Agri jobs: dairy workers and agricultural mechanics wanted
In the market for a new job? Check out the latest jobs in the farming sector.

Dairy farm assistant

A 170-cow, spring-calving dairy herd in Co Kilkenny is looking to hire a dairy farm assistant.

Initially, the position will involve working closely with the business owner with a view to stepping up to run the farm to facilitate the growth of the business.

The successful candidate will gain exposure to all aspects of grassland dairy farming.

For more information on this position, click here.

Farrowing house stockperson

A 600-sow minimal disease pig unit in Co Wexford is seeking a farrowing house stockperson.

Applicants must have at least three years’ experience in all aspects of pig production. Accommodation is available, if required.

For more details on this position, click here.

Dairy farm worker

A dairy farm in Co Cork with 250 cows is seeking a general farm worker. The herd is milked in a 17-unit parlour.

The successful candidate will carry out duties such as milking, calving, operating the diet feeder and operating the zero grazer.

To apply for this position, click here.

Experienced agricultural mechanic

An agricultural dealership with depots in Co Galway and Co Limerick is seeking to hire an experienced agricultural mechanic. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing an effective and efficient preparation and repair service to agricultural machines on and off the premises.

The ideal candidate will have completed all phases of the FÁS agricultural mechanic training programme or equivalent, in addition to having a minimum of three years’ work experience in the farm machinery industry.

For more information on this position, click here.

Dairy farm workers/farm manager

Dairy farm workers and a farm manager are required for an expanding grass-based dairy operation in Co Laois.

This dairy enterprise is running two dairy herds - one in Ballacolla and one in Rathdowney. Both farms are new greenfield sites which have modern milking facilities, a 40-bail rotary on one and a 24-unit herringbone on the other.

Both farms also have accommodation on the farm.

To apply for one of these positions, click here.

The farmer's daily wrap: vet stand-off and counterfeit Landcruiser parts
Catch up with the headlines from the day and get a look ahead at tomorrow's weather.

Weather forecast

The west of the country will be affected by scattered showers overnight, according to Met Éireann.

Wednesday is expected to be a blustery, day with changeable rain conditions – ranging from scattered showers to hail throughout the day.

Atlantic coastal regions are expected to bear the brunt of the bad weather.

In the news

  • Gardaí recover fake Landcruiser parts worth €500,000.
  • Veterinary inspectors in factories are taking industrial action, which is having an effect on factory throughput.
  • IFA president Joe Healy has warned that there will be a knock-on effect if the national suckler herd contracts.
  • The High Court has placed a seven-week stay on a judgement ordering the detention of an indebted farmer resisting eviction from his land.
  • A number of dairy processors have set their milk price for November.
    LacPatrick holds milk price and adds winter bonus for NI suppliers
    LacPatrick has followed the lead of the majority of co-ops by holding its November milk price.

    LacPatrick Dairies has held its November milk price for suppliers both north and south of the border.

    Suppliers in the south will continue to receive 29.41c/l excluding VAT.

    Northern suppliers will receive 26.5p/l including VAT.

    They will also receive a 2p/l winter milk bonus for November milk.

    Last month, LacPatrick applied a cut of 1p/l to its October milk price for NI suppliers and said it was not in a position to pay a winter milk bonus.

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    Dairygold holds November milk price

    Gardaí recover fake Landcruiser parts worth €500,000
    Gardaí searched a premises in Monaghan as part of an investigation in counterfeit car parts.

    Gardaí have recovered up to €500,000 in counterfeit car parts, consisting mainly of Toyota Landcruiser parts, at a property in Drumgoose, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan.

    Jeep bullbars, tail lights, mud flaps and body panels, all bearing Toyota trademarked logos, were discovered by gardaí.

    The search was part of an operation investigating the importation and sale of counterfeit car parts.

    Gardaí added that no arrests were made as part of the search.

    Counterfeit Landcruiser parts.

    At the beginning of the month, gardaí recovered a large amount of stolen industrial plant, tools, trailers, vans, cars, engines and car parts with an initial estimate of up to €500,000 being recovered in Co Longford.

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    Gardaí recover €500,000 worth of stolen plant, tools and trailers

    Rural crime: ‘farmers require greater protection’