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Macra

Kildare takes home Queen of the Land 2017 title
The 2017 Queen of the Land festival took place in Offaly over the weekend, now one of the most prestigious events in the Offaly social calendar.
By Amy Forde on 13 November 2017
This weekend, 10-12 November, will see the WR Shaw Queen of the Land Festival take place in Co Offaly.
By Amy Forde on 09 November 2017
The popular festival will run from 10 to 12 November and features entrants from around Ireland.
By Contributor on 09 November 2017
Young farmers see dairying as the most profitable and lucrative farming business but one agribusiness leader thinks they should be careful.
By Patrick Donohoe on 02 November 2017
Beef farmers are considered to be the poor relation when compared to other sectors, but there is room to improvement said one senior figure in the industry.
By Patrick Donohoe on 02 November 2017
Glyphosate: ‘debate based on emotion must not overshadow scientific research’
It’s not the time for European political decision making institutions to do a solo run against the rest of the world, Macra president James Healy has said.
By Amy Forde on 01 November 2017
In the final part of this series, Fabian Jacob of North Kilkenny Macra discusses the IFYE conference.
By Contributor on 19 October 2017
The Meath Rally 2017 will take place over the October bank holiday weekend.
By Contributor on 19 October 2017
Macra president James Healy addressed an Oireachtas committee meeting on Europe's future.
By Contributor on 12 October 2017
The committee of the Macra na Feirme/WR Shaw Queen of the Land has announced the launch of the 2017 festival on Friday 6 October at 8pm in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co Offaly.
By Contributor on 05 October 2017
The EU young farmer survey, Building a Sustainable Sector, was conducted from April to August this year.
By Contributor on 05 October 2017
Listen: income, access to land and broadband top young farmers' concerns
A survey of 1,000 European young farmers unveiled in Brussels on Wednesday asked them what they would need to develop their farm sustainably into the future.
By Thomas Hubert on 28 September 2017
Macra held its inaugural Harry Ferguson safe tractor driving competition and launched a major new programme for beef farmers.
By Contributor on 28 September 2017
€1,000 cash prize for the safest tractor driver at Ploughing 2017
At this year's Ploughing, Macra will have €1,000 up for grabs for the safest tractor driver, along with tractorpool karaoke with Macra president James Healy.
By Amy Forde on 15 September 2017
As Rural Youth Europe prepares for its 60th anniversary, Macra president James Healy attended its special conference last week.
By Contributor on 21 September 2017
Macra na Feirme president James Healy has called for the introduction of financial instruments through the Rural Development Programme( RDP).
By Contributor on 21 September 2017
To celebrate the National Ploughing Championships, Macra na Feirme has two prizes to give away this month.
By Contributor on 14 September 2017
The National Ploughing Championships are now less than two weeks away.
By Contributor on 07 September 2017
Macra na Ferime and Massey Ferguson will join forces in Tullamore for safer tractor driving.
By Michael Collins on 14 September 2017
Macra na Feirme hopes that the members who attended club officer training in Galway enjoyed the weekend as much the organisers did.
By Contributor on 31 August 2017
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