Dealers in Donegal and Sligo win Irish prizes in New Holland’s annual awards.

Close to €1m expected for 52 acre Mallow farm

Situated about 1km from Mallow in the townland of Ironmines, a well-maintained piece of pasture is available for sale with Mallow auctioneers Sherry Fitzgerald O’Donovan. ...

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Feature: Restoring 35x to its resplendent glory was labour of love for Michael

Michael Ryan, of Fedamore, Co Limerick, has something of a passion for Massey Ferguson 35s.

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Josephine pulls out the stops on cancer fundraising drive

Despite receiving treatment, Josephine Peters organised a successful tractor drive in Knocklong recently.

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European Milk Board says price must nearly double for EU to sell skimmed milk powder

European dairy farmers say the price of skimmed milk powder (SMP) needs to nearly double before the EU can sell its 350,000 tonnes of the powder stored in intervention. ...

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Burnt land not generally eligible for Basic Payment

Farmers whose land was damaged by recent wildfires will have a nervous wait to see if their cheques from the Basic Payment Scheme and other area-based schemes are ...

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Top forecaster predicts ‘normal’ summer weather

Normal summer weather is predicted across the UK and Ireland by AccuWeather, the American company which claims to be the world’s most accurate weather forecaster.

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Bankers back their credit performance

Bankers have defended themselves against allegations of high interest rates in Ireland.

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Knowledge Transfer deadline extended to July 31

The original May 31 deadline for completion of meetings and farm improvement plans in Knowledge Transfer groups has been extended to July 31, 2017.

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Farm safety: May you stay safe this month

The May workload on farms includes a range of areas where farm safety risks can arise — stock going to grass, fertiliser and slurry spreading, silage making, and ...

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Farm cash flow fears unfounded

Bankers have revealed that feared farm cash flow problems didn’t materialise this year.

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News Q&A: Extension of dental, optical and aural services

Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar recently extended the Treatment Benefit scheme to some 450,000 self-employed people and their dependent spouses for the first ...

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Advice for beef farmers: Consider pushing heavier cattle to avoid autumn supply glut

The rain dancing paid off last weekend.

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Karen Walsh: Why a couple may legally be called ‘strangers in blood’

Cohabiting partners do not automatically have rights to their partner’s estate, says Karen Walsh.

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Kieran Coughlan: Do the Vat sums to find out if it would pay you to register

Across the EU, farmers have an almost unique position when it comes to either registering or remaining unregistered, for Vat.

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Stephen Cadogan: Clóna brings Ireland’s unique SDAS to new benchmark

Clóna Dairy Products Ltd in West Cork can this week claim to be the first milk company in the world systematically measuring and improving the environmental performance ...

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Denis Lehane: Message to Macra - All we need is love

If there is one thing lacking in rural Ireland today, it’s love. And I’m not talking here about love thy neighbour and that kind of rubbish. 

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Cormac MacConnell: We all have nicknames, known to us or not

Let’s talk today about nicknames. There are hundreds of thousands of them in daily circulation all around this island.

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Advice for dairy farmers: Why cows are eating more and more silage

With the end of milk quotas, silage makes up an increasing proportion of feed, because cows are being calved earlier, and will be milked later in the season.

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Veterinary advice: Diagnosis fell into place thanks to client phone call

“Just a quick question” said Tommy on the other end of the phone.

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New Polish manufacturing plant as Mzuri expands

The tillage scene in Ireland has seen a growth in the no-till and strip-till markets.

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New technology: Herdwatch Version 4 launched

The team behind the Herdwatch app have found a solution to the farmer’s challenge of using a smartphone even when their hands are very mucky.

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New technology: Multi Tool Trac uses renewable energy for 20% more yield, 20% faster

Multi Tool Trac, billed as the first electric tractor that saves the soil, is one of this week’s finalists in Rabobank’s FoodBytes event.

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Cattle marts report: To make a decent living, it’s boats we should be buying rather than bullocks

I discovered earlier this week that it’s boats we should be buying and not bullocks. It can be very hard to make money out of a bullock, but any old fool could make ...

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Beef market report: Only 5c heifer premium in bid to control prices

There is very little change in the range of prices being quoted for beef animals at factories this week, but the underlying price trend remains positive for beef ...

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Macra news: Callan team takes toughest club title

Callan Macra from Co Kilkenny has been declared Macra’s toughest club.

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Macra news: Meath celebrate their 30th Blue Jean festival

This June bank holiday weekend, members from all over Ireland will descend on Athboy, Co Meath, for the 30th anniversary of the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival.

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