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"Playing chicken with a rain gun as it arcs over and back can end in tears" - Julian Hughes is busy irrigating this week.
By Julian Hughes on 28 July 2014
This week's legal query looks at the process of a farmer being made a Ward of Court where he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
By Aisling Meehan on 24 July 2014
It’s usually at this time of the year we start to evaluate how the farm has performed over the past 12 months.
By Padraig Shevlin on 28 July 2014
In the fourth part of our series on the future of the suckler industry in Ireland, Patrick Donohoe talks to bodies all along the suckler and beef supply chain to gauge their views on the sector.
By Patrick Donohoe on 24 July 2014
Preparations for the National Ploughing Championships are already underway with only two months to go.
By Contributor on 28 July 2014
US industrialists and farmers know that their government is on their side – can we say the same about our negotiators as this Commission enters its dying days.
By Matt Dempsey on 24 July 2014
Successive cuts to beef prices by meat factories has led to a cumulative loss of €168 million according to an ICSA analysis of the market.
By Maura Fay on 29 July 2014
Farmer writer Tommy Moyles described in gripping detail how he had a frightening experience when a freshly calved suckler cow attacked him.
By Tommy Moyles on 24 July 2014
This week Harold Kingston had an RTE News camera crew in his yard filming him replace a PTO cover as part of highlighting National Farm Safety Awareness day.
By Harold Kingston on 25 July 2014
Lye Cross Farm are one of the family farm businesses that are continuing the long tradition of cheese making in the south west of England.
By Pat O'Keeffe on 24 July 2014
Gabriel D'Arcy, who currently runs Bord na Móna, is to join Town of Monaghan co-op as CEO designate.
By Pat O'Keeffe on 25 July 2014
How you reseed depends on machine availability and soil and ground conditions so choose wisely
By Jack Kennedy on 24 July 2014
In an interview with New Zealand publication Farmers Weekly, the head of DairyNZ has some interesting views on Ireland's dairy sector.
By Pat O'Keeffe on 25 July 2014
There’s a remote control tractor working on a Clare farm and Michael Moroney went to see it in action to talk to its inventor Michael Shannon of Milltown Malbay.
By Michael Moroney on 24 July 2014
Ministers Simon Coveney and Michelle O’Neill have agreed on a number of steps to help the trade in live animals from Ireland to Northern Ireland for slaughter.
By Maura Fay on 24 July 2014
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Three generations of sheep farmers Damien, PJ and Christopher Kerr bringing their lambs in for weighing for slaughter at Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Picture: Carol Dunne
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