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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.
Co Sligo farmer Trevor Boland gives a breakdown of his experience using Eurostar evaluations.
By Trevor Boland on 16 January 2017
As the country embarks on its annual post-Christmas healthy eating agenda, Harold Kingston challenges the idea of vegan and dairy-free diets.
By Harold Kingston on 15 January 2017
Felipe Anguita is a dairy farmer managing a 1,000-cow operation in Paillaco and Rio Bueno in the south of Chile.
By Contributor on 12 January 2017
Gerald Potterton casts an eye over his rainfall gauge while he looks to what farming might be like for the next generation.
By Gerald Potterton on 12 January 2017
Brian Nicholson is disillusioned by the amount of paperwork that can only be completed at the last minute.
By Brian Nicholson on 12 January 2017
Between building a new milking parlour and keeping up with a full winter work schedule, English-based farmer writer Joe Collingborn is concerned that his herd is being neglected.
By Joe Collingborn on 07 January 2017
The first week of January is a good time to take a look back at the performance of the farm business for 2016. Trevor Boland outlines six easy steps.
By Trevor Boland on 05 January 2017
Tommy Moyles is taking the daily tractor routine to do a review and a renewal on the farm.
By Tommy Moyles on 05 January 2017
The O'Keeffes welcomed a new arrival into the house just before Christmas while a few of the hardy annual jobs were taken care of.
By Bill O'Keeffe on 05 January 2017
Dairy and beef farmer James Mimnagh hopes that retailers and processors are making new year's resolutions.
By James Mimnagh on 30 December 2016
It’s not the New Year just yet, but Kieran Sullivan has already started 2017 plans.
By Kieran Sullivan on 28 December 2016
After a dry summer, Brian Nicholson is taking the Christmas to look into a crystal ball.
By Brian Nicholson on 29 December 2016
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