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Spring or summer, there are plenty of jobs on the farm
Amii McKeever
IFJ Junior Farmer Writes: Patrick Delaney from Galmoy, Co Kilkenny, is a calf-to-beef and weanling-to-beef farmer.
15 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer writes: Thunder, sheep dogs and a life with chickens
In this edition's Farmer Writes, we hear from Mrs Henry's students in Killaghtee National School in Co Donegal.
15 June 2022 Farmer Writes
We depend too much on others for our daily bread
It is important to realise that Irish farmers supply virtually none of our main requirement for flour-related food products
Farm safety key as school's out for summer
School holidays have arrived and there are opportunities for a summer of farm work for many young people, but it is vital that farm safety is followed at all times.
15 June 2022 News
What is farm sustainability?
For something to be sustainable it has to cover all aspects of sustainability from economics to environment to social.
Upcycling: The Friesian fashionista
Wexford student Ella White took inspiration from the family farm for her award-winning costume in her school’s ‘recycle fashion show’, writes Maria Moynihan.
My Country Living: sheep, silage and picking stones
At the age of 10, Donnacha Boland from Co Wexford is already a keen sheep man, but he can turn his hand to many jobs on the farm. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
15 June 2022 News
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
IFJ Junior: Designing a handling unit for your sheep flock
Sheep are a great way for a budding young farmer to own their own livestock, writes Martin Merrick.
15 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Quad safety - it’s in your hands
Gary Abbott offers young readers some important safety tips and advice to consider before getting behind the handle bars of the farm quad
15 June 2022 Farm machinery
Barriers to entry for young farmers not insurmountable
Beef and tillage farmer and IFJ Junior guest editor Abbie Meagher watches cattle weights and the carbon footprint of the farm. Topics she is passionate about. Support for young farmers is another.
15 June 2022 Editorial
Putting passion into practice
Co Tyrone teenager, James Roulston has set up his own pedigree suckler herd and started his own engineering workshop. Kieran Mailey reports.
15 June 2022 Northern Ireland