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Farmer selling British Blue cattle in memory of late wife

A 75-year-old farmer plans to sell a number of his British Blue cattle to raise funds for charity, in memory of his wife. Emyr Wigley...

Covid-19 Level 5: TB testing – what farmers should know

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has introduced certain flexibilities in relation to the TB testing of cattle. These are the same conditions...

Raphoe Mart’s first online-only sale a success

Raphoe Mart held its first online-only cattle sale under Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions on Thursday (October 22nd). Speaking following the general cattle sale, Ann Harkin,...

Sheep trade: Reports of up to €5.40/kg

Sheep processing plants are quoting between €5.25-€5.35/kg for quality-assured lambs this week. According to reports, up to €5.40/kg is being paid to producer groups. Base...

‘Excellent’ returns for forward and beef bullocks at Kilkenny Mart

Some 1,050 entries were offered for sale at Kilkenny Mart on Thursday (October 23rd), according to George Candler. Speaking following the general cattle sale, the...

PHOTOS: 4-bedroom house and holding with ‘hobby’ farm opportunities for €199,000

A 4-bedroom partly-built dormer house on approximately 20-acres land (if required) has been introduced to the market. The residence, located in Srah Lower, Rooskey, Doocastle, Mayo...

What Budget 2021 has in store for farmers

With this year’s budget eagerly anticipated, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine announced an increase of spending of 11% (179m) for Irish...

‘There is most likely to be a high incidence of liver fluke cases’

Liver fluke is a parasite that infects ruminant animals, writes Patricia Lynch, drystock advisor, Teagasc Westport. Influenced by climate, it mostly occurs during times of...

*2 days remaining* Win a 5-year-old Simmental cow and heifer calf

With the cancellation of fundraisers due to Covid-19, one rural-based GAA club in Roscommon has acted creatively to ensure its survival. The aim of ‘Molly...

PHOTOS: Detached dwelling house with land in 8 divisions for €275,000

A detached dwelling house, outbuildings, holding yard and circa 9.87 hectares/c.24.369-acres are for sale in Cavan. O’ Reilly Taylor and Tweedy has introduced the property...

Things fathers/mothers say to their farming sons and daughter when going to the mart

‘You’ll get sense by the time you are my age’ ‘We have enough of cattle’ ‘There is no need for you to go...
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Major decline in number of southern cattle moving north for slaughter

Base quotes for-in spec U-3 grade prime cattle ranged from 354- 360p/kg across plants in Northern Ireland this week, according to the Livestock and...

‘Quad bikes and scramblers are not toys’

The RSA and An Garda Síochána have launched a new public awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of quad bikes and scramblers pose to...

Stronger weanling bulls a tougher sell at Castlerea Mart

“Good” numbers of stock turned out for Castlerea Mart's online-only sale under Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, according to Brendan Egan. Store heifers met with a...

You are not a real mart-goer if you do not…

Own a pair of dealer boots; Wear a quilted jacket; Attend mart sales weekly; Talk about cattle prices every hour of the day; ...