Dairygold farmers ‘Wrap It Pink’ for 10th year running
Dairygold farmers ‘Wrap It Pink’ for 10th year running
This is the 10th year of Dairygold's 'Wrap It Pink' campaign, which raises funds for research and supports those affected by breast cancer.
AD plants wanted for new Mitchelstown grid injection facility
AD plants wanted for new Mitchelstown grid injection facility
AD plants who cannot connect to the gas grid are invited to submit an expression of interest to supply biomethane to Gas Networks Ireland’s new Central Grid Injection facility in Mitchelstown, Cork.
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.
Dempsey at Large: weather and income insurance
Dempsey at Large: weather and income insurance
It would be a pity if the report of the Food Vision tillage group was left to gather dust as the party political machines prepare for the looming general election.
PODCASTS
In pictures: lambs sell to €201 for 51kg in Ballinasloe
In pictures: lambs sell to €201 for 51kg in Ballinasloe
The keenest demand on the evening was recorded for fleshed ram lambs with the standout price being €198 paid for a batch of 10 weighing 46.5kg.
Good demand for spring lamb in Kenmare
Good demand for spring lamb in Kenmare
Kenmare mart manager, Dan McCarthy had a spring in his step following his recent re-election to Kerry Co council and a good start to spring lamb trade.
High prices for low entries in Kilkenny
High prices for low entries in Kilkenny
Shanon Kinahan reports from last Thursday's weekly cattle sale in Kilkenny Mart.
Northern demand injects life into trade
Northern demand injects life into trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s cattle trade, including what’s happening in the country’s marts.
Dairy management: warmer weather on the way
Dairy management: warmer weather on the way
With plenty of moisture in the soil, grass growth rates should improve once air temperatures pick up, writes Aidan Brennan
The Grass Week: drastic dip in growth but a recovery expected
The Grass Week: drastic dip in growth but a recovery expected
While growth has taken a tumble over the last two weeks or so, warmer and milder conditions should hopefully swing things back in favour of farmers.
There’s a future for palm oil in the dairy supply chain SPONSORED
There’s a future for palm oil in the dairy supply chain
If not palm, then what? Understanding the complex story of sustainable palm and the vital role it plays in supporting global conservation efforts, local economies and the dairy supply chain.
AHV International cuts staff in NI
AHV International cuts staff in NI
The animal health company has confirmed three people have left its NI team.
Tullamore Farm suckler and sheep open day launched
Tullamore Farm suckler and sheep open day launched
Adam Woods previews the upcoming suckler and sheep open day taking place on Tullamore farm on Tuesday 23 July 2024
Top shelf finish for Antfield Whiskey in Carrick
Top shelf finish for Antfield Whiskey in Carrick
Shanon Kinahan has the top prices from the final Midland and Western Livestock Improvement Society sale
Job well done as JALEX smash new records
Job well done as JALEX smash new records
Shanon Kinahan was on farm in Randalstown on Saturday for the biggest and best JALEX Select sale to date
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urgedSPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silageSPONSORED
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silage
Docks can create serious problems in grassland, negatively affecting productivity.
Irish beef sales in Britain still growingSPONSORED
Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBaleSPONSORED
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
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Two internal promotions to executive leadership team at Tirlán
Two internal promotions to executive leadership team at Tirlán
Moves at the top of the co-op come as Seán Molloy set to take over CEO role.
China launches anti-dumping probe on EU pork
China launches anti-dumping probe on EU pork
Move comes in response to increased EU tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles.
Brexit woes build for UK importers
Brexit woes build for UK importers
The effects of Brexit are only now being felt by UK importers and exporters to the UK because of the delay in implementing border controls post Brexit.
Health risk from ultra processed foods
Health risk from ultra processed foods
Reports from Lancet Regional Health Europe and WHO both target ultra-processed food as unhealthy.
Almost 90 will have completed female-only tractor driving courses by end of July
Almost 90 will have completed female-only tractor driving courses by end of July
FRS Training continues to run its female-only tractor driving courses in numerous locations around the country. They are also running a tractor safety course for teenagers in July.
JCB breaks ground on US factory
JCB breaks ground on US factory
JCB has commenced a €462m project to build what is going to be its second largest factory in San Antonio, Texas. It will create 1,500 new jobs over five years.
New quad bike regulations -  are you ready? SPONSORED
New quad bike regulations - are you ready?
Quad bikes are designed to cope with a wide variety of terrain types and so are a fantastic aid for farm work - by Ciaran Roche, FBD risk manager.
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside...
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside...
The land is a few hundred meters from the beach - a great place to be on a summer's day, writes Paul Mooney.
A quiet holding with good level land in Galway
A quiet holding with good level land in Galway
Offers of €10,000/ac and over are being invited for this grassland holding, writes Paul Mooney.
€4.5m farm in horse country
€4.5m farm in horse country
A premium property, owned by flat racing great Michael Kinnane for sale in Kildare, writes Paul Mooney.
VAT explainer: what remains eligible for a VAT reclaim
VAT explainer: what remains eligible for a VAT reclaim
With all the confusion surrounding VAT amid changes by Revenue, Martin Merrick outlines some of the technicalities in reclaiming VAT.
Ireland won’t grow gene edited, but will consume GM crops
Ireland won’t grow gene edited, but will consume GM crops
Gene editing is different to genetic modification and according to a UCC lecturer and researcher, could reduce crop inputs, increase yields and improve safety.
Nature Restoration Law finalised by EU ministers
Nature Restoration Law finalised by EU ministers
Ireland now has legally-binding targets for restoring nature after ministers gave the law its final seal of approval.
AD plants wanted for new Mitchelstown grid injection facility
AD plants wanted for new Mitchelstown grid injection facility
AD plants who cannot connect to the gas grid are invited to submit an expression of interest to supply biomethane to Gas Networks Ireland’s new Central Grid Injection facility in Mitchelstown, Cork.
Farmers should use co-op model to supply AD plants - Minister Ryan
Farmers should use co-op model to supply AD plants - Minister Ryan
Those considering a move to supply anaerobic digestion plants should look to farming's co-op traditions to get the best deal they can, according to Minister Ryan.
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.
Letter regarding the ash dieback taskforce
Letter regarding the ash dieback taskforce
Inequity in the ash dieback scheme was considered to be unacceptable - Simon White, chair, Limerick and Tipperary Woodland owners (LTWO).
DAERA confirms start date for XI tags
DAERA confirms start date for XI tags
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has set out a timeline for the switch to new livestock tags.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Careers
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.
Irish Horse: is Shane Cotter a future champion jump jockey?
Irish Horse: is Shane Cotter a future champion jump jockey?
Shane Cotter has made a big impression in point-to-points and looks likely to turn professional, writes Mark Costello.
Irish Horse: reasons to be cheerful
Irish Horse: reasons to be cheerful
Irish Sport Horses are making waves in the USA eventing circuit, reports Helen Sharp.
Ann Devine: ‘The hassle and the money – we’re not even going to Mass’
Ann Devine: ‘The hassle and the money – we’re not even going to Mass’
Ann plays sleuth at the Stepping Stones ceremony above in the hall, writes Colm O’Regan.
Funding for regenerative tourism projects in the midlands
Funding for regenerative tourism projects in the midlands
Final call for private and community businesses with an idea for tourism projects to apply for Fáilte Ireland’s Regenerative Tourism Scheme, writes Sarah McIntosh