Most milk producers would settle for a fixed milk price scheme for 2018, at the current price.

Golden farm sale totals €2,232,000, up to €14,700/acre

A highly successful public auction was held on Wednesday, last week, in South Tipperary, with the final result laying down a very strong farm property market marker. ...

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Optimism in poll remarkable for a sector with such low incomes

The high optimism levels revealed in the annual Irish Examiner ICMSA farming poll are remarkable, for a sector which provides so many of its members with such low ...

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Ireland expected to apply for EU state aid compensation for sterling depreciation

According to co-op sources, Ireland will apply for EU state aid compensation for damage to exports due to the depreciation in the value of sterling since the Brexit ...

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Dairy farmers fond of their co-ops in 2017

Dairy farmers seem to be getting on better with their co-ops in 2017.

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88% of farmers agree that climate change is real

In the 2017 Irish Examiner ICMSA farming poll, 88% of farmers agreed that climate change was a reality.

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Only 20% worried about debts

Only one in five interviewed for the 2017 Irish Examiner ICMSA farming poll was concerned about their level of debt.

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16%-23% rump doesn’t like any of the schemes for farmers

The Basic Payment Scheme remains the most popular scheme among farmers, with almost two thirds (64%) “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the scheme, out of the ...

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Disadvantaged payments unfairly distributed

One-third of farmers who get ANC (disadvantaged) payments believe they are unfairly distributed.

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Confidence is most valuable commodity in Irish farming

Perhaps the major attraction for the 280,000 or so visitors at this week’s Ploughing Championships is the good nature and upbeat attitude of the farm families of ...

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Denis Lehane: Ploughing week, we are rock stars

What an amazing week this is. Not only do we have the Ploughing Championships to enjoy, but my birthday is coming hard and fast after the event.

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More possessions as economy improves

The number of mortgage accounts for principal dwelling houses in arrears rose following the credit crunch, but has declined in the last few years, due to a number ...

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Farmers would warmly welcome more live exports

Increasing live cattle exports is still seen by farmers as the primary way to boost Ireland’s beef sector.

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Farmers would warmly welcome more live exports

Increasing live cattle exports is still seen by farmers as the primary way to boost Ireland’s beef sector.

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Bidding farewell to four-pronged pike

Everybody knows that I’m a first-class operator of the four-pronged pike.

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Clare's 10-year rural plan targets 4,000 extra jobs

Clare’s 10-year rural plan targets 4,000 extra jobs

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Cattle and dairy farmers not satisfied with wormer results

Farmers have been advised to know what worms they are trying to treat in their cattle, to choose the correct anthelmintic product, and ensure that application is ...

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Mixed welcome for Government’s solar energy plans

Solar energy promoters have given a mixed welcome to the broad approach outlined by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten for ...

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Residential farm to test strong Macroom area market

The area to the west of Cork city, near Macroom, has seen a number of successful sales in recent years.

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Farmers praise Glanbia for milk price bonus

Dairy farmers have praised Glanbia Ireland for “signposting the road that other milk processors must follow”.

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Ireland well poised to take advantage of antibiotic curbs

Ireland may be well placed to take advantage, as restrictions on veterinary medicines in livestock farming increase.

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Farmers, do you owe debts? Are debts owed to you?

For a farmer, debts arise. You may owe debts, debts may be owed to you.

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JOE SHEEHY: Managing clover swards not so difficult

Fertilisers are expensive, and must be used as efficiently as possible.

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Today's the last day for chemical N, P

Ensure all re-seeding is completed by September 14, because using chemical N or P with the grass seed after this date could incur a penalty under Cross Compliance.

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