Glanbia reference allowance letters sent on Monday
The letters to Glanbia milk suppliers will detail their reference allowance for future growth.
Bord Bia virtual trade fair engaging with ‘game-changing number of buyers’
COVID-19 has meant that important trade fairs have been cancelled and Bord Bia is seeking to remedy that situation with a virtual offering.
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - the Livestock Show
Weekly round-up of advice and discussion for livestock farmers all around Ireland.
Tullamore Breeding Webinar Q&A: managing AI and focusing on maternal traits
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the questions and answers that came in at Tuesday night’s Tullamore farm series breeding webinar.
Watch back: Tullamore Farm suckler breeding webinar
Watch Tuesday night's suckler breeding webinar where all aspects of the breeding programme on Tullamore Farm were discussed.
Watch live: Tullamore Farm breeding webinar
Watch the Tullamore Farm breeding webinar, which covers the farm's breeding plans for 2021.
Beef calf prices holding very firm in Bandon despite rise in numbers
Beef-cross calf numbers continue to increase in Bandon, but, despite this, there has been little to no effect on prices.
Steady trade for calves continues
As we enter April, calf prices remain strong, with good demand for almost all types of calves in the market.
Camera at the Mart: record sheep and dairy trade in New Ross
Factory agents were even fitter for fleshed hoggets and lambs, while a production sale of 58 quality British Friesian first calvers averaged over €2,000 per head.
Camera at the Mart: traditional-sired stock in demand in Castleisland
Buyers were seeking out Angus and Hereford cattle last week in Castleisland Mart.
Tractors account for almost one in three work-related deaths involving vehicles
Agriculture was highlighted as the most dangerous sector in which to work in terms of vehicle safety.
Glanbia moves on March milk price
Increased consumption of fresh dairy produce in China has been a key factor driving higher pricing this year, Glanbia chair John Murphy said.
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Always think safety first with machinery and electricity
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager outlines invaluable advice and tips to keep farmers safe when operating machinery.
Key antibiotic in human health to be discontinued for animals
Stakeholders in the animal health sector have voluntarily agreed to cease the use of colistin in animals.
Farmers are highly conscious of correct antibiotic use – ICSA
The ICSA has said that farmers are highly conscious of all the issues surrounding the management and correct use of antibiotics on farm.
Avoiding wormer resistance on dairy farms
Dairylink farmers are planning to make more use of faecal egg counts during the 2021 grazing season. Peter McCann reports
Dog control unit seeks to move to Agriculture House
Dog control is currently the responsibility of the Department of Community and Rural Affairs.
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Bord Bia Market Insights: Irish beef in the Philippines, South Korea and Japan
Beef consumption in Asian markets is increasing making it a target for Irish export growth in coming years.
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Always think safety first with machinery and electricity
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager outlines invaluable advice and tips to keep farmers safe when operating machinery.
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Maiden heifers: laying the foundation for a successful breeding programme
With less than four weeks to go until breeding season kicks off, it's so important to take full advantage of the narrow window to get cows back in calf, especially if targeting a 365-day calving interval.
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McHale a leading manufacturer of specialist agricultural farm machinery
The main focus of the business revolves around providing practical solutions for farmers and contractors in the production of round baled silage, haylage, straw, hay and square baled silage.
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Technical solutions can make Brexit work
The EU-UK Northern Ireland trade relationship is both complex and sensitive and requires a bespoke rather than an off-the-shelf solution.
Ornua appoints two independent non-executive directors
Ornua owns the Kerrygold brand and exports Irish dairy products worldwide. It has appointed two new non-executive directors.
Speculation that Kerry Co-op bid for dairy business has been submitted
If the bid is successful, this would see the dairy processing assets of Kerry Group move to a joint venture (JV) structure with Kerry Co-op.
South Korea in final stages of approving Irish beef exports
Beef from cattle under 30 months is in the final stages of gaining approval for export to South Korea. Phelim O'Neill and Amy Forde report.
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Major products are tough, simple and reliable
“Our machines are built to last, so we make every effort to design and use premium components and processes to improve performance and increase lifespan,” says Martin Walsh at the Mayo-based company.
Massey Ferguson 8S Series scoops Red Dot award
Massey Ferguson has just been awarded a Red Dot Award for Product Design for its MF 8S Series of tractors.
Weidemann adds updated 1390 Hoftrac to its range
Weidemann has updated its Hoftrac line up with the relaunch of the 1390 to replace its current 1380 model.
Machinery industry in Europe is ‘completely in the boom’ – CEMA
CEMA, the association representing the European agricultural machinery industry, latest market trends report shows that the machinery industry in Europe is ‘completely in the boom’.
Charolais sell to €4,800 in Carrick
The second round of the April sales in Carrick-on-Shannon took place over the weekend, with a strong trade for continental bulls.
Small farms going under the hammer in the east
Quinn Property will be auction two different farms later this month. One is in Wexford with a house and farmyard, the other is an upland Wicklow farm suited for grazing or forestry.
Five blocks of land for sale in Cavan
The largest farm is 57ac and it has a cattle yard with slatted shed and silage pit.
104ac farm for auction in Co Meath
This is prime beef fattening land but it's also just two fields away from large industrial developments.
Sheep housing: how do slatted floors compare to straw, sawdust and paper?
A recent study undertaken by the Welsh Farming Connect programme assessed the performance of slatted floors compared to straw, sawdust and paper bedding materials.
Arable April: 10 years of precision nitrogen application in Waterford
Cappoquin Estate tillage manager John Collins has been to the forefront of precision nitrogen application for a decade, writes Stephen Robb.
Professor Gerry Boyle to retire as Teagasc director
During Professor Boyle’s term at the helm, Teagasc has experienced many profound changes from the moratorium on recruitment and wage cuts in the wake of the 2009 recession to the current pandemic.
Full-time external project manager for Project Woodland
Department engages external project manager and systems analyst with sanction being approved for full-time project director.
Safeguarding forests against fire
Call for vigilance and adherence to law to prevent forest fires.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland
Beef trade set to hit 400p/kg
A surge in processing demand, along with tighter supplies of finished cattle, is lifting beef prices in NI
Scottish Prices: base price of £4.12/kg for R grades in Scotland
Strong hogget trade and rising beef price for Scottish farmers selling livestock.
Scottish prices: farmers paid £6.45/kg for hoggets, lamb legs £5.50/kg in shops
Strong Scottish cattle and sheep prices continue into spring in Scotland.
Careers
Job of the week: installation and service technician at Allen Dairy Services
Allen Dairy Services is recruiting an honest and hardworking installation and service technician to join its Kildare-based team.
You'll need to be quick off the mark to grab an art bargain at Incognito 2021
The pandemic has decimated fundraising for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. The charity is relying hugely on the generosity and support of the public for Incognito 2021. Writes Leo Powell
The Battle of the Hedgerows: the War of Independence in rural Ireland
Rural Ireland and its infant co-operative industry played a vital role in the War of Independence. Damien Quinn writes about the heavy price paid for that role.
‘The misty, moody landscapes of Ireland’
Over the course of this Artists in the Countryside series, we have showcased a wealth of talent from across the country. Last to answer Amii McKeever's questions is Tipperary-based artist Ann Brennan
Desperate Farmwife: do you really expect me to stop yelling at my kids?
Is affluence and privilege is more dangerous for our children’s social development than harsh parental discipline? This is what our Desperate Farmwife wonders this week