Farming news

The Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing the most up to date and informative farming news in Ireland.

IFA to oppose farm loan sales at AIB meeting
Farmer representatives will highlight the sale of farmers' debts to vulture funds as the bank's shareholders gather this week.
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EDITORIAL
Increase lower level payments but no BPS cuts – IFA manifesto
Former farmers' leasing entitlements need further evaluation says the IFA, which is also target independently wealthy BPS beneficiaries.
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SPONSORED
Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
Farmer Writes: patches of ground that would suck the wellies off you
Leitrim suckler farmer Karen McCabe writes about the battle with rushes, a weak calf and an unexpected win in the show ring.
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Farmer Writes: hitting the sweet spot on silage stocks
Donegal suckler farmer James Strain contemplates how much silage left in the pit is the right amount and tackles a thorny issue closer to home.
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SPONSORED
Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
DEALER
The Big Dealer: Ming heats election up as Wallace makes a deadline-day move
European elections, Munster Bovine rebrand, Savage's new job, unfair dismissal at LacPatrick and more in this week's Big Dealer.
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TAMS safety items for tillage farmers
With busy season well and truely underway we look at safety items available through the scheme and also what to look out for in relation to electrical installations.
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SPONSORED
Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
FORESTRY
New anti-forestry group ‘Save Kerry’ formed
It follows on the heels of the Save Leitrim campaign which has focused attention on the afforestation of the county.
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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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