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“Are silage stocks tight on your farm? If so, take action now”

Dr. Siobhan Kavanagh, Nutrition Specialist with Teagasc issued the following advice to farmers as Silage Stocks Tightening. The recent heavy rainfall has meant that grazing conditions are very difficult on many farms, very little fertiliser has been spread and a lot of stock are still fully housed. Consequently, silage stocks are starting to tighten on many farms. Farmers are encouraged to: 1. Walk the farm and target the driest fields [...]

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Ballyhaise Dairy Open Day

The poor weather didn’t deter a crowd of several hundred visitors attending the ballyhaise dairy open day held on the 1st Oct. The event has been a regular fixture in recent years offering farmers in the region an insight into Ballyhaise’s ongoing research programme. The objective of the project is to provide information to farmers in the Border, Midlands and West region, which will help increase profitability on their farm [...]

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Macra Na Feirme Annual Conference

Ulster Banks stand for the Macra Na Feirme national conference is set-up with delegates from around the country to start arriving at 3 pm for the weekend rally. All attending should ensure a visit to the Ulster Bank stand over the weekend to talk to our agri- managers about our new young farmer package, dairy expansion loan or beef stocking loan. There is also an opportunity to win a pair [...]

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Everything You Need to Know About Banking But We’re too Afraid to Ask!

Ulster Bank will host a series of seminars during the Winter for young farmers. These seminars are free to attend and are being run to encourage understanding and confidence in dealing with the bank and to explore the opportunities from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform and Food Harvest 2020. The series of seminars aims to demonstrate to young farmers that the bank manager is not a scary person and [...]

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Ploughing 2013

Dr. Ailish Byrne, Senior Agricultural Manager with Ulster Bank attended Day 2 of the National Ploughing Championships.  It was not surprising that a record crowd of nearly 100,000 were in attendance given the great weather and site – great access with no traffic delays and easy to navigate. She used  thevisit to the national ploughing championships to visit with Teagasc, IFA, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, ICMSA and [...]

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Yvette Barnes (Food Science)

Ulster Bank recognise the hard work of UCD students

For the second year running Ulster Bank recognise the hard work of UCD students, awarding four students from University College Dublin a monetary prize based on their professional work experience (PWE) during the 3rd year of their undergraduate degree from various different divisions of the school of Agricultural. Ulster Bank recognise the hard work of UCD students The four students chosen based on their enthusiasm and commitment during PWE were [...]

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Over 650 attend “Women & Agriculture Conference” in Killarney

Over 650 attended the Women & Agriculture Conference in Killarney on October 17th. The main themes were ‘The Farming Journey’ and ‘Personal Journeys’. Speakers on the day included Matt Dempsey (Editor of the Irish Farmers Journal), Dr.Thia Hennessy (Agriculture Economist, Teagasc), Áine Lawlor (RTE) and Dr. Maureen Gaffney (Psychologist and Broadcaster). As the Senior Agriculture Manager at Ulster Bank and also a chosen ambassador for women in business, I felt [...]

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Teagasc Farm Walk

Despite the bad weather conditions, a big crowd turned out for the Teagasc farm walk in Johnstown Castle, Co.Wexford on Wednesday 10th October. Ailish Byrne and Deirdre O’Shea (Ulster Bank Agri. Team) were among those who attended. The event focused on ‘Early Maturing Dairy Calf to Beef Trial’. This is an important area as these type of farming systems will become more prevalent from 2015 onwards due to the abolition of milk quotas. Among [...]

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Plough Ahead with Ulster Bank

At this years National Ploughing Championships, Ulster Bank are demonstrating their ongoing support for the Agri-Food industry through their sponsorship of Good Food Ireland. In their numerous restaurants and hotels around the country Good Food Ireland ensure the commitment of using local Irish food. Cookery demonstrations will be running throughout the day, with celebrity chefs Darina Allen and Catherine Fulvio taking part. Why not come along and enjoy some of [...]

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