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Alison Sinnott
Alison Sinnott



My farming week: James Vance, Ballintra, Co Donegal
James Vance is a mixed farmer from Ballintra, Co Donegal who has descendants from the world’s smallest cow, as well as a little son who has a love for farming.
By Alison Sinnott on 21 June 2017
Silage and hay prices are meeting poor demand currently due to a surplus of supplies.
By Alison Sinnott on 22 June 2017
Gardaí host stolen property recovery event
Gardai in Tipperary and Kilkenny will be trying to reunite stolen property with its owners on 27 and 28 June.
By Alison Sinnott on 22 June 2017
Judges top tips for entering FBD Farm Yard Awards
This week we take a look at the judge’s top tips for the FBD Farm Yard Awards ahead of the deadline for entries on Friday 30 June.
By Alison Sinnott on 21 June 2017
My farming week: Ronan Siochrú, Burnham, Dingle, Co Kerry
Ronan Siochrú is a young farmer from Dingle, who returned home from London to convert his fathers suckler herd into a profitable dairy enterprise.
By Alison Sinnott on 14 June 2017
Up to 4,000 sheep killed and injured in dog attacks annually – IFA
Following a number of dog attacks on sheep in the Cooley Peninsula in recent weeks, the IFA speaks out regarding the issue facing sheep farmers across the country.
By Alison Sinnott on 14 June 2017
Met Eireann issues blight warning
Met Eireann has issued a status yellow blight warning for the coming days.
By Alison Sinnott on 14 June 2017
Technical performance drives profitability on sheep farms
Teagasc Sheep Enterprise leader Micheal Diskin speaks about drivers of profitability and production, ahead of the Teagasc Technical Sheep Open Day on 21 June.
By Alison Sinnott on 14 June 2017
Quiz: Leaving Certificate ag science
In the first of a three part series, we take a look at some past agricultural science questions as the Leaving Certificate gets under way.
By Alison Sinnott on 10 June 2017
Average suckler farmer earning little without income support payments
Teagasc’s 2016 National Farm Survey has revealed that suckler farming is one of the most dependant drystock farming systems on support payments, indicating no profit is made from production alone.
By Alison Sinnott on 02 June 2017
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