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‘Chickweed can completely smother out grass if not controlled in time’

‘Chickweed can completely smother out grass if not controlled in time’

Common chickweed has been shown to reduce silage yields and quality in research trials. Teagasc says that chickweed can become...

Great advice on how to prevent crow attacks on crops

Great advice on how to prevent crow attacks on crops

Crow attacks on crops are more likely to occur at dusk when flocks are returning to their rookeries, research carried...

Parents in Italy could be jailed for enforcing vegan diets on children

Parents in Italy could be jailed for enforcing vegan diets on children

Parents in Italy who subject their child to a vegan diet could face anywhere between one to six years imprisonment...

EBI value set to change – What does this mean for your herd?

EBI value set to change – What does this mean for your herd?

The ICBF has revealed that the base cow – the genetic reference point for the EBI of all dairy cattle in...

Having problems with ragwort? Here are 4 ways to get rid of the weed

Having problems with ragwort? Here are 4 ways to get rid of the weed

Are you having problems with ragwort, the yellow-flowered noxious weed, on your farm? If ingested, animals can show symptoms such...

Over 2,000 sheep up for sale at this year’s Borris Ewe show and sale

Over 2,000 sheep up for sale at this year’s Borris Ewe show and sale

This year’s Borris Ewe Breeders Show takes place on Thursday, August 11 at the local Borris mart. The annual event...

Agriland counts down our 10 favourite farming ads

Agriland counts down our 10 favourite farming ads

How many farming ads for scour treatments for cattle and or doses for sheep can you remember from your childhood?...

North’s beef farmers making £50 less than UK farmers on 380kg carcasses

North’s beef farmers making £50 less than UK farmers on 380kg carcasses

Over the past month, the price differential between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK for R3 grade cattle...

Here’s how many hours farmers REALLY work in a week

Here’s how many hours farmers REALLY work in a week

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office this week said that farmers work a 49-hour week. However, a poll by...

Northern food sector continues to grow, but farmers are losing out says UFU

Northern food sector continues to grow, but farmers are losing out says UFU

The rate of growth of Northern Ireland’s food and drinks processing sector has slowed, new figures from the Northern Ireland...

Agri-researchers and companies awarded €6.32m in EU funding

Agri-researchers and companies awarded €6.32m in EU funding

Agri-researchers and companies have been awarded €6.32m in EU funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The funding...

The search is on for the 2016 International Miss Macra!

The search is on for the 2016 International Miss Macra!

The search is on for the 2016 International Miss Macra, with the competition taking place on the August bank holiday weekend starting...

Farmer receives 3-month suspended sentence on animal welfare charges

Farmer receives 3-month suspended sentence on animal welfare charges

A farmer in Northern Ireland has been handed a three-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, on several animal welfare...

See how one Tipp dairy farmer is getting over €1/L for milk

See how one Tipp dairy farmer is getting over €1/L for milk

With dairy farmers currently receiving in the region of 23c/L for milk, one Tipperary farmer is managing to get an...

Video: Harvest 2016 gets underway with initial reports of yields down 20%

Video: Harvest 2016 gets underway with initial reports of yields down 20%

With the good weather over the last couple of days harvest 2016 has kicked-off in Ireland, with combines and tractors...

How to spot and treat botulism as outbreaks continue in the North

How to spot and treat botulism as outbreaks continue in the North

Botulism is becoming more of a concern in Northern Ireland as outbreaks continue to occur, according to the Department of...