Farming

European Grassland experts meet in Ireland

The European Grassland Federation (EGF) conference took place in Cork this week with over 450 delegates from 31 countries attending. This is the 27th...

Farmers – Bale pink for breast cancer awareness

Pink silage bales are set to be a common sight once again in the countryside this summer, as Glanbia’s limited-edition pink silage wrap goes...

Beefy €23,500 prize fund on offer for Ireland’s best bulls

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, was recently joined by champion bull ‘Carrigroe Noel’ in Watergrasshill, to officially launch the...

Fermoy farmers regional winners of Dairygold awards

Dairygold milk suppliers, Denis and Patrick Joyce from Fermoy were declared regional winner of the 2017 Dairygold Milk Quality Awards at Springfort Hall Hotel...

Ministers announce extension to summer slurry-spreading deadline

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, have...

Minister Creed ignoring sheep farmers by imposing compulsory electronic tagging –...

IFA President Joe Healy said the announcement by Agriculture Minister Michael Creed on the imposition of compulsorily electronic sheep tagging on all sheep from...

Plastic collection an invaluable service for farmers

Waterproof, robust and easy to handle, plastic, in its many guises, is a tremendously useful material. Its use is widespread in the farming sector -...

Working with nature for the betterment of all

Operating in a market economy, farmers must be hard headed business people if they are to turn a profit. Hard headed and often vocal, Irish...

Local pig farmer warns of misleading labelling

A local pig farmer has expressed his disappointment that a recently established retail outlet in the area is selling foreign pork products, using misleading...

Ornua drives strong revenue growth

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products which proudly brings the unique taste of grass-fed Irish dairy to over 110 countries worldwide, have announced record...

Farm inspections to go ahead despite fodder crisis and “attendant issues”

Speaking after last Thursday’s meeting with Minister Creed and other stakeholders on the question of the current fodder crisis and attendant issues, the President...

Minister receptive to ‘farm-orientation’ on rural energy renewables – ICSMA

The President of ICMSA said that he was encouraged and reassured by the policy direction on energy renewables signaled by the Minister for Communications,...

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