Renewed appeal for information following death of man in tractor accident
Police have once again appealed for information in connection with the death of Philip Capper.
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.
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.
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...
A series of information meetings will take place in the coming days for sheep farmers interested in supplying 'Atlantic Hill Lamb'.
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.
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.
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.
Farm consultants and Teagasc advisors are battling to lodge the last of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications before the midnight deadline tonight (May 15).
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre is advising farmers, in particular, to take precautions in order to avoid contracting this disease which is spread by tick bites.
On the first day of the Trade Mission to China beef Market access was confirmed for a number of additional Irish beef plants.
The proposed merger of ASDA and Sainsbury's could be bad news for Irish beef farmers as the move is like to put significant downward price pressure on suppliers.
Glanbia Ireland has today announced the appointment of Janet McCollum as a non-executive Director of the Company.
Approximately €30,000 worth of fencing equipment and a quad bike were stolen this week from a farm in Meath.
A Llama in Limerick city has been taken into foster care after hundreds of social media users expressed concern for its wellbeing over the Bank Holiday weekend.
An Australian farmer had made a desperate plea as drought conditions sweep the area - by asking people to 'adopt' a cow on his farm.
New figures from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) show the 2017 Irish beef cow population figures across the country.
Any farmer looking to get the most out of their grass, when putting cattle out, needs to take these four tips from Teagasc on board.
Two Dutch tourists, who were cycling through Cork, got more than they bargained for when one of them stole a farmer's coat in a pub.
The JCB 435S wheeled loading shovel was designed to maximise productivity on the farm.
John Deere will be featuring the new generation V400 Series variable chamber round baler for the first time at three major grassland events in May.
Tributes have poured in for the elderly woman who died tragically on Friday night on the family farm in Galway.
New RED C research carried out on behalf of Agri Aware, the Irish agri-food educational body, 1 in 10 Irish people have never visited a farm and 1 in 3 Irish people have not visited a farm in the past 5 years.
Balancing payments under the new Sheep Welfare Scheme are commencing this week to all eligible farmers.
The EU Commission has confirmed that it is working on plans to allow member states to apply a zero VAT rate to all vaccines for veterinary purposes in future, Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament has said.
A farmer in his 70s died this weekend, after an incident involving a tractor and trailer in Co. Cavan.
A Dublin nursing home opened the gates to its lawns to allow one farmer who was short of fodder.
More than 50pc of German households bought a Kerrygold product last year, making it one of the top 10 fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in Germany.
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.
Emergency services in Tipperary are fighting a fire in a local mart.
A supermarket is to introduce touch-free packaging to help squeamish millennials who are afraid to touch raw meat before cooking it.
Lamb prices in Northern Ireland were up by some 28pc in March, according to latest figures from the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC).
Watch how emergency crews respond to a farm accident in Meath, where a bale has fallen on top of a tractor.
Glanbia will hold its March milk price for members at 33 cent per litre (cpl) including VAT.
The development of a protocol between the Department of Agriculture, BVD testing laboratories and tag supply companies, will offset some of the difficulties associated with empty BVD samples for farmers, according to IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell.
Ornua's Purchase Price Index fell again in March and is now at levels not seen since last summer.
As the fodder crisis continues and politicians meet today to discuss the ongoing situation nationwide, Kilkenny duo Knots Down & Out have produced a very catchy tune about the situation.
Irish solar firm Amarenco, headed by former Bord Gáis boss John Mullins, has been given the go-ahead by An Bord Pleanála for a 5MW solar farm in Cork following a lengthy planning process.
As farmers continue to battle unseasonable weather which has delayed grazing across the country the Bishop of Cork and Ross, John Buckley has said he has been approached by farmers for prayers.
Dairy farmers are being advised to prioritise the highest quality silage to milking cows.
BaleCollect 1230 is Krone’s first bale collector and was launched at this year’s Agritechnica.
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.
A Wexford farmer’s emotional online appeal for fodder for his cattle has sparked huge reaction from farmers and the general public alike.
Farmers face paying huge costs to import feed supplies from abroad for their animals amid an escalating fodder crisis.
The Nutrient Management Centre at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Hillsborough, is currently being commissioned with a key goal to explore technologies which offer opportunities for better nutrient management of slurry and digestate.
Designed and developed at Kverneland's baler competence centre at Ravenna, Italy, FastBale represents two world firsts: it is currently the world's only non-stop fixed chamber baler and secondly, it is the world's only non-stop fixed chamber baler wrapper combination.
Few owners expect as much from their vehicles as farmers. From towing to carrying heavy loads, and operating on all kinds of surfaces from tarmac to open field, farm pickups really are expected to do it all.
Macra na Feirme has proposed ambitious changes to CAP post-2020 to address structural, competitive and generational challenges in Irish farming.
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.
In cooperation with Liebherr, CLAAS recently launched the Torion, its first wheeled loader series for all agricultural applications.
Details of where the 250 extra places on the Rural Social Scheme (RSS), which were part of the last Budget, will be allocated has been announced.
John Deere's 9R series tractors feature more horsepower on all models and what the company is calling an "industry-leading hydraulic capacity."
The value of EU agri-food exports in January 2018 reached €10.6 billion, an increase of 4.5pc in value terms compared with the same period one year ago, according to the latest monthly trade report published by the European Commission.
Replacement heifer calves weaned at a heavier weight tend to maintain this advantage, according to new Teagasc research.
Farmers have welcomed a commitment from the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) Heather Humphreys that her Department is treating the review of the criteria for issuing work permits for farm workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) as a matter of urgency.
Farmers with plantations over 14 years old have been encouraged to start to plan and prepare to thin their forest and make the most of the rising timber prices.
Dairygold has reduced its milk price (for February milk) by 2cpl to 34 cpl inclusive of 0.5 cpl quality bonus and VAT.
Researchers in Teagasc, Grange recently released results of there study comparing citrus pulp to rolled barley when finishing cattle on grass silage.
The 20pc increase in the length of forest road grant aided under the Forest Road Scheme has been welcomed by the IFA.
The first meeting of a task force brought together to look at possible policy changes to assist the agricultural sector improve its safety record took place today.
Late last year Sligo Regional Veterinary Laboratory (RVL) received two cows for autopsy with a history of recumbency, frothing and paralysis.
Fonterra said on Friday its domestic milk production in January had fallen 5pc year-on-year, which could be seen as a boon for global dairy prices as New Zealand is the world’s largest dairy exporter.
Joskin has announced it is now possible to fit the trailed WAGO bale trailers with hydraulic side ladders, which will ensure use safety and rapidity.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is urging farmers involved in storm repair to exercise extreme caution over the coming days.
Department of Agriculture IT issues across a number of schemes, including GLAS, KT and TAMS must be resolved immediately so farmers can be paid without further delay, the IFA told a meeting of the Charter of Farmers Rights Monitoring Committee this week.
The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association will be holding a series of meetings with their members to hear their views on the next CAP program.
Dublin Airport has about 600 acres of apron, taxi-way and runway to keep clear of snow and ice and over the past few days its fleet of New Holland tractors has been busy trying to keep the runways clear.
As farmers battled with frozen pipes, cramped housing and generally Baltic temperatures on the farm, many were more than happy to help others in their community over the past few days
Freezing weather conditions affects farming in several ways and while the more significant effects are the provision of feed and water to livestock, the freezing of water pipes to sheds and outdoor water troughs and the freezing of milking machines and other equipment in milking parlours is a big threat on dairy farms.
Gardai in Tipperary have confirmed that they are investigating two separate incidents on North Tipperary farms where vehicles were burnt out.