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.

EU adopts new rules on fertiliser quality and safety
The new fertiliser rules will cover all types of fertiliser in the EU and will set limits on contaminants such as cadmium.
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EDITORIAL
Editorial: Beef Summit a failure if it doesn’t lead to change
Change is required if we are to generate a profit from suckling – in policy, in pricing model and to the production system.
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Farmer writes: sitting tight on grass covers and a highly charged Beef Summit
Co Donegal suckler farmer James Strain's attention has been focused on growing grass and attending the Beef Summit in the past few days.
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Farmer Writes: sheep demand an emotional commitment
Much of the resentment towards sheep stems, I believe, from farmers’ younger days when they might have been used as a sheep-chasing labour unit on the farm of a bachelor uncle.
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DEALER
French farmer saves EU election
A farmer has made headlines in France after he rescued election officials overwhelmed by the number of candidates.
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ESB Networks National Safety Challenge winners announced
Irene Finnerty, Aoibhe Lennon, Aoife O’Neill were crowned as this year’s winners of the ESB Networks National Safety Challenge. James Taylor reports.
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FORESTRY
Bruton wants trees on every farm
The all-Government plan now due next month will also include a specific climate target for agriculture, Minister Richard Bruton has said.
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Aldi criticised over ‘Made in Ireland’ brand
It has come to light that chicken products with Irish labelling may have originated in another part of the EU.
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Emissions breaches cost chicken producer €14,000
Western Brand Group Ltd in Co Mayo pleaded guilty to three charges at Castlebar District Court on 5 March.
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