FARMING NEWS

Dairy manufacturer to close two factories with 260 jobs set to go

Country Life manufacturer Dairy Crest said it plans to close two factories with the loss of up to 260 jobs as it bids to cut costs.

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Farmers being encouraged to talk about the challenges of rural life

The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy has called upon farmers to open up and talk about their personal problems and difficulties.

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‘Protest will raise awareness of income crisis for beef farmers’

Drystock farmers are expected to protest in large numbers at Bandon, Co Cork, next week.

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Live: Farming, fashion and fun at the Ploughing Championships

Huge crowds are being drawn to Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show in Stradbally.

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Farming special - Day 1: Half of farmers directly hit by suicide

More than half of farmers have been directly affected by suicide, either in their immediate family or community.

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French appetite for Irish seafood holding up well, reports Bord Bia

Stable sales of Irish seafood to the French market feature prominently in the positive findings of Bord Bia research.

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Germinal Seeds hires grassland expert to deliver technical advice

Forage seed specialist Germinal Seeds has added to its technical advice offering to farmers by recruiting grassland specialist Mary McEvoy.

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Anna Marie McHugh, ploughing contest coordinator at the  Ploughing Championships. Picture: Dan Linehan

Farming special - Day 1: Ploughing receives top 10 boost from ‘National Geographic’

The three-day national ploughing championships, which President Michael D Higgins will officially open at Rathaniska, Co Laois, today, has received a boost from an unexpected source — National Geographic in Washington. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Farming special - Day 1: Suicide and mental health

Suicide is increasingly impacting farming communities as rural Ireland feels increasingly isolated from the rest of the country.

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