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.
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...
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.
Farming conditions across the country have been described as 'difficult' as people across Munster and Leinster were told to stay behind closed doors from 4pm tomorrow - and if they venture outside after this time, they are putting their lives at risk.
Farming contractors may be called upon by local councils to help clear and grit roads as Storm Emma approaches.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today participated in a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group, convened by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, the lead Government Department on Severe Weather Incidents.
A farmer told Ardee District Court last week that he managed to trace his stolen trailer though an online classified ad.
Fourteen cattle were killed in a freak accident on the N25 just outside New Ross recently.
An extra €10 per ewe should be targeted at hill sheep farmers from the estimated underspend in the sheep welfare scheme, the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) have said.
Farm equipment has been damaged after a suspected arson attack at a site in rural Tyrone.
Potato growers are getting less than one-fifth of the price a consumer pays for their product in the shop, a conference in Dublin today heard.
The Department of Agriculture recently released data on the most common non-compliances found during cross compliance inspections.
Calls have been made to put a stop to sheep inspections at this time of year when sheep are heavily pregnant and the risk of sheep aborting from the stress of being penned up for inspection is very high.
An entrepreneurial engineer has come up with a novel way for those making their last journey to do so in style.
Following the publication of the January 2018 Ornua PPI and the series of January milk price announcements, the Chairperson of ICMSA’s Dairy Committee said that the stability of the index at 111.3 shows the improved resilience in dairy markets and demonstrates again ICMSA’s belief that milk price “can and must” be held current levels.
The fodder crisis is now turning into an animal welfare crisis. That's according to Silgo Councillor Jerry Lundy who said farmers were telling him their animals were losing weight.
A Galway farming family is celebrating the birth of quintuplet lambs.
Farmers are calling for much stronger action to address the dreadful problem of marauding dog attacks on sheep flocks.
A 250km tractor drive across the country, the raffle of a ‘museum condition’ Massey Ferguson 35X, and a night’s craic with Marty ‘Hit the Diff’ Mone are all in store for 18 men from the west this Easter Week.
THE average litter size of the Irish lowland ewe flock has not increased much over the last 20 years, hovering around 1.3 lambs reared per ewe joined with the ram.
Limerick City and County Council has taken a farmer to court over his yard.
Northern Ireland farmer Darren McLaren, Drumnakilly Road, Carrickmore, Omagh was convicted at Omagh Magistrates’ Court today for cattle identification and movement charges.
See the trade from Mohill Mart this week in our gallery of pictures - prices and full details of animals with all pictures.
A replacement ferry on the Rosslare Cherbourg route has been confirmed by the Department of Agriculture.
Case IH has expanded its Optum tractor range with the Optum 250, a tractor designed to be low weight and high on horsepower.
As Valentine's Day approaches, Macra is much better than Tinder if you are looking for love, declares the newly engaged Ciara Ryan.
The proposal to increase ANC payment rates must be made to the EU Commission in Brussels shortly so that this year’s scheme contains the new payment system, according to IFA Rural Development Committee Chairman Joe Brady.
Kverneland says its new ‘Geomow’ technology unlocks the full potential its 53100 MT Vario butterfly mower.
The online system for submission of applications to both the National Reserve and the Young Farmers Scheme in 2018 has been opened this week.
ICSA has claimed that farmers in several of the worst affected areas including Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Longford, Cavan and Monaghan, Westmeath and West Limerick have so far been unable to access the scheme.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has announced the early opening of the application process for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Greening Scheme.
A new ship for live exports is expected to pass inspections and continue the stream of live exports, according to the IFA.
The roll out of the Clean Livestock Policy for Sheep by processors means farmers must now present sheep to the factory that are clean or they will be penalised.
Teagasc researchers in Grange, Co. Meath have looked at the effect of space allowance and floor type on finishing beef heifers.
Abbey Machinery says its new Tri-Axle flagship tanker range is ideally suited to high output haulage and is targeted at the contractor market.
Gardai in Tipperary have warned farmers to check load heights on their traliers following an accident in Tipperary.
There are undisputed efficiency advantages of leaving male lambs entire which result in these lambs being ready for slaughter 10-14 days earlier than wether lambs, according to Michael Diskin of Teagasc.
The threat to the national sheep flock from ‘iceberg diseases’ might be considered an amusing add-on to this evening’s Teagasc National Sheep Conference, given that Irish stock are unlikely to find themselves marooned on such floating glacial entities.
A lorry driver is facing court following an incident on the M1 motorway last weekend.
Calls have been made for the Farm Assist PRSI anomaly for farmers to be addressed to ensure they receive full pension entitlements
The new year may only be a few weeks old but already Northern Ireland slurry machinery specialists SlurryKat have launched two new innovative pieces of equipment for the forthcoming season.
EU’s farm policy must be properly financed after 2020 to be able to deliver food security to nearly half a billion EU citizens, Agriculture Committee said in a vote on Tuesday.
A teenager has died following a farm accident in Co Clare.
The outcome of Phase 2 of the Brexit negotiations will determine the fate of Irish food exports to our largest market, the UK, with serious implications for farming.
A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across England as all farmers are told to cover ponds in netting to prevent infected birds landing.
The world’s largest meatpacker, has agreed to sell its Five Rivers cattle feedlots in the United States to affiliates of Pinnacle Asset Management LP for about $200 million, the company said in a securities filing on Wednesday.
ICSA sheep chairman John Brooks has said he is appalled to hear of yet another spate of dog attacks on sheep, as the association released pictures of some of the sheep killed in a recent attack.
The new ICMSA Farm Business Committee Chairperson has called for a clear timeline on the roll-out of the Farmer Low-Cost Loans announced by Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure in Budget 2018.
Farmers have been again warned of the dangers of slurry gas to both themselves and livestock.
A farmer killed in a road crash in his tractor had bought the machine to help raise tens of thousands of euro for charity.
The Department has been urged to speed up GLAS payments.
Laois dairy and beef farmer Tom Phelan was elected Chairman of the IFA National Dairy Committee, succeeding Sean O’Leary at the end of his term.
Teagasc has appointed Keith Kennedy as the new Principal of the Agricultural College in Clonakilty, Co Cork.
ICSA sheep chairman John Brooks has said he is concerned that live exports of sheep fell by over a quarter in 2017, compared to the previous year.
China will plant new forests covering an area roughly the size of Ireland this year as it aims to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade, China Daily reported on Friday.
With the Low Emission Slurry Spreading Scheme, the maximum grant amount payable is 40pc (60% in the case of young farmers) on costs up to the ceiling of €40,000.
The Cooney Furlong Machinery Company has been appointed by Case IH as main dealers for their range of tractors and machinery, covering Wexford, Wicklow and Carlow.
Gardai are attempting to determine what happened to a lamb, after only a line of wool and some entrails were found in a field.
Dog owners have been urged to make sure they know where their pets are at all times after sheep were savaged by dogs in three separate attacks in Cooley before Christmas.
In fact, the lucky winner is only telling his accountant!
Social media is an excellent outlet for farmers, as the job can be a lonely pursuit.
Ireland’s largest farmer-owned Co-Operative this afternoon announced that John O’Gorman has been elected as its new Chairman.
The owners of 13 Friesian cattle, stolen in West Cork three weeks ago, have put up an additional reward of €5,000 for information, which will bring the overall reward to €15,000.
Carrick-on-Suir was lit up when its now annual parade of tractors took to the streets this week.
Gardai in Cork have warned those transporting fodder to be mindful of other road users.
IFA President Joe Healy has announced an emergency fodder initiative, where IFA will mobilise its national county and branch network to support those farmers in most difficulty.
Pupils at St Brendan's Boys School in Birr, Offaly, were not only treated to a visit by Santa this week, but also to the novel way he arrived at the school.
Following a meeting with senior Department of Agriculture officials this week, Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association(INHFA) President,Colm O'Donnell stated "that the new farmers charter of rights has failed to uphold General principles agreed between the Department of Agriculture and farm organisations".
A Westmeath farmer has expressed pride at the legacy of his late father’s generosity after travelling 6,500 miles to be reunited with a cow donated by him to a destitute African family a decade ago.
IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has said the malting barley package negotiated with Boortmalt for next year is positive and includes significant new measures.
Ferry company Stena Line is continuing to look at options to replace the main ship carrying live exports as it docks for repairs in the springtime.