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.

May frost suspected of causing blank grains in winter barley
A number of cold nights in May were the suspected cause of blank grains in a number of winter barley crops in the northwest and northeast.
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EDITORIAL
Tough decisions will protect dairy industry
The end goal has to be to develop economically-viable production models for all calves coming from the dairy herd.
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SPONSORED
Maxammon helps to improve rumen performance and digestibility
Harbro has been working with and developing the Maxammon technology for more than 10 years.
Farmer Writes: enjoying a few lazy days in July
Donegal suckler farmer James Strain has some routine chores to tackle but is also taking it easy while he can.
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Farmer Writes: triple threat facing beef farmers
While beef farmers may often be criticised for playing the poor mouth all the time, now is a really difficult time to be optimistic, writes Trevor Boland.
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DEALER
The Big Dealer: Sustainability – depends on who you’re selling to
Sustainability, Beef Plan videos, Larry the landlord, Dairygold employee retires and much more in this week's Big Dealer.
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Farm Finance: ensure your sprayer is tested prior to use
Sprayers which are more than five years old and have a boom width over 3m are required to have passed a pesticide application test.
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SPONSORED
Maxammon helps to improve rumen performance and digestibility
Harbro has been working with and developing the Maxammon technology for more than 10 years.
FORESTRY
Letter: 'Gaelic Woodland Project fundraising campaign'
"The money raised will be used to buy land to plant a commemorative woodland in the heart of Ireland, dedicated to her scattered generations," - Eoghan O'Connachtach and the Gaelic Woodland Team
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Tariff-free access for 180,000t of Mercosur poultry
Amy Forde looks at what access the Mercosur bloc of countries will have to the EU market for poultry.
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Poultry producers fear further imports of 'sub-standard' product
Poultry farmers have raised concerns about the 100,000t quota for chicken included in the EU-Mercosur trade deal.
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