Father (70s) dies after incident involving tractor and trailer
A farmer in his 70s died this weekend, after an incident involving a tractor and trailer in Co. Cavan.
A farmer in his 70s died this weekend, after an incident involving a tractor and trailer in Co. Cavan.
For many farming families one of the biggest difficulties with housing has been securing planning permission on or near the family farm. However, a bigger issue has reared its head in the...
A farming nun whose monastery is in danger of being without fuel for the winter, said she is heartbroken from the worst spring ever.
Kerry pig farmer Shane McAuliffe was less than impressed when he spotted rashers for sale on the shelves of supermarket Iceland and wants to...
Significant changes to its advisory programme will be required in the wake of this winter's feed shortages, the second major fodder crisis to hit...
Shannon Airport today cut its grass early to help farmers with fodder shortages.
Seven industrial sites named on EPA’s latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement, including four agri-food companies.
A Dublin nursing home opened the gates to its lawns to allow one farmer who was short of fodder.
The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has said he is considering the possibility of introducing the mandatory use of electronic tags in cattle.
AN opposition motion has been passed in the Dail to deliver a ‘ hardship fund’ and meal voucher scheme to help smaller farmers severely impacted by the crisis.
Farmers will receive tax cuts to help reduce the cost of feeding animals and help them cope with the ongoing fodder crisis under proposals from Fianna Fáil.
The decision about whether to pack an umbrella or sunscreen has just been made a little easier, thanks to the launch of seven-day forecasts online for every part of the country by Met Éireann.
The overall winner of the Teagasc/FBD Insurance Student of the Year award was Conor Coakley from Co. Cork and he attended the Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College.
Farmers are calling for action as they are being invaded by hungry deer coming down off the mountains due to the long hard winter.
Minister for State at the Department of Agriculture Andrew Doyle has hit back at criticism of the Government’s response to the fodder crisis in...
Concerns have been raised by the farming community in north Louth about teenagers using scrambler bikes on the Cooley mountains.
Dairygold has confirmed that it has reduced its milk price (for March milk supplies) by 2c/L to 32c/L inclusive of 0.5c/L quality bonus and VAT, based on standard constituents of 3.3pc Protein and...
Fodder prices have continued to harden over the last week on the back of increased demand at farm level.
Carrick-on-Suir Mart is set to remain closed for the "foreseeable future" following a fire that caused extensive damage in the mart last night, said Director John Curran.
More fodder crises will hit farmers unless a system is established to monitor feed levels nationwide, Fianna Fáil warns.
Liquidators have been appointed to the company behind Castleblayney Mart in Co Monaghan.
Emergency services in Tipperary are fighting a fire in a local mart.
Farmers in the west of Ireland are paying up to €40/bale - four times the usual price, while one knackery yard has reported that animals are...
Farmers have been urged to take care of their mental health in the same way they would their physical well-being.
One thing is certain - this will not be the last fodder crisis. The question which now arises is how similar problems can be avoided in the future.
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has admitted that "lessons" will have to be learned from the fodder crisis gripping the country, but denied it was time to "dismantle" the ambitious plans to grow the...
The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has been told that many farmers are not signing up to buy imported fodder as they don't have the money...
More than 30 cows have been stolen from two farms in a village in Co Tyrone.
Farmers are facing a 'double whammy' from weather woes as costs surge due to fodder bills while milk collections slump.
Aurivo has announced that its four livestock marts will remain temporarily closed this week following an accident involving a customer and a bull that occurred over the weekend in Mohill Mart.
Shannon Airport has pledged its support to farmers battling the current fodder crisis by offering to repeat its intervention of 2013 when it...
The Chairman of Wexford IFA has said dairy farmers in the county will be in 'massive trouble' if there...
Tributes are being paid to an “honest and hard-working” farmer who was killed in a farming accident in Moylough, Ballinasloe, Co Galway on...
Farmers will get a short-term loan to compensate for difficulties brought on by the fodder crisis, under proposals to be brought to government by...
For Cork dairy farmer Dan Bourke fodder deliveries from the UK simply couldn't have been timed better.
A man in his late 60s has been killed in a farming accident in Moylough, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
Agriculture has been identified by the Council of Europe as a high-risk sector for human trafficking.
As farmers continue to battle unseasonable weather which has delayed grazing across the country the Bishop of Cork and Ross, John Buckley has said...
Spring may have sprung but winter-weary Irish householders were warned to keep their umbrellas and raincoats to hand.
Many farmers now struggling with the fodder crisis had freely given away their fodder months earlier to help others, said a leading livestock farmer.
Farmers would have refused an offer to import fodder in February, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has claimed.
Michael Creed may not control the weather, but he might be best advised to pay better attention to it.
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed vowed the Government's fodder support scheme will be extended into June for livestock farmers if required.
Vets are encountering a big increase in animal health problems on farms with a rise in mastitis, milk fever, viral pneumonia and joint-ill being...
The Road Safety Authority is to adopt a 'pragmatic' approach when reviewing lorry driver’s hours compliance when transporting fodder.
The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed announced a €1.5m financial contribution by his Department to help subsidise farmers who have to import fodder, in light of dwindling forage supplies in Ireland.
Deluges of heavy rain across large parts of the country will bring flash flooding, waterlogged fields and burst river banks.
The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has announced that he has allocated €1.5 million towards the introduction of a Fodder Import Support measure.
The sight of an empty silage pit is something no farmer wants to see when there is little or no...
Bales of fodder were being rationed at two per person as dozens of farmers queued up for the first shipment arriving in the south of the country.
With some farmers warning they were already out of silage stocks and others on the brink, the first shipment of Emergency fodder arrived in Rosslare Port this morning.
Government moves to alleviate the escalating fodder crisis have been blasted as “too little, too late” by under-pressure farmers.
A Wexford farmer’s emotional online appeal for fodder for his cattle has sparked huge reaction from farmers and the general public alike.
Sheep farmers are facing an increasingly difficult lambing season with a notable increase in dog...
The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has asked his officials to develop a scheme to support the import of fodder from outside the Island of...
Farmers face paying huge costs to import feed supplies from abroad for their animals amid an escalating fodder crisis.
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has announced an immediate review of fodder supplies and said that fodder importation needs to be...
A man died after he sustained injuries in a fall through a piece of plastic perspex while working on the roof of hay-barn, an inquest heard this week.
Health and safety officials are investigating after a pensioner died in a farming accident in Co Armagh.
The ongoing Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) process in Kerry with regard to the South Kerry Greenway should be a major cause for concern...
Prime Minister Theresa May has visited Northern Ireland as part of a flying tour of the UK exactly one year ahead of Brexit.
A man in his 70s has died in an agricultural incident involving a cow in south Armagh.
The Irish Farmers Association has it out at Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed’s responce to growing fodder shortage nationwide.
More tough weather is on the way for farmers as Ireland will experience another bout of cold, frosty weather from Good Friday.
Fine Gael TD Kate O'Connell's sister will challenge Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's preferred candidate in the upcoming Seanad by-election.
Keep the winter woollies to hand as the lead-up to Easter will be marked by bitter cold, rain, hail and sleet. Overnight temperatures will hover around the freezing mark with frost expected over the next...
A judge has said a man "must live with the consequences and memories" of a traffic collision in which his father was killed.
It has been claimed that some farmers are going hungry themselves to feed their stock as difficult weather conditions since the autumn impacted fodder supplies in many parts of the country.
Postman Séamus Spencer delivered more than just the letters yesterday after he was called on to help with the birth of two lambs.
An elderly farmer who died following a farming accident in Kilkenny last night has been named locally today as the father of a well-known writer.
Storm Emma proved particularly devastating for one west Wicklow farmer, who lost more than 20 animals in the blizzards and snow drifts.
The first meeting of a task force brought together to look at possible policy changes to assist the agricultural sector improve its safety record...
The national forecaster has predicted cold temperatures and snow showers for the St Patrick's Day weekend, just two weeks after the 'Beast...
Late last year Sligo Regional Veterinary Laboratory (RVL) received two cows for autopsy with a history of recumbency, frothing and paralysis.
IFA President Joe Healy has said the Fodder Transport Scheme is not working and must be revised.
Gardai are investigating after a young man was airlifted to hospital by an air ambulance helicopter after he was injured whilst driving a tractor in Co Limerick, Sunday.
Avian influenza subtype H5N6 has been confirmed in a wild bird (common buzzard) in County Tipperary.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is urging farmers involved in storm repair to exercise extreme caution over the coming days.
Alltech has announced the passing of its founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons.
Farmers who suffered significant damage to polytunnels due to Storm Emma may be able to avail of a capital grants scheme to help ease losses.
A dairy and beef farmer in Co Wexford has lost between 10-20pc of his stock due to the collapse of six sheds on his farm as a result of heavy snowfall.
The Government's response to the ongoing fodder crisis has been criticised by Fianna Fáil, which said farmers will face an even greater struggle to feed livestock after Storm Emma.
The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association will be holding a series of meetings with their members...
Fianna Fail is calling for the Government to establish a permanent weather compensation fund using EU Rural Development funding.
Some Wexford farmers suffered catastrophic losses during Storm Emma losing sheds, livestock and machinery.
Teagasc has been told lessons could be learned after a number of cows died on a farm it part-runs during Storm Emma.
Farming conditions across the country have been described as 'difficult' as people across Munster and Leinster were told to stay behind closed doors...
The biggest issue facing Wicklow farmers during Storm Emma will be water supply.
With days to go before the March 1 deadline, the mountains around Kerry blazed last weekend as famers availed of a rare dry spell to clear gorse.
The Irish Farmers' Association will be forced to dip into its special reserve fund to pay a settlement to former general secretary Pat Smith. The final cost is expected to be in excess of €2m including...
The Forest Service has this week issued a Extreme Fire Danger Risk warning, its highest level warning due to extremely dry weather.
Poor weather conditions have been blamed for the lowest silage yield recorded in Northern Ireland...
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today participated in a meeting of the...
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is conducting an audit of organic-food checks in the EU.
The Arctic weather front which could see temperatures go as low as -10 degrees will have...
Fourteen cattle were killed in a freak accident on the N25 just outside New Ross recently.
The former General Secretary of the IFA Pat Smith has settled his legal actions against IFA today, outside the High Court.
The National Farmers’ Union has elected Minette Batters as the first female president in the organisation’s 110-year history.
A coroner has called for anti-roll bars to be made mandatory on quad machines which, he says, are being increasingly used not just on farms but also in industry and as 'fun vehicles' in holiday resorts.
Morrissey has written to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed calling for a ban on fur farming.