Author John Connell: ‘the sheep make me feel a new-found sense of prosperity’
In an extract from his number one best-seller, Twelve Sheep, farmer and writer John Connell reflects on returning to his rural roots.
Katherine's Country: it’s important to build trust with your animals
De-horning is the first tough thing we have to do to calves. It is possible to do it pain free without any trauma, preserving the relationship between calf and farmer, writes Katherine O’Leary.
10 April 2024 Health
Health special: coping with the unexpected side of farming
Farmers are facing challenges on a number of fronts due to the continuing deluge of rain. Many feel stressed and anxious, but there is help at hand, writes Sarah McIntosh.
Katherine O'Leary: it’s been a difficult calving season
While most cows calve without issue, things don’t always go to plan, writes Katherine O’Leary.
3 April 2024 Katherine O'Leary
Breathe... how to help manage stress and anxiety
How can complementary therapies help you manage farming-related stress and anxiety? Claire Lyons Forde reports.
20 March 2024 Health
€27,000/ac for prime grassland holding in east Cork
A 69ac non-residential farm in east Cork made well in excess of its pre-sale guide price of €20,000/ac at auction last month.
6 March 2024 Sales results
Room to improve at Laois holding
Locals in Laois are talking about this 35ac roadside residential farm in which location will be a key driver.
6 March 2024 For Sale
Dairy farmer snaps up north Cork farm
A circa 50.7ac residential holding with a derelict house near Mallow drew a big crowd as it sold for €540,000 at public auction recently.
6 March 2024 Sales results
Almost €26,000/ac for Laois land at auction
Castlecomer auctioneer Jospeh Coogan successfully presided over the public auction of the Co Laois property. He brings another Laois farm to auction in a few weeks' time.
28 February 2024 For Sale
60ac Offaly holding with a super road network and quality land
A non-residential farm near Tullamore boasts excellent transport links and is sure to appeal to a range of potential buyers, writes Tommy Moyles.
21 February 2024 For Sale
Ask Miriam: 'am I stuck in a situationship’ with my other half?'
Dear Miriam, I have been seeing a farmer for a year, but he has refused to come to a wedding with me or plan a holiday. Is there a future for us?
21 February 2024 Ask Miriam
To pod, or not to pod? That is the question
There are still roadblocks in the way of farmers looking to diversify into agritourism, but there is a lot of potential as well, writes Janine Kennedy.
21 February 2024 Consumer