This year has brought famine to parts of South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen.

Exhibitors’ County Championship winners best in show and best in Co Cork

Two of the winners at last week’s Carbery Show in Skibbereen can claim they have the best beef bull and the best yearling gelding or filly in Co Cork.

More

Drones a menace from the air at animal events

Drones have emerged as a new menace for those holding events involving livestock and bloodstock, after a racehorse was struck by a drone in the parade ring at last ...

More

Three-hour turnaround time for new foot-and-mouth disease diagnostic kit

The US Department of Agriculture has licensed a rapid-response foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) diagnostic kit.

More

€500k sought for 50-acre farm on coast

A stunning coastal location is the setting for a 50-acre non-residential farm close to the seaside village of Guileen, near the industrial centre of Whitegate in ...

More

Merry Mill has a winning formula with gluten free oats

The Scully family in Laois are the first in Ireland to grow, harvest, as well as mill organic, gluten free oats into porridge and a fine oat flour on the home farm. ...

More

Beards: OK for saints but not for sinners

It is a beautiful, barefaced truth today, that the grizzled photo of MacConnell immediately to the right is out of date.

More

Market signals say no autumn cattle supply glut

Market signals remain positive for beef finishers, with prices at the factories stable, as autumn trading gets nearer.

More

ICMSA calls for TAMS project payments split

The TAMS grant scheme has led to unexpected cash flow issues for farmers, and a system of split payments for TAMS projects distinct investments would resolve the ...

More

Don’t miss opportunity to buy grain off the combine

The 2017 harvest has got off to a good start, with ideal harvesting conditions.

More

All seem to have accepted the huge value of including adequate clover in pasture swards

The biggest news in grassland reseeding is everyone in Teagasc, and most progressive farmers, at last seem to have accepted that including adequate clover in swards ...

More

Soft, normal or hard suspension options for New Holland drivers

New suspensions from Claas and New Holland are among the recent upgrades and updates announced by tractor manufacturers.

More

Fuel saving engine idle speed among Claas Arion features

Claas has introduced a new generation of its proven Arion 600 and 500 Series tractors, featuring a wider engine range, and feature such as the new CIS+ system, the ...

More

Gun law: Property defender must behave reasonably

Gun law: You cannot obtain a firearm in Ireland for personal protection

More

Up to €10,500 towards 2016 harvest loss

Up to €10,500 per farm towards the cost of spring cereal losses is offered in the targeted support measure to assist growers most affected by bad weather last September. ...

More

IFA go to CCPC about beef price competition concerns

IFA Livestock Chairman Angus Woods led an IFA delegation which recently brought serious allegations against beef processors to senior officials in the Competition ...

More

Canadian bid to replace tractors (and drivers) not so dotty

To create traction for a tractor to pull an implement, the tractor must be very heavy, or add ballast, and this represents a waste of horse power, and inefficient ...

More

Cork girls go for glory in Miss Macra Festival

Four Cork girls will be among contestants from across Ireland, and indeed overseas, vying for glory at this year’s 46th annual International Miss Macra Festival.

More

Bakers get in gear for top competition

The National Brown Bread Baking competition in conjunction with Aldi and the ICA has once again sparked great interest throughout the country as hundreds of bakers ...

More

Wexford ladies make friends at innovative new social sessions

In a bid to get ICA ladies to extend themselves in friendship and to get to know members of neighbouring guilds, Wexford Federation has been holding convenor meetings ...

More

Farmers should welcome talk of budgeting for rainy days

The Summer Economic Statement was published a couple of weeks back, setting out the broad financial framework within which the Government will work in the coming ...

More

Million-euro Expectation on Farm with Quality Residence

Million-euro expectation on farm with quality residence

More

EU funds to boost sheep farming in seven countries

The number of sheep producers in the EU has declined by 50% since 2000.

More

Rush is on to tackle this growing weed problem

Rushes now a common sight in drier pastures

More

Good money paid for good cattle on a busy day in Macroom mart

Ryanair boss and Angus breeder Michael O’Leary was right to ask for “a sensible question” on RTÉ Radio 1’s Liveline last week.

More

Target 24 litres per cow milk yield in July

Herds milking around six gallons (27L) per day in June should be milking 24L in July and about 21L in August.

More

Kanturk mart, where it’s always business with a smile

The man who invented good humour must surely have been from Duhallow.

More

Simpler-spec McCormick X7

McCormick has announced the introduction of simpler-spec versions of the two most powerful models in the X7 series.

More

John Deere dealers preferred partner for Kramer telehandlers

Kramer Telehandlers may soon be available through the Irish John Deere dealer network.

More

Lemken update for trailed sprayers

Lemken have updated their Primus and Albatros trailed sprayers.

More

Good queens are reigning

Bord Bia says the warm spring and earlier plantings have produced queens potatoes of particularly good eating quality.

More

Autumn beef health issues

As we enter late summer and head towards the back-end of the year, certain herd health issues on beef farms need to be considered.

More

Flying the flag for a vital service that could help save many lives

Rural Ireland is urged to get behind an air ambulance service that aims to bring those in need of vital care

More

Drains and buffer strips 19% of EFAs in Ireland

Farmers at the recent Teagasc Crops & Cultivation 2017 event at Oak Park, Carlow, learned that hedgerows are the primary ecological focus area (EFA) on Irish tillage ...

More

1m signatures in glyphosate hearts and minds battle

EU approval of glyphosate will require a qualified majority of member states

More

UK beef import share holding against the odds

Ireland maintained its UK beef import market share of 69% in May, shipping 14,600 tonnes, which was marginally up on a year earlier, according to the UK’s Agriculture ...

More

Co-ops add 1c to 1.5c to June milk prices

Glanbia Ireland’s first milk price announcement saw the country’s biggest milk buyer increase its base price by 1c per litre.

More

Beef trade better balanced than usual for late July

With the intake of cattle holding steady in the 32,000-33,000 head range, there is little scope for processors to squeeze prices tighter, having cut them as much ...

More

Many pastures are under significant drought stress

The end of July is fast approaching and autumn calving will soon be upon us once more.

More

Personal injury actions: Law now favours the employee

Nearly 200 years ago, in the Industrial Revolution era, it was not unusual to find people working in very dilapidated premises with dangerous equipment.

More

Professor Tangney, rural pub saviour

I was delighted to see Professor Tangney of Edinburgh University on the paper last week.

More

Tech help to make right grass decisions

Two sensors for monitoring cow grazing have worked well in Teagasc trials at Moorepark, in comparison to visual observation.

More

Seeking to spread the gospel of Macra

Send your news for this page to macra@examiner.ie

More

Beef farming ‘must be profitable as career option’

Macra national president James Healy has said it is “critical that the foundations and structures of the future of the beef sector are robust enough to ensure generational ...

More