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Farmers win appeal over €137,914 capital gains tax bill
Noel Bardon
A case was heard before the Tax Appeal Commission over 16.5 acres sold in 2005 on which no capital gains tax was paid by the married couple selling the land.
 
 
Landowners reminded to cut overgrown roadside hedges by RSA
Overgrown hedgerows can cause a road safety hazard that could potentially result in loss of life or serious injury, the RSA said.
New TAMS to list 100 more investment options
There will need to be an environmental component to investments funded under the new TAMS.
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Supersoil aiding Limerick farmer to organic conversion
Supersoil enables farmers to not only improve what grows above the ground, but to create an environment below the ground that drives crop performance at reduced costs.
Least-cost strategies need priority
Congestion charging in cities reduces air pollution and frees up peak-time bus capability as a by-product.
CAVI conference: quotes of the day
The Cattle Association of Veterinary Ireland held a conference for vets in Tullamore last Wednesday. Check out the key quotes of the day.
Danske Bank plans to reduce emissions and biodiversity impact of lending
Banks are increasingly engaging with customers on their impact on climate and nature.
Sheep price update: quotes slip back again by 5c/kg to 10c/kg
Base quotes offered on Friday for Tuesday’s sheep kill took another hit, with prices reducing by 5c/kg to 10c/kg.
In pictures: calf numbers on the rise in Bandon Mart
The first St Bridgid’s bank holiday sale in Bandon Mart saw calf numbers double compared to last week as calving kicks on a gear in most dairy farms in the south.
Camera at the Mart: exporters active in Gortatlea
Tommy Moyles was in Gortatlea Mart in Co Kerry for a special show and sale of weanlings this week, where the trade exceeded expectations.
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
On this week's show, Jack Kennedy speaks to Adam Woods, Declan Marren and Lorcan Roche Kelly about all that is happening in the world of Irish agriculture.
Dairy management: how long to keep cows out of the tank?
With more farmers practising selective dry cow therapy, there are more questions coming on how long to keep cows out of the tank.
Record number of work permits issued for farming sector in 2022
The country’s meat factories are big users of the work permit facility.
Exploring ways to reduce GHG emissions from sheep production
At last week’s Teagasc sheep conferences, Jonathan Herron told farmers that improving the efficiency of a typical sheep system can reduce greenhouse gas intensity by almost 10% per kilo of liveweight.
April date for Irish Pig Health Society symposium
The pig event will feature presentations on sow lactation and longevity, as well as gilt retention.
IFA calls for Minister to 'honour' TB testing payment agreement
Farmers should not hold the responsibility of paying for the new stricter TB testing rules, IFA animal health chair TJ Maher argues.
Cost of posting BVD samples to rise
An Post has previously advised AHI that it will retain envelopes with BVD samples where the correct postage has not been paid.
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Supersoil aiding Limerick farmer to organic conversion
Supersoil enables farmers to not only improve what grows above the ground, but to create an environment below the ground that drives crop performance at reduced costs.
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Excellence on display at leading machinery show in Co Cavan
Featuring an impressive lineup of leading machinery brands, product launches and show deals, the AJS Spring Farm Machinery Show will return to the Cavan Equestrian Centre on 1-2 February.
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Teagasc Grass10 Grazing Courses Recommended By 99% Of Farmers
99% of farmers surveyed in Teagasc Grass10 grazing courses said they would recommend it to another farmer.
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Calf to beef success with Volac
Businessman, college lecturer and farmer Joe Hewitt, alongside his wife Tara and their three children, operate a successful calf to beef system on their 70-acre family farm.
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Ireland well behind EU in renewable heating and cooling
The share of renewables in heating and cooling across the EU has seen a significant increase, but Ireland lags behind, according to figures from Eurostat.
Record Brazilian beef exports in 2022
The ongoing surge in Brazil's beef exports continued in 2022 with another new record set for volume and value
Major hydrogen study set for Valentia Island
The study will focus on exploring opportunities where hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources can help reduce the carbon footprint of Valentia Island.
Impact of tightening US beef supply
Less cattle in the US means high prices for farmers will continue and there will be no cheap US beef traded on international markets in 2023.
Slurryquip take on Börger slurry separation equipment
Northern Irish Slurry equipment manufacturer Slurryquip has recently been appointed as the Irish importer for the Börger range of slurry separators.
Kverneland to enter mechanical weeding market with acquisition
Kverneland has just acquired the mechanical weeding firm BC Technique SAS, a French manufacturer whose range been distributed under the Phenix Agrosystem brand.
Bobcat MT100 mini track loader makes Irish debut
Northern Excavators Ltd showcased a range of Bobcat kit at the AJS Spring Farm Machinery Show at the Eikon, including the new MT100 mini track loader, which made its Irish debut.
Clonagh Valentines Vixens return for online-only timed sale
The Clonagh Valentines Vixens timed auction is set to take place online only from 10 February to 13 February.
C21 acres, cottage and commonage close to Carrantuohill goes for auction
An old cottage in the foothills of the MacGillycuddy Reeks is coming up for auction in early February.
59 acre residential farm near Tralee on market
A c59 acre residential holding north of the Tralee has come to the market and is attracting strong early interest.
74 acre farm in heart of the kingdom heads for auction
A non-residential farm in the heart of Co Kerry heads for public auction on 9 February and given its location and land quality, it’s sure to cause a stir.
Tackling the energy cost of running the milking parlour
The milking parlour is the most crucial piece of kit on every dairy farm, but it uses a lot of energy. Kieran Mailey reports from a CAFRE open day, where operating costs were outlined to farmers.
Daily fines against State over Derrybrien wind farm cease
The State was being fined €15,000 per day over the Derrybrien wind farm in Co Galway.
Agriculture is the most significant pressure on Irish water quality
The key issue is eutrophication, which is driven by excess phosphorous in freshwater and excess nitrogen in estuarine and marine waters.
Ireland well behind EU in renewable heating and cooling
The share of renewables in heating and cooling across the EU has seen a significant increase, but Ireland lags behind, according to figures from Eurostat.
Major hydrogen study set for Valentia Island
The study will focus on exploring opportunities where hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources can help reduce the carbon footprint of Valentia Island.
Commission takes issue with Ireland’s new forestry programme
A letter from the Commission to the Department of Agriculture’s forestry division noted that the forestry programme failed to “sufficiently address” concerns around the impact of peatlands and birds.
Ban forestry payments for investment companies - IFO
The IFO has said that the Government must support farmers, not investment funds, to deliver forestry targets.
NI round-up: Markethill Mart, cow throughput and nutrient webinars
Round-up of news in-brief from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Cull cows see biggest jump in value
Growing demand for cull cows in the live trade has seen a significant increase in prices being paid year on year.
Entertainment
What’s on: Brigid events in Kildare and Tipperary this weekend
A host of events are taking place this weekend to celebrate the life and legacy of St Brigid. Caitríona Bolger takes a look at what is happening in Kildare and Tipperary.
Food coach Tracie Daly offers guidance to rural hospitality entrepreneurs
How can we help rural businesses not just survive, but thrive in the current climate? In the first of our Thriving Rural Hospitality series, Janine Kennedy speaks with business coach Tracie Daly.
Beekeeping: Some thoughts on getting started
Curious about having your own pot of honey on the breakfast table? Willie O’Byrne shares his thoughts on what prompts people to take up this interest.
A feast for St Brigid with Neven Maguire
In celebration of our new bank holiday honouring St Brigid, here’s a three-course feast that is sure to be a big hit, writes Neven Maguire.
Ongoing research to find a path to more female farm ownership
PhD candidate in the University of Limerick Mary Curtin and her supervisors Dr Caroline Murphy, Dr Una Woods and Prof Christine Cross, are examining female farm ownership.