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 […]


Farmers and vets asked for their opinions on antibiotics in farming as part of cross-border project

31 May , 2021  

Farmers and vets working in the dairy, pig, beef and sheep sectors on the island of Ireland are being asked to complete a survey to provide their views on how antibiotics are used in agriculture. As part of OneHealth efforts to address the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance, legislative and policy changes are being introduced […]


Land prices fell by average 6% last year as experts warn Covid-19 will act as a negative demand shock to market

21 Apr , 2020  

Average national land prices fell by 6% year on year in 2019 driven in the main by a decrease in the prices for dairy, beef and cereals. The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland / Teagasc Agricultural Land Market Review and Outlook Report 2020 found the average price of an acre nationally without a residence was […]


Teagasc launch New EU BovINE network project

7 Feb , 2020  

A new trans-European beef network, called BovINE, aimed at addressing the sector’s sustainability challenges was launched by Teagasc in conjunction with EU research and farming partners at the Teagasc Food Research Centre Ashtown, Dublin, on Tuesday, 21st of January. BovINE will link researchers, advisors, farmers and other relevant stakeholders across 9 EU member states to stimulate […]