• Farming organisations are continuing to protest against the proposed closure of several regional veterinary laboratories, with this Wednesday’s action focusing on the Athlone facility.
  • A 26-year old man has been charged in connection with the murder of 90-year-old farmer Paddy Lyons.
  • Northern Ireland's housing restrictions on birds are to end before free-range farmers lose their premium status.
  • Speaking in Dubai on a trade mission to the Gulf States this week, Padraig Brennan, director of international markets at Bord Bia, said Donald Trump is a challenge Ireland could do without.
  • And proposed changes to ice cream rules could mean less milk in your 99.
  • Courtesy of the Irish Farmers Journal picture desk, here is our photo of the day.

    Dairy farmer David Moore, who has a herd of 180 Holstein dairy cows, testing the electric fences in and around the paddocks on the farm at Fowlerstown, Stamullen, Co Meath, where the grass is particularly high quality. David farms in partnership with his dad Robbie and brother John and they supply Glanbia. In the last year they sold 621 kg milk solids and have been calving at an interval of 368 days. The herd is one of the top 50 herds for EBI in the country \ Ramona Farrelly