Farming

Local recipients at UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science awards

Aoife Courtney from Glanworth and Sarah Walsh from Kildorrery were among the prize winners at the recent student prize giving awards ceremony at UCD...

Cork Marts C.E. defends new intake system at Corrin

The new intake system at Corrin Mart, Fermoy which has come under severe criticism, has been robustly defended this week by Cork Marts Chief Executive,...

Dairy farming systems must build in resilience to weather shocks

Weather risk is a reality of farming and extreme weather events have the capacity to cause major stress in the short term and damage...

IFA supporters gather for annual social

A crowd of almost 200 people attended last Saturday night's North Cork IFA social in The Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown. The dinner dance was slightly behind...

Vet council’s attempt to stifle competition rejected by IFA

IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell, has strongly rejected the guidance issued by the Veterinary Council of Ireland for vets providing a service to...

BRIDE project to feature on Ear to the Ground

The farmers and farmland involved with the BRIDE Project which stretches the length of the Bride Valley, will feature on Ear to the Ground...

IFA meet dept of agriculture on EID & clean sheep policy

Cork sheep farmer and chairman of IFA National Sheep Sean Dennehy said the lamb trade remains solid with factories paying from €4.75 to €4.80/kg...

Chinese Minister signs new Action Plan at Moorepark

Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD and his Chinese counterpart Minister Han Changfu, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, met at...

Public meeting on the future of agriculture

Pa O'Driscoll, the Fine Gael general election candidate for Cork East, will be hosting a public meeting on the future of Irish agriculture on...

IFA President stresses importance of low-cost loans for farmers

IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must move on low-cost loans to help address fodder deficit and resulting income crises for farmers. Speaking at...

Mitchelstown Credit Union offering Cultivate farm loans

The credit union farm lending project is modelled on a pilot initiative by four credit unions in County Galway who launched the brand Cultivate. This was followed...

Collection plans for removing stockpiles of farm tyres

€700,000 is being made available to remove stockpiles of tyres from farms, with collection dates and venues announced. Under the Waste Management (Tyres and...

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