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.

ICSA calls for Ulster Bank farm customers to be protected
The organisation has called for farmer credit to be protected as the bank winds down its operations.
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Calf exports hampered by bad weather
Adverse weather conditions over the last week have caused disruption to the calf live export market.
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Sulphur; a critical nutrient for grass and soil health
Sulphur is a critical element in the process of protein formation in plants such as grass, and in improving the quality of both grazed grass and silage or hay.
Farmer Writes: on the home stretch with calving
We will try to have most of the replacement heifers for the year trained to the automatic feeder by the end of this week, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
Farmer Writes: calving can't wait, or so seems
Calving got under way a little earlier than planned on Tommy Moyles farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty.
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Sulphur; a critical nutrient for grass and soil health
Sulphur is a critical element in the process of protein formation in plants such as grass, and in improving the quality of both grazed grass and silage or hay.
Minister for curing the ills of regular farming
The Dealer was disappointed to hear a Minister in the Department of Agriculture speak about the bulk of Irish farms in a less than helpful manner.
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Less glitches with the ball hitch
With ball and spoon hitching systems growing in popularity, Peter Thomas Keaveney looks into the concept and speaks to a Cork contractor to find out why he made the switch in hitch.
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Sulphur; a critical nutrient for grass and soil health
Sulphur is a critical element in the process of protein formation in plants such as grass, and in improving the quality of both grazed grass and silage or hay.
Calls for action as 4,500 forestry licenses await approval
The IFA and Forest Industries Ireland (FII) have said action is needed now if there is to be any hope of revitalising farmer interest in forestry.
My Farming Week: Shirley and Derek O’Halleran, Loughill, Kenagh, Co Longford
Meet the Longford poultry and dairy farmers who hold on to most of their eggs' retail value, through their own home brand.
Housing notice for birds issued
An outbreak of avian influenza H5N8 in a small turkey flock in Co Wicklow and among wild birds in a number of areas across the country has seen the Department tighten biosecurity controls.