Environmentalists have intensified their campaign against proposals to relax hedge-cutting and burning rules, which come before the Dail this week in the Heritage Bill.

Feature: Craft beer makers looking to brew with Irish ingredients

Hardly any Irish beers are made with Irish-grown ingredients but that’s all about to change, says Oliver Moore.

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€5,900/acre asking price in West Cork

Situated close to the West Cork village of Leap, a 51-acre piece of land is currently listed with Skibbereen-based auctioneer Pat Maguire.

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Veterinary advice: How those ultra-violet rays can ‘skin’ your cattle alive

I was out at Jerry’s farm recently, doing a herd test, when I noticed one of the cows with signs of photosensitisation from last year. 

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Advice for beef farmers: Plan now for profitable finish

Housing stock next winter is obviously a long way off, but you need to plan ahead to have stock on target for your intended market.

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Teagasc Advice for beef farmers: What’s your plan for high quality silage?

On beef farms, making high quality silage will go a long way towards maximising animal thrive in the winter, while controlling concentrate costs.

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Advice for dairy farmers: Strategic baling can almost replace topping

Baled silage has a very useful role to play in management of grass, where surplus areas can be taken out to maintain grass quality.

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Karen Walsh: Best to resolve a boundary row amicably with the other party

The financial cost of litigation may exceed the value of the land in dispute

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Oliver Moore: Greek co-ops offer hope in hard times

Having spent a week in rural Greece, visiting co-operatives, farms, food processing factories, and communities, the phrase necessity breeds ingenuity seems apt.

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Kieran Coughlan: New boom and new taxes

Here in my Cork city hinterland, it’s beginning to feel like boom times again. There’s full blown construction at a number of local residential sites.

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Cormac MacConnell: How rich that milk from the udder tasted

In what will feel like the day after tomorrow, the rising generation, known as the Millenials, will be looking back on their youthful era, walking down their memory’s ...

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Agri-events

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Lehane horses dominated at Bandon horse show

The Lehanes from Clonakilty dominated the horse section at last Sunday’s Bandon Show, with Seamus Lehane showing champion yearling Ballard Oatfield Diamond; and ...

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Machinery and equipment: Quad mowers, manure spreader controls, JCB specs

The latest Quad-X innovations in all-terrain (ATV) machinery were at Balmoral Show in Belfast.

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New technology: Robot can do €10,000 per year of henhouse work

A PoultryBot could be just what your hens need to liven up their boring day!

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News Q&A: Move to spot test in BVD free herds seems unlikely

Spot testing for BVD, rather than testing all calves, has been “shot down” by researchers who identified birth profiles and movements of calves born in Ireland during ...

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Landowners to be better protected from claims

A strengthened national scheme to indemnify private landowners against claims from recreational users for injury or damage to property is expected before the end ...

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Big changes likely on farms to meet climate targets

Maximum progress in beef genomics and dairy EBI will be needed as part of the bid to achieve 2020 and 2030 climate targets in the Irish agriculture, forestry and ...

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Stephen Cadogan: For the birds: The challenges of conserving biodiversity

Across Europe, there is a danger of farmland birds becoming extinct.

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Denis Lehane: The shed that fell and what it fell on

It isn’t often that I have a heart-breaking, gut-wrenching, and downright depressing saga to divulge.

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ICA news: Rathpeacon hosts table quiz for Special Olympics Munster

Rathpeacon Guild arrived at Cork Federation AGM last month with a cheque for €630 for Special Olympics Munster.

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Macra unveils Brexit ‘six pack of priorities’

Macra has proposed a “six-pack of priorities” to reduce the impact of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU on young farmers and young people living in Rural Ireland.

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Cattle marts report: Store cattle drop by €60 per head at marts, as the three Fs have beef farmers floored

Store cattle — and bullocks in particular — have suffered a €60 per head price drop over the past two weeks.

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Beef market report: Strong beef trade for 31,500 head weekly kill

Positive momentum behind beef cattle prices is maintained this week, with gradual hardening of prices at factories.

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