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Seminar to address difficulties faced by farmers with disabilities

A study has found that 6% of farmers in Ireland reported a disability, a public seminar on Farming Safely with a Disabling Condition will be told in Dublin next week.

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Price squeezes forcing farmers ‘to question grain production viability’

Many professional tillage farmers are questioning the long-term viability of cereal production given the relentless price cost squeeze and the subsequent low or negative margins.

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Coveney appeals for engagement on issues confronting beef sector

Farmers and processors were urged yesterday by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to step up their engagement on complex issues confronting the beef sector.

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Play your sing-song part, tourists love it

Before you start reading, I command you to lay hands on a pair of scissors. 

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Irish products tasting success

Seven products from the Republic of Ireland, and an incredible 18 from Northern Ireland, were awarded the coveted 2014 three gold stars, in the largest-ever Great Taste Awards.

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Profit margin of €458 per hectare impresses visitors to organic beef farm

Beef farmers listened with disbelief at a recent national organic demonstration on a farm where beef cattle are sold for €4.75/kg.

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Foodie Jeffares also a sport-horse winner

Better known as founder and managing director of Good Food Ireland, Margaret Jeffares is also an accomplished producer of sport horses, and her Ballykelly Empress was one of the stars of last weekend’s Limerick Show.

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‘Dear A3’ letter from my co-op

It will probably come as no great surprise to you to learn that I have broken a fair few hearts in my time.

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New Angus champ Missie 535 ends run of Rosemead Karona

The quality of the Aberdeen Angus class at Limerick Show was reflected in the elevation of a new champ to end the successful run of Rosemead Karona J957 — within a forthnight of Karona winning his third successive Univet All-Ireland Angus Championship trophy at Mohill Show.

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Cow basics: housing, breeding, and nutrition

50 frequently asked questions on dairy farming

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