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.

Opinion: SME-only schemes out of date and out of sync
Ireland's export-focused large food companies need support just as much, if not more, than SMEs, writes economist Ciaran Fitzgerald.
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EDITORIAL
Leave the fish in the sea and the cattle in the fields
We can reduce the flow of finished cattle coming on to the market over the next 12 weeks.
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SPONSORED
Choosing the right solar PV system is critical to maximising energy generation.
Farmers more than anyone know the importance that the quality of products can have on the longevity and quality of a machine or other purchase.
Farmer Writes: Despite COVID-19, farming must go on
You don’t notice how isolated your life was until everything around you stops, and your life remains much the same, writes Leitrim farmer Karen McCabe
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Farmer Writes: with technology is there still a need for the blue card?
Technology, such as the Department of Agriculture’s Animal Identification and Movement system (AIMS), was an important step towards full cattle traceability in Ireland, writes Trevor Boland.
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DEALER
The Big Dealer: playing high-stakes payment poker in the UK
Demand for hens spikes, BPS blooper, warm fuzzy feelings, wild boar claims, prodigal son returns 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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SPONSORED
Choosing the right solar PV system is critical to maximising energy generation.
Farmers more than anyone know the importance that the quality of products can have on the longevity and quality of a machine or other purchase.
FORESTRY
Planting supports and BPS change make forestry attractive
The recent changes by DAFM to afforestation requirements give farmers another incentive to consider forestry.
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Egg shortages linked to bird flu outbreak
The low pathogen strain does not impact human health but causes a drop in egg production.
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Bird flu: farmers facing ‘unbelievable’ losses
Poultry farmers are concerned that the Government are not taking their concerns seriously.
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