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Planning In Advance Is Key For Tillage Farmers

With July now over, tillage farmers have started the harvesting of Winter barley and crops. In a few short weeks the Spring crops will be also ready. August will be ...
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FRS Network, IFA & HSA Join Forces for Farm Safety

FRS Network, the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) and the Health & Safety Authority (H.S.A) have come together to promote the 8th National Farm Safety Week. Compiling their resources and knowledge, ...
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Stay Safe While Working At Heights

Farm Safety week highlights a number of dangers in relation to working in the agricultural sector including working with livestock, child safety and tractor driving. However, this year there has ...
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Be Aware Of The Dangers Of Working With Livestock

With breeding season coming to an end, this time of year can be one of the most dangerous times on a farm. Many farmers will have finished with AI and ...
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FRS Network Celebrates 40 years of Services Nationwide

Wednesday August 13th 1980 marks the date that National Co-op Farm Relief Services (NCFRS) set up the national co-ordinating body over 30 Co-ops around Ireland. It all began with farmers ...
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Stay Safe While Agitating

It is important that safety precautions are followed on every farm to prevent accidents to both people and livestock. At this time of the year after completing the first cut ...
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Extra Vigilance Needed For Common Disease and Illness

During the Summer months, animals traditionally graze grass in the fields as their main food source. Fields are not always located close to the yard. Farmers may need to allocate ...
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The Importance of Good Milking Parlour Hygiene

Throughout Summer it is expected that farmers will be milking their full herd. At peak milking time, farmers rely on good milking practice for the quality of production. Efficient milking ...
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Farmers Need To Look After Themselves

Throughout the Summer months, farmers spend a considerable amount of time herding and caring for their livestock. From ensuring adequate grass supply to walking through the animals looking for signs ...
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Safety Comes First When Covering Silage Pits

By Jim Dockery, Health & Safety Manager, FRS Network Covering silage pits is a common task in Ireland especially during the late Spring and early Summer season. Most silage is ...
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