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Agri jobs: farm managers and tractor drivers wanted
Neil Maher
We take a look at the latest jobs on offer in the agri sector. This week, farm manager and yard worker positions are available.
 
 
Tyrone farmer locates stolen tractor and sower on abandoned farm
The farmer has thanked the public for their help in spreading his appeal on social media.
Desktop TB valuations would be ‘ludicrous’ - ICSA
A new report commissioned by the Department of Agriculture has promoted a new system of valuations for TB reactors.
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Innovation for a greener future
Over the last 11 years, Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena in association with the National Ploughing Association has developed into a showcase of talent and ingenuity for the agri tech sector.
Digital tax should not be feared, says accountant
Filing income tax records online every three months could lead to better cashflow management within farm businesses, a local accountant has suggested.
Watch back: Tullamore Farm Virtual Series
Adam Woods takes a look back at the four webinars in the Tullamore Farm webinar series
Watch back: Tullamore Farm Webinar - 2020 financial review and next steps
Adam Woods previews Tuesday’s final instalment in the Tullamore Farm webinar series.
Tullamore webinar Q&A
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the questions and answers from Tuesday night’s webinar on Tullamore Farm.
In pictures: lighter quality cattle in demand in Raphoe
Manus Connolly reports from Raphoe's weekly cattle sale, where heavy cattle were in big demand.
In pictures: factory agents driving steers in Kilkenny
Anxious factory agents had to pay out big in Kilkenny for cattle suitable for slaughter.
Calf prices strengthen as numbers tighten
It is a case of supply and demand in the calf market this week. With numbers tightening, calf prices have moved on once again.
Camera at the Mart: calves still a strong trade in Rathfriland
Manus Connolly was in Rathfriland Mart last week for its weekly cattle sale. Read his mart report here.
Farm Tech Talk: The Livestock SHow
Check out this week's episode of Farm Tech Talk here.
An Taisce to appeal High Court decision on Glanbia plant
On Friday, An Taisce said that having considered the High Court judgement in detail, it believes it raises points of law of exceptional importance that should be appealed in the public interest.
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Why teaser bulls are leading the way in heat detection
Teaser bulls, otherwise known as vasectomised bulls, undergo a surgical procedure which makes them infertile approximately five to six weeks after the operation is carried out by a veterinarian
Farmers to pay for new TB tests
The new requirements will have ‘a significant impact’ on farmers who sell livestock six months after their last herd test, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has said.
Senior hurling for MSD
MSD is well-known as the largest supplier of animal medicines on the Irish market but there is much more than animal medicine in the locker now.
New medicine rules must be guided by farmers – ICSA
The organisation said that it was farmers and not stakeholders who would be most impacted by the change in rules.
New TB testing to be phased in
A new EU animal health law came into effect in Northern Ireland on Wednesday 21 April
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Have you heard the one about the chicken crossing the road?
There's a new chick in town! Irish-produced chicken brand, Sicín Sásta, is now available in stores nationwide.
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Ecosyl is proven to lift quality and feeding value of silage
Ecosyl additive is backed by more independent research evidence worldwide than any other silage additive.
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Why teaser bulls are leading the way in heat detection
Teaser bulls, otherwise known as vasectomised bulls, undergo a surgical procedure which makes them infertile approximately five to six weeks after the operation is carried out by a veterinarian
SPONSORED
Innovation for a greener future
Over the last 11 years, Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena in association with the National Ploughing Association has developed into a showcase of talent and ingenuity for the agri tech sector.
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Carbery acquires new flavours and ingredients business
Carbery has moved to bolster its flavours ingredients business with a new acquisition.
ABP move on Fane Valley predictable
ABP moves to secure full control of Slaney, ICM and Linden five years after entering a joint venture with Fane Valley, NI-based farmer-owned co-op.
ABP to buy out remainder of Slaney, ICM and Linden
The Irish Farmers Journal understands that ABP is about to announce the takeover of the remaining share of Slaney, ICM and Linden, and end the joint venture with Fane Valley.
Protein powder and SlimFast push Glanbia revenue
The group reported that revenue for the first quarter was up this year.
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Stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, outlines the dangers of working under overhead electricity wires and highlights important safety advice.
Valtra G Series wins iF Design accolade
Valtra has just been awarded the iF Design Award for its G135 G Series tractor launched last year.
Bobcat launches new range of small articulated loaders
Bobcat has launched the company’s new L23 and L28 small articulated loaders (SALs). The new SALs continue Bobcat’s expansion in the compact wheel loader market.
Listen: TikTok tractor drivers face immediate sacking
Gardaí and farm contractors are cracking down on any form of social media use.
Simmentals hit €3,100 twice in Tullamore
Small numbers were forward last Friday, with quality of cattle on show very mixed.
Big farm in Co Clare with €10,815 entitlements
The 81.5ac is in one block and is being guided ahead of auction at €7,300/ac.
65ac with old sheds in Limerick
The land is at Duntryleague near Garryspillane and is laid out in eight main divisions.
Louth farm has exceptional road frontage
The 55ac holding is 3km southwest of Ardee and is good-quality land currently under grass and tillage.
Building a grain store under TAMS
The acceptance of grant aid for construction of a grain store means the building must be erected in accordance with Department of Agriculture building specifications.
Methane reduction is most cost-effective way to cut global warming – UN
A new United Nations report highlights the three areas where methane can be cut to reduce further global warming: fossil fuels, waste and agriculture.
Department modelling on convergence misrepresents the reality – INHFA
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has condemned a recent document released by the Department of Agriculture on modelling future CAP payments.
Government forestry target almost 80% short
The forestry sector has been bedevilled by delays and planning issues.
Department to introduce ‘small-scale’ forestry scheme for farmers
The Department said this pilot would be scaled up for inclusion in the next CAP.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Sellers allowed back to NI marts
Under the revised rules, farmers must exit the ring when their animal is sold
Scottish Prices: beef market correction in abattoirs to £4.22/kg for R grades
Scottish beef market prices dip 10p on the week, but market remains positive.
Scottish prices: spring-born lambs to be paid up to 22kg at Woodheads
Scottish farmers will get paid up to 22kg for lamb born in 2021 onwards at one of the biggest lamb abattoirs.
A Week in the Country
Find out what the ICL team have been up to this week in the country
Local Business: Every cloud has a silver lining
Irene Bermingham talks to entreprenur Aisling Flanagan, co-founder of the Velvet Cloud range of handmade sheep’s milk yoghurt and cheese, about food production and ecommerce sales.
In the garden with Gerry Daly: fabulous foxgloves
Gerry Daly discusses foxgloves, algae in ponds and the jobs to get done this week
2021 sport looking all too similar to the “year like no other” 2020
They say hunger is the best sauce, and with GAA fans left ravenous following the gap after the 2020 season, Denis Hurley expects the league will leave many satiated