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Farmer Writes news, comment and opinion from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Farmers Journal team of farmer writes journalists from Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and beyond are dedicated to providing local farming news, comment and opinion across the dairy, beef & tillage sectors.
Fruit grower Niklaus Bollinger provides interesting insights to fruit growing in Switzerland and his personal daily farming routine.
By Contributor on 24 May 2018
Student blog: Sky dives and plate-meters in New Zealand
Ailish Osborne is doing her work experience in the south east of New Zealand with 10 other ag science students.
By Contributor on 17 May 2018
Student blog: using tags just for ease of management in Canada
UCD ag science student Michael Delaney is doing his work experience on Dustin Hawkin's 12,000-acre tillage and beef farm in Saskatchewan, Canada.
By Contributor on 17 May 2018
Government is the shadow cast over society by big business, writes Kieran Sullivan, and nowhere is this more evident than in EID for the sheep sector.
By Kieran Sullivan on 18 May 2018
Gerald Potterton gives an update on fieldwork and how new technology will help him with spreading fertiliser.
By Gerald Potterton on 17 May 2018
After a long and hard winter, James Mimnagh looks at fertiliser, stock bulls and GLAS.
By James Mimnagh on 15 May 2018
Alison Goldberger moved from Scotland to Austria in 2014. She farms an organic arable and pig farm with her husband.
By Contributor on 17 May 2018
EID sheep tagging will cost farmers an additional €2m to implement, which would normally be spent in the rural communities, writes Brian Nicholson.
By Brian Nicholson on 17 May 2018
Alex Waters from Kildare is doing his 16-week work placement on a farm in Christchurch, New Zealand.
By Contributor on 11 May 2018
English farmer Joe Collingborn reflects on problems imposed by a poor spring, such as mastitis, a straw shortage and breeding.
By Joe Collingborn on 14 May 2018
Breeding season snuck up quietly this year and Dad and myself had been talking though different options we could use, writes Tommy Moyles.
By Tommy Moyles on 10 May 2018
With three weeks of AI done we have only 15 cows or 5% of the herd left to breed, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
By Bill O'Keeffe on 10 May 2018
At Capper Trading Animal Feeds we have developed a number of highly competitive ...

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