Livestock

What you need to know about grassland pesticide use
The use of pesticides is now governed by conditionality, meaning that if breaches occur it may pose a risk to CAP payments, writes Darren Carty.
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In pictures: lambs sell to €201 for 51kg in Ballinasloe
In pictures: lambs sell to €201 for 51kg in Ballinasloe
The keenest demand on the evening was recorded for fleshed ram lambs with the standout price being €198 paid for a batch of 10 weighing 46.5kg.
Denis Carroll elected new chair of Sheep Ireland board
Denis Carroll elected new chair of Sheep Ireland board
The sheep and dairy farmer from Kerry takes over from outgoing chair Alex Clarke, Texel sheep breeder from Meath.
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Annakisha Suffolks take home National Championship title in Dundalk
Adam Woods reports from the South of Ireland Suffolk Sheep Society held their annual National Championships at Dundalk Show
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Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silageSPONSORED
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silage
Docks can create serious problems in grassland, negatively affecting productivity.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urgedSPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Irish beef sales in Britain still growingSPONSORED
Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBaleSPONSORED
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
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