Livestock
BEEF
Cows and quality cattle a strong trade in Balla
There were lower numbers on offer at Saturday's sale, but the trade was strong for short-keep cows and for quality stores of all types. There was more bite in the heifer ring than the bullock ring.
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DAIRY
Remaining co-ops must increase May milk prices – IFA
Farmers are disappointed that the three milk processors to set prices for May so far have held, IFA dairy chair Tom Phelan has said.
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SHEEP
Farmers subsidising wool sales by 75c to €1.25/ewe to cover shearing costs
The market seems to be averaging 50c/kg for lowland wool, while merchants are slow to quote for Scotch wool at this stage of the season.
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Sheep Trends: trade steady on €5.50/kg to €5.60/kg base
A tightening in supplies has helped insert a floor under the trade, with higher demand reflected in greater purchasing activity and a firmer mart trade.
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PEDIGREE
O’Keeffes do the double at NSBA championships
It was a proud day for the father and son outfit at this year's NSBA championships in Kilkenny.
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Crops & Spreaders 2019 – a leading technical tillage and machinery event
The Irish Farmers Journal and Teagasc will once again collaborate to bring you this event on Wednesday 26 June. The event is free to attend.
Kingspan encourages homeowners to check their tank health with free check
Kingspan has just launched free tank health check packs* for homeowners in Ireland as part of its #BetterOffBunded campaign.
Smart Farming identifies €7,170 average cost savings on participating farms
Smart Farming, the voluntary resource efficiency programme focused on identifying ways to improve farm returns and enhance the rural environment.
You wouldn’t let your lunch go off – so why risk your silage?
Just like putting the cling-film on the sandwiches, a heavy-duty silage cover helps stop the top layer of silage going off and cuts down on costly waste.