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Trade holding well for quality cattle at Balla Mart
Looking at British beef imports shows the strong position occupied by Ireland, while we also import substantial amounts from Britain and Northern Ireland ourselves
By Phelim O'Neill on 29 August 2015
A show of Blackface sheep is due to take place for the first time at the King’s Hall on Monday, with breeders from across Ireland and Scotland expected to be in attendance.
By Peter McCann on 29 August 2015
In the last part of our special four-week weaning series, Justin McCarthy highlights the importance of taking care of the cow post-weaning.
By Justin McCarthy on 29 August 2015
Shane Murphy discovers how BETTER farm participant James Madigan made best use of an old hay shed to coincide with the construction of a new multipurpose suckler shed.
By Peter Varley on 27 August 2015
Speaking after his meeting with EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney called for serious action to restore market confidence.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 28 August 2015
This week's legal query looks at whether a spouse can stop the other spouse from transferring the farm to their son.
By Aisling Meehan on 27 August 2015
Positive currency movements and the integration of the Straight plastics business boosted the group’s half-year profits.
By Lorcan Allen on 28 August 2015
Peter Varley asks if solar power is an option for heating water on dairy farms.
By Peter Varley on 27 August 2015
Recent volatility in global markets has made it difficult to gauge how real market prices are at present (€1=$1.12708=£0.73237).
By Lorcan Allen on 28 August 2015
Good-quality June hay sells well as this week’s wet weather sees an end to the hay-making rush.
By Farmers Journal on 27 August 2015
Thursday's sale at Kilkenny mart saw bigger numbers with the trade easier for plainer lots.
By Peter Varley on 28 August 2015
Despite farmers reducing costs as milk prices struggle, the CEO of Dairymaster has said that investment by farmers remains strong.
By Patrick Donohoe on 28 August 2015
Mayo-based poultry processor Western Brand is looking to expand its number of poultry suppliers in tandem with a €12m extension of its processing plant in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 28 August 2015
A stray dog is killing lambs on mountain land in Co Leitrim and continues to evade hunters.
By The Dealer on 27 August 2015
Many parts of the country will see wet conditions over the weekend, according to Met Éireann, although a few sunny spells will make an appearance between the showers.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 28 August 2015

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Niall Carthy from Menlough, Co Galway, at Ballinasloe Mart last Saturday. Photo: Hany Marzouk
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