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.

Weekly weather: unsettled with best sunshine on Monday and Tuesday
Met Éireann is forecasting a mix of sunny spells and showers all week, with temperatures declining from Wednesday but staying close to seasonal averages.
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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: 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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Farmer Writes: the quiet revolution gripping Irish farming
To my mind, farming’s future is not all about increasing scale but being the optimum size and doing that extraordinarily well, writes Gerald Potterton.
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Ecosyl silage additive is recognised by researchers worldwide as being backed by more independent trial evidence than any other silage additive.
DEALER
Watch: election candidates try to swing voters with catchy videos
Two local election candidates caught The Dealer’s eye this week with catchy videos.
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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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Ecosyl silage additive is recognised by researchers worldwide as being backed by more independent trial evidence than any other silage additive.
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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