Livestock

Farm-to-farm movements down over 40,000 head in 2024
Farm-to-farm movements reduced by over 28,000 head in Munster, while, in contrast, mart throughput has remained largely steady.
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Sheep price update: opening lamb quotes remain at €9.50/kg
Lamb prices are steady, ranging in the main from €9.50/kg to €9.70/kg for quality assured lambs, with hogget prices also unchanged, ranging from €9.20/kg to €9.50/kg.
Hugh Farrell appointed as the ICSA’s new general secretary
Farrell previously served as an elected representative in the drystock farmers' group.
In pictures: Midleton Show champions
Shanon Kinahan takes a look back at some of the highlights from the 2024 Midleton Show.
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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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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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How FRS fencing and DURA² helped transform our home and farm
DURA² fencing provided John Paul Bennett and his wife Laura with a durable and environmentally friendly fencing solution for their home and farm.
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