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Only 17% of cattle farms considered economically viable – report

Only 17% of cattle farms considered economically viable – report

The recently published Teagasc National Farm Survey 2020 Sustainability Report reveals economic differences including profitability between dairy, cattle, sheep and...

December 3, 2021

DAFM to lead trade mission to US to promote sheepmeat

DAFM to lead trade mission to US to promote sheepmeat

The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) is to lead a trade mission to the US next spring...

December 3, 2021

International market for grass-fed beef to increase in value – LMC

International market for grass-fed beef to increase in value – LMC

According to Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson, the international market for grass-fed beef is to increase...

December 3, 2021

Hedgerow Week 2021 gets underway with daily webinars planned

Hedgerow Week 2021 gets underway with daily webinars planned

Understanding hedges better is the theme for Hedgerow Week 2021 which starts today (Friday, December 3) and will run until...

December 3, 2021

Farm Assist Christmas bonus to be paid next week

Farm Assist Christmas bonus to be paid next week

Farm Assist recipients will get their Christmas bonus next week, Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys has confirmed. They are...

December 3, 2021

Online sale of in-calf heifers to take place this evening

Online sale of in-calf heifers to take place this evening

The family-farming duo Wesley and John Breaden, based in Corduff, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, are set to host an on-farm, online...

December 3, 2021

TAMS: ‘Unacceptable’ that new costings won’t be applied in January

TAMS: ‘Unacceptable’ that new costings won’t be applied in January

The fact that revised costings under the Targeted Agricultural Moderisation Scheme (TAMS) won’t be available to farmers in the next...

December 3, 2021

Gerry Boyle joins board of AgriSearch

Gerry Boyle joins board of AgriSearch

AgriSearch, the farmer-funded research and innovation body, has announced the appointment of Prof. Gerry Boyle, Norman McMordie and Ian McCluggage...

December 3, 2021

Irish vet in Australia struck off for giving horse tranquilisers to friends

Irish vet in Australia struck off for giving horse tranquilisers to friends

An Irish veterinary surgeon who had been working in Australia has been struck of the veterinary register after she admitted...

December 3, 2021

Weekend weather: Cold and dry, with some scattered showers

Weekend weather: Cold and dry, with some scattered showers

The coming weekend will see some drier weather in parts of the country, but temperatures will remain low and there...

December 3, 2021

Sheep kill: Supplies fall over 5,000 head after week of price pressure

Sheep kill: Supplies fall over 5,000 head after week of price pressure

Last week’s sheep kill (week ending November 27) saw a decrease of 5,362 head on the previous week, figures from the...

December 3, 2021

Video: McGee sale sees top price of €18,000 for heifer

Video: McGee sale sees top price of €18,000 for heifer

The McGee family hosted their inaugural online-only sale of production heifers last weekend, in conjunction with Mid-Tipp Mart and MartEye....

December 3, 2021

Calves: Concerns over possible ban on transport under 5 weeks of age

Calves: Concerns over possible ban on transport under 5 weeks of age

A proposed ban on the transport of unweaned calves under the age of five weeks may ultimately lead to animal...

December 2, 2021

US authorities lift ban on sheepmeat from EU

US authorities lift ban on sheepmeat from EU

A ban on sheepmeat from the EU entering the US has been lifted, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

December 2, 2021

Agricultural machinery up for auction in Mullingar

Agricultural machinery up for auction in Mullingar

A clearance sale of agricultural machinery and construction equipment is to be held at Mullingar Business Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath...

December 2, 2021

Markets and carbon sequestration to be discussed at forestry webinars

Markets and carbon sequestration to be discussed at forestry webinars

Species selection, biomass and carbon sequestration are among the topics that are set to be explored at a series of...

December 2, 2021

Bird flu: Suspected notifiable case in Tyrone

Bird flu: Suspected notifiable case in Tyrone

Disease control measures have been put in place in Northern Ireland (NI) following suspicion of notifiable avian influenza (AI) –...

December 2, 2021

€7m ‘saving’ moved from forestry to other schemes

€7m ‘saving’ moved from forestry to other schemes

€7 million in capital expenditure is being moved from the forestry budget, according to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and...

December 2, 2021