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Bales of hay stolen in Clare
Rachel Donovan
It is understood that six round bales of hay were stolen.
Farmer Writes: spending extra time with calves
There’s a lot to be said for a cow who does her job by the book, and one of those calved recently.
24 April 2024 Feature
Recalling the disastrous weather crisis of 1924-25
The Manchester Guardian claimed that around 750,000 people were under threat of severe hunger or famine.
Home Farm: feed bills mount
Looking at our normal silage ground, we have some really heavy infestations of docks.
20 March 2024 Viewpoints
Farmers forward buying straw ahead of harvest
One tillage farmer in south Munster has over 1,000 round bales of straw pre-booked for this year’s harvest.
13 March 2024 News
Farmer Writes: grazing has ground to a halt
The constant rain has caused the paddocks to flood with, the tracks under eight inches of water, writes Joe Collingborn.
18 February 2024 Farmer Writes
Shannon Callows farmers voice concerns over scheme exclusion
It is estimated that 230 farmers were paid support payments for loss of fodder last year. However, there are nearer 500 farmers affected by the floods, a meeting in Shannonbridge heard on Monday.
16 January 2024 News
Mayo farmer faces prosecution for breaches of corncrake regulations
Peter Lavelle of Carne, Belmullet, appeared before Belmullet District Court after he was accused of ignoring a notice not to mow his field close to where a corncrake was nesting. Anton McNulty reports
12 January 2024 News
Farmer writes: slurry up, silage down
Keeping slurry and silage stocks in check is a bit of a balancing act on most farms this winter, writes Tommy Moyles.
10 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Big money for small square bales
The Dealer got an awful land when he was told of the price of hay in Kenmare this week.
27 December 2023 Dealer