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Sheep
Sheep price update: prices rallying with quotes rising by up to 20c/kg
Darren Carty
Numbers coming on stream had tightened considerably, forcing factories to abandon their recent price pressure and increase prices in a bid to entice higher numbers forward.
 
 
Beef Market Taskforce to be wound up – Minister
"The beef taskforce has now satisfied its remit with all the finite actions concluded."
Brazil hopes to resume beef exports to China next month
Brazil’s department of agriculture has said that it has already forwarded all the documents requested by the Chinese authorities, to resume beef exports.
Watch back: winter cattle series – nutrition webinar
Winter cattle nutrition is the theme of this first instalment of the winter cattle series, brought to you by the Irish farmers Journal in association with AXA Insurance.
Webinar: tillage input costs and returns for 2022
Stephen Robb and Andy Doyle are joined by industry specialists to discuss the challenges facing tillage farmers in 2022 in terms of rising input costs and their returns.
People skills needed on large dairy farms
Sussex dairy farmer Joe Delves spoke about staff management on a CAFRE webinar on Tuesday evening.
PODCASTS
Camera at the Mart: fat stock on fire in Clogher
Adam Woods reports from Clogher Valley Livestock Producers’ annual fatstock show and sale.
Camera at the Mart: more bite in store bullocks in Ballinrobe
The demand for shorter-keep cattle continues, with more bite in the bullock trade in Ballinrobe on Wednesday, especially for heavier continental types.
MartBids Database: weanling prices variable as numbers decline
As weanling numbers continue to decline, quality becomes more variable, which results in greater price fluctuation week to week.
SheepWatch: slaughter-fit lambs easier by €2 to €4 per head
Mart managers report that the lower average prices are also being influenced by a falloff in the quality of lambs coming on stream.
Mundy Hayes to step down as Kerry Co-op board battles continue
Kerry Co-op, the holding company for the huge share valuation farmers have in Kerry Group plc, will have to elect a new chair very soon.
Dairy management: top tips for tubing cows
Aidan Brennan has some advice for farmers planning to dry off larger numbers of cows over the coming weeks,
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The new Claas Trion - fits your farm
The Claas Trion is a completely new range of combines with a multitude of new features. Make choices, not compromises.
Five tips for treating cattle for fluke and lice
Healthy cattle are thriving cattle and when it comes to treating for fluke and lice over winter, outlined are five tips.
Poor wages and long working hours among issues facing vets - survey
A survey has shown that working conditions for vets need to be improved for long-term and rural sustainability.
Deferral of vet medicine changes 'practical decision' - IFA
The IFA has said the deferment of new regulations surrounding veterinary medicines until June 2021 is a practical decision, but, in the meantime, farmers must be provided with clarity.
‘Relief’ following deferral of vet prescription rules to June 2022
Farmers, licensed merchants and suppliers say they have not ended up with a ‘totally unworkable and restrictive’ veterinary prescription regime.
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Moocall: top tips for a stress-free calving season
Here are Moocall's essentials that you will need to have ready for when calving season starts and some other tips that can make life a bit less stressful during a busy calving season.
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Dairy farmer: ‘I looked at other spreaders and this one was the best’
With skyrocketing fertiliser prices and a growing emphasis being put on the environment, having an accurate, high tech spreader is becoming a must have for many farms.
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Reduced SCC and mastitis cases: how this Cork farmer gets cubicle hygiene right
Clean, dry cubicle beds are essential in the fight against mastitis and, according to Eoin O’Carroll from Bennettsbridge Limestone, now is the ideal time to keep the enemy at bay.
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Paving the way for dairy sustainability at Vistamilk SFI Research Centre
With Science Week kicking off, we spoke with Vistamilk post-doctoral researcher Jonathan Herron about the advances being made in the area of farm sustainability and technology.
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Mundy Hayes to step down as Kerry Co-op board battles continue
Kerry Co-op, the holding company for the huge share valuation farmers have in Kerry Group plc, will have to elect a new chair very soon.
Watch: NDC boss on the success of her funding plea for marketing
The National Dairy Council is the body responsible for representing the dairy industry in promoting dairy products on the island.
Ludgate event to focus on farming sustainability and agri tech
The virtual event will also look at the present and future EU policies affecting farmers and the agricultural industry.
Listen: Down to Agribusiness podcast - farm finance and EU imports
Listen to Anne Finnegan and Phelim O'Neill discuss how farmers can finance spiralling input costs and what proposed EU legislation on importing from deforested regions means.
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Stay safe with electricity this winter
ESB public safety manager Michael Murray is asking all farmers to take some time to read these timely electrical safety tips so that you can be prepared for the winter.
New generation of Bobcat telehandlers set for Lamma launch
Bobcat will be showcasing its new generation of R-Series agricultural telehandlers at Lamma in January.
Updates for Case IH Farmall C tractors
Updates to the new Case IH Farmall C mainly comprise engine-related changes, including the move to 3.6l Stage V block, which claims to increase power and torque. A new option pack has also been added.
Appeal for information after trailer and quad are stolen in Tipperary
Farmers across the country are encouraged to watch out for the stolen property which may be offered for resale elsewhere.
€18,000 for eight-month-old heifer at Carrick Winter Fair
Adam Woods reports from the 2021 Carrick Winter fair held at the showgrounds in Carrick-on-Shannon over the weekend.
21ac of grassland for sale in Co Westmeath
The ground is laid out in two fields and bordered on one side by a river.
52ac in Limerick for sale at €8,500/ac
The land has frontage on the public road in two places and a gravity-fed water supply.
71ac in Co Kerry with entitlements
The scenic land here in north Kerry boasts substantial road frontage and also fronts on to the Shannon Estuary.
Farming designs: solar-powered water pump with remote monitoring
This month’s time- and labour-saving idea addresses providing a freshwater supply for livestock on an outfarm with no electricity.
'Flexibilty' within eco-scheme measures important – INHFA
The INHFA says it will continue to work with Minister McConalogue and his officials to ensure that all farmers who deliver on environmental requirements are accommodated and adequately rewarded.
Watch: rules for hedgerows in derogation
Farmers in a derogation should be following the requirements outlined for hedgerow management.
Forests offer less flood protection than hoped – new research
The research raises red flags for any developers and land managers working on the basis that they can protect against serious flood damage through large-scale afforestation.
Forestry requires ‘multi-layered’ solutions - Hackett
Ireland is going to be wholly reliant on the farmers and landowners of the future to meet afforestation targets, says Minister Pippa Hackett.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
RHI claimants to appeal High Court ruling
New legal challenges against two sets of RHI tariff cuts are likely to be heard together in the Court of Appeal.
Scottish Prices: lamb and beef markets on the up in Scotland
Scottish lamb and beef prices rising in marts and abattoirs.
Scottish trends: strong and steady in cattle and sheep markets
The strong prices for cattle and sheep are maintained in Scotland in the run-up to Christmas.
Careers
Primary school programme Incredible Edibles returns
As an initiative to educate more children about healthy diets and food origin, Incredible Edibles returns for its 14th year, writes Ilka Denker.
What's it like being agri-TikTok famous?
Janine Kennedy speaks with actor, farmer and TikTok enthusiast Fiona Bergin about the benefits of agricultural-focused social media use.
Donegal farmers’ homes that are affected by mica
With the details of the updated mica redress scheme to be announced soon, Anne O’Donoghue and Stephen Robb speak to Donegal farmers about the realities of living in mica affected homes.
‘It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take’
Irony is evident in advertising and in daily life. In agriculture, there are more contradictions than ironies, logical incompatibilities between conflicting demands on farmers.
ICL Pod #45: doing death your own way
Whilst a wake, mass and a burial at the graveyard once were the only options to honour the passing of a person, there are now plenty alternatives to the traditional funeral, writes Ilka Denker.