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Mobile blood donation clinics are on the move this week
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has issued an urgent appeal for blood donors, having released more blood than collected in past weeks.
23 June 2022 News
Crop gene editing: is Europe lagging behind?
Scientists at a University College Cork symposium on the use of gene editing in agriculture criticised the EU for its lack of ambition on the matter.
21 June 2022 Buildings
Early evening milking to finish at a reasonable hour
Planning the day around an earlier evening milking time is key to managing your time off farm.
Native Oaks vulnerable to non-native moth
Irish trees are battling Dutch elm disease, ash dieback and horse chestnut bleeding canker, but Niamh Kelly warns readers to also be vigilant for the oak processionary moth species.
15 June 2022 Forestry
Men's Health Week: Prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in Ireland, but early diagnosis can mean a good outcome, writes Margaret Hawkins.
15 June 2022 Health
Lighthouse farms: a global classroom and laboratory
The global lighthouse farms series has shone a light on the many ways in which farmers around the world have adapted their farming systems to meet the needs of tomorrow, reports Rogier Schulte.
Keeping dairy beef calves healthy at grass
A healthy calf is key to hitting growth targets over the first grazing season in dairy-beef systems.
Healing brushstrokes - the art of MS
Chief subeditor and designer of Irish Country Living, Rosie Farrell, was also one of the artists featured at the exhibition. Here she shares her story
8 June 2022 Living Life
Health: giving blood – why do it?
With blood stocks currently low, Margaret Hawkins talks to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) and to 28-year-old Cork agricultural contractor, Conor Murphy, who has already donated 28 times
8 June 2022 Health
‘Social farming’ has potential to address mental health staffing issues
A gathering of farmers opening their farms to people who are socially, physically, mentally or intellectually disadvantaged was held on Wednesday.
4 June 2022 News
Mental Health: ‘I was a criminal for being me’… LGBT and the gay farmer
To mark the beginning of Pride month, psychotherapist and director of SeeMe.ie Enda Murphy talks about the need to embrace diversity in all its forms in the farming community.
1 June 2022 Health
Protect your children: store medicines and pesticides safely
Margaret Hawkins gets some tips from the director of the National Poisons Information Centre, Dr Edel Duggan, on how to keep your children safe from poisons in the home.
25 May 2022 Health