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Words matter: the slippery slope of language
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The Dealer was struck by the picture painted by just a few words describing farming recently.
10 July 2024 Dealer
Where’s the fight to save our drystock?
The whole-of-sector approach taken by dairy to save the derogation has dominated headlines for months. But has no equivalent emerged for drystock incomes, the Dealer wonders.
10 July 2024 Dealer
Carbery backs Ballineen bullet
There's a few athletes with farming connections that will be competing in the Paris Olympics and the Dealer was wondering if readers know of any more.
Offalyman calls time on writing
Offalyman Lorcan Allen is moving away from the world of journalism and into business.
10 July 2024 Dealer
‘Houlihan, the cattle jobber’
The Dealer has fond memories of landing back to the car as a young lad following a match and hearing Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh on the radio.
3 July 2024 Dealer
Limousin or Angus?
The Dealer has news of a coming together of cattle breeds in the west at the weekend.
3 July 2024 Dealer
Cold water poured on Coolmore speculation
The Dealer got an interesting call about a Carrick-on-Suir farm that’s on the market.
3 July 2024 Dealer
Cannon fired through prenups
Prenups may be popular with young farmers but their constitutional and canonical validity has been queried.
3 July 2024 Dealer
Kerry spending millions of euros to go nowhere
Kerry Group's share buybacks have done little to raise the price of the company's shares.
3 July 2024 Dealer
Premier dairy beef demo in Tipperary
The leased farm is set up to show best practice for calves from the dairy herd, so expect beef and dairy farmers to attend next week.
3 July 2024 Dealer
Strong contenders for chief vet job at the department
Galway native Martin Blake is set to retire from his role as chief veterinary officer with the Department of Agriculture. The Dealer has the runners and rider sin the race to succeed Blake.
26 June 2024 Dealer
Bidding on Tipp farm heating up
The residential farm at Ballynacloona, Carrick-on-Suir, went under the hammer on 12 June but was withdrawn at €1.8m (€14,000/ac) as it did not reach the reserve price.
26 June 2024 Dealer