NEWS
Watch: Kerrie’s farm accident left her paralysed at six
The Health Safety Authority has released its first video to highlight the dangers associated with children and machinery on farms. Today marks the second day of Farm Safety Week 2018.
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Machinery the main focus for second day of Farm Safety Week
Tuesday, the second day of Farm Safety Week, focuses on machinery and transport. Poorly used or faulty machinery is a major cause of death and injury on farms representing half of all accidents.
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DAIRY
Dairygold sets June milk price
The Co Cork-based co-op is the latest to set its milk price for June.
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Dairygold members to get interest-free credit for July and August
The ongoing drought conditions have caused grass growth rates to plummet, putting a lot of farmers under pressure.
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SHEEP
Watch: reducing the risk of quad-related injuries
With quads involved in a high number of farm accidents each year, the demonstration delivered at Sheep 2018 Farm to Fork by Pat Reilly from the FRS training division was particularly beneficial
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Your Association. Your Voice – Get Involved in IFA
The IFA is about farmers, standing together, supporting each other. I encourage all farmers to get more actively involved in what IFA does, to strengthen the IFA and ensure we are fully representative
Liming – what a difference a year makes!
Trevor Boland from Sligo won a lime and nutrient management plan worth €2,500 in the 2017 Smart Farming Competition.
Improving your Oilseed Rape Harvest Management
This season more than ever correct pre-harvest Roundup® Brands desiccation will be essential for growers.
Saving money while reducing the workload
“It definitely saves money, a healthy cow is a profitable cow. If you have to get the vet to clean out a cow it delays breeding, it delays everything.” Mike McCarthy is farming in Co. Limerick.
MACHINERY
15 injured in collision between tractor and bus
Police in Northern Ireland have appealed for witnesses after the crash in Co Down this Monday evening.
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Farm Safety Week: 12 quad deaths in past decade
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) have become a major cause of accidents, new figures from the Health and Safety Authority show, as a bill on quad safety equipment aims to reverse this trend.
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TILLAGE
In pictures: more archaeological finds on drought-stricken Co Meath farms
Exceptionally dry soils and a dig on a farm owned by feed company Devenish Nutrition have resulted in the discovery of major prehistoric sites in recent days.
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Harvest18: winter barley wrapping up as focus moves to oats
Each week, we bring you updates on the progress made with this year’s harvest. Winter barley is wrapping up around many parts of the country and will soon commence in the north.
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