Farmer Writes: one less hour of rain
Karen McCabe
Thankfully the clocks go forward this weekend which means we’ll get an hour less rain, writes Karen McCabe.
13 March 2024 For Sale
Leitrim lakeside holding on the market for €250,000
A non-residential farm has recently come on the market. All in one block, the 37ac holding has an early April deadline for sale, writes Tommy Moyles.
13 March 2024 News
Third year of price rises for farmland
We found 1,060 acres of farmland were publicly advertised for sale in Fermanagh last year.
Leitrim land prices jump by 23%
Nice land in the county can now fetch up to €8,000/ac, or a bit more. However, large blocks of rough grazing and marginal land bring down average price.
13 March 2024 Schemes
Funding for Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Meath farmers for nature measures
The funding is available to help with the creation of ponds, mini-orchards and mini-woodlands on farms, as well as drawing up nature and peatland plans for farms.
9 March 2024 News
Watch: farms covered in a blanket of snow
A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place for nine counties.
1 March 2024 News
Camera at the Mart: light weanlings in big demand in Drumshanbo
Adam Woods reports from last Friday night’s weekly sale of cattle in Drumshanbo Mart, Co Leitrim.
21 February 2024 Markets
Watch: Herbie's heifers hit €6,100 in Carrigallen
Adam Woods was in Carrigallen mart for Herbie Griffith’s special in-calf heifer sale which saw a top of €6,100 being paid for an in-calf heifer.
2 January 2024 Markets
Farmer Writes: Happy to put 2023 behind us
The main highlight of the year was the excellent cattle trade which seemed to hold all throughout the summer and autumn - quite unusual for such a wet year.
20 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Herbie’s heifers set for Christmas delight in Carrigallen
With many marts closed over the festive period, Carrigallen Mart in Co Leitrim is set to host an elite in-calf heifer sale on 29 December.
19 December 2023 Markets
Leitrim students develop farm safety calendar for 2024
Each month has a different farm safety tip or piece of advice based on what is happening on many farms across the country in that month.
30 November 2023 News
190ac solar farm to be built in Carlow
Some 420 acres of solar farms have been granted or submitted for planning over the past week, while Coillte's Leitrim wind farm application has been refused after being appealed to An Bord Pleanála.
8 November 2023 News