Australian farmer digs mass grave for flock of 3,000 sheep
Anne O'Donoghue
Wayne Smith of Caluka Farms in Western Australia said it is more humane to slaughter the sheep than to leave them go thirsty or hungry.
13 March 2024 News
US ranchers sentenced
The Colorado ranchers were sentenced to pay $6.6m after they damaged rain gauges in an effort to get paid for a worsening drought.
23 February 2024 News
Record Australian lamb production
Australia's Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirms that 2023 was the year that Australian beef and sheep production returned to its full potential.
Uisce Éireann fined for fish kill in Clare river
The court heard that the vast majority of fish - including salmon, eels and trout - died from suffocation following a pollution incident. Gordon Deegan reports.
19 February 2024 News
US cattle herd at lowest level since 1951
Two years of severe drought across much of the US has severely hit livestock numbers, with inflated fodder prices and a shortage of grazing forcing ranchers to offload stock.
11 February 2024 News
Dublin in drought amid downpours and deluges
Despite rainfall levels at Dublin Airport running 25% ahead of average in 2023, Uisce Éireann is calling on the public to reduce water usage in the capital.
31 January 2024 Dealer
2023 – a year that rubbed salt into raw wounds
The incessant rain of the summer and autumn of 2023 won’t be easily forgotten, writes Derek Robinson
10 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: one third of my paddocks are under water
The likelihood of turning out cows in five weeks' time seems very remote for English farmer Joe Collingborn.
7 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Review of major beef exporters in 2023
Part two – Australian export volumes surge while Brazil is on a plateau for now.
5 January 2024 News
Soya prices to remain high in short-term
Speaking at the IFA pig meeting in Portlaoise last Wednesday, James Nolan from R&H Hall said that soya prices have "shot up" over the last year due to a drought in Argentina.
13 December 2023 News
The future for Ireland is ‘warmer and wetter’ - Sweeney
Most climate scientists will now suggest that 6 July was probably the warmest day for 100,000 years on the planet, Maynooth climate professor John Sweeney said.
7 November 2023 News
New European project aims to create drought-resilient crops
The project aims to develop new varieties of drought-tolerant crops by harnessing natural resources available.
3 November 2023 News