Farming news

The Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and informative farming news in Ireland. Browse through the articles below to keep up with the latest Irish farming news, opinion pieces, videos and more.

First arrivals of 2021: send us your lambing and calving photos
The Irish Farmers Journal wants farmers across the country to send us lambing and calving photos of 2021.
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Time to mind ourselves and those around us
Ultimately, our greatest resource is the deep community spirit that exists throughout every rural town and village.
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The Evolution S4 saves time, reduces labour and ensures precision calf feeding
Dairy farmer Ciaran MacDonald tells us about some of the benefits that he has seen since installing a JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder.
Farmer Writes: 10th anniversary of BVD testing comes around
Calving preparations are getting under way on Tommy Moyles’s farm as he enters his 10th year of BVD testing.
Farmer Writes: calm before the calving storm
Bill O’Keeffe is getting set up for calving 2021 on his farm this week, with calving set to begin soon.
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The Evolution S4 saves time, reduces labour and ensures precision calf feeding
Dairy farmer Ciaran MacDonald tells us about some of the benefits that he has seen since installing a JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder.
Sexed semen work under way
The Dealer was delighted to hear that Teagasc is still working hard on establishing a sexed semen laboratory in Ireland.
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Less glitches with the ball hitch
With ball and spoon hitching systems growing in popularity, Peter Thomas Keaveney looks into the concept and speaks to a Cork contractor to find out why he made the switch in hitch.
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The Evolution S4 saves time, reduces labour and ensures precision calf feeding
Dairy farmer Ciaran MacDonald tells us about some of the benefits that he has seen since installing a JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder.
Ireland moves towards a wood culture
Winners of Wood Awards Ireland demonstrate innovative wood use in small- and large-scale projects, writes Donal Magner.
My Farming Week: Shirley and Derek O’Halleran, Loughill, Kenagh, Co Longford
Meet the Longford poultry and dairy farmers who hold on to most of their eggs' retail value, through their own home brand.
Housing notice for birds issued
An outbreak of avian influenza H5N8 in a small turkey flock in Co Wicklow and among wild birds in a number of areas across the country has seen the Department tighten biosecurity controls.