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Farmer Writes: the folly of youth
Tommy Moyles
Keeping the younger cows at home instead of the older ones takes up a bit more time for AI as Tommy Moyles discovered.
12 June 2024 Markets
Good demand for spring lamb in Kenmare
Kenmare mart manager, Dan McCarthy had a spring in his step following his recent re-election to Kerry Co council and a good start to spring lamb trade.
5 June 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: dry cows in firm demand in Iveragh
Suckler cows - both in-calf and dry - were the main sellers at this week's sale in Iveragh Mart, reports Tommy Moyles.
Calf prices: supply and demand sweet spot continues
Calf prices have held their own this spring, as numbers continue to dwindle.
5 June 2024 Markets
Hereford bull calves average €197/head this spring
Hereford-sired calves along with Angus and Friesians provided 85% of the calves on offer at marts throughout the country this spring. Of those, Hereford-cross bull calves had the highest price.
5 June 2024 News
Increase in dairy dispersal sales
A number of mart managers in the south have noted an increase in the number of dairy dispersal sales.
5 June 2024 News
Vacant to vibrant: building a future with the Vacant Property Renovation Grant
Hoping to avail of the Vacant Property Renovation Grant and revive an old cottage in Kerry, Tony Malone and Niamh O’Mahony are bringing Irish Country Living on their journey, writes Tomy Moyles.
5 June 2024 Features
United effort required for water quality
A united effort from farmer, the dairy industry and politicians is more evident than before when it comes to the future of the nitrates derogation, according to a senior Department inspector.
1 June 2024 News
Banks draw ire of MEP candidates at Cork meeting
The Irish banking system was described as dysfunctional by an Irish MEP during meeting with farmers in west Cork earlier this week.
29 May 2024 News
Camera at the Mart: full clearance for Cahir calf sale
There was a 100% clearance rate, with exporters really active for calves at Cahir Mart for its calf sale on Friday evening last.
29 May 2024 Markets
Calf prices: Angus and Hereford retain firm grip on calf numbers
Prices for calves are holding firm, as traditional breeds continue to dominate the calf market.
29 May 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: red-hot cow trade in Gortatlea
Tommy Moyles reports from Gortatlea Mart, where continental cows were the star performers in a red-hot cow trade on Friday last.
29 May 2024 Markets