Egg sales have not been significantly affected by bird flu restrictions, according to Agriculture Minister Michael Creed.

Storms may set back New Zealand dairy recovery

Two storms which flooded large areas of New Zealand’s North Island in recent weeks may have encouraged dairy product buyers, whose bids moved the GlobalDairyTrade ...

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Kieran Coughlan: Mileage opportunity for tax-free payments reduced

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has issued updated mileage rates effective from April 1, 2017.

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Young farmers are locked out of national reserve

EU small print has prevented two specific categories of farmer from accessing the 2017 National Reserve.

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US fires burn 1.6m acres of grazing grassland

Wildfires in March which claimed seven lives across Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Texas panhandle, also killed an estimated 15,000 livestock, as they burned about 1.6m ...

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Cattle marts report: In-calf heifer sells for €5,100 at top quality Gigginstown House annual Angus sale

Angus heifers and bulls were flying high at Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Angus Sale on Saturday last.

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Machinery and equipment: Mayo company increasing its UK presence

Malone Farm Machinery Ireland based at Ballyglass, Claremorris, Co Mayo, will have a large display at the UK’s premier grass event, Grassland and Muck 2017, next ...

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Karen Walsh: Enduring Power of Attorney works like an insurance policy

Enduring Power of Attorney is one way to cover all eventualities, giving somebody legal authority to make decisions on your behalf if you lose the mental capacity ...

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Advice for beef farmers: Finishing dairy-bred bulls efficiently

Many dairy bred bulls are on heavy finishing diets, for slaughter under 16 months.

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Beef market report: Prices have improved by 15-20c/kg so far this year

Beef finishers are regaining some measure of control on cattle prices bit by bit, as the balance of demand and supply gradually swings more in their favour.

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Agri events guide

Sunday, April 23Point to point horse racing at Dromahane, Mallow, Co Cork; Askeaton, Co Limerick

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Technology: 11% more silage maize in trials of new seed drill

Increasing maize yield as much as 11% by planting in double rows is the latest breakthrough in seed drilling by Pöttinger.

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Macra news: Land mobility scheme tops all expectations

Macra’s Land Mobility Programme, which seeks to facilitate new collaborative arrangements between farmers, has surpassed all expectations during its three-year pilot ...

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Stephen Cadogan: Re-opening BDGP is good omen for ICBF, at least

It will be very interesting to see how many farmers avail of the re-opening of the Beef Data and Genomics Scheme (BDGP) .

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Macra news: Macra youth praise after talks on CAP

Macra representatives and young people who participated in a series of talks on CAP have been praised by MEP Mairead McGuinness for promoting active citizenship.

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Cormac MacConnell: Most successful of all the Brylcreem Boys

He was a McManus, from the next parish to my home parish in the North, when I was growing up.

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Ballindoney Farm team brings taste of Tipperary to whiskey

When a fellow of my age and background hears news of a farmer distilling a spirit from grain grown on the farm, the mind immediately races to a picture of smoking ...

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Advice for farmers: Why food sector must embrace innovation ‘as never before’

The main concerns for Ireland’s food sector are the potential trade implications of Brexit.

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ICA news: Hectic April schedule for Limerick ICA

Fundraising for Daffodil Day, stepping it out in Croom and taking a break in Lisbon — just some of the ways guilds in Limerick have been keeping busy recently.

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ICA news: Mastering a craft or taking to the floor, life is not dull in ICA

Soon after Annette Crowley joined Ballinora ICA 23 years ago, guild members set off for An Grianán, where most of them opted to do a dancing programme.

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Oliver Moore: Farmers form new workers’ alliance Talamh

As part of a busy, vibrant Feeding Ourselves conference in Cloughjordan ecovillage last week, which focused on community food, soil, diversification and regenerative ...

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€1.5m Sought for Rare 140-acre Prize at Ballygiblin House

Once part of a 20,000-acre estate, Ballygiblin House near Mallow was originally owned by the Wrixon-Beecher family that came over here in Stuart times and lived ...

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24-acre West Cork holding already under offer

Clonakilty-based auctioneers Hodnett-Forde are offering a real piece of West Cork paradise at the moment, in the form of a 24-acre residential farm just outside ...

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Advice for dairy farmers: Maintain condition in run-up to  breeding

Breeding is in full swing on most dairy farms.

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Denis Lehane: Different world out there in the city

I’m not the kind of man given to spending his time in cities or towns, where people congregate in vast numbers.

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News Q&A: Farm quality assurance changes as SBLAS arrives

News Q&A: SBLASThe SBLAS will replace the BLQAS in the coming weeks.

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