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.

Over 100 new virus cases in meat factories
The number of cases has been increasing week by week.
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EDITORIAL
Time for farmers to put forward policy on the future of farming
At national level we see the future of our livestock herd continue to be used as a political pawn in government formation talks.
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Farmer Writes: Glanbia after-tax margin dictating decisions for the year
The model of setting the after-tax margin at the start of the season and letting that dictate all decisions for the rest of the year needs a lot more investigation and discussion, writes Bill O'Keeffe
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Farmer Writes: getting to jobs I thought about 10 years ago
Three 20l drums of oxide paint and five corrugated rollers later, James Strain is slightly over half way through painting his farm shed.
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DEALER
The Big Dealer: CJ hellbent on Irish beef
Making a Stander on Irish beef, demand for wormer, Beef Plan's OG, BEAM stock reduction and more in this week's The Big Dealer.
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High-risk period for electricity-related accidents
Arthur Byrne, public safety manager, ESB Networks, outlines important electrical safety precautions at this time of year.
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FORESTRY
Farmers need the right economic incentive to plant trees – forestry industry
At farm level, we will need to find the land to plant the right trees, for the right purpose, in the right place, Mark McAuley of Forest Industries Ireland has said.
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Department ‘considering’ poultry farmers’ case for support
Poultry farms affected by an outbreak of bird flu have culled flocks but are not eligible for any compensation due to the strain involved.
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Poultry farmers waiting for compensation news
Poultry farmers at present receive no compensation for culling birds to limit the spread of bird flu.
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