Breifne O
Breifne O'Brien

Breifne O’Brien hails from a suckler, beef and sheep farm in Co. Cavan. He studied Agri-Environmental Science in UCD. During his college years, he presented an agri-focused radio show on Belfield FM called 'Keepin' it Country'. In addition to his knowledge and passion for Irish agriculture, he also recently gained extensive international experience through time spent working on a 4,500-cow dairy farm in South Dakota in the US.

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Agri-shows ‘full steam ahead for now’ amidst Covid-19 concerns

Agri-shows ‘full steam ahead for now’ amidst Covid-19 concerns

A spokesperson for the Irish Shows’ Association has outlined there are currently no plans to cancel any of the upcoming...

Thursday’s Pallaskenry college open day postponed

Thursday’s Pallaskenry college open day postponed

The open day that was due to take place at Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick, has been postponed. The announcement...

Cut-price CPO of farmland for housing more ‘akin to confiscation’

Cut-price CPO of farmland for housing more ‘akin to confiscation’

The idea of introducing Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) of farmland for house-building has been described as “highly questionable” by the...

Calf weighing over 90kg born on dairy farm in Scotland

Calf weighing over 90kg born on dairy farm in Scotland

A rather large arrival was delivered on a farm in south-west Scotland last week when a cow went into labour...

Suckler clearance sale at Ballyjamesduff Mart today

Suckler clearance sale at Ballyjamesduff Mart today

A special suckler sale is set to take place today, Tuesday, March 10, at Ballyjamesduff Co Operative Livestock Mart. The...

INHFA ‘suspends all engagements’ amidst Covid-19 concerns

INHFA ‘suspends all engagements’ amidst Covid-19 concerns

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) has announced it is suspending all public events in its calendar “until...

Crop-eating locust population in the east ‘could explode 400-fold’

Crop-eating locust population in the east ‘could explode 400-fold’

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned that the number of crop-eating locusts in east Africa could explode 400-fold...

Covid-19 ‘has potential to cause extreme hardship’ on farms

Covid-19 ‘has potential to cause extreme hardship’ on farms

The newly-formed Government cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 has been called on to implement “a sick pay arrangement” for sole traders...

Irish Rural Link seeks directive for groups on Covid-19

Irish Rural Link seeks directive for groups on Covid-19

Irish Rural Link has called for the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Department of Health to issue a directive for community...

Non-notifiable avian influenza discovered in Monaghan flock

Non-notifiable avian influenza discovered in Monaghan flock

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed the identification of a “low pathogenic avian influenza of the...

Changeable and unsettled weather to continue this week

Changeable and unsettled weather to continue this week

Changeable and unsettled weather is forecast to continue for the rest of the week, according to Met Éireann. Today, Monday,...

Holstein club to host Holy Family School fundraiser tonight

Holstein club to host Holy Family School fundraiser tonight

The Breffni/Oriel Holstein Friesian Breeders Club is set to host its annual table quiz tonight, Friday, March 6. The event...

‘Figures show room for price increase on February milk’

‘Figures show room for price increase on February milk’

With co-op boards set to decide milk price for February in the coming days, the chairperson of the Irish Creamery...

BPS changes for forestry owners welcomed by IFA

BPS changes for forestry owners welcomed by IFA

Changes have been made to the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) which have removed the requirement for a farmer to retain...

Weather conditions to remain cool with occasional showers

Weather conditions to remain cool with occasional showers

Weather conditions will be windy and mild with rain at times this weekend and into early next week, according to...

ICMSA meets Sinn Féin on farming and rural issues

ICMSA meets Sinn Féin on farming and rural issues

What has been described as “a constructive and detailed meeting” took place yesterday, Wednesday, March 4, between the Irish Creamery...

Value of cattle production fell by €104 million in 2019

Value of cattle production fell by €104 million in 2019

The value of cattle production fell by a total of €104.4 million – or 4.6% – in 2019, according to...

Teagasc to host 3 college open days tomorrow

Teagasc to host 3 college open days tomorrow

Teagasc – the agriculture and food development authority – is set to host open days at three of its agricultural...