Congratulations to St. Johns Primary School

Congratulations to St. Johns Primary School The Neale, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo for winning the AgriAware Artistic Animals competition.. sponsored by us!!

They won first prize which was a visit from mobile farmer Pat, there was huge excitement when he visited the school yesterday with his baby piglets, lambs, calves, ducks and chicks.

The standard in the competition was very high and we’d also like to congratulate Logboy NS, Co Mayo and Glinsk NS, Co Galway who came second and third. Well done to all the schools who entered.

Land Drainage and Soil Maintenance Event

Carroll Consultancy in association with Homeland and Harrington Quarries are hosting a land drainage and soil maintenance event on the farm of Michael and Anne Higgins, Currinah, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon (at the end of the Ballaghaderreen bypass towards Carracastle) on Wednesday the 15th of May at 2pm. Topics include methods of drainage/drainage systems and assessing soil type/correct fertiliser usage and there will be demonstrations on the day. All farmers are welcome and this is a Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine approved National KT Event for dairy, beef and sheep farmers. Guests speakers will be present in addition to a number of agri business trade stands

Why soil sample?

  • All agricultural land should be tested every 5 years.
  • Very expensive fertiliser prices: why waste your money on fertiliser when you have no accurate knowledge of what your soil requires?
  • The basic test assesses the soil for pH levels, lime levels, Phosphorous (P) and Potassium (K) levels. Continue reading