Home Farm: feed bills mount
Matt Dempsey
Looking at our normal silage ground, we have some really heavy infestations of docks.
13 March 2024 News
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.
18 February 2024 Farmer Writes
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.
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
Galway hay shed dismantled
This hay shed in particular housed many a Galway football supporter over the last 65 years.
29 November 2023 Dealer
Department issues border check reminder to hay and straw importers
Animal pathogens could potentially be transmitted via hay and straw and it is important to protect Ireland's high health status, the Department said.
24 November 2023 News
Farmer Writes: an atrocious year of wet weather
Quite a number of trees blew down in the area during storm Debi, creating quite a lot of debris in the process.
22 November 2023 Farmer Writes
Straw imports surge as Irish supplies plummet
The sharp rise in straw imports comes amid a collapse in southern output.
15 November 2023 News