22.5 acres for sale near Skibbereen Rowing Club

A 22.5-acre piece of good quality land, 5km west of the town of Skibbereen in West Cork, has just come on the market with locally-based auctioneer Pat Maguire and ...

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Growing trend of farm businesses being no longer viable, unless subsidised by off-farm income

A new survey of more than 2,000 farmers shows less than 300 with a clear succession plan in place, and about 860 of them not planning for succession because of their ...

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Lower debt profile makes Irish farmers more resilient

Last week, AIB hosted a seminar reviewing the year that was and prospects for the year ahead.

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72-acre grass farm for sale in sought-after zone near Mallow

The vibrant rural area to the south of Mallow benefits from a mixed farming scene and deep, rich soil.

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ICSA: €100m Brexit fund can’t have conditionality

The €100 million Brexit package must be delivered as soon as possible and with no conditionality, the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association has insisted.

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Farmers warned July is worst month for fatalities

July is the most dangerous month of the year for farm fatalities, which are continuing to rise overall, according to Teagasc.

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Reports show no signs of hare population decline

The Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht is not aware of any expert reports which indicate a national decline in the population of hares, Minister Josepha ...

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IFA accuses EU of double standards and hypocrisy

The European Commission has been accused of hypocrisy and double standards in pursuit of a trade deal with the South American group of Mercosur countries — ...

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ICMSA: Hardest hit must get €100m Brexit fund

The €100m Beef Brexit Fund must be distributed to all farmers who incurred losses in beef production, the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association has insisted. ...

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Teagasc project seeks to reduce use of antibiotics

Reducing the use of antibiotics in agriculture is one of the animal health and welfare challenges being addressed in a new Teagasc-led research project.

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It may be August before all sheep marts are set up as CPRs

The Department of Agriculture have been introducing full Electronic Identification Tagging (EID) in sheep over the last year.

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How Nitrates Derogation can be supported: Teagasc

Teagasc has responded to the questions in the public consultation for the Interim Review of Ireland’s Nitrates Derogation Programme, with proposals for how ...

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Charleville show success shows spirit of volunteerism is alive and well

Volunteerism is the bedrock of rural communities striving to defend their services, culture, and way of life against threats from growing centralisation and urbanisation. ...

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Forest owners flock to Teagasc conifer marketing events

More than 300 people attended two Teagasc organised conifer timber marketing events in Charleville, Co Cork, and Abbeyleix, Co Laois, in recent weeks.

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IFA president says more EU imports of South American beef would contradict climate action efforts

The publication of the Government’s Climate Action Plan comes at the same time as the EU Commission is pushing hard to complete a South American trade deal.

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The opportunities and challenges South East Asia offers Irish food producers

Ciarán Gallagher, Bord Bia’s South East Asia director, talks to Áilin Quinlan.

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Agtech features strongly in Enterprise Ireland’s 2019 Student Entrepreneur awards

A parasite test kit for cattle, and a better girth for horses, are winners in the 38th year of Enterprise Ireland’s Student Entrepreneur Awards.

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Pasture and genetics key for sustainable dairy amid significant expansion

A national open Day will take place in Teagasc Moorepark next Wednesday, July 3.

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Farmers welcome new simplified BDGP rules

A simplification of some of the requirements of the Beef Data and Genomics Programme, in relation to the eligibility of stock bulls, has been welcomed by the Irish ...

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Pressure on farmers as forestry grants delayed

Farmers are “at breaking point” with the delays and additional costs associated with getting forestry grants or licences approved, the IFA has claimed.

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Beekeepers signal major decline of wild habitats

The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations has warned of a major problem with the decline of habitats, flora and fauna, bees, birds and other wildlife.

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Seafood sector shares ideas on reducing marine waste

The seafood development agency, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), which has collected more than 600 tonnes of old or damaged fishing nets for recycling, exchanged ideas ...

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Food fans to engage with producers and chefs

Good Food Ireland has launched a new online service to encourage food lovers to stay with and engage in activities with Ireland’s leading food producers and ...

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Irish voices raised in unison against Mercosur deal

Farmers and Government authorities are collectively pushing the EU Council to take time to fully analyse the implications for agri-food producers before ratifying ...

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Biodiversity can benefit society, say IPSAM hosts

Ireland can harness its rich biodiversity to support a better society, economy, and environment, say the hosts of the Irish Plant Scientists’ Association meeting, ...

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Climate action plan will bring changes on every farm: Creed

Increasing protected urea from 1% of the straight-N market today to 50% by 2030 is one of the details behind the all-of-government climate plan launched last Monday. ...

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Survey reveals farmers’ uncertainties

More than two out of every five farmers say their business is not viable enough to encourage the next generation to take it on.

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Award-winning device to enable farmers to only dose their animals when necessary

The first ever Munster Agri-Innovation Awards took place last Saturday in conjunction with the Cork Summer Show.

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€15,000 per acre guide price ahead of 95-acre farm auction

Fresh from a highly successful public auction at the Vienna Woods Hotel in Glanmire on May 29, Michael Barry of Fermoy-based auctioneers Dick Barry & Son is to present ...

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Simple steps can make succession much easier

Every adult in the country should give the topic of succession a bit of attention.

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Mercosur deal is Cecilia Malmstrom’s top priority

EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom has confirmed that a free trade agreement with South America’s Mercosur group of countries is her top priority.

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Farms enter season of high risk

Farmers, road users, and machinery contractors are being urged to take extra care on the roads and in the fields and farmyards as silage cutting season continues ...

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FCI seeking farm services Vat rate of 9%

Farm and forestry contractors in Ireland provide a vital support for Irish agriculture.

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Irish insect farmers in global Top 100 solutions

An Irish insect farming company has made it onto the Mission Innovation 100 Global High Impact Solutions list of innovators selected for having a climate mitigation ...

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Students' Bobble Trough keeps water for livestock clean

New Zealand farmer Murray Tones was sick of going around his farm looking for water leaks, so he devised a water flow indicator, over six or seven years.

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Denis Lehane: A roadworthy jeep is ‘life or death’

I got the surprise of my life, the other night, when I spotted what looked like an old jeep of mine on the television.

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Co Waterford farm has one of largest robotic systems

In the last few decades, there has been a steady increase in the number of robotic milking systems installed on dairy farms throughout Europe, including Ireland.

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Farmers seeking urgent approval of TAMS grants

IFA rural development chairman Joe Brady has urged Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to urgently aprove applications for TAMS grants for farmers who applied in ...

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Downturn in US farming reminiscent of the 1980s

Some say it’s the worst time for US farmers since the 1980s, when thousands went bankrupt.

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Strong grass is no good for milking cows

It’s that time of year when the hurling gets serious, and everyone seems to know how the Manager went wrong!

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Japan to open its market to imports of Irish sheepmeat

Irish sheepmeat will be exported to Japan for the first time after talks between government officials from both countries yielded an agreement.

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Glanbia holds its May milk price

Glanbia has announced that it will pay its member milk suppliers 30.5 cent per litre including VAT for May manufacturing milk supplies at 3.6% butterfat and 3.3% ...

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RTÉ unveils new agriculture and consumer affairs correspondent

RTÉ News has appointed Fran McNulty as its new agriculture and consumer affairs correspondent.

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Summer Show brings the world of agri-innovation to Curraheen

The Munster Agri-Innovation search for winners comes to a climax at the Cork Summer Show on Saturday.

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84 acres of Cork-Kerry border lands up for sale

The Cork-Kerry border-lands between Newmarket and Castleisland have productive agricultural activity on land that is mainly elevated, and of mixed quality.

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Munster farmers discuss distribution of EU's €100m Brexit Beef Fund

Munster beef farmers will discuss the equitable distribution of the EU's the €100m Brexit Beef Fund at IFA's regional information meeting in the Riverside Park ...

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Divorce property adjustment order particularly important if you are a farmer

In the recent elections, the referendum on the Thirty-Eighth amendment of the Constitution (dissolution of marriage) Bill 2016 passed, which paves the way for the ...

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Glanbia grain manager named president of Irish Seed Trade Association

Maintaining the high standards of the Irish Seed Trade Association is the main goal of the ISTA's incoming president, Phil Meaney of Glanbia.

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Kerry joins AMBM, improves its buying power

Kerry Agribusiness, a division of Kerry Group plc, has joined the Allied Merchants Buying Association, whose 20 members have a collective buying power of €400m. ...

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Dairy farmers seek 1c per litre as co-ops lag price benchmarks

All Irish dairy co-ops must pay their are farmers at least an extra 1c per litre to approach the main price purchase indices, said IFA dairy chairman Tom Phelan.

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