'Female farmers tend to identify with masculine norms to feel accepted' - study
New research around the mental health and wellbeing of farmers found that female farmers often try to identify with 'masculine norms'.
Webinar: around the editor’s table with Minister Charlie McConalogue
Get ready for the big interview, live on Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 7.30pm.
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Always ask yourself: are you sure it’s safe?
As the season changes and as winter conditions approach, Michael Murray, public safety manager with ESB Networks, is asking farmers to remain vigilant around the farm.
Watch: This week in photos - 2021 Ploughing Championships and Moorepark Open Day
All the action from the 2021 National Ploughing Championships in Co Laois, Moorepark '21 Open Day in Co Cork and more!
Watch: Ploughing 2021 comes to a close...here's the action
The rain cleared away for the third and final day of the 90th National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska Co Laois.
Kehoe and Donnelly take Ploughing titles on the double for Wexford
There were 12 titles up for grabs on day three of the 90th National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois.
In pictures: day two #ploughing2021
The weather stayed fine for day two of the ploughing championships.
Webinar: around the editor’s table with Minister Charlie McConalogue
Get ready for the big interview, live on Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 7.30pm.
Focusing on grazing and calving pays dividends in Down
Stephen Wallace says he couldn’t and wouldn’t farm without measuring grass weekly, writes Aidan Brennan.
Department holding nitrates webinar on Monday night
The information webinar on Ireland’s draft nitrates action programme takes place on Monday 6 September and is hosted by personnel from the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc.
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In pictures: bullocks hit €3/kg in Elphin
Elphin Mart held its annual autumn bullock sale on Wednesday and the trade didn’t disappoint.
Camera at the Mart: solid trade at Brockagh Perth Blackface sale
Held on Friday, the sale recorded a top price of €850 for the champion ewe hogget and €920 for the top-priced ewe lamb.
Camera at the Mart: positive sentiment in Sixmilebridge Mart sales
The mart’s weanling show and sale was hot on the heels of a special beef sale held at the end of August to mark 10 years trading as a farmer co-operative.
Camera at the Mart: insatiable demand for beef cattle in Carnew
Last Saturday’s special sale of beef and store cattle saw factory agents battle it out with specialist finishers and Northern Irish buyers for slaughter-fit and short-keep cattle.
McConalogue defends CAP and nitrates proposals
Minister McConalogue told farmers that both convergence and the nitrates proposals reflected the changed emphasis of European agricultural policy.
The Grass Week: Adopting new technologies to grow and manage grass better
Clover was the star of the show at the Moorepark Open Day but what other grassland technologies can farmers adopt? John Crowe reports.
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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.
BSE case found on English farm
A classic BSE case has been found in an animal that died on farm in the southwest of England.
Popular flukicide Trodax ceases production
The product Trodax, which is used for the treatment of mature and late-immature stages of liver fluke, has ceased production.
DAERA plans to ‘name and shame’ on BVD
The proposals would allow letters to be issued to NI farmers if someone in their local area has not culled an animal which is persistently infected with BVD.
Sheep Management: variable lamb performance and pasteurellosis
Some farmers are reporting poor lamb thrive despite animals grazing on good-quality grass while factory procurement personnel are also reporting significant variation in slaughter performance.
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Maxol Lubricants and the Cork West plough team
To celebrate the start of this year’s Ploughing, we chat with the West Cork plough team, proudly sponsored by Maxol Lubricants, to find out what drives them to compete at this great event each year.
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Always ask yourself: are you sure it’s safe?
As the season changes and as winter conditions approach, Michael Murray, public safety manager with ESB Networks, is asking farmers to remain vigilant around the farm.
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Challenging times: farmers are under siege
Resilience in the face of continued adversity, farmers always find a way.
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OEM apprenticeships offering employers and learners exciting new opportunities
There is a huge level of interest and demand for apprenticeships in all business sectors in Ireland right now, as learners and companies see the massive benefits of futureproofing their chosen sector.
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US meat industry in the spotlight
Rising retail prices and rising factory profits have put the US meat industry under the White House spotlight.
Pension lockout for farmers
Low-income farmers are being forced to work their holdings into their 80s because they are ineligible for State pensions.
Dairy Trends: commodity prices edge up to reaffirm positivity
Any moves in dairy markets this week have been good, with price rises for most dairy commodities.
Russia and Indonesia ban Brazil beef
China is joined by Russia and Indonesia in banning beef imports from Brazil because of BSE cases being discovered.
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OEM apprenticeships offering employers and learners exciting new opportunities
There is a huge level of interest and demand for apprenticeships in all business sectors in Ireland right now, as learners and companies see the massive benefits of futureproofing their chosen sector.
Man injured in bull attack at Leitrim mart
The incident took place at Drumshanbo Mart on Friday at around 6pm.
Selection of tractors to go under the hammer at Hennessy's auction this Saturday
Hennessy Auctioneers will hold its monthly online machinery auction this Saturday. Included among the 250 lots up for grabs are a number of tractors which are sure to attract a lot of interest.
New Holland celebrate 60 years of forage harvesters with limited edition models
New Holland marks 60 years of self-propelled forage harvesters with a 60th anniversary special edition livery as equipping models with other unique benefits including telemetry solutions.
The west’s alive with sheep breeding sales
We have entered the peak sales period for hill sheep with several high profile sales taking place over the next week.
35ac for auction in Co Carlow
The land is described by the auctioneers as having no waste whatsoever.
31ac in Co Meath going for auction
The holding is in one block and fronts on to the main R156 road linking Summerhill and Ballivor.
62ac farm at foothills of Dublin Mountains
The guide price for this grassland farm, which has fine views over Dublin City, is €1,200,000 or €19,354/ac.
Planning permission trends continue strong resurgence
The number of applications approved followed the typical trend for quarter two of the year with permission granted for an additional 80 new builds.
Watch: targets for climate change ‘very real’ - Marie Donnelly
The chair of the Government’s Climate Change Advisory Council spoke at Moorepark’s open day on Wednesday.
Tillage proposals are ‘unworkable’ and ‘far too restrictive’
Many tillage farmers are unhappy with new proposals outlined in the Nitrates Action Programme, particularly to do with slurry spreading and post-harvest cultivation.
Licence approvals dominate Oireachtas committee meeting again
Brendan Gleeson, Department of Agriculture secretary general, told the committee about plans to issue 4,500 forestry licences this year.
Log prices still at record high
Large and medium sawlog prices up by 70% on 2020 prices for large and small sawlog but levelling off reported in recent sales
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry across Northern Ireland
Beef trade up 45p/kg year-on-year
In September 2020 beef prices eased back to around 360p/kg for the main run of animals
Scottish Trends: beef and lamb prices remain strong in Scotland
Strong trade continues in Scotland for cattle and sheep. John Sleigh reports.
Scottish prices: strong sheep and cattle trade continues
The good prices for cattle and sheep continue in Scottish marts and abattoirs this week.
Sea of Potential week 3: what can seaweed do for Irish agriculture?
In week three of our Sea of Potential seaweed series, Janine Kennedy looks at available products and ongoing research on methane reduction.
Money Mentor: ‘I need to change my bank, what are my options locally?’
Money Mentor Margaret Nolan discusses moving banks and the other options available in rural Ireland.
35ac for auction in Co Carlow
The land is described by the auctioneers as having no waste whatsoever.
Tyrone climb the mountain as Mayo fall short once more
Denis Hurley sings the praises of Tyrone after the Red Hands heaped yet more Croke Park misery on Mayo.