Farm Ireland

Monday 18 December 2017

Smith seeks more safety awareness

FARM Minister Brendan Smith has given strong backing to farm safety initiatives being undertaken by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Farm Safety Partnership Advisory Committee.

He expressed concern that nine people have lost their lives on farms so far this year and appealed to all farmers to prioritise health and safety.

"The key to managing health and safety on farms is to complete the Farm Safety Code Risk Assessment Document and to act on it," he said.

Broadleaf thinning seminar tomorrow

Teagasc and COFORD will hold a demonstration on the tending and thinning of broadleaf woodlands in Co Meath tomorrow. This event is aimed at landowners who have broadleaf plantations at or near the age of first thinning.

For further information contact Kevin O'Connell, Teagasc, on 087 121 6159 or visit

Knockbeg tractor run set for Friday

Students from Knockbeg College, Co Carlow, are holding their fifth annual tractor run this Friday, and all proceeds from the event will go to St Luke's Hospital, Dublin.

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