Watch: this week in photos - protests, ploughing and sheepdog trials
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Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers protesting derogation at FF think-in, international sheepdog trials in Wicklow, oaten straw being turned in Kildare and ploughing in Wicklow.
13 September 2023 News
Red-hot trade for hay as tight supplies pushes prices
June-saved hay is in short supply and making up to €40/bale, while hay for horses is commanding around €50/bale.
6 August 2023 News
Watch: this week in photos - Shannon floods and 858 lambs sheared
The past week saw a Co Tyrone farmer breaking the Irish nine-hour lamb shearing record, a flying sale at Tullow Mart and flooding along the Shannon leaving hay and silage ground under water.
Fodder Support Scheme 2023 now open for amendments
The area of lands declared for the 2023 scheme were rolled over from 2022 and, in some cases, may need to be amended.
17 July 2023 Schemes
Farmer Writes: corncrakes on a trip to Inisbofin
Gerald Potterton's take-home message from the Crops and Cover Crop Cultivations open day was to get down to Inisbofin and quickly before the rapidly approaching harvest begins.
5 July 2023 Farmer Writes
40 years on: how round bale silage began in Ireland
The 40th anniversary of round baling was celebrated in Co Longford, with a vintage baling demo day. Shane Dobson reports from the event.
5 July 2023 Contracting
Farmer Writes: the first hay in 28 years
The summer of 1995 was a scorcher and it was the last time hay was made on our farm, James Strain writes.
19 June 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmers urged to ‘chase the fodder deficit’
The fodder surplus before the drought was 20% but this has now been reduced to around 5%.
14 June 2023 News
Farmer Writes: early hay in the month of May
Karen McCabe was making hay in May and breeding has also kicked off on her Leitrim farm.
7 June 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmers testing the market asking €50/bale for hay
Some farmers have asked as much as €50/bale for hay made recently however in general it's not making quite as much.
7 June 2023 News
Contractors: making hay while the sun shines
Kelsey Daley and Sarah O'Sullivan talk to hay contractors around the country who are busy baling during the dry spell.
7 June 2023 News
This week in photos: May hay while the sun shines
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers bringing in silage, destoning land, stacking square bales of hay and attending Dunmanway tractor run.
4 June 2023 News