Gerry Boyle

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Harold Kingston, Courtmacsherry, Cork. ‘I’m proud to be a farmer. I’ll use science to look after the land and make sure these cows are healthy.’ Photogaph: Donal O’ Leary

Cork dairy farmer Harold Kingston turned to social media in May to voice his anger about how farmers are often portrayed as destroying the environment(...)

Sales of protected urea have increased significantly this year with almost 40,000 tonnes sold between January and June this year

There are strong indications farmers are scaling up actions to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) arising from farming and investing in proven technologie(...)

 Teagasc director Prof Gerry Boyle and  Teagasc chairman Liam Herlihy at the launch of the Teagasc annual report and accounts for 2018. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

Ireland’s farmers can meet increasingly-difficult targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases over the next 11 years, Teagasc, the State’s agri-food(...)

Agriculture is the largest contributor to Irish carbon emissions by sector; accounting for 33.3 per cent of national emissions in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

The most profitable Irish farms are the most efficient in minimising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to Teagasc’s sustainability report for (...)

Teagasc milkman made more than €23,000 in overtime, the public accounts committee was told.

A milkman who works on one of Teagasc’s farms earned more than €23,000 in overtime last year, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was told. The man (...)

One of the principal measures proposed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from Irish agriculture is further improvement in dairy and beef genetics.

Emissions from agriculture comprise a third of Irish greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted, and a new report from Teagasc projects that they could increase by (...)

Agriculture accounts for a third of Irish emissions. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ways for Irish farmers to achieve major reductions in carbon emissions from agriculture, at a time of massive expansion, have been outlined in a long-(...)

The National Farm Survey found in 2017, the average income on dairy farms was €86,000, compared to €52,000 in 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

Dairy farming is by some way the most profitable agricultural activity in the State with average incomes hitting a record €86,115 last year on foot of(...)

 Food and nutrition systems are under pressure due to compounded effects of population growth, urbanisation, migration, resource scarcity, and climate change. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 90 delegates from 21 countries around the world attended the Euragri Conference in Teagasc’s facility in Ashtown, Dublin, last month. Euragr(...)

Irish beef: selling 260,000 tonnes of Irish beef into the rest of Europe will damage the EU market. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Tight margins and currency fluctuations make exporting food from Ireland to the United Kingdom a tough business at the best of times. Brexit makes it (...)

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