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The Cork farmer driving a beef farm in a different direction

The Cork farmer driving a beef farm in a different direction

A Co. Cork farmer has converted 3 acres of her beef farm into a driving academy which includes roundabouts and traffic...

Monty Don set to be the highlight of Carlow Garden Festival

Monty Don set to be the highlight of Carlow Garden Festival

The highlight for many, at this year’s Carlow Garden Festival is Monty Don, a gardening guru who is renowned for...

10 simple jobs to ensure your garden is in tip-top shape

10 simple jobs to ensure your garden is in tip-top shape

Anyone planning on doing some gardening at the weekend or indeed over the next couple of weeks here are 10 jobs to...

Forestry thinning ‘a crop management activity – not a profit earner’

Forestry thinning ‘a crop management activity – not a profit earner’

The timing of thinning forestry for the first time depends on a number of factors, according to Padraig Egan, General Manager...

‘Netherland’s milk market in disastrous situation’

‘Netherland’s milk market in disastrous situation’

Dutch dairy farmers were not able to cover their cost of milk production last year, according to figures from the...

Cool and unsettled weather forecast by Met Eireann for the week

Cool and unsettled weather forecast by Met Eireann for the week

This week will be cool for July and unsettled, with some drier days interspersed with wetter ones, according to Met...

Cavan and Meath follow Cork Macra clubs into FBD Farmskills final

Cavan and Meath follow Cork Macra clubs into FBD Farmskills final

Moynalty Macra from Co. Meath and Knockbride Macra from Co. Cavan have qualified for the FBD Farmskills national final in...

Planting under GLAS? Here’s the native tree options

Planting under GLAS? Here’s the native tree options

An expected 2,000 new groves of native trees are to be established under the new Green Low Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS), according...

Video: How to spot and treat CODD in sheep

Video: How to spot and treat CODD in sheep

One of the main causes of lameness in sheep is contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD), which is spread by sheep-to-sheep...

Irish beef exports to the Netherlands up 6% – Bord Bia

Irish beef exports to the Netherlands up 6% – Bord Bia

Irish beef exports to the Netherlands were up 6% to 41,000t and worth over €165m in value in 2014, according...

Video: How to prevent sheep lameness with foot trimming and bathing

Video: How to prevent sheep lameness with foot trimming and bathing

Recent sheep trails have shown that routine foot trimming should be avoided, as it can lead to higher cases of...

Video: How to spot and treat scald and footrot in sheep

Video: How to spot and treat scald and footrot in sheep

The most important step to tackling lameness in a sheep flock is to establish how much lameness is there and...

New ‘farm certs’ for young farmers launched by Macra

New ‘farm certs’ for young farmers launched by Macra

Macra na Ferime has launched the Young Farmer Skillnet, which is an informal training programme available to young farmers. It...

‘Tillage farmers’ margins increase with hybrids’

‘Tillage farmers’ margins increase with hybrids’

Tillage farmers’ margins increase with hybrids was the take home message from Seedtech’s Commercial Director Aidan Moore at this year’s...

€10,000 up for grabs at dairy livestock competition

€10,000 up for grabs at dairy livestock competition

A cash prize of €10,000 is up for grabs at the 2015 Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Cow Competition which is now...

2,500 acres of land in the UK is on the market for €24m

2,500 acres of land in the UK is on the market for €24m

A total of over 2,500 acres of farm land has come on the market in the UK for a total of...

6 non-chemical ways to tackle potato blight

6 non-chemical ways to tackle potato blight

The humid weather over the last week has been ideal for potato blight to establish in the crop, with Met...

Reward of $500,000 after potatoes are sabotaged with nails

Reward of $500,000 after potatoes are sabotaged with nails

Candian farmers have put up a reward of $500,000 for information on suspects sabotaging their potato crop with pins and...