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The latest farming news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with breaking news stories from the agriculture sector.

Tractor and car crash in Donegal
A two vehicle collision occurred near Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal, on Monday.
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Editorial: CAP in danger of creating a new cohort of forgotten farmers
The substantial changes in CAP policy direction between successive regimes is difficult to manage in commercial farming.
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Calf rearers advised to consider milk quality and feeding level for pre-weaning
Getting pre-weaning nutrition right must be a priority to get the best possible results from calf rearing.
Farmer Writes: as the price of gas drops, will fertiliser too?
Donegal suckler and sheep farmer James Strain has said that every farmer in the country is talking about the price of gas and how he dreads the thought of paying for it.
Farmer Writes: gauging the rain
It will be tricky to compare the rainfall between your full mineral bucket and your neighbour’s leaking wheel barrow or his dog’s dish.
Can the CAP stay young as it turns 60?
The CAP has never had such broad and competing challenges facing it. Can it continue to deliver for Irish family farms?
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One third of 2021 farm deaths occurred in Cavan
The Health and Safety Authority said that no deaths were caused by machinery on Irish farms in 2021.
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Calf rearers advised to consider milk quality and feeding level for pre-weaning
Getting pre-weaning nutrition right must be a priority to get the best possible results from calf rearing.
Frost scheme for damaged forests should include those planted since 2015 – IFA
A new scheme has been made available to forest owners whose plantations were affected by major frost events which damaged young trees.
Poultry farmers to protest at retailers in Cavan
A decrease in egg price by 8.4% and an increase in feed costs by 36% in the last year has put many poultry farmers in jeopardy, says the IFA.
Poultry industry facing largest ever outbreak of bird flu
There are fears for the ability of some poultry businesses to recover from the blow.