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Excelling at egg production
Sarah McIntosh
Alex Eivers has spent the last two years studying the efficiency and sustainability of egg production systems. He shares his findings with Irish Country Living, writes Sarah McIntosh.
26 October 2022 Features
Running a food truck beside the beach
Niamh Hegarty has always loved food, but saw her career in food marketing and sales until she fell into starting her own food business while in-between jobs. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue
26 October 2022 Speakers
Women & Ag: “We have a beautiful business and we'd like to keep it that way”
In the lead up to our Women & Agriculture Conference, Janine Kennedy speaks with Yvonne Connelly, who - along with her husband and daughters - recently won the Kerrygold and NDC Quality Milk Awards.
Desperate Farmwife: the husband's view on grass measuring
Our "desperately misunderstood" farm husband is back with more pearls of wisdom. With the latest tech in grass measurements, are we leaving some great farmers behind in the process?
12 October 2022 Features
Katherine’s Country: 10% levy on concrete a severe blow
Katherine O’Leary did a double take when the 10% levy on concrete was announced. It will hurt her family and negatively affect any development needed on the farm.
5 October 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Shining a light for rural entrepreneurship at Solas
What was once a part of David Maher’s family farm is now home to a one-of-a-kind garden centre and food court made out of 40 upcycled containers in Co Laois, writes Maria Moynihan
28 September 2022 Features
Michaelmas: the harvest of the geese
Folklorist Shane Lehane explores the significance of the Michaelmas goose tradition associated with the end of September.
21 September 2022 Features
Katherine’s Country: the drought has ended
Finally, the rain has come after the drought period on the O’Leary farm.
7 September 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Business in the Burren: a rising tide lifts all boats
The Burren Eco-Tourism Network (BEN) was set up by businesses to promote sustainable tourism in the area. Working together has seen the Burren go from strength-to-strength, writes Anne O’Donoghue.
7 September 2022 Living Life
Meet Illinois journalist and corn, soya bean and beef farmer Holly Spangler
In our international farmer series, Maria Moynihan talks to US agri journalist Holly Spangler, who covers the issues facing her readers from her family’s corn, soya bean and cattle farm in Illinois.
31 August 2022 Features
Meet The Maker: Laura Dempsey of Pickled Pom Pom
In this week’s Meet The Maker, Maria Moynihan talks to Laura Dempsey, the Kildare-based designer behind Pickled Pom Pom cards and prints
24 August 2022 Features
Family finance: making your money work for you and your family
Money to invest and paying family members – your finance queries answered by our financial experts Margaret Nolan and Jerry O Neill
10 August 2022 Money Mentor