Information on farm building design and construction.

Safety around slurry stores: the grants available and how to qualify
Martin Merrick
Not all investments require planning permission, while several areas surrounding slurry storage qualify for a 60% grant rate for all farmers.
24 May 2023 Slurry
Ever increasing pressure on slurry storage: a necessary evil
Slurry storage is something we have to get realistic about for a number of reasons.
17 May 2023 Buildings
NCT’ing silage pits for the upcoming season
First-cut silage has begun on some farms, but for others there’s still time to ensure silage pits are fit for purpose.
Slurry bags will not be VAT exempt despite TD’s call
Calls for the slurry storage bags to be VAT exempt for unregistered farmers have not been successful as ''VAT treatment of goods and services is subject to European Union law''.
16 May 2023 News
Tidy TAMS three-bay slatted shed for €35,400
This Mayo farmer used TAMS II aid to build a three-bay suckler shed with a creep and crush.
10 May 2023 Buildings
Safety when replacing concrete slats
The replacement of concrete slats will be eligible for grant aid in TAMS III at a grant rate of 60%.
3 May 2023 Buildings
Creosote ban comes into effect from Tuesday
Monday 30 April is the final day that retailers will be permitted to sell creosote products for agricultural use.
1 May 2023 News
More farmers underpassing road issues
The fact that underpasses now qualify for TAMS grants has certainly contributed to the increased level of enquiries this year.
26 April 2023 News
Automated feeding and ventilation in Kerry
Dairy farmer Noel O’Connor took the opportunity of being depopulated for TB to focus on calf accommodation for his north Kerry farm.
26 April 2023 Infrastructure
Traditional farm building grant applications close Monday
Applications for the 2023 traditional farm building grant closes on Monday 24 April after a high interest level among farmers.
24 April 2023 Schemes
Understanding your TAMS III application
Martin Merrick details some of the key details that farmers should know when making their TAMS III application.
19 April 2023 Buildings
Slurry bags confirmed as TAMS approved by Department
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that slurry bags from approved suppliers are eligible for grant aid.
19 April 2023 Schemes