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Farmer Writes news, comment and opinion from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Farmers Journal team of farmer writes journalists from Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and beyond are dedicated to providing local farming news, comment and opinion across the dairy, beef & tillage sectors.
Calving is usually like clockwork on Tommy Moyles' farm but it has been thrown off kilter this year.
By Tommy Moyles on 27 April 2017
The ICBF seems to have been hit by the perfect storm, but it's important to remember why it was set up in the first place, writes Trevor Boland.
By Trevor Boland on 24 April 2017
The money might not be plentiful, but we’re all still on the right side of the daisies, writes Kieran Sullivan.
By Kieran Sullivan on 20 April 2017
Brian Nicholson reflects on the 2017 lambing season and the size of some of his crop.
By Brian Nicholson on 20 April 2017
Gerald Potterton says fly-tipping is becoming a major national issue as some people couldn’t care less about the environment.
By Gerald Potterton on 20 April 2017
Amid the UK's political turmoil, English farmer writer Joe Collingborn finds solace in the best feature of his new milking parlour: the automatic drafting gate.
By Joe Collingborn on 19 April 2017
Organic farmer Jane Shackleton says preaching to the converted isn’t going to cut it for Irish farmers if we want to curb the growing dairy-free, meat-free, everything-free trend.
By Jane Shackleton on 19 April 2017
Hannah Jackson is farm manager at Lazonby Estates in Cumbria, northwest England.
By Contributor on 20 April 2017
Ronan Delany delves into the food debate and asks if we are taking our relationship with animals too far.
By Ronan Delany on 13 April 2017
With grass growth flying and the cows milking out well, Bill O'Keeffe is back to pick a bone with the AI companies.
By Bill O'Keeffe on 13 April 2017
Much like March, Tommy Moyles has been a lion when it comes to the herd health plan for the Knowledge Transfer (KT) programme.
By Tommy Moyles on 13 April 2017
As calving comes to an end soon, it's good to look back and review the season, writes Co Cork dairy farmer Harold Kingston.
By Harold Kingston on 10 April 2017
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