McAloon.Firstly, Catherine highlights the importance of space allowance over the winter period to maximise performance.Good ventilation is a…
 
Presenting lambs clean at the abattoir becomes more challenging as the year progresses and on this week’s OviCast, Ciarán Lynch is joined by Michael Gottstein, Head of Sheep in Teagasc to discuss this topic further. Michael starts by explaining the Clean Livestock Policy (CLP) and its importance, highlighting the key areas on the lamb that cause is…
 
Joe Patton, Teagasc’s Head of Dairy KT, joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s episode of The Dairy Edge, to consider whether improving environmental efficiencies on Irish dairy farms is compatible with profitability.In order to reduce environmental emissions, Joe encourages farmers to reduce crude protein content of dairy rations when cows are at…
 
Dr. Carla Gomes, Pig Health Check Programme manager with AHI joined Amy Quinn on the latest episode of the Pig Edge podcast to discuss the programme’s new database.Carla first explains the Pig Health Check Programme including the new Pig Health Check database and how farmers can access their data. She also discusses the Salmonella National Control …
 
Teagasc is running a weekly Let's Talk Dairy webinar series which is also being made available as a bonus podcast episode. In this webinar, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, is joined by Don Crowley, Teagasc Milk Quality Specialist to discuss getting prepared for dry off. Don gives an overview of the practices at drying off cows for best res…
 
Oilseed rape crops have powered ahead this year and most crops are in great shape for the winter. Plantings of oilseed rape are up by 30% and forward prices are up by nearly 50%. But, disease control is important in all crops to ensure full yields are realised and Dr. Stephen Kildea, from Teagasc, joined Michael Hennessy on this week’s Tillage Edge…
 
‘Getting Winter Ready’ is a three-part series on the Beef Edge podcast focusing on nutrition, health and housing and for this second part, vet Cara Sheridan with MSD Animal Health discusses how to manage animal health over the winter.Cara highlights the importance of making adjustments to housing, fixing drinkers and ensuring cattle are dosed and v…
 
As liver fluke is a large risk at the moment, Teagasc’s Dr Orla Keane joins Ciarán Lynch on this week’s OviCast to discuss selecting the appropriate treatment for this stage of the season. Firstly Orla gives a quick recap on the risk that fluke poses and the stages of its development. She discusses the various classes of flukicide available with Or…
 
Gavin Hunt, Farm Zero C Project Manager, BiOrbic & Cian White, Trinity College Dublin joined Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department, on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series webinar with an overview of the Farm Zero C project.A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar, which was facilita…
 
On this week’s episode of The Dairy Edge podcast, Clare Clabby joins Emma-Louise Coffey to discuss the research that has been carried out on selective dry cow therapy. Clare explains that the research focused on herds that completed at least 4 milk recordings per year and where all bulk tank readings remained under 200,000. In these herds, cows wit…
 
On the latest episode of The Environment Edge podcast, Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity joins Deirdre Glynn and Cathal Somers to discuss the challenges ahead for farming and how we can meet them head on.Pippa discusses what has been made available in the budget, organic farming, forestry, rewetting the bogs and the imp…
 
Teagasc is running a weekly Let's Talk Dairy webinar series which is also being made available as a bonus podcast episode. In this webinar, James Dunne speaks to vet Willie Buckley about factors influencing decisions around dry cow therapy and Finola McCoy from AHI explains the help available to farmers to plan for dry-off.To register for future Le…
 
Aphids are BYDV vectors and controlling aphid spread in cereals is important and on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast, Dr Louise McNamara, from Oak Park, joined Michael Hennessy to discuss aphids and the threat of BYDV for Autumn 2021. The first step towards controlling aphid spread is to delay the date of planting which reduces the length of time t…
 
‘Getting Winter Ready’ is a three-part series on the Beef Edge podcast focusing on nutrition, health and housing. For this first part, on this week’s episode Teagasc Advisor John Kelly from county Offaly discusses managing nutrition over the winter to maximise performance.John highlights that there are a combination of factors such as management, d…
 
Damian Costello, sheep specialist with Teagasc, joins Ciarán Lynch on this week’s OviCast to discuss temporary grazing this back end. Damian highlights some considerations when taking on temporary grazing and how it can benefit both parties involved. He emphasises the need to ensure all animals are tagged before leaving farm and he discusses at len…
 
Dr. David Styles, University of Limerick, joined Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department, on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series webinar to discuss the implications of climate neutrality for agriculture, land use & forestry in Ireland.A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar, which wa…
 
Grassland Farmer of the Year, Caroline Walsh, joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast with an insight into her success and key learnings from the Grass 10 competition. Caroline began milking a herd of 40 cows on leased ground in 2010 when she acquired 40,000 gallons of milk quota and from there she has developed her husband’s fam…
 
Teagasc is running a weekly Let's Talk Dairy webinar series which is also being made available as a bonus podcast episode. In this webinar, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, discusses appropriate winter housing facilities and how they can prevent incidence of mastitis.To register for future Let’s Talk Dairy webinars go to:https://www.teagasc…
 
The Tillage TAMS scheme is designed to help tillage farmers modernise whilst addressing challenges like reducing pesticides and increasing farm safety and on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast, Michael Hennessy was joined by Oliver Molloy from the Department of Agriculture, to chat through the ins and outs of a farmer applying for a grant. Firstly, O…
 
In preparation for the last grazing rotation, Thomas Hogan from Nenagh Co. Tipperary, and Grass10 Beef Grassland Farmer of the Year, joins Catherine Egan on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to discuss his beef suckling to store system and his autumn plan. Thomas operates a spring calving system with 70 cows expected to calve down in 2022. Cows are mai…
 
As we enter the final grazing rotation of the season, Ciarán Lynch is joined on this week’s OviCast by Dr. Philip Creighton who offers some grazing advice to keep us on track from now to set up our spring grazing. Philip starts by discussing the importance of achieving good graze outs and how that influences sward production next spring. Philip als…
 
Dr Douglas McMillan, Chair of the Green Restoration Ireland (GRI) Cooperative and Eimhin David Shortt joined Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledge Transfer Department, Teagasc on this week's podcast version of the Signpost Series webinar to discuss ‘what’s the story with our bogs?’ as well as the European Carbon Farming Initiative.A questions a…
 
Dairy farmer Ed Payne joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast to explain how the work-life balance he has created in his dairy farm business allows him to train and compete in ultramarathons. Firstly, Ed gives an update on the dairy farm business, milking 550 cows across the two dairy platforms with family labour, 3 full-time lab…
 
With Halloween fast approaching, one of Ireland’s most recognisable voices Éanna Ní Lamhna joins Deirdre Glynn and Cathal Somers on the latest Environment Edge podcast to discuss all things bats.Éanna confirms whether Bram Stoker was correct in his assumptions about bats and vampires. They also discuss why bats are so interesting, their role in eco…
 
Teagasc is running a weekly Let's Talk Dairy webinar series which is also being made available as a bonus podcast episode. In this webinar, Stuart Childs, Teagasc Dairy Specialist, was joined by Joe Patton, Head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc to discuss the concept & risk of system drift in dairy farming in Ireland and how people can find it.…
 
The majority of seed sown on tillage farms every year is Department of Agriculture certified seed and on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast, it’s part two of the seed story that tracks the seeds journey from the seed growers field through the seed assembler to the final customer. Gerry Lohan, from the Seed Inspection Division of the Department of Agr…
 
As part of Ag mental health week, Conor Hammersley, Teagasc PhD Walsh scholar, joins Catherine Egan on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to discuss the findings of his study as part of the ‘On Feirm Ground’ project. Irish male farmers experience some of the highest levels of adverse health outcomes relative to other occupations and Conor highlights how…
 
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