Teagasc hold Pig Open Day

31 May , 2024  

The Teagasc Pig Development Department held their Pig Open Day in two locations, Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research & Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, County Cork on Wednesday, 22nd May and Friday, 24th May in Ballyhaise Agricultural College, County Cavan. Delegates were welcomed to the event in Cork by the Director of Teagasc, Professor Frank O’Mara. […]


Research on Tirlán Grain Pool shows Lower Carbon Footprint than many International Regions

22 Feb , 2024  

The research, unveiled at the Tirlán Quality Grain Awards this week, is the first of its kind using a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology specifically developed for Irish grain on a wide range of commercially-grown Irish cereals. Accounting for straw incorporation, the study showed the net carbon footprint could be close to net zero. Tirlán, […]



Teagasc unveil winners of Research and Innovation photo competition 2023

17 Nov , 2023  

An image titled “The perfect apple” was officially announced as the overall winner of Teagasc’s Vision of Research and Innovation photography competition at an event in Oak Park House, Carlow on Thursday, 9 November, 2023. The winning image was taken by Dr Alberto Ramos Luz, a Teagasc researcher at Oak Park, Carlow. It shows an […]


Teagasc Crops Forum Mapping the Future for Tillage Farming in Ireland

22 Sep , 2023  

The Teagasc Crops Forum discussed the latest agronomy issues facing farmers and also how to shape the future of the tillage industry. It took place as a hybrid event, in the Killashee Hotel, Naas, County Kildare and also as a live webinar. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) presented data on cereal […]


Minister launches new Livestock Simulators

22 Sep , 2023  

At the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Minister of State with responsibility for Farm Safety at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Heydon, announced the launch of 11 calving simulators and 11 injecting simulators for use in Teagasc agricultural colleges and research and innovation centres. Demonstration models of the new simulators are […]


Sharp fall in 2023 dairy and tillage incomes expected, while cattle and sheep incomes to increase slightly

31 Jul , 2023  

A new report, by economists at Teagasc, provides an update on the forecast average margins and incomes which are likely across the agricultural sector in Ireland in 2023. Agriculture continues to face substantial input price inflation, much of it prompted by Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. Agricultural production costs in 2023 look like they will […]


Ellen Vaughan is the Teagasc/FBD Student of the Year for 2022

11 May , 2023  

Ellen Vaughan is the Teagasc/FBD Student of the Year for 2022.  Ellen hails from a dairy farm in County Meath and works part-time on the farm along with being a fulltime teacher. Ellen completed the Level 6 Distance Green Cert at Teagasc, Navan, County Meath. Laura Lynch won the Drytsock category. Laura comes from Athy, […]


Potential Fertiliser Availability Issues in 2023 Highlighted

14 Oct , 2022  

A sub-group of the National Fodder and Food Security Committee was convened on Wednesday 12th October to provide a forum to discuss potential challenges around the fertiliser supply chain facing into the peak season of fertiliser demand on farms in the coming spring. Relevant stakeholders attended the meeting from across the fertiliser wholesale and agri-retail […]


New Organic Cropping and Integrated Systems Specialist at Teagasc

19 Aug , 2022  

Teagasc have appointed Martin Bourke as a new Organic Cropping and Integrated Systems Specialist. He joins Elaine Leavy and Joe Kellegher as Teagasc national organic specialists who support organic farmers and advisers. Teagasc are also in the process of appointing 6 regional organic advisors over the next two years. The organic team in Teagasc will […]


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

24 Jan , 2022  

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 […]