New Year Office Hours

Our office reopens on Wednesday the 6th of January at 9.15am. In the meantime, customers can leave a message on our phone system or send us an email to info@carrollconsultancy.ie and we will contact you thereafter.

Please note…

Our office will remain closed to the public until further notice but normal business and phone support will continue to be in place as on our earlier text. Remember: this is Farm Safety week. Take care and assess the danger in all your farm tasks.  

Office hours

Please note our office hours from today until the 28th of August will be as follows: 9am to 1pm Mon to Wed and normal hours on Thursdays and Fridays. Please leave your message on the phone outside of these times and we will return your call. Safe save and thank you.

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.

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Advice for GLAS farmers

GLAS first opened up to farmers in 2015 and is a co-funded environmental based scheme that focuses on the rural environment and in particular on the preservation of various habitats and species, mitigating climate change and improving water quality.

GLAS has now three various tranches: GLAS 1, GLAS 2 and GLAS 3.

Regular checks should be carried out throughout the year to ensure all actions meet the required GLAS specifications i.e. ensure watercourses are fenced 1.5m out from top of water bank and is stock proof to bovines or ensure all bird boxes are up following winter period.

At this time in the year remember Low Input Permanent Pasture cannot be topped until after 1st of July and the cutting and saving of Traditional Hay Meadows must also take place after the 1st of July to avoid any breach in GLAS terms and conditions.

On average 5% of all GLAS participants are inspected annually. A number of our clients had annual GLAS inspections in the past number of weeks with on average 24 hours’ notice. The DAFM inspector will assess the completion of your GLAS actions on farm. You will then be required to submit GLAS and Nitrates Records, fertiliser and concentrate/meal receipts and all other associated receipts for GLAS actions within 10 working days.

Farmers should ensure that they have all the required work carried out as per their own GLAS plan. Contact your farm advisor if any assistance or help is needed.

If you require any further information or have any further queries please contact our team on: 094 9253742.

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

Reseeding Demonstration on Monday evening the 10th of September at 6.30pm on the farm of Seamus Rooney in Ardlee, Swinford, Co. Mayo.

We are very pleased to inform you of our forthcoming Reseeding Demonstration on Monday evening the 10th of September at 6.30pm on the farm of Seamus Rooney in Ardlee, Swinford, Co. Mayo.

This is a National Beef Knowledge Transfer approved event by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The DAFM Registration will be between 6.15pm and 7.15pm

The main sponsors of the event are Goldcrop, TP Whelehan and ourselves. The topics to be discussed are reseeding methods, soil fertility, weed control (pre and post reseeding) and selection of seed varieties.

The speakers will include Pat Cashman from Goldcrop on seed selection, Chris Maughan from TP Whelehan – herbicide use and management of grassland swards, John Graham on reseeding methods and Cathal Higgins and myself from our own firm on soil fertility.

The entire project is ongoing and video clips, photographs and information since the commencement 3 weeks ago can be seen by following Carroll Consultancy on both Facebook and Twitter.

The event is open to all farmers and your neighbours and family members are welcome to attend.