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Government moves to cap cattle numbers
Declan O'Brien
Restricted herd numbers are on the way but there is no clarity on when or how this policy will be imposed at farm level.
 
 
My Farming Week: David O’Leary, Bawnaskehy, Castleisland, Co Kerry
David O’Leary from Castleisland is the Young Grassland Farmer of the Year 2020 and will host a Teagasc farm walk on Thursday 23 September at 11am.
Budget 2022 PRSI proposals to hit farmers
A proposed hike in PRSI contributions for self-employed people would see farmers pay more each year.
In pictures: all the action from the 2021 National Ploughing Championships
The 90th National Ploughing Championships were held in Ratheniska, Co Laois, from 15 to 17 September.
No crowds, great competition, a return to what the ploughing is all about
Siobhán Walsh and Stephen Robb report from the 90th National Ploughing Championships held last week.
Watch: This week in photos - 2021 Ploughing Championships and Moorepark Open Day
All the action from the 2021 National Ploughing Championships in Co Laois, Moorepark '21 Open Day in Co Cork and more!
Watch: Ploughing 2021 comes to a close...here's the action
The rain cleared away for the third and final day of the 90th National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska Co Laois.
Farmers do not own forestry carbon credits – McConalogue
The Minister told an Irish Farmers Journal webinar on Tuesday night that a balance will need to be struck in terms of the public investment in forestry and where credits might go.
McConalogue on nitrates ‘farmers need something flexible that works’
The Minister told the Irish Farmers Journal editor Justin McCarthy, that farmers will have difficulty securing TAMS if they are not compliant with the existing rules.
Limit on national herd not ruled out by McConalogue
Minister McConalogue was speaking on a live webinar hosted by the Irish Farmers Journal on Tuesday night.
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In pictures: Charolais heifer hits €5.69/kg in Tuam
Adam Woods reports from the special Charolais weanling show and sale held in Tuam Mart, Co Galway, on Monday night.
In pictures: bullocks hit €3/kg in Elphin
Elphin Mart held its annual autumn bullock sale on Wednesday and the trade didn’t disappoint.
Camera at the Mart: solid trade at Brockagh Perth Blackface sale
Held on Friday, the sale recorded a top price of €850 for the champion ewe hogget and €920 for the top-priced ewe lamb.
Camera at the Mart: positive sentiment in Sixmilebridge Mart sales
The mart’s weanling show and sale was hot on the heels of a special beef sale held at the end of August to mark 10 years trading as a farmer co-operative.
Animals on 16 farms 100% resistant to Ivermectin - study
Anthelmintic resistance is where worms in an animal survive a dose of wormer which would normally kill them.
Applications for John Feely scholarships open until October
The successful students will be selected by supervised draw and will be notified before the end of 2021.
IFA calls for VAT on vaccines to go
Oral vaccines are VAT free, but pour-ons and injectables are charged 23% VAT.
Reasons to be optimistic about Chinese sheepmeat access
Access to the Chinese market has changed the shape of New Zealand and Australian sheepmeat exports and it can also provide a more balanced demand for Irish sheepmeat products.
BSE case found on English farm
A classic BSE case has been found in an animal that died on farm in the southwest of England.
Popular flukicide Trodax ceases production
The product Trodax, which is used for the treatment of mature and late-immature stages of liver fluke, has ceased production.
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Study shows selection using genomics leads to healthier and longer-lived cows
Selecting replacement heifers using the CLARIFIDE® Plus Dairy Wellness Profit (DWP) genomic index leads to healthier and longer-lived cows and calves, data from 1,390 animals has found.
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Maxol Lubricants and the Cork West plough team
To celebrate the start of this year’s Ploughing, we chat with the West Cork plough team, proudly sponsored by Maxol Lubricants, to find out what drives them to compete at this great event each year.
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Always ask yourself: are you sure it’s safe?
As the season changes and as winter conditions approach, Michael Murray, public safety manager with ESB Networks, is asking farmers to remain vigilant around the farm.
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Challenging times: farmers are under siege
Resilience in the face of continued adversity, farmers always find a way.
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Strong retail performance in past year
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, supermarkets are holding on to much of the gains they made during lockdown.
Dairy Trends: GDT result underpins strong commodity markets
EU prices for whole milk powder and skim milk powder continue to power about 20% ahead of the same time last year.
Brazil waiting for clearance from China
Brazil beef exports to China remain suspended as the two atypical cases of BSE are inventigated.
Dobson’s move into dairying
Having been involved in beef and sheep meat processing for over four decades, Jim Dobson switches to dairy
JMC Parts appointed dealer for Scharmüller hitches
Worldwide part suppliers JMC Parts, based in west Cork, has recently been appointed dealers for Scharmüller hitches.
Used tractors imports up 82% in 2021
FTMTA figures show that 2,803 used tractors have been imported and registered in Ireland up to the end of August this year, up by over 82% on 2020 figures.
New combine sales highest since 2014
A total of 57 new combines have been registered in Ireland up to the end of August, the highest figure since 2014 when 60 units were registered.
Corrigan's 75 years of dedication to Wicklow Cheviots
Curragh-based Wicklow Cheviot breeder Pat Corrigan has given a lifetime to the breed and this year celebrates his 75th annual show and sale.
Two dairy farms available on 10-year leases
One is a former dairy farm that supplied liquid milk to Kerry while the other is milking away, supplying Aurivo.
Two non-residential farms in Co Wexford
These two farms are in the north of the county and will be sold at auction, writes Paul Mooney.
Top-class cattle yard on 64ac in Mayo
The holding includes 45ac of good grazing land plus 19.2ac of forestry.
Planning permission trends continue strong resurgence
The number of applications approved followed the typical trend for quarter two of the year with permission granted for an additional 80 new builds.
Minister backs anaerobic digestion and carbon farming
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue believes anaerobic digestion will play a role in developing the renewable sector.
Watch: targets for climate change ‘very real’ - Marie Donnelly
The chair of the Government’s Climate Change Advisory Council spoke at Moorepark’s open day on Wednesday.
Farmers do not own forestry carbon credits – McConalogue
The Minister told an Irish Farmers Journal webinar on Tuesday night that a balance will need to be struck in terms of the public investment in forestry and where credits might go.
Licence approvals dominate Oireachtas committee meeting again
Brendan Gleeson, Department of Agriculture secretary general, told the committee about plans to issue 4,500 forestry licences this year.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland diary of events
Sales and events happening across the NI agri-food industry over the next week
Scottish Trends: lamb price cools in Scotland but beef remains firm
Both beef and lamb remain buoyant in Scotland this September.
Scottish Trends: beef and lamb prices remain strong in Scotland
Strong trade continues in Scotland for cattle and sheep. John Sleigh reports.
Women & Ag
Education key to increasing the number of female farmers
Education, farm names and culture were some of the issues raised at a Dáil committee discussion around increasing the number of women in farming.
All eyes on Irish eventing following podium finish
Sally Corscadden’s eventing team have the European Championships in their sights following Irish success at Aachen.
A Week in the Country
Find out what the ICL team were up to this week in the country
The time to shout louder is now!
Michael Slavin reports on disappointing political party support for the sport horse industry.
The Front Row: equine art
Leo Powell describes a recent visit to the Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket, Suffolk, England