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Dairy farm manager wanted for mid-sized Tipperary herd
Dairy workers have remained in high demand into the summer, with two jobs also available for applicants of varying experience in a parts store in Co Cork.
Watch: divisiveness on environmental issues ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’
Tom Arnold, chair of Ireland’s Agri-Food Strategy 2030, has said there needs to be a common middle ground found on the agri environment.
Sustainable beef production webinars
The first in a series of beef webinars focusing on the sustainability of the sector will be held on 20 May
Watch back: Bridging the Gap: diversity, inclusion and equality
Bridging the Gap is an event on diversity, inclusion and equality; brought to you by the Irish Farmers Journal and Ornua.
Digital tax should not be feared, says accountant
Filing income tax records online every three months could lead to better cashflow management within farm businesses, a local accountant has suggested.
In pictures: trade on fire in Kilkenny
Shane Murphy was at Kilkenny Mart this Thursday. Read his report here.
Charolais top €4,050 at multi-breed bull sale in Carrick
Adam Woods reports from the last bull sale of the season in Carrick-on-Shannon at the weekend.
Camera at the Mart: over £2.60/kg for stores in Rathfriland
Shane Murphy reports from last Friday's general cattle sale in Rathfriland.
Camera at the Mart: factory agents set the pace in Tuam
Manus Connolly was in Tuam on Tuesday. Read his report on the weekly sheep sale here.
The Grass Week: managing your spring reseed
As many early reseeds hit the six-week stage, John Crowe takes a look at the next steps in establishing the new sward.
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Moving on in the IFA
The Dealer spotted that Pat Farrell has left IFA, while pig farmer Shane McAuliffe is also moving around the houses.
Summer health problems and advice
Summer brings sunshine but sometimes sunshine brings new challenges and health issues on livestock farms. Adam Woods takes a look at a few issues and has some advice on dealing with them.
No ‘silver bullet’ alternative to antibiotics
A study has concluded that feed additives can help improve herd health but overall management must be good.
Summer health on dairy farms
Below are some of the things to watch out for on dairy farms during the summer period.
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Community benefit a key theme from Shaping Our Electricity Future consultation
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This is why you should check the knives in your diet feeder regularly
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Control flies before they impact productivity
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Sustained food price increases as global food index continues upward curve
The FAO world food price index continues to increase, putting it close to its record high in 2011.
Global trade shaping Irish beef price
While Irish beef exports target the UK and then the EU, global trade has a big role in shaping prices.
Dairy Trends: global food inflation driving higher prices
As Irish co-op boards are set to meet in the coming days to set May milk prices, the market indicators suggest a price rise is on the cards.
Canadian company to build $350m wheat straw pulp plant
Could there be another market opportunity for straw? Canadian company Red Leaf Pulp thinks so.
Zetor updates Major range
Zetor has updated its Major CL 80 model, the move to a Stage V compliant engine and new cab choices being among the biggest changes.
HSA and FCI issue clarity on silage pit heights
A statement released by the FCI and HSA recommended that as a general rule of thumb silage pit height should never be more than double the height of the retaining walls and slope at less than 45°.
25 years of the Krone Big M
Krone introduced its first ever Big M self-propelled mower with 300hp 25 years ago this year. Gary Abbott looks at its evolution since.
Carrick Winter Fair planned to go ahead
All commercial cattle exhibitors will be delighted to hear of plans for the highly successful Winter Fair are in progress.
45ac renovated residential farm along the Wild Atlantic Way
A recently renovated traditional dwelling with 45ac just off the Wild Atlantic Way in west Cork has come on the market.
200,000t of grain storage hits the market in the UK
An opportunity to acquire 200,000t worth of grain storage across Scotland and the north of England ahead of the 2021 harvest has come up.
Renovation revitalises Roverstown House
A stunning renovated nine-bedroom Georgian residence close to Birr, Co Offaly, has come on the market with joint agents, Goffs Property and Birr-based Donal Boyd Auctioneers Ltd.
TAMS payments pass the 20,000 mark
There was €1.9m issued in last week’s payment run, bringing the total sum of payments to date to €288m paid to 20,647 participants.
Farmers lead the way at blue flag beach in Co Wexford
Agricultural water quality has improved thanks to €550,000 of Department funding and the efforts of a group of Co Wexford farmers.
Four-day biogas training course to be held in June
The German biogas association, IBBK, is to hold its annual four-day biogas training course online this year from 22 June to 1 July
Oireachtas committee ‘frustrated’ over forestry licences
The agriculture committee recently discussed the ongoing licence crisis, committing to return to the issue if licence approvals do not improve.
Forestry licences up 11% on 2020 levels
Minister for Agriculture McConalogue has delivered an update on the progress of forestry licensing applications in response to written questions submitted to him.
News in-brief from the agri food industry in NI
News round up from across the farming and food industries in Northern Ireland.
Change is coming for NI farmers – Poots
The concept of having more environmentally focused schemes for Northern Ireland farmers is strongly supported by most MLAs at Stormont.
12% staff shortfall at Scottish abattoirs
Brexit has made life more difficult for those looking to fill vacancies in abattoirs
Matching spring calving date to grass growth
Matching calving date to grass growth made a big difference to cheapening winter and weaning weights for Duguid's cows
Tales from the Parish: South Presentation Convent
Dr Gillian O’Brien is reader in modern Irish history at Liverpool John Moores University and is the author of The Darkness Echoing: Exploring Ireland’s Places of Famine, Death and Rebellion.
Living Life: Belfast’s busker boy
Thom Southern started out busking on the streets of Belfast. The same streets would ultimately catapult his music career, leading him to Nashville, England and a record deal, writes Anne O’Donoghue.
Home Nurse: slim pickings for dinner
If your little one is a picky eater, you’re not alone. Home Nurse Nessa Robins is here with two quick, easy and delicious recipes even the most sensitive of palates will enjoy.
Jamaican patties are the perfect summer snack
These spiced pasty-type snacks are full of snappy flavour and completely delicious, writes Janine Kennedy