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.

This week in photos: ploughing pea stubble and buffer-feeding red clover silage
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmer Tommy Clancy moving his Limousin suckler herd to fresh grass, a packed Kilcullen Mart in Co Kildare and 370 Norwegian Reds being milked.
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EDITORIAL
Editorial: farm organisations must condemn aggressive behaviour by a few
Editor Justin McCarthy writes about the behaviour of protesters at the abandoned beef taskforce meeting on Monday.
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SPONSORED
Make the most out of the dry period and improve udder health during lactation
The dry period is the main time at which mastitis infections are acquired on many Irish farms with infections entering the udder via the teat end
Farmer Writes: beef, as we know it, is practically finished
Between low beef prices and the difficulty in getting cattle killed, it's been a year to forget - if you’re allowed that luxury, writes Gerald Potterton.
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Farmer Writes: breeding in full swing and testing silage
The first round of breeding finished last week with the natural service ewes. If all goes well, we won’t have many repeats, writes Brian Nicholson.
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Make the most out of the dry period and improve udder health during lactation
The dry period is the main time at which mastitis infections are acquired on many Irish farms with infections entering the udder via the teat end
DEALER
Sixty years of selling at Kanturk Mart
I hear celebrations are afoot in Kanturk as the mart there will be celebrating its 60th anniversary next month.
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Change in weather brings feeding equipment out earlier
Farmers may have had plans to carry out some remedial works on equipment, which now need to be fast tracked to ensure optimum working performance and avoid health and safety risks.
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Make the most out of the dry period and improve udder health during lactation
The dry period is the main time at which mastitis infections are acquired on many Irish farms with infections entering the udder via the teat end
FORESTRY
Teagasc aiming to combat ash dieback through genetics
Ash dieback first arrived in Ireland seven years ago and has since spread rapidly to all parts of the country.
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Tariff-free access for 180,000t of Mercosur poultry
Amy Forde looks at what access the Mercosur bloc of countries will have to the EU market for poultry.
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Poultry producers fear further imports of 'sub-standard' product
Poultry farmers have raised concerns about the 100,000t quota for chicken included in the EU-Mercosur trade deal.
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