'I think she recognised me' - Kerry farmer’s delight over impact his cow is making after donating it to Rwandan family
An East Kerry farmer has spoken of his joy at seeing first-hand how his very last dairy cow, which he...
An East Kerry farmer has spoken of his joy at seeing first-hand how his very last dairy cow, which he...
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.
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 Irish Natura & Hill Farmers are calling for the allocation of €120m in the upcoming budget to develop a new ‘Sustainable Suckler Cow...
I have a small farm that I work on full-time but the profit margins are very low. I am married with two children. Is there any State support available?
The Health and Safety Executive is investigating after a man in his 60s dies in a farm accident in Co Tyrone.
Two Irishmen, Eamonn Tracey and John Whelan won 1 and 2nd places respectively for Ireland in at the World Ploughing Contest.
Finalists for this year’s NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards have been announced.
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.
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.
Europe's largest outdoor event, the National Ploughing Championships, takes place next week from Tuesday to Thursday in Screggan, Tullamore.
The EU could bring forward proposals to stop the annual daylight saving procedure or putting back and forward the clocks to next year.
The first container (25t) of Irish beef has reached China, after being purchased by a Chinese online and foodservice sales.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has confirmed the introduction of some temporary adjustments to the GLAS scheme for this year in response to the current fodder shortages.
ON THE first day of term Castletroy College in Limerick welcomed back 1,220 students and around 30 Friesian heifers!
Plant biotechnologists from the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway have identified genetic breeding strategies to develop bigger and better sugar beet.
A new report on the future of the US grain industry says it must increase exports to workdown stocks and improve the prospect of higher prices.
Irish sheep farmers' opinions on the controversial electronic identification system (EID) are being sought as part of a European-wide survey.
Ireland continues to be the largest market outlet within the EU for UK beef exports with 19,566 tonnes of beef exported to the region during the first half of 2018, according to the latest available UK trade data.
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has expressed deep concern at the planned closure of over 160 rural post offices by An Post.
Italian agricultural association Coldiretti has noted that in 2018, consumption of meat has risen in Italy by more than 5pc, according to Michael Kenneally in Bord Bia’s Milan Office.
John Deere’s CommandPRO joystick is now available for all small and mid-range 6R Series tractors.
Forward prices for the 2019 harvest are being quoted by merchants already as the last of this year’s crops are being wrapped up.
IFA President Joe Healy said it’s time for an implementation plan to convert the recent announcements on renewable energy into tangible action.
Over the past week, rainfall was below average in Munster and in most parts of Leinster, with rainfall amounts ranging between 30pc and 95pc of normal, according to Met Eireann.
The points required to study Ag Science has dropped for some courses, but increased for others, as students plumb for 'boom-time' careers.
The DeLaval Rotary E100 has been launched in the UK and Ireland.
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association are insisting that the Department can no longer be allowed to ignore clear commitments in the Farmers Charter of Rights with regard to the issuing of farm payments.
Crime and isolation were identified as the greatest issues facing rural Ireland in a recent Macra na Feirme survey.
In 2017 the Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) piloted a scheme for dairy farmers that offered grant support for the retrofitting of vacuum and milk pumps.
AGRICULTURE Minister Michael Creed has received little support from farm leaders for his proposal that farmers needed to plant more marginal land to offset GHG emissions.
The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Andrew Doyle has announced a new scheme to establish Knowledge Transfer Groups (KTGs) for forestry.
Planning permission has been refused for a controversial 377 acre solar farm in Foulksmills Co. Wexford.
The latest Rollant 540 fixed-chamber round baler features new rollers and a stronger chassis, with the choice of net or film wrapping.
Beef factories have rejected calls from the ICMSA to amend their mandatory weight limits for cows and the associated penalties.
Glanbia has announced further details of its planned cheese and whey production facility in Michigan.
ICMSA has questioned the bona-fides of the banks regarding their willingness to finance farmers through the current fodder crisis.
One Limerick farmer has signalled his willingness to make an unusual bargain to secure tickets to this month's hugely anticipated All-Ireland hurling final between Limerick and Galway.
Grain prices have hardened by around €10/t over the last few days on the back of reduced harvest forecasts across Ireland, Britain and the continent.
Police have issued an appeal for information after forty sheep were stolen from a field in Rathfriland, Co Down.
Worrying figures reveal Ireland has the highest mortality rate for melanoma in Europe, with more men dying from this disease than women
Lough Ree RNLI were involved in the rescue of a cow near Athlone yesterday morning.
Countryfile Live, the four-day event outside Oxford, celebrates 30 years of the popular BBC TV show and takes place this week.
A batch of burgers, which are sold in a range of shops in Ireland are being recalled, due to an incorrect 'use by' date.
IFA President Joe Healy said cattle farmers would have expected a lot more action from Minister Creed and the Government in calling the factories to task on the cattle price issue.
Enterprise Ireland client Multihog, the Dundalk based tractor manufacturer has today announced €1.5 million ($1.7 million) in new business with North American machinery buyers, participating on an Enterprise Ireland four-day inward buyer to Ireland.
Irish Water has been called on not to use the current dry weather as an excuse to force a pipeline across Irish farmland.
Dairygold Board has today decided to maintain the base price paid for milk supplied in June at 32cpl inclusive of 0.5cpl quality bonus and VAT, based on standard constituents of 3.3% Protein and 3.6% Butterfat.
Inland Fisheries Ireland has confirmed that a large fill kill occurred on the Ollatrim River, a tributary of the Nenagh River, Co. Tipperary last week.
Dairygold has launched a series of measures to address the current and longer-term issues relating to the summer drought which has seen grass growth plummet to 30pc of normal levels for this time of year.
A County Fermanagh farmer was today sentenced to three months in prison, suspended for two years, on animal welfare charges.
Police have once again appealed for information in connection with the death of Philip Capper.
Lakeland Dairies has held the base milk price at 31.78 cents per litre including VAT for June milk supplies.
An elderly man has died in a suspected farm accident on a farm in Laois over the weekend.
With the recent spell of good weather, Fleming had their TR14 trailer in action with R Killen & Sons.
Potato growers right across the country are being forced to irrigate crops in an effort to protect yields.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of careless driving causing the death of a man in his 20s in Co Down.
The current EU Commission proposals on the CAP Budget would have a devastating impact on Irish farm families, reducing real incomes by €3,000 on average each year, IFA President Joe Healy has said.
Parlour-fed concentrate will form a major part of daily feed allowance in drought conditions, according to Teagasc.
Aurivo has today announced the expansion of its feed manufacturing site in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, with construction already underway.
A little over 171m hectares of land in the European Union (EU) were used for agricultural production in 2016 – about 40pc of the EU's total land area. This supported about 10.3m farms and farm managers.
Teagasc has announced that it is launching a special accredited training course for anyone thinking of converting to dairying.
Tipperary vintage club to try break three world records at silage extravaganza this month.
The M7 between Roscrea and Moneygall is currently closed, after an incident with cattle on the motorway this morning.
Former dairy farmer and agricultural contractor Ned Maher, was hooked on the idea of setting up an angling centre on his family farm close to the Kilkenny/ Waterford border from the moment he visited a similar enterprise in Mullingar over 20 years ago.
DeLaval has announced its new VMS milking system V300, which it says helps farmers by making them less reliant on future labour market uncertainties and keeping them at the forefront of animal welfare and food safety.
The Farmer Forum Panel Discussion at the Teagasc BEEF2018 Open Day in Grange, County Meath, today will highlight sustainable family beef farming businesses.
The Gene Ireland Progeny test centre recently slaughtered 49 bulls at Slaney Foods International, Bunclody, with 12 of the bulls making an E grade.
"An inch of rain would be a lot better to us now than a bag of fertiliser," is Owen Hallahan's take on the recent drought conditions.
Thousands of farmers are expected to attend Beef 2018 in Meath tomorrow, Tuesday, with the theme of the Teagasc event '€nhancing Knowledge'.
Farming organisations are calling for changes to be made to GLAS rules to allow traditional hay meadows be mowed over the coming days.
Michael Spellman has been elected President of ICOS, the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society, following a meeting of the Board today.
A UK dairy farmer has described it as the "worst night in my 20 years of dairy farming daylight has broken to 54 dead cows".
Rainfall in most of the country is well below normal levels, according to Met Eireann, and Teagasc is advising farmers to manage drought conditions by holding rotation lengths.
The Health and Safety Authority and the Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN) have issued a joint appeal to primary schools to promote a strong farm safety message to children before they break for the summer.
A series of information meetings will take place in the coming days for sheep farmers interested in supplying 'Atlantic Hill Lamb'.
Northern Ireland’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Robert J Huey is urging herd and flock keepers to avoid sourcing animals from Continental Europe, especially France, where the area has been affected by Bluetongue.
Machines that have been described as “defibrillators for bogs” are being deployed to revive some of Ireland’s oldest bogs.
A top class residential farm set on 140 acres of land has hit the market in Wexford.
Teagasc has appointed John Spink as the Head of its Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme for a five year term.
Inland Fisheries Ireland has again issued an appeal to farmers to remain vigilant during the summer months when harvesting silage and spreading slurry to avoid water pollution and the loss of nutrients into rivers, lakes and other watercourses.
Draft EU laws on post-2020 EU farm policy as tabled by the EU Commission on June 1 lack ambition and a proper budgetary backing, Agriculture MEPs told Commissioner Phil Hogan Monday evening.
A tractor and trailer carrying silage bales was stopped by Kilkenny Road Policing Unit last week.
New research from Teagasc Grange has highlighted the dangers of Vitamin D deficiency among young calves in Ireland.
Professor Thia Hennessy, Dean of Cork University Business School (CUBS) at UCC has been appointed to the Teagasc Authority by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD.
A man has died following an incident involving machinery on a farm in Waterford.
A new Fertilizer Use Survey by Teagasc indicates long term reduction in fertiliser usage on Irish farms.
A Dublin man was arrested after attempting to steal a tractor from a farm in Rathnew.
With the silage season almost in full swing, the state's dairy farmer organisation has appealed for all rural road users to be aware and concentrate over the next six weeks or so.
EU and its member states should work harder to ease young farmers’ access to credit, land, advisory services and training, the European Parliament said on Tuesday.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed face more questions in the Dail last week relating to the delay in payments to farmers who are part of a commonage at Killerry in Ballintogher, County Sligo.
New research from Teagasc has found anthelmintic resistance on Irish dairy calf to beef farms.
The burglary rate increased by more than the national average in no less than 18 counties, according to a new analysis conducted by PhoneWatch.
Farmers across the country have been forced to adjust their cropping plans this year due to the poor weather in the autumn and the subsequent poor weather in the spring.
There were 137,500 farms in Ireland in 2016, of which 137,100 were family farms. This represents a fall in farm numbers by 2,100 since 2013.
The European Council to adopt the text of the Regulation providing new rules for organic farming clears the final hurdle for the modernisation of the sector and the harmonisation of rules covering organic production both within the European Union and in non-EU countries.
A young man has died in an incident on a farm in Northern Ireland
In recent weeks, the UK has moved towards a ban on exporting live animals for slaughter after announcing a major review of laws regulating their transport.
The silage season is set to get into full swing later this week with Met Eireann forcasting a sustained period dry weather.
A vegan group's "misleading" advert linking cow's milk to cancer has been banned.
The post-2020 EU farm policy must be smarter, simpler, fairer and more sustainable, but also well financed and truly common to continue deliver food security throughout the EU.
Gardai have confirmed that an elderly man has died in a workplace accident in Clare.
Teagasc have concluded their field study which investigated both the environmental and agronomic impact of a GM potato variety genetically engineered to resist late blight disease, caused by Phytophthora infestans.