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Livestock funding discrepancy  ‘completely unfair’ – senator

Livestock funding discrepancy ‘completely unfair’ – senator

The commencement of advance payments under year five of the Sheep Welfare Scheme will see almost €16 million paid to...

13:00pm

‘Multi-species sward driving litres but hitting protein’ on Tipperary farm

‘Multi-species sward driving litres but hitting protein’ on Tipperary farm

Multi-species swards on a Tipperary-based farm are having slightly mixed results with protein being hit, but litres driving on and...

12:01pm

Machinery Focus: CASE IH updates to tractors and loaders

Machinery Focus: CASE IH updates to tractors and loaders

The Farmall C series of tractors has always been targeted at the more modest sized farm, or those with jobs...

10:30am

Woollen mills increases number of partner farmers

Woollen mills increases number of partner farmers

A Co. Kilkenny based woollen mills that works with Galway fleece is increasing its number of partner farmers yearly as...

10:00am

Support local producers by purchasing a real Irish Christmas tree, minister encourages

Support local producers by purchasing a real Irish Christmas tree, minister encourages

Minister of State Pippa Hackett is encouraging the purchase of a real Irish Christmas tree this season to help support...

9:00am

New life breathed into Mayo granary under GLAS scheme

New life breathed into Mayo granary under GLAS scheme

A Co. Mayo suckler and sheep farmer has renovated a granary under the Green, Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) traditional farm...

7:00am

Maintaining silage quality during the winter period

Maintaining silage quality during the winter period

The housed period has begun on farms, with silage pits now being opened to feed stock for the winter ahead....

6:10am

Beef Focus: Supplying the growing market for ‘high-end’ sucklers

Beef Focus: Supplying the growing market for ‘high-end’ sucklers

A growing interest is being seen among Irish suckler farmers for bigger cows, high-end sucklers with the impressive ‘U-grade’ confirmation,...

6:00am

DAFM funding for Land Mobility Service to increase to €100k for 2022

DAFM funding for Land Mobility Service to increase to €100k for 2022

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Charlie McConalogue has announced a 100% increase in his department’s funding for the Land...

17:19pm

Ash dieback – alternatives to planning and felling criteria being explored

Ash dieback – alternatives to planning and felling criteria being explored

The reconstitution and underplanting scheme (RUS) for ash dieback has been extended to all plantations – regardless of age –...

17:19pm

Finished lamb prices back by up to €5/head

Finished lamb prices back by up to €5/head

Finished lamb prices have taken a knock this week of €2-5/head at marts, in line with factory prices for lambs...

17:15pm

Wool sales up and increased prices warmly welcomed

Wool sales up and increased prices warmly welcomed

Ulster Wool has confirmed that market prices across all fleece types have increased by 40% since the beginning of the...

16:36pm

€4m begins issuing to 1,000 farmers in Organic Farming Scheme

€4m begins issuing to 1,000 farmers in Organic Farming Scheme

Minister of State Pippa Hackett has announced the start of the 2021 advance payments for the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS). ...

16:29pm

Milk Price Tracker: Rise continues for October supplies

Milk Price Tracker: Rise continues for October supplies

The latest Milk Price Tracker – brought to you by Agriland and the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) – details milk prices from the most...

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Ewe lambs come out on top at Zwartbles Eíre sale

Ewe lambs come out on top at Zwartbles Eíre sale

Last Saturday, November 20, Zwartbles Eíre hosted its first ever regional sale of pedigree Zwartbles. Giving a rundown of the...

15:00pm

New reference periods in sheep scheme ‘worth over €2m’ more to farmers

New reference periods in sheep scheme ‘worth over €2m’ more to farmers

Commenting on the issuing today (Friday, November 26) of the advance payments for the 2021 Sheep Welfare Scheme (SWS), Irish...

14:32pm

Wind warnings in place with gusts of up to 110km/h to hit

Wind warnings in place with gusts of up to 110km/h to hit

A number of wind warnings are in place for Ireland with gusts of 90-110 km/h expected as Storm Arwen hits...

14:22pm

Recruiting and retaining staff fundamental challenge for dairy sector

Recruiting and retaining staff fundamental challenge for dairy sector

Recruiting and retaining staff is a challenge that many dairy farmers throughout the UK and Ireland now struggle with, according...

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