Sinn Féin calls on Department to take control of horse abattoir
The Department must take over the running of the only horse abattoir in the country after the activities broadcast by RTÉ Investigates on Wednesday, according to Sinn Féin’s Claire Kerrane.
Trailer stolen from Co Clare farmer
This is the second trailer theft from nearby areas on the Clare/Galway boarder.
Meath is Ireland’s solar power capital
Data from the statistics provider Green Collective shows that May was a record month for solar power, and Co Meath is the solar powerhouse of Ireland.
Reconsidering our nuclear options
There could easily be a mid-course correction to Ireland’s declared policy should an affordable nuclear alternative emerge, offering always-on power with very low emissions.
Dempsey at Large: weather and income insurance
It would be a pity if the report of the Food Vision tillage group was left to gather dust as the party political machines prepare for the looming general election.
Good demand for spring lamb in Kenmare
Kenmare mart manager, Dan McCarthy had a spring in his step following his recent re-election to Kerry Co council and a good start to spring lamb trade.
High prices for low entries in Kilkenny
Shanon Kinahan reports from last Thursday's weekly cattle sale in Kilkenny Mart.
Northern demand injects life into trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s cattle trade, including what’s happening in the country’s marts.
Sheep mart report: agents fitter for larger entries
Sale entries are running significantly higher in many marts, with prices steady-to-stronger on the back of buying for the Eid al-Adha festival.
No change to Kerry’s May milk price
Buyers of butter are only sourcing essential supplies due to strong prices, the co-op stated.
Lakeland holds milk price for May
This is the second month Lakeland has held its base price, with the same decision being taken for April supplies.
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AHV International cuts staff in NI
The animal health company has confirmed three people have left its NI team.
Tullamore Farm suckler and sheep open day launched
Adam Woods previews the upcoming suckler and sheep open day taking place on Tullamore farm on Tuesday 23 July 2024
Top shelf finish for Antfield Whiskey in Carrick
Shanon Kinahan has the top prices from the final Midland and Western Livestock Improvement Society sale
Job well done as JALEX smash new records
Shanon Kinahan was on farm in Randalstown on Saturday for the biggest and best JALEX Select sale to date
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Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
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Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silage
Docks can create serious problems in grassland, negatively affecting productivity.
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Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
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Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
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Origin Enterprises revenue drops 21% as bad weather hits performance
Sales at the agri-services group were also lower due to the drop in fertiliser prices.
Yara opens hydrogen plant to make low-carbon fertilisers
Yara has 'already delivered' the first tonnes of fertilisers made from green ammonia produced at the new hydrogen plant.
Goodman’s charity is better at making money than giving it away
The Goodman Foundation has seen a huge increase in assets over recent years.
Goodman takes care of succession planning
Veteran beef baron Larry Goodman has resigned from numerous company directorships and put in succession structures in recent months.
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Sustainability progress on Irish farms
Origin Green sustainability and data analytics manager Dr Eleanor Murphy reports on Irish farm emissions.
JCB breaks ground on US factory
JCB has commenced a €462m project to build what is going to be its second largest factory in San Antonio, Texas. It will create 1,500 new jobs over five years.
John Deere's updated 6M breaks cover
Images have emerged online of a revamped 105hp to 275hp, 17 model 6M tractor series from John Deere. Gary Abbott reports on what is known so far, ahead of its public launch later this month.
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New quad bike regulations - are you ready?
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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside...
The land is a few hundred meters from the beach - a great place to be on a summer's day, writes Paul Mooney.
A quiet holding with good level land in Galway
Offers of €10,000/ac and over are being invited for this grassland holding, writes Paul Mooney.
€4.5m farm in horse country
A premium property, owned by flat racing great Michael Kinnane for sale in Kildare, writes Paul Mooney.
VAT explainer: what remains eligible for a VAT reclaim
With all the confusion surrounding VAT amid changes by Revenue, Martin Merrick outlines some of the technicalities in reclaiming VAT.
EPA results don’t bode well for derogation case - Teagasc specialist
The EPA target of river nitrates levels of less than 4mg/l or 8mg/l for high and good-quality water quality are very difficult to attain, according to Teagasc water catchment expert Eddie Burgess.
River nitrates target is an ‘impossible bar’ for some
The EPA target of river nitrates levels of less than 4mg/l or 8mg/l for high and good quality water quality are very difficult to attain, according to Teagasc water catchment expert Eddie Burgess.
Farmers should use co-op model to supply AD plants - Minister Ryan
Those considering a move to supply anaerobic digestion plants should look to farming's co-op traditions to get the best deal they can, according to Minister Ryan.
Yara opens hydrogen plant to make low-carbon fertilisers
Yara has 'already delivered' the first tonnes of fertilisers made from green ammonia produced at the new hydrogen plant.
Investment funds help fuel soaring forest demand
Gresham House has confirmed that its Irish Strategic Forestry Fund has purchased close to 13,000ac of mature and semi-mature plantations.
Letter regarding the ash dieback taskforce
Inequity in the ash dieback scheme was considered to be unacceptable - Simon White, chair, Limerick and Tipperary Woodland owners (LTWO).
DAERA confirms start date for XI tags
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has set out a timeline for the switch to new livestock tags.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
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Meet the Maker: Hanna Van Aelst
In this week's Meet the Maker, Grace Hanna chats to Tipperary-based willow artist about how she is inspired by her rural landscape.
Ann Devine: ‘The hassle and the money – we’re not even going to Mass’
Ann plays sleuth at the Stepping Stones ceremony above in the hall, writes Colm O’Regan.
Funding for regenerative tourism projects in the midlands
Final call for private and community businesses with an idea for tourism projects to apply for Fáilte Ireland’s Regenerative Tourism Scheme, writes Sarah McIntosh
Legal: practical steps to ease stress after a death
It is important to structure a farm business to lessen the stress of bereavement, should a partner pass away, writes Aisling Meehan.
Westmeath farm with 262ac and period-style house
If you want peace and quiet on your own patch of ground, this could be the spot for you, writes Paul Mooney.