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Parents pave the career path for some but for others it may be burning ambition or the way that opportunity knocks. In Fionn Sherlock’s case it all started with a calf. Writes Marianne Heron
 
 
Company encourages farmers to bring back 10l drums
As part of this company's sustainability strategy, they are encouraging customers to recycle containers.
Farmer Writes: what goes up must come down
Farmer Joe Collingborn talks food security, grain prices and the benefits of using his new Hereford bull this year.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
Poland loses 3m mushroom pickers to war in Ukraine
President of the Polish Mushroom Association Dr Kyrstian Szudyga told the Irish Farmers Journal that labour is a huge concern for its industry at the moment.
War threatens to tip tens of millions into food insecurity - UN
UN Secretary General says that there should be no restrictions on exports or some countries may face long-term famines as a result of the war.
Russia turning wheat into a weapon of war
A new environmental budget should be established outside of the CAP to reward farmers for delivering environmental dividends.
Tight supply to hit winter feed prices
The war in Ukraine is a major factor affecting international markets, but weather conditions in other grain growing regions could also cause further disruption.
Sustainability can't be sidelined in response to Ukraine – webinar
A webinar on the topic of food security hosted by Colm Markey MEP discussed food security in the context of Ireland, Ukraine and internationally.
European buyers hungry for organic Irish beef – Bord Bia
EU consumers would be willing buy more organic Irish beef, Bord Bia’s Joe Burke has said.
Organic beef sector ‘losing value’ at the weanling stage
Producing organic beef could be more attractive if the marketing options for organic weanlings were developed, a webinar heard.
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Watch: dry cows top €3.43/kg in Drumshanbo Mart
Niamh Gunn was in Drumshanbo Mart last week for its general sale of dry cows, weanling heifers and bulls.
Watch: weanling heifer hits €5.82/kg in Carnaross Mart
Niamh Gunn reports from Carnaross Mart, Co Meath, for its sale of weanling bulls and heifers on Tuesday.
In pictures: bulls top €4/kg at Gortatlea sale
Trade was on fire for E and U grade weanling bulls at Gortatlea Mart in Co Kerry at Wednesday evening's weanling sale.
Camera at the Mart: Angus and Hereford crosses top €3/kg
A special entry of 100 Charolais, Hereford and Friesian-cross bullocks sparked intense competition with factory agents demonstrating an insatiable appetite for slaughter-fit cattle and forward stores.
Aurivo boosts fixed milk price
There is a gap of 15c/l between fixed milk price schemes and the open market.
Farmer Writes: what goes up must come down
Farmer Joe Collingborn talks food security, grain prices and the benefits of using his new Hereford bull this year.
Deer populations around TB outbreaks must be addressed – IFA
The IFA has called for better co-ordination in TB management with the re-establishment of the Deer Management Group.
Rush Control, red water and keeping an eye on stock bulls
Helpful tips and advice for drystock farms.
Teagasc Athenry sheep open day set for 18 June
Farmers will have the opportunity to view technical presentations and participate in interactive workshops with Teagasc sheep specialists.
May health tips: summer scour syndrome
Check out this month’s animal health tips from Tom McTeague, Animal Health Ireland.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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Best advice on weed control in grazing pastures
For a growing number of Irish farmers, Forefront T is the product of choice to control weeds such as docks, thistles, nettles and dandelions in grazing pastures.
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Experience boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School - Taster Weekend for fifth class
Boys starting secondary school in September 2023 are invited to stay in the school's Norman castle on the 4-5 June, to learn about boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School in Murroe, Co Limerick.
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Improving profitability through excellent reproductive performance
Compact calving and six-week calving rate is crucial for profitability on your farm.
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Over 7,500ac of solar farms receive funding
While welcoming the enhanced investment in solar farms by Government, the Micro-Renewable Energy Federation has warned the same investment must be applied to support farmers put solar panels on sheds.
Arrabawn moves on fixed milk price
With close to one billion litres of milk in fixed milk price schemes and a gap of 15c/l between fixed and open market, some farmers are hurting badly on fixed milk price schemes.
Farmers continuing to invest in farms – AIB
Out of any sector, agricultural customers of AIB sought overdraft credit least often over the last five years.
Post-Brexit problems for UK regulators
National Audit Office report in UK reveals staffing and cost issues in taking over regulatory functions previously carried out by the EU.
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Easter and Ramadan drive lamb trade
Seamus McMenamin sheep and livestock sector manager, Bord Bia, reports that Easter and the month of Ramadan combined with no notable improvement in global supplies mean a strengthening lamb trade.
GPS units stolen from John Deere tractors in Carlow
The units were taken between Thursday 19 May and Saturday 21 May.
Seven low-hour Masseys and more up for grabs
Irish Machinery Auctions is hosting an online timed auction with over 70 unreserved lots on behalf of Holden Plant Rentals. Bidding is now live with lots due to close from 11am on Thursday 26 May.
2014 Volvo L60G fetches €80,000 at Carlow auction
Michael Doyle Auctioneers held an online machinery auction on Thursday 12 May. With over 2,000 viewers tuning in, the highest price was secured for a 2014 Volvo L60G which made €80,000 plus VAT.
In pictures: top of €5,200 hit twice in Roscommon
Adam Woods reports from the Irish Limousin Cattle Society show and sale of Limousin bulls in Roscommon
Laois farm has cattle yard and quaint farmhouse
The holding - which is going to auction - also has forestry and entitlements.
84ac of grassland and forestry in Westmeath
The farm consists of 58.5ac of grassland and 25.5ac of forestry. There is also a large farmyard.
Top-class house and yard on 20ac in Meath
The house is ready to move into, the sheds are likewise ready for immediate use.
Weekly podcast: shed building costs spiral, fertiliser prices and new Macra CEO
Rising farm building costs, fertiliser prices, the new Macra CEO and IFA member unease over its leadership’s salary increases all feature.
Kerry Eco-Social Farming EIP launched
Farmers in Co Kerry are set to work with the local community to improve and maintain biodiversity on their farms.
Planning sought for 316ac solar farm on Carlow Ploughing ground
Some of the lands used for the National Ploughing Championships in 2019 in Co Carlow are to be converted into a 316ac solar farm.
Sustainability the theme at RDS awards
RDS awards make a welcome return as top forestry prizes go to Wicklow, Down and Cavan, with excellent projects in Laois, Clare, Cork and Meath running them close.
Forestry sector calls for forestry development agency
Forestry is the only natural resource without an independent statutory agency to represent the sector. Donal Magner reports.
Arrabawn moves on fixed milk price
With close to one billion litres of milk in fixed milk price schemes and a gap of 15c/l between fixed and open market, some farmers are hurting badly on fixed milk price schemes.
Poots announces review of country shows
The review of local shows follows on from the announcement of a £200,000 support package.
Average price of estate purchases up 87% at Savills
The average estate sold for £8.8m which was a rise of 87% on the year at Savills.
‘Derisory’ offer from Government to control geese
Crofters frustrated by the level of funding to support goose management.
Careers
Carrers: Beefing up on a career in auctioneering
Parents pave the career path for some but for others it may be burning ambition or the way that opportunity knocks. In Fionn Sherlock’s case it all started with a calf. Writes Marianne Heron
On Trail for the Irish 2,000 Guineas
The Godolphin-owned Native Trail is odds-on to land the first Irish classic of the season at the Curragh this weekend.
Is the grand tour trip now a thing of the past?
The origins of modern day tourism are centuries old. People have travelled to learn, to relax and to escape but will the affordable travel we have become accustomed to last?
Suzanne Eade on being appointed Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland
All eyes are on Horse Racing Ireland's new Chief Executive Suzanne Eade, since stepping into the biggest job in Irish racing at the end of 2021.
Damien's Diary-Silage Season
Silage season is up and running – get out the Child of Prague, writes Damien O'Reilly.