Biomethane development office launched in Tipperary
Biomethane development office launched in Tipperary
The office will create six jobs in the short-term. However, there could be another 16 indirect jobs created in further project phases if they build an anaerobic digestion plant.
Getting farm fit in 15 minutes at Tullamore Farm
Getting farm fit in 15 minutes at Tullamore Farm
Nurse Laura Tully will be offering expert advice on how farmers can change poor lifestyle habits to improve their health.
Getting farm fit in 15 minutes at Tullamore Farm
Getting farm fit in 15 minutes at Tullamore Farm
Nurse Laura Tully will be offering expert advice on how farmers can change poor lifestyle habits to improve their health.
Sustainability in focus at the Tullamore Farm Open day
Sustainability in focus at the Tullamore Farm Open day
Visitors will see soil test results, biodiversity, clover and combi crop topics covered at the sustainability stand.
Sustainability Focus Tullamore Farm Open day
Sustainability Focus Tullamore Farm Open day
Visitors will see soil test results, biodiversity, clover and combi crop topics covered at the sustainability stand.
PODCASTS
Martbids Database: better week for bullock trade
Martbids Database: better week for bullock trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including what’s happening in the marts this week.
Camera at the Mart: dry cows in demand in Mohill
Camera at the Mart: dry cows in demand in Mohill
Adam Woods report’s from Mohill Mart’s general cattle sale last Saturday.
Sheep mart prices: trade steady to firmer in cases
Sheep mart prices: trade steady to firmer in cases
With entries of finished lambs at a low level and signs of a steadier trade, factory agents have been competing with greater intensity for well-fleshed lambs.
Camera at the Mart: exporters continue to drive weanling bull trade
Camera at the Mart: exporters continue to drive weanling bull trade
Farmers delivered the type of weanling bull exporters were looking for and were rewarded for their efforts in Skibbereen Mart on Friday last, reports Tommy Moyles.
€30/t feed rebate for Tirlán milk suppliers
€30/t feed rebate for Tirlán milk suppliers
The feed support will apply from 22 July to 8 August 2024 on all GAIN dairy feed delivered during this time.
Over 32,000 TB reactors removed in year up to June
Over 32,000 TB reactors removed in year up to June
The Department’s TB figures continue to show a worsening of the disease’s trends in herds.
There’s a future for palm oil in the dairy supply chain SPONSORED
There’s a future for palm oil in the dairy supply chain
If not palm, then what? Understanding the complex story of sustainable palm and the vital role it plays in supporting global conservation efforts, local economies and the dairy supply chain.
Over 32,000 TB reactors removed in year up to June
Over 32,000 TB reactors removed in year up to June
The Department’s TB figures continue to show a worsening of the disease’s trends in herds.
Vets’ emergency meeting late in the day
Vets’ emergency meeting late in the day
Editor Jack Kennedy will be watching to see if changes are made to vaccine availability for farmers.
Luscious Ladies sale gears up for summer sizzler
Luscious Ladies sale gears up for summer sizzler
The sale will feature a range of pedigree and commercial show sheep, as well as a charity lot, with the proceeds donated to Donegal Hospice.
Milan Limousins bow out with dispersal sale
Milan Limousins bow out with dispersal sale
After nearly 30 years of breeding pedigree Limousins, Donie and Maura McKeown will see their prized herd sold this weekend in Elphin Mart.
Challenging first six months of year for dairy  SPONSORED
Challenging first six months of year for dairy
Margaret Butler, dairy ingredients manager, Bord Bia, examines the outlook for Irish dairy exports.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urgedSPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Farming for Water EIP in the Castleisland catchmentSPONSORED
Farming for Water EIP in the Castleisland catchment
Kerry Agribusiness is the first milk processor to implement the Farming for Water European Innovation Partnership project. This ambitious project aims to support farmers to protect water quality.
Bridging skills gaps in agriculture: the role of micro-credentials
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Bridging skills gaps in agriculture: the role of micro-credentials
The agriculture and food sectors are rapidly transforming, driven by challenges and technological advancements.
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Bad weather hits barbecue meat sales
Bad weather hits barbecue meat sales
Latest Kantar data also shows a small uptick in grocery inflation.
Beyond Meat reportedly in talks to restructure huge debt pile
Beyond Meat reportedly in talks to restructure huge debt pile
Investors appear to have run out of patience with loss-making company
Ireland’s population increase will make climate goals harder to reach
Ireland’s population increase will make climate goals harder to reach
There are both positives and negatives in the scale of population growth expected.
Kerry Co-op still looking for a strategy ahead of April 2026 contract expiration
Kerry Co-op still looking for a strategy ahead of April 2026 contract expiration
Work on developing new plans for co-op’s future are not progressing as fast as expected
Construction begins at Joskin’s new spreader and trailer factory
Construction begins at Joskin’s new spreader and trailer factory
Belgian machinery manufacturer Joskin has begun construction of a new factory in Luxembourg.
Clare contractor set to sell out
Clare contractor set to sell out
Michael Doyle Auctions will host an online machinery clearance auction on behalf of Co Clare agricultural contractor Thomas Cosgrave, on Wednesday, 24 July.
Roadside dairy yard and dwelling house in Wicklow
Roadside dairy yard and dwelling house in Wicklow
A fine farmhouse with five bedrooms and a modern dairy yard on 43ac are for sale by private treaty in Co Wicklow, writes Tommy Moyles.
Yard and slurry storage add value to Kerry farm
Yard and slurry storage add value to Kerry farm
A 30ac farm with a modern yard and slurry storage in Co Kerry is likely to attract good interest writes Tommy Moyles.
Active auction for dairy heartland farm in Co Cork
Active auction for dairy heartland farm in Co Cork
Bidding was brisk for the 43ac grass farm near Enniskeane which was sold by auction recently, writes Tommy Moyles.
Tranche two approvals for TAMS breaches 7,000
Tranche two approvals for TAMS breaches 7,000
As of 15 July, 7,153 applications have been approved under tranche two of TAMS III, while a review on reference costs will take place in 2025.
Timeline: updates on minister's changes to the straw measure
Timeline: updates on minister's changes to the straw measure
Here is a rundown on all the major moments since the minister announced that he was seeking to suspend the Straw Incorporation Measure.
Farmers may receive payment for baling straw - minister
Farmers may receive payment for baling straw - minister
The minister intends to discuss a new option with farm organisations when he meets them on Tuesday about the Straw Incorporation Measure.
Biomethane development office launched in Tipperary
Biomethane development office launched in Tipperary
The office will create six jobs in the short-term. However, there could be another 16 indirect jobs created in further project phases if they build an anaerobic digestion plant.
An Bord Pleanála upholds 214ac solar farm refusal
An Bord Pleanála upholds 214ac solar farm refusal
An Bord Pleanála has upheld Westmeath County Council’s decision to refuse permission for a 214-acre solar farm near Mullingar.
Forestry plantings slump to 5ha/week
Forestry plantings slump to 5ha/week
Five hectares is just a fraction of the level of planting recorded in July 2023 and was described as a continuation of the forestry sector’s “poor performance” this year.
State grant aided 288,000ha of forestry since the 1980s
State grant aided 288,000ha of forestry since the 1980s
Just six forestry owners received Department grants across a combined 8,700ha of forests.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Cull cows prices down 48p/kg in 2024
Cull cows prices down 48p/kg in 2024
Market reports show a significant price drop in cull cow prices when compared to 2023 levels.
Life
Boosting community spirit in Cork with a splash of colour
Ahead of the All-Ireland final, Cork farmer and artist join forces to bring a large concrete cow statue to life, writes Sarah McIntosh.
Is horse racing a sport or an industry?
Is horse racing a sport or an industry?
As the Galway Races approach, what is the truth around Government financial support for Irish racing?
Final countdown for Cork and Clare
Final countdown for Cork and Clare
It's a privilege to report on the All-Ireland final - but when your own county is involved, objectivity is paramount, writes Denis Hurley
Westmeath village in running for European honours
Westmeath village in running for European honours
Picturesque Ballinahown village is bidding for glory in a prestigious European competition, writes Deirdre Verney.
A week in the country
A week in the country
Find out what caught the eye of the team this week.