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Bidders reach €26,870/ac for Meath farm and yard
Paul Mooney
Two bidders drove the farm to €3.35m - but then a cool, third bidder went for the finishing line, writes Paul Mooney.
 
 
Two small country properties with big appeal
Two small country properties with big appeal
One is in a very convenient location in Co Kildare, the other has a beautiful house and garden and is in scenic Co Wicklow.
Farmers urged to get health check-ups after farmer died pulling a calf
Farmers urged to get health check-ups after farmer died pulling a calf
The inquest heard that the farmer was in the process of pulling the calf using a calving jack when he collapsed and died, Anton Nulty reports.
Tillage needs investment to play its part in sustainable Irish agriculture
Tillage needs investment to play its part in sustainable Irish agriculture
The tillage sector can play a key role in making Irish agriculture more sustainable and environmentally friendly, writes Siobhán Walsh.
Meath is Ireland’s solar power capital
Meath is Ireland’s solar power capital
Data from the statistics provider Green Collective shows that May was a record month for solar power, and Co Meath is the solar powerhouse of Ireland.
Reconsidering our nuclear options
Reconsidering our nuclear options
There could easily be a mid-course correction to Ireland’s declared policy should an affordable nuclear alternative emerge, offering always-on power with very low emissions.
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Camera at the Mart: supply strong and trade alight in Tullamore
Camera at the Mart: supply strong and trade alight in Tullamore
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Camera at the Mart: trade withstands price pressure in Elphin
Camera at the Mart: trade withstands price pressure in Elphin
While factory agents were keen to reduce prices, the presence of online purchasing activity for fleshed lambs kept a firm floor under the trade and minimised price reductions.
Camera at the Mart: cows are cream of the crop in Ennis
Camera at the Mart: cows are cream of the crop in Ennis
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Friesian-sired animals top mart throughput in 2023
Friesian-sired animals top mart throughput in 2023
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High output grass-based systems can be profitable - UCD professor
High output grass-based systems can be profitable - UCD professor
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Farmers urged to get health check-ups after farmer died pulling a calf
Farmers urged to get health check-ups after farmer died pulling a calf
The inquest heard that the farmer was in the process of pulling the calf using a calving jack when he collapsed and died, Anton Nulty reports.
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Welcome to BEEF2024
Welcome to BEEF2024
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TB skin test can miss individual animals - Department vet
TB skin test can miss individual animals - Department vet
David Quinn, a veterinary inspector at the Department of Agriculture, has put down the rise in TB cases to the expansion of the dairy herd and is optimistic that we might be about to turn a corner.
Quality cattle and craic at Cork Summer Show
Quality cattle and craic at Cork Summer Show
Shanon Kinahan was at Cork Summer Show on Saturday where good quality cattle lined the cattle rings.
Cork claim Championship cup at Charollais All Ireland's
Cork claim Championship cup at Charollais All Ireland's
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Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
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Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBaleSPONSORED
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Tirlán set to announce results of business review to staff on Thursday morning
Tirlán set to announce results of business review to staff on Thursday morning
Business review, which began in April, is expected to lead to redundancies at the processor.
Kerry Group’s big investment may not be paying off
Kerry Group’s big investment may not be paying off
Kerry’s second share buyback scheme hasn’t stopped its share price falling.
Battlelines for Kerry milk supplies will be drawn in the coming weeks
Battlelines for Kerry milk supplies will be drawn in the coming weeks
The producer organisation is set to start gathering members and Kerry is ready to offer a new supply contract, writes Lorcan Roche Kelly.
Dawn Meats to expand for Aldi contract
Dawn Meats to expand for Aldi contract
New Aldi contract of 25m per year, will mean 15 new jobs and triggers a €5m expansion for Dawn's Waterford factory.
Armagh contractor clearance auction to take place next week
Armagh contractor clearance auction to take place next week
Next week, Mid Ulster Auctions will host a timed online machinery auction on behalf of Armagh agricultural contractors S&B Campbell, comprising a fleet of tractors, slurry and grass equipment.
Almost one in three new tractor sales between 161hp and 200hp
Almost one in three new tractor sales between 161hp and 200hp
The latest new tractor registration data released by the FTMTA shows that of the 161 new tractors registered during May within the Republic of Ireland, 29.8% were between 161hp and 200hp.
Three small holdings – on commuter belt
Three small holdings – on commuter belt
Buyers searching for a compact farm not too far from Dublin have choice in these nearby properties, writes Paul Mooney.
Fine-sized Carlow holding with excellent quality land
Fine-sized Carlow holding with excellent quality land
The farmhouse is in need of modernisation while the big farmyard is ready to use, writes Paul Mooney.
43ac property in West Cork hotbed
43ac property in West Cork hotbed
The land is very nice permanent pasture and is sure to generate big interest, writes Paul Mooney.
Maximising capacity while minimising spend on slatted tanks
Maximising capacity while minimising spend on slatted tanks
With prices for concrete as they are, maximising value for money is paramount in construction of underground concrete tanks.
Single day's rain causes shocking phosphorous leaching
Single day's rain causes shocking phosphorous leaching
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ACRES money delayed for 20,000 farmers
ACRES money delayed for 20,000 farmers
Although €21.1m in balancing payments will commence this week to almost 26,700 farmers, monies for a further 20,000 ACRES members will be delayed.
480-acre solar farm planned for Limavady
480-acre solar farm planned for Limavady
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Major Cork energy park for sustainable fuels a step closer
Major Cork energy park for sustainable fuels a step closer
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€34,000 loss after 34 years growing ash
€34,000 loss after 34 years growing ash
John Reardon's 8ha ash plantation is now covered with a 2m high blanket of briars.
Investment funds help fuel soaring forest demand
Investment funds help fuel soaring forest demand
Gresham House has confirmed that its Irish Strategic Forestry Fund has purchased close to 13,000ac of mature and semi-mature plantations.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Limited availability of sheep abortion vaccines
Limited availability of sheep abortion vaccines
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Property
Bidders reach €26,870/ac for Meath farm and yard
Two bidders drove the farm to €3.35m - but then a cool, third bidder went for the finishing line, writes Paul Mooney.
Irish Horse: will RTÉ Investigates revelations make a difference?
Irish Horse: will RTÉ Investigates revelations make a difference?
Huge loopholes in the traceability of horses were exposed by the programme, writes Mark Costello.
More than 8,000 pupils take part in An Post competition
More than 8,000 pupils take part in An Post competition
Waterford student takes home top prize for this year's An Post primary schools writing competition.
Beekeeping with Willie: ‘bees will tear down unwanted queen cells’
Beekeeping with Willie: ‘bees will tear down unwanted queen cells’
At this time of year, weekly checks are necessary to prevent losses through swarming, writes Willie O’Byrne.
Fine-sized Carlow holding with excellent quality land
Fine-sized Carlow holding with excellent quality land
The farmhouse is in need of modernisation while the big farmyard is ready to use, writes Paul Mooney.