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Farm management

Helpful information on how you can best manage the running of your farm and yard.
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Dick Behan has 25 years' experience working with different training surfaces. He explains how best to maintain your surface, and which surfaces are most popular
By Irish Field Contributor on 14 August 2015
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The surfaces a horse trains, works and competes on play a crucial role both in enhancing or limiting the horse’s ability to perform and in determining the risk of injury
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 14 August 2015
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A trainer's ability to keep a horse sound, while working at the desired level of performance, depends on a complex interaction between the horse and the environment
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 21 August 2015
The FEI Equine Surfaces White Paper, an extensive study into the effect of arena surfaces on the orthopaedic health of horses, has been updated
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 09 February 2017
Dickie Power, hunting correspondent for The Irish Field, explains the importance of a good relationship between the huntsman and the farmer
By Dickie Power on 11 September 2015
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Noel Cooney has over 25 years experience installing all types of fencing, particularly equestrian farm fencing. Noel names and explains what types of fencing are most popular for horses
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 09 February 2017
If you are responsible for an unwanted horse there are a number of different options. We have put together a list of approved facilities and their information
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 02 October 2015
Sam Murphy has developed a new lighting product for horse stables. This product controls the amount of light your horse receives and aims to give horses a longer 'summer season'
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 23 October 2015
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The first cases of sycamore poisoning (equine atypical myopathy) have been observed in the UK
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 30 October 2015
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Leanne O'Sullivan speaks to Colin Connolly, Rural Crime Prevention executive with the Irish Farmers’ Association, about new initiatives being set up to reduce rural crime
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 30 October 2015
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Information update pertaining to passports for horses suitable for slaughter for human consumption
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 06 November 2015
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By registering your equine premises with the Department you are doing your bit to protect the national equine herd
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 13 November 2015
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Omey Darlin is an 11-year-old 148cm grey registered Connemara gelding. He is a k...
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