Dairy farm fraud clampdown in Netherlands

One in nine Dutch dairy farmers has been banned from selling or buying cattle because they are suspected of fiddling the books in order to get round the new strict ...

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Lighten Up! Slow boat to paradise in Paris

The announcement last week, that a ship by the name of the Stena Carrier will be ferrying calves to France, could not have come at a better time.

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Negative dairy market trends come to fore

Increased rainfall could boost production in the last three months of New Zealand’s milk season.

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Stephen Cadogan: Forget about 2040. Get National Broadband Plan off the ground first

Rural dwellers can be forgiven for not getting excited by the Government’s €116bn Ireland 2040 plan for infrastructure, housing, health and the environment.

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Forestry grants, premiums, and supports improved

Improved forestry grant establishment and support schemes are being introduced at nationwide information meetings.

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86-Acre South Tipperary Farm Seeking €6,400/acre at Auction

Auction results of properties from the fertile sweep of agricultural land of south Tipperary have been very strong of late.

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If you have a problem with swollen navels...

Just back from Gerry’s.

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Pests fight back in grain crop

Changes in how fungicides are registered and the development of fungicide resistance in their target pathogens, are severely undermining the future success of fungicide- ...

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‘Brexit is the biggest challenge to face Irish farming since the BSE crisis’

Stephen Cadogan talks to new dairy farmers’ leader Pat McCormack ahead of tomorrow’ first big test for the ICMSA President

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Karen Walsh: How do you know if a deceased person has left a will?

A person either dies with a will (testate) or without a will or a valid will (intestate), writes Karen Walsh.

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Bandon land could make €15,000 an acre

The land located around Bandon in West Cork is renowned for its quality, deep soil and superb drainage.

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Karen Walsh: Don’t mention the money!

For most of us, conversations about money can be uncomfortable.

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Prepare now for October 31 BDGP requirements

For those participating in the Beef Data Genomics Programme (BDGP), there is a requirement that a percentage of heifers/eligible suckler cows be genotyped females ...

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Barrister-TD Willie Penrose backs IFDL farmers’ case

The legal case of farmers seeking full compensation for loss of land value and farm earnings in areas designated for hen harrier bird protection is impossible to ...

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Much expected from grass data centralisation

The merger of PastureBase Ireland and AgriNet is being hailed as an important step in centralisation of grass-growing data, which could deliver similar gains for ...

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Kieran Coughlan: Tax boost for solar PV farming

By Kieran CoughlanThe National Planning Framework for Ireland 2040 suggests that up to 40% of our electricity will come from from renewable sources by 2020, with ...

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When the abomasum gets trapped under the rumen...

By Paul RedmondMy mind wanders while on the road, driving from one call to the next. I am always thinking about the possibilities of what lies in store with the ...

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National Reserve fund in 2018 will be about €3.5m

It is expected that the National Reserve fund in 2018 will be The National Reserve provides access for entitlements to educated young farmers and new entrants to ...

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SPAs: Once valuable assets can’t be sold or developed

An SPA-designated landowner cannot meet her health care needs because her devalued farm has been on the market since 2012.

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Stephen Cadogan: Discrimination added to injustice in hen harrier SPAs

Only one landowner has not suffered major losses of opportunity and income caused by designation of 170,000 hectares for protection of the hen harrier bird, writes ...

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Students debate agri-food hot topics

Students from five colleges will debate a range of topics at the third annual Great Agri-Food Debate tomorrow in Waterford IT Arena.

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Ballymaloe partners with GIY on slow food schools project

Ballymaloe Cookery School has agreed a partnership with Grow It Yourself (GIY) which will see a Slow Food educational project delivered at nine schools in Cork.

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Leader grant scheme at centre of rural Dáil row

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his Government’s handling of the Leader rural development scheme, after opposition leader Micheál Martin this week ...

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Women in farmer leadership positions: North Cork IFA leads the way

North Cork chairperson Anne Baker says IFA will have a woman president in the not too distant future

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Milk price guessing game continues

The milk price guessing game continues for dairy farmers, with the latest clue coming from New Zealand, where the weighted average of all products offered in Tuesday’s ...

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Nitrates derogation brings many new farm rules

No direct run-off of soiled water from farm roadways into watercourses or dry drains will be allowed from January 1, 2021.

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Budget funds needed to stem EU’s loss of 1,000 farms a day

Reviving the failed generational renewal in European agriculture is one of the good reasons why member states should strive to maintain the EU’s agriculture ...

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18th-century pesticide survives for another year

A chemical used for fighting plant diseases since the 18th century has been approved for continued use in the EU by organic farmers, despite the European Food Safety ...

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Sympathy please for smelly farmers

I am a leper at the moment.

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Am I the registered owner of my land?

Land or property can be acquired by a number of means.

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Over €6,000 per acre price tag on 132-acre farm in North Cork

For sale with Newmarket-based auctioneer Liam Murphy, a 132-acre non-residential farm offers a rare opportunity to purchase a large holding in a vibrant agricultural ...

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ICSA alarmed over Eir’s decision on broadband

The decision by Eir to pull out of the procurement process for the rollout of rural broadband was described by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association (ICSA) ...

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Farmers oppose EU move to 99,000-tonne Mercosur beef offer

EU farmers opposed this week’s EU move to raise an offer on beef imports to 99,000 tonnes at low import tax rates, in trade talks with the Mercosur trade bloc. ...

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Award-winning step forward for strip-till farming by Mzuri Ltd

The Pro-Til Xzact striptill precision seeder by British manufacturer Mzuri Ltd was the big winner in the innovation awards in association with the recent LAMMA 18 ...

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IFA’s own financial worries on back burner as it works to get farmers through 2018 challenge

Like any disagreement, it will take time to work it out, says Joe Healy on ABP not collecting levy from livestock sales for IFA.

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Serious Mercosur meat food safety problem continues

Many EU citizens might have to pay for a trade deal with South American countries with medical bills.

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Cattle mart reports: Top grade cattle to be auctioned as Kanturk Mart is rearing to raise funds for Rickie

Fellows at this time of the year can often be found complaining that they have the world of trouble to contend with.

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Buyers go online to find the beef bull they need

Beef bulls have gone online, with 8,173 views of ICBF’s Stockbull Finder service in its first two months, after it was launched in early October.

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Cork farms sell at €14,000 to €17,000/acre

Although the auction of 55 acres at Gurtacrue, near Midleton, Co Cork, was cancelled at the last minute by the selling agents CCM (the property featured on these ...

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Q&A: 80 farms a month to enter Hen Harrier Programme

The first 80 farmers, with 4,134 hectares designated for breeding hen harrier, have been selected from expressions of interest submitted in December.

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Legal advice with Karen Walsh: ‘My neighbour’s cattle broke in’

My neighbour has offered to roll the land, and give me €200 towards new shrubs. But I don’t think this is enough.

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EU scraps automatic dairy intervention

Automatic intervention buying-in of skim milk powder (SMP) was ruled out at last Monday’s EU Council of Agriculture Ministers.

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Thumbs up for slatted housing in beef trial

EU animal welfare proposals that could almost double the pen space needed for finishing cattle have been debunked by new Teagasc research findings.

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