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Men due in court after €122,000 drugs seizure in rural area

Gardaí have arrested two men and seized more than €122,000 worth of drugs in Turloughmore, Co Galway. Gardaí attached to the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit...

Weather: Snow expected this week

Met Éireann has issued a new weather advisory for Ireland as falls of snow are expected in the coming days. The national forecaster has warned...

Beef trade: Prices increase by 5-10c/kg in some plants

Beef prices have strengthened again this week, rising by 5c-10c/kg in some factories, according to IFA livestock chairman, Brendan Golden. He said bullocks are making...

Long Read: Farming 500-acres in Vermont, USA

Long Read: Farming 500-acres in Vermont, USA - The Richardson family has a Jersey herd and maple enterprise. They also manufacture split rail fence out of native white ash and white cedar woods.

Fears that meatpacking sites could experience USA-style Covid-19 outbreaks

Unite the Union have expressed their concerns over the clusters of COVID-19 cases in meatpacking facilities across Northern Ireland.

‘I’m a girl whose head turns when they hear a tractor passing’

20-year-old Violet Ryan studies a BSc in Agriculture at Waterford Institute of Technology and intends to graduate with a BSc Honours in Land Management.

Farmer Focus: Tufty cattle – Highlands without horns

Tom Gow of Mangapiri Downs Station breeds Tufty cattle, Highlands without horns.

‘I purchased my first-ever calf at the mart for €80’

Rebecca Ryan, 21, studied childcare after her Leaving Cert, but later studied a level 5 certificate in agriculture at Ballyhaise Agricultural College, before beginning a level 6 in dairy herd management.

Inside the mind of a farmer’s child

Inside the mind of a farmer's son or daughter.

‘I think some farmers think a young girl like me couldn’t possibly be a vet student’

Suckler and sheep farmer, Michaela Doran (23), a Mayo native, repeated the Leaving Cert to study veterinary medicine at UCD.

‘Being cooped up in an indoor job is just not for me long-term’

20-year-old Louise Horan lives on a beef farm and studies agricultural science at Waterford Institute of Technology.

‘I am the only girl working in the sheep yard at Ballinrobe Mart’

Anne Biggins grew up on a suckler and sheep farm in The Neale, Co. Mayo and studies agricultural science at Waterford Institute of Technology. She works as a livestock drover at Aurivo Ballinrobe Mart.
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