We are heading towards the end of the spring calving period,with very strong market demand continuing for all calves.

Pressure on EU to move milk powder into humanitarian aid and animal feed

Rabobank analysts in the US predict the EU may have to move some of its 350,000 tonnes of intervention skim milk powder stocks into humanitarian aid and animal feed. ...

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Rollout of Dutch-made €5 per soil test scanner

For those who think soil sampling and laboratory analysis are too slow and costly, the arrival of hand-held soil scanners will offer an alternative.

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Happy clients and happy farmers in social farming

Linda is one of the participants who benefited from her involvement in Social Farming scheme, and this is what she had to say.

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Stephen Cadogan: Brexit or not, we have scope to continue food expansion

Brexit is one of those unfortunate unexpected shocks we can all expect in life, and have to get around as best we can.

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ICA news: Bantry lunch out proves great success

For the far flung ICA guilds in West Cork, a lunch organised at the Maritime Hotel, Bantry, at the beginning of April was a very welcome event.

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Dairy farmers likely to lead farmland bidding

Dairy farmers are expected to lead the way in the 2017 agricultural property market, according to the annual Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland/Teagasc Land ...

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Poultry allowed access to open areas and runs

The Department of Agriculture lifted the legal requirement to confine poultry as a precaution against bird flu last Tuesday, five days ahead of the original schedule. ...

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Environmental Protection Agency plans water quality stream walks

Stream walk investigations to pinpoint the causes of water quality problems are planned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Q&A: It’s the meat plant that determines quality bonus

Q&A: Beef and Lamb Scheme

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€5,700 sought for 87-acre residential farm near Emly, Co Tipperary

A sizeable land parcel in the Golden Vale has just been brought to the market by Matt Ryan & Son Auctioneers of Tipperary Town.

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Multiple possibilities for residential 52 acre farm at Mallow

Located just 1km from Mallow, a 52-acre residential farm at Ironmines comes with a quality residence, outbuildings and top-class land.

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Cattle marts report: A cruel summer is looming on horizon for the beleaguered Irish cattle buyer

This week I have some good news and I have some bad news. First the good news. 1980s pop trio Bananarama are to regroup. 

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Beef market report: 1,000 less cattle per week is critical market factor

The trade for beef at factories continued steady this week, with the reduced supply remaining a critical factor.

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Karen Walsh: Land leases must be in writing for tax exemptions

Lease sets out both parties’ obligations and provides useful legal protection

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Veterinary advice: Everything must be in tip-top shape for Bull NCT

It had been one of those weeks when you reckoned the spring work was starting to wind down. I decided to fill a lot of last Thursday with an appointment to carry ...

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Deere debutants in Grassland & Muck 2017 working demos

John Deere’s new 6250R tractor with the award-winning CommandPRO joystick, and the company’s premium C441R wrapping baler, are among the public working demonstration ...

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131,000 landowners get one tenth of EU’s annual budget

Nearly one tenth of the entire EU budget went in annual payments to the owners of just 131,000 farm holdings in 2014, according to economist Alan Matthews.

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Make full use of AI’s potential for huge gains

The poor situation in dairying in 2016 resulted in a swing to more beef breeds and in some cases, more stock bulls.

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Helping out on the farm is just what the doctor ordered

Initiative enables people with disabilities to spend time with a host farmer in a safe and friendly environment.

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Agri events guide

Today, April 27Barryroe Co-op shareholder information meeting, 8.30pm for Inchybridge/Darrara/

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Denis Lehane: Never mind pour-on for calves. The farmer could do with cleaning wonder juice!

One of the greatest sources of trouble, for the smooth running of any farming enterprise, can be the insistence of a wife or mother that the farmer remains clean.

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Macra news: Macra elects three vice-presidents

It’s not just president-elect James Healy who is preparing to take up office next week, Macra has also elected three vice-presidents.

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Kieran Coughlan: Help to buy incentive aimed at first timers, to boost new construction

Last year’s budget saw the announcement of a “Help to Buy” scheme. The initiative offers qualifying first-time house buyers the opportunity to obtain a refund of ...

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Glanbia shareholders to vote on proposed sale in May

Glanbia plc’s proposed sale of 60% of Dairy Ireland to Glanbia Co-op, to create a joint venture called Glanbia Ireland, has progressed, with a binding legal agreement ...

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Celebrating 50 years of Kuhn’s GMD disc mowers

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Kuhn GMD disc mower’s launch.

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Another JCB telescopic technology innovation

Although aimed primarily at the construction industry, the JCB Teleskid will no doubt find plenty uses on farms.

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Oliver Moore: Certification bodies in Oireachtas talks

It was the turn of the OCBs — the Organic Certification Bodies — to appear at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture recently.

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Cormac MacConnell: Miss Flanagan and Ban Garda O’Sullivan are still thriving

I will have ye know that when the last recession struck, at the end of the 1980s, and when the newspaper that had been my bread and butter for years upped and died ...

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