A record-breaking top price of $620,000 for a young bull at the World Dairy Expo in the US earlier this month showed the sky is the limit for the world’s top dairy breeders, writes Stephen Cadogan.

National farming innovation award has expanded with over 20 finalists

The National Dairy Innovation Award is in its sixth year and has grown to over 20 finalists this year, for the first time, writes Jason Webb.

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Storm #Ophelia recovery will be slower in rural areas

A shortage of available electricity generators for dairy farms in the vast swathes of countryside left without power has slowed rural recovery after storm Ophelia, ...

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Located in top class dairy country, Carrignavar lands attracting interest

Located in top-class dairying country near the village of Carraig na bhFear, just 16km north of Cork City, a 56-acre farm in the townland of Gortnalahee is attracting ...

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6% stamp duty will test government-farmer relations

The weekend before the Budget, there were media predictions that Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe would increase stamp duty rates on commercial property, writes ...

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Beef farmers should avoid calf selection based only on appearance

It is vital that beef farmers avoid selecting calves for purchase based solely on their appearance at two to three weeks of age, said Teagasc experts at last Tuesday’s ...

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Cheap Brexit loans of up to €1m for businesses

Loans of up to €1 million each will be available to businesses affected by Brexit, from next year’s €300m scheme announced in the budget, writes Stephen Cadogan.

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Most important task for farmers in weeks ahead is sorting grass supply

The most important task any farmer will undertake over the next few weeks is to ensure that the farm is closed off properly to have an adequate supply of grass next ...

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It's pure true: The search for a bright side to Storm Ophelia

During a week when the highest of winds battered the island and caused tragedy and trauma and havoc everywhere, it is difficult to find truth in the old saying that ...

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6% duty on some farm sales

Some farm sales will be included in the non-residential property transfers for which stamp duty was trebled from 2% to 6% in the Budget, writes Stephen Cadogan.

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Deadly Mr Fox...if you’re a hen

On Saturday morning, my daughter Grace came running in, shouting that a fox was trying to take the hens “and their eggs too!" writes Denis Lehane.

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Dairygold Co-op praised for its grain prices announcement

Dairygold Co-op was praised by farmers this week for its grain prices announcement, writes Stephen Cadogan.

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53 acres sells for €1 million at auction

An auction of three parcels of land totalling 148 acres in and around Cuffesgrange, Co Kilkenny last Friday produced an astonishing result, Conor Power.

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Speak of the devil: Salmonella strikes again

This past week proved to be an eventful one, writes Paul Redmond, MVB, MRCVS, Cert DHH, Duntahane Veterinary Clinic, Fermoy, member practice of Prime Health Vets.

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It’s the law: why you must report farm accidents

Farming can at times be a hazardous occupation, and it is important that all farmers are aware of health and safety legislation.A farmer has certain responsibilities ...

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Farmers seeking slurry flexibility will be prioritised for inspections

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) said this week there are no plans to extend the slurry spreading deadline, but it is recognised ...

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Worthy owner of trio of the surviving Overtimes

Co Limerick enthusiast knows as much as anyone about these early internal combustion tractors, writes Justin Roberts.

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Tractor-loader demo at upcoming Millstreet Dairy Show

Six top brands can be seen in the National Dairy Show tractor and loader demonstration at the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, Co Cork, Saturday, October 21, writes ...

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I was once a haloed angel but never since ...

On a Good Friday afternoon, years ago in the little Arney chapel in Co Fermanagh, the people filed up the aisle to kiss the crucifix held by Father Donnelly, the ...

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