Eddie Downey: Cuts must be reversed.

Major retailers warned falling livestock prices hurting farmers

The Irish Farmers Association stepped up its campaign over falling livestock prices and specification cuts in Naas, Co Kildare, yesterday.


IFA seeks support of grain industry as growers face difficult year

The grain industry was yesterday urged to support growers to get through what the Irish Farmers Association described as a very challenging financial year.

Dairygold - among the employers that will be present at the event

Training and advisory events to help jobseekers get a foot in the door

Jobseekers are invited to meet co-op representatives at a training and advisory event in Thurles next Thursday.

Former Ireland and Munster rugby star John Hayes is one of Ireland's best-known suckler farmers. He has purchased this new pedigree Hereford bull to run with his heifers at Cappamore, Co Limerick.

Suckler beef farmers show poor interest in State-backed schemes

Only 50% of suckler cow farmers applied for the Beef Genomics and Beef Data schemes earlier this year.


Cork exhibitor’s cow declared Irish champion for second year at Cavan

A cow owned by a Co Cork exhibitor won the Diageo Baileys’ Irish title at Virginia Show in Co Cavan yesterday.


Farmer fury ‘at boiling point’ over beef prices and specification cuts

Anger is growing among the country’s beef farmers over the prices they are being paid for cattle.

University College Dublin

CAO points rise for B Agr

The minimum first round entry points required to study Agriculture Science at University College Dublin (UCD), have increased again this year.

Sisters Kate and Hannah Houlihan, Lismore, with their horse Dawn at the Millstreet International Horse Show.

€15k foal price gets breeders jumping

Sport horse breeders have been encouraged by a €15,000 foal price at auction at Millstreet International Horse Show last weekend.


Get behind Irish beef brand, IFA tells Coveney and O’Neill

IFA President Eddie Downey has called on Irish Agriculture Ministers Simon Coveney and Michelle O’Neill to support branding solutions for beef from southern cattle finished in the North – which have been approved by the Department of Agriculture in the North, but not by UK supermarkets.

The all-West Cork Irish team which is competing in this week's 31st European Reversible Ploughing Championships in Belgium, from left, Ger Coakleym, Liam O'Driscoll, Denis Keohane and John O'Donovan, attending the event as a judge.

Few bright spots for growers

IFA said international grain prices moved lower last Monday as Russia-Ukraine tensions eased, and markets talked up prospects of large US and EU maize harvests.