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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.
Tommy Moyles took a ramble on the farm, reminiscing about the history of his family farm.
By Tommy Moyles on 18 January 2018
Andrew Campbell is a dairy and grain farmer from Southern Ontario, Canada. Here he writes about farming in -21 degrees, grain prices and Donald Trump.
By Farmers Journal on 18 January 2018
Co Donegal beef farmer James Strain reflects on the importance of talking about farm succession before it is too late.
By James Strain on 13 January 2018
It was a busy Christmas for Joe Collingborn and not in a good way, with a number of cases of neopora, mastitis and stagnant production.
By Joe Collingborn on 12 January 2018
James Lawn is a 28-year-old dairy farmer in New Zealand coping with severe drought and a season he wishes he never had.
By Contributor on 11 January 2018
Gerald Potterton has been reading up on what a hard Brexit could do to Ireland.
By Gerald Potterton on 11 January 2018
Co Donegal beef farmer James Strain looks back at the disastrous weather of late 2017 and resolves to make 2018 a better year inside his farm gate.
By James Strain on 08 January 2018
Brian Nicholson is keeping manual labour to a minimum as he battles a bout of flu.
By Brian Nicholson on 11 January 2018
Mortality in this crop of bought-in weanlings has been higher than normal at over 2% so far, despite full routine vaccination and parasite control programmes.
By Matt Dempsey on 07 January 2018
Preparations for the calving season are well underway on Bill O'Keeffe's farm in Kilkenny.
By Bill O'Keeffe on 04 January 2018
Derek Robinson has been studying the analysis from a number of silage samples on his Co Down farm.
By Derek Robinson on 04 January 2018
Blair Drysdale and his wife Jody run a mixed farm in Balfour on New Zealand's South Island. The farm features cereals, beef cattle, dairy heifers, sheep and tulips.
By Contributor on 04 January 2018
Huge labour savings, fully galvanised. Heavy duty construction...

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