Tractor ‘rolled over’ elderly Limerick farmer who was jump-starting vehicle
A man in his late 80s died in a farming accident after his tractor “rolled over him” when he tried to jump-start the vehicle, an inquest has heard.
A man in his late 80s died in a farming accident after his tractor “rolled over him” when he tried to jump-start the vehicle, an inquest has heard.
A farmer who does’t own a car or have a driver’s licence has avoided a disqualification after he was caught driving a tractor through a busy Co. Limerick town.
Five students from Laurel Hill secondary school in the heart of Limerick City were announced as the overall winners of the 2019 Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition.
The Ulster Farmers' Union has blasted proposals by the UK government to implement a free trade...
Kerry Group has announced its base price for February milk supplies is 31c/L vat inclusive. Based on average February milk solids, the price return inclusive of vat and bonuses is 35.56c/L,...
There is approximately two to three weeks more grass supply available on farms this spring compared to the average spring, and Teagasc is advising farmers to make the most use of it.
A new world record price for a working sheep dog bitch at an official sale of 14,000gns, or €17,000, was the standout highlight at the opening fixture of 2019 at Skipton Auction Mart in North Yorkshire.
This week will go down as the hottest in February in nearly 60 years as temperatures aound 17C were recorded across the country.
The Cross Engineering Tandem Tanker Range is manufactured from high-quality 6mm steel.
Some farmers are being exposed to veterinary call-out fees of up to €500, according to the IFA.
Today we're out on the farm of Ed Payne, a dairy farmer in Roscommon who has two herds - one milking the traditional twice a day and the...
The IFA set out demands today for a multi-million euro package for ‘the beef sector in case prices plummet in a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario.
Glanbia will pay its Member milk suppliers 32 cent per litre (cpl) including VAT for January manufacturing milk supplies at 3.6pc butterfat and 3.3pc protein.
Donald Trump's main agricultural advisor spent what is thought to be a record breaking $1.5m on an Angus bull in recent days.
The Department of Agriculture, as a result of a recent joint operation with Revenue’s Customs Service, seized illegal meat at Dublin port recently.
MET Éireann has issued three weather warnings for today and tomorrow as Storm Gareth looks set to bring "disruptive" conditions to Ireland.
Key Irish and French farming associations have strongly supported the EU27 position on Brexit, ahead of this week’s vital Brexit votes in London.
Macra na Feirme has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring that €10,000 is to be made available to each of 31 Local Authorities as part of the inaugural ‘Big Hello’ initiative.
A Leitrim farmer has been handed a 12-month suspended sentence after claiming farm assist payments of almost €30,000 from the Department of Social Protection, which he was not entitled to.
The Ulster Farmers’ Union says the results from a weed-wiping project in Northern Ireland demonstrates the positive outcomes that can be achieved when public bodies and farmers work together.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, today announced the early opening of the application process for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Greening Scheme.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has a new DNA scanning tool to identify the entire DNA content of a food.
Komatsu has launched its latest version WA100M Dash 8 compact wheel loader on the market in Ireland
Glanbia Ireland (GI) has launched a new two-year Fixed Milk Price Scheme (Phase 13) offering a milk price of 31.5 cent per litre (cpl) (including VAT).
Lakeland Dairies has held its milk price and will pay 32.06 cent per litre, inclusive of VAT and lactose bonus, for January milk supplies.
A farmer has revealed how he was attacked and crushed against a wall by a cow trying to protect her calf.
Cavan sheep farmer Daphne Scott is asking dog owners to look at the pictures of her dead sheep, after her flock was attacked over the weekend by a dog, leaving eight ewes dead.
Tributes have been paid to one of the great stalwarts of the GAA in Limerick, Patrick McLoughlin, who died on his farm in County Limerick on Saturday morning, the Limerick Leader reports.
Cork farmer Alan Jagoe has been elected as the new Chairman of Agri Aware.
The latest meeting of the Beef Plan movement group has said it will start canvassing politicians with local and European elections due in 2019.
Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 253.1 million litres for December 2018, 23.2 pc above the corresponding 2017 figure.
Dairy company Fonterra on Thursday said total New Zealand milk production rose 4 percent in December from the same month a year earlier due to favourable weather.
Glanbia Co-operative Society (“Glanbia Co-op”) has announced details of its 2019 Trading Bonus Scheme that will reward farmer Members of the Co-op for purchases made from Glanbia Ireland and its subsidiaries.
The Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced the launch of the Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP), with a funding provision of €20m in 2019.
A Westmeath mum has promised to purchase a new tractor for her family farm after winning a cool €57,000 on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTÉ One this weekend.
Over the next six weeks, over 540,000 calves will be born on beef and dairy farms in Ireland. Farmers at a recent CalfCare event week learned that it is critical to give calves the best start before weaning.
Twenty seven acres has been sold for a record price in Co. Limerick of €1m.
Teagasc has appointed Tim Ashmore as the new Principal in the Teagasc Agricultural and Horticulture College in Kildalton, Pilltown, County Kilkenny.
The latest development from Pöttinger enables swaths to be merged for the first time without a conditioner: thanks to the new cross conveyor auger the swath is merged immediately after mowing.
Our Kerry Group base price for December milk supplies remains unchanged at 32cpl vat inclusive. Based on average December milk solids, the price return inclusive of vat and bonuses is 39.5cpl.
Sinn Féin Agricultural spokesperson Martin Kenny TD has described the news that Turkey has suspended live exports of cattle as "a further setback for Irish beef farmers."
The 2018 annual review of soil sample results prepared by Teagasc is showing some improvement in soil fertility after years of decline or stagnation.
Gardai have confirmed that a man died on Friday, while cutting trees on his farm.
One of the most popular schemes available to farmers, to help renovate traditional farm buildings has been opened for 2019 applicants.
A COUNTY Limerick farmer convicted and fined €300 over his Effin cows’ dung now has a clean record after an appeal to the Circuit Court.
With the average Irish person eating an estimated 54 kilogrammes of flour each year, a casual observer would be forgiven for thinking that growing cereals in Ireland would be a lucrative occupation. However the truth is that the cereal sector is doing far from well.
A Garda investigation is underway in Inishowen, Co Donegal after a calf in the area had his tongue sliced in a suspected malicious attack.
Over the past two years, researchers in Teagasc Grange have being testing the effectiveness of various wormers on the market.
The Government will now need to act quickly and decide if a separate regulator needs to be set up to begin planning for new legislation banning unfair trading practices in the food supply chain since the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) believes it should not be charged with implementation of the legislation.
Every year the Ombudsman deals with thousands of complaints from members of the public about the public services in this country, including farmers complaining about the Department of Agriculture.
Allowing imports of products such as chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal could negatively impact the UK meat industry, according to new research.
Imports of US soya beans by the European Union increased by 112pc over the current market year (July-December 2018), compared to the same period in the previous year.
An exceptional amount of farmland in the north of Scotland was sold in the last two years and the Highland market reflects that of the wider Scottish region which saw more land come to the market in 2018 than in the last decade.
John Deere has announced several updates to its 5R Series tractors from 90 to 125hp, designed to increase their versatility and suitability for small and medium sized livestock and arable farms.
Just 5pc of specialist dairy farms are engaged in contract heifer rearing, but Teagasc expects this to increase as the national herd continues to grow in size.
Teagasc is launching a series of one-on-one forestry clinics in January for farmers looking information about establishing forestry on their farm.
Kilkenny farmer Michael Owens runs a mainly dairy enterprise in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, milking 125 cows on a holding of almost 80 hectares, with more than half on very good land.
Co Monaghan farmers have had a year of turmoil with the scourge of bovine tuberculosis (TB) ravaging the dairy herd in the county.
The GMIT School of Business have been awarded funding through the Government/HEA funded Springboard+ programme to provide an online course in Agricultural Entrepreneurship to 40 successful applicants.
JCB announced an expanded range of tougher and bigger capacity Multi Shovel attachments for its Loadall telehandlers which it says gives farmers and contractors a larger choice of sizes and configurations.
The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached today a political agreement on a new set of rules tp ensure protection of 100pc of EU farmers and of a very large majority of EU agri-food companies against practices contrary to good faith and fair dealing.
Consideration should be given to supplementing CAP funding from the Exchequer for the proposed CAP post-2020, the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has recommended in an updated report on Brexit and its impact on Irish Agri-food.
Agri-Tech company Farmeye has launched their new Nutrient Management System, the NMP Portal, which it says could help the average dairy farmer reduce the €9,000/year they lose productivity and extra fertiliser bills.
EU ambassadors have endorsed a deal with the European Parliament on new rules for placing fertilising products on the EU market.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that over 45,000 registered sheep and goat keepers will receive their Annual Sheep and/or Goat Census 2018 forms shortly.
Rainfall levels are above normal for the past two weeks, the latest figures from Met Eireann, with more cold and wet weather expected in the coming days.
Minster of State with responsibility for Organics at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle T.D., has announced that 2018 advance payments for farmers in the Organic Farming Scheme will commence this Friday, 7 December.
The Macra na Feirme Rural Youth Committee has announced it has begun a nationwide consultation with Macra members to develop a comprehensive overview of issues young people are facing in rural Ireland and how those challenges can be overcome.
A couple living in a rural village in Bavaria in Germany have sued a local dairy farmer due to the sound coming from her herd's cowbells which they say is keeping them awake and as a result is causing them "depression".
AN Bord Pleanala has given the go-ahead to Aughinish Alumina to begin blasting and extracting rock close to the mud ponds at the Askeaton plant.
There has been a major positive shift in the lamb trade this week with numbers tightening and prices rising, according to IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy.
New Holland has patented a new Trailer Brake System onto its T7 and T6 tractors.
UK cattle prices slipped further last week on the back high supplies.
The European Commission will reimburse €444 million to European farmers, in line with the regulation published today.
Advance payments of €15m of the Sheep Welfare Scheme are being paid to farmers this week.
Sheepdog Jess, who went missing when the jeep she was in was stolen last week, has been reunited with her owner.
The overall production of cereals for 2018 is estimated to be approx. 1.8 million tonnes, down from 2.3 million tonnes in 2017, according to latest figures from Teagasc.
SlurryCat recently showed off its Maxi Mixer agitating a large lagoon in no time at all.
A Limerick motorist pleaded guilty to making contact with a relation who had been moving calves across the road.
The IFA and ICMSA have hit out at the possibility of carbon taxes being introduced to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Six Credit Unions in the Kerry and Cork region have come together to develop a new Farm Lending product called Cultivate.
Record numbers of Irish vets are considering selling their practice according to new research conducted by independent accounting firm HLB Sheehan Quinn.
Farmers around the country are being warned to be vigilant of liver fluke even after the dry summer.
A North Kerry farmer has been convicted and fined €1,500 for repeatedly failing to comply with works he was directed to undertake by Kerry County Council in order to prevent slurry polluting ground waters.
Nine pregnant cows and six calves have been stolen from a farm near the Border between Friday evening, and the early hours of Saturday morning, November 10.
Teagasc has appointed Dr Ewen Mullins as Head of the Crop Science Department, based in Oak Park, Carlow. Dr Mullins qualified with a B.Sc. (Hons) from the National University of Maynooth, before graduating with a PhD in plant pathology from University College Cork.
New Holland has announced extensions and upgrades to its six to nine meter telehandler offering, which introduces the new naming and livery.
The ongoing issue of aggressive trespassers with dogs travelling over farmers’ land has been raised with the country’s top garda.
Qatar Racing has doubled down on its investment in County Limerick by purchasing a second million euro farm.
A Limerick farmer buying hay to beat the fodder crisis has been scammed out of a “considerable amount of money”.
Gillian O’Sullivan has been announced as the Farmer of the Year in the Zurich/Farming Independent Farmer of the Year competition tonight.
“If I don’t have the paddocks I can’t control the grass,” the current Sheep Grassland Farmer of the Year Peader Kearney from Co. Louth is quoted in the Grass10 newsletter.
The government of a tiny African nation gripped by one of the world’s worst genocides almost a quarter of a century ago has enlisted the services of four Irish pedigree bulls to help break its rural poverty cycle.
The autumn has been very kind in terms of growth rate and ground conditions. Grass utilisation has been excellent this autumn. Here are a few tips to continue utilising grass, even if the weather turns wet, from Teagasc.
The Board of LacPatrick Dairies met on Friday to set a price for September milk.
Five of the best, Irish bred pedigree Schwarzkopf ram lambs have arrived safely in the care of Germany’s top pedigree sheep breeders this week.
Results on the national BVD eradication programme by the end of September 2018, shows that significant progress toward eradication has been made and just 53 BVD-positive animals remain in Ireland, new figures from Animal Health Ireland (AHI) show.
Major Irish meat processor, is set to unveil its latest product innovation - the first Omega 3 enriched beef - this week at the influential Global Food Marketplace trade fair, SIAL, in France.
An East Kerry farmer has spoken of his joy at seeing first-hand how his very last dairy cow, which he gifted to a family in Rwanda, has transformed lives.
A farmer in Co Meath is appealing for information, after his John Deere tractor was stolen from his farm last week.
ICSA has brought its campaign over beef price cuts to the West with a protest this morning outside Dawn Meats in Ballyhaunis.
The most popular machines in the Case IH Farmlift line of telescopic loaders have gained a number of new features for 2019, the company has announced.
Lakeland Dairies has held its base milk price at 32.78 cents per litre including VAT for September milk supplies.
Fonterra Group Ltd said on Wednesday it lowered its 2018-2019 guidance for its Farmgate Milk price due to a glut in global milk supply.
The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has just announced some important measures for agriculture in 2019. The FarmIreland Team have put together a list of the key announcements.
The EU cannot afford to cut the funding of its farm policy if it is to continue ensuring delivery of public goods to EU citizens, the Agriculture Committee said on Tuesday.
Gardai in Tipperary recently discovered this tractor and trailer with zero lighting to the rear, driving on a poorly lit road.
Police have appealed for information after fourteen cattle were stolen from a Co Tyrone farm.
A North Kerry farmer charged with the murder of a neighbour using a teleporter agri-machine will go on trial in Tralee this week.
The IFA has accused the Department of Agriculture of making the electronic tagging of sheep (EID) "compulsory for farmers and optional for factories".
CAP schemes such as TAMS should include actions aimed at weather-proofing farm sheds to counter the growing ferocity and incidence of storms, the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has claimed.
Milk producer Fonterra, said on Monday its New Zealand milk production rose 5pc in August from a year earlier due to ideal weather conditions.
The efforts of one agri-business Agri Lloyd typifies the spirt of the thousands of people hard at work on the National Ploughing Championships site in Screggan, Tullamore recovering in the wake of Storm Ali.
The board of LacPatrick Dairies has set a milk price for August supplies.
A pensioner is driving his 1961 Massey Ferguson 35x from Mizen Head to Malin Head in memory of his late wife.