Teagasc guide sells like hot buns
It's never easy to get farmers to part with their hard-earned cash but one thing those attending the dairy conference in Limerick last week were willing to open the wallet for was the new Teagasc drainage manual.
Perhaps it was the memory of last year's dreadful summer that sparked farmer interest in the manual, but the publication sold like hot buns at the event.
The manual was edited by Mark Moore and is similar in appearance to the very successful dairy manual that was published by Teagasc a few years ago.
It is priced at €40 but is available to Teagasc clients for €20 from any Teagasc office or by post.
However, in the case of the latter, there is an extra charge of €7.50 for postage and packing.
One thousand copies of the manual have been printed and if last week's conference was anything to go by, Teagasc won't have any problems selling them.
The manual includes six sections. The first, on rainfall, landscape and soils, is written by Tristan Ibrahim, Rachel Cremer and Owen Fenton.