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‘Others had big dreams of being soccer players, I wanted to be a vet’

Fourth-year UCD veterinary medicine student, Alix Cunneen, is chasing her childhood dream. Although the 22-year-old did not grow up on a farm, she has been...

From France to Connemara – How this 29-year-old became a sheep farmer

“I came to Ireland in August 2019 because I fell in love with a man from Connemara. I adore the Emerald Isle and I...

Farmer’s Diary: 13 the magic number this breeding season

Edward Earle, Gorey, Co. Wexford, works as a quality engineer and farms over 300 ewes in partnership with his parents. As we want to keep...

Beef farmer running new online business from his kitchen table

FineStock.ie, a livestock competition website, is the brainchild of an innovative county Armagh beef farmer. The website, which went live last week, allows entrants to...

Aubrac breed ticking all the boxes for 70-cow suckler farmer

Aubrac cattle have proven to be game-changers on Alfie Hanbidge’s 70-strong suckler cow herd in Stratford-on-Slaney, Co. Wicklow. The seventh-generation farmer left school at 14...

Top tips: How farmers can make life easier for themselves

Farmers are often time-poor due to the nature of family life and/or maintaining additional employment, writes Andy Ryder, Teagasc drystock advisor. As a result, it...

Farmer’s Diary: Navigating through puddles, that if you fell into, you wouldn’t be seen for days

Former professional chef, Clodagh Hughes, runs a sheep enterprise on the Monaghan/Louth border near Inniskeen. After last week’s drama with an injured pup, college practical...

Farmer’s Diary: Losing 3 dogs in 12 months

Former professional chef, Clodagh Hughes, runs a sheep enterprise on the Monaghan/Louth border near Inniskeen. This week, I am going to start on a sad...

‘Talking to different farmers each day you will no doubt learn something new’

WIT graduate, Miriam Dineen, wears several hats as a dairy farmer and sales representative for an agri company. The 22-year-old hails from Cahirbarnagh, Rathmore, Co....

‘Quality over quantity seems to be the new norm’ – Walter Brennan

Aurivo Balla Mart, Co. Mayo will play host to Walter Brennan’s hotly-anticipated 13th annual in-calf heifer sale this Friday (November 20th). Forty-four commercial heifers, a...

Meet the livestock auctioneer who has sold over 1.6 million cattle in his lifetime

Retired livestock auctioneer, Peter Holland (72), claims that he has sold over 1.6 million cattle in his lifetime. He decided to hang up his boots...

Suckler farming: 100% AI and 39-month-old calving system

Noel O’Neill began farming a sheep and suckler enterprise in his own right in 2003. The Tinahely, Co. Wicklow native is an electrician by trade...
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  Monday Tonight Monday 30th will be mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle and mist, and lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees in the West, Tuesday Tomorrow, Tuesday...

A Firm Trade for all classes reported at Roscommon Mart

  Good numbers were on offer again this week with a firm trade for all classes at Roscommon Mart on Friday, November 27th according to...

INHFA push Minister on Designations and CAP at Virtual AGM

President of the Irish Natural  & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) Colm O’Donnell cautioned against the prospect of more land designations and stressed how the...

Testing silage and meal feeding cattle over winter

With the large amounts of rainfall recently, most beef farmers have housed the last of the beef cattle by now, writes James Concannon, Walsh...