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VIDEO: ‘I did get to speak to the Minister for Agriculture, but it seems it has fallen on deaf ears’

A video of a mart manager making an emotional appeal following the implementation of level 5 restrictions has garnered just under 200,000 views. Level 5...

Driver of van towing trailer caught travelling at 130km/hr

The driver of a van and trailer combination was brought to a halt by Gardaí over the weekend. Laois Roads Policing Unit vehicle stopped the...

‘A blend of online and in-person bidding is the fairest and best auction process for livestock’

Farmers should be reassured that their local mart is open for business this week, Ray Doyle, Livestock & Environmental Services Executive of ICOS has...

Bullocks up €35/hd on last year at Ennis Mart

Almost 600 bullocks were presented for sale at Ennis Mart’s online-only sale on Friday (October 23rd).  Speaking following the sale, a spokesperson said: “Cattle are...

VIDEO: ‘Busy’ young farmer goes viral

A video of a young farmer recounting his busy day has taken the internet by storm. The clip was posted on Instagram and Facebook by...

PHOTOS: ‘Visually stunning’ 4-bedroom home for €260,000 in Mayo

A “superb” architecturally designed four-bedroom home with “an abundance of natural light” is for sale in the west of Ireland The property, located in Lowvalley,...

Up to 60mm of rain expected in 10 counties

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for ten counties. The alert will come into effect in Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Donegal,...

Mart Quiz: Are you a judge of weanling prices?

Prices and prices from Ballymote Mart's weanling sale held on Friday, October 23rd. Loading…

Crucial deadlines loom for suckler farmers

ICSA suckler chair, Ger O’Brien, has reminded suckler farmers that this week will be vital for all participating in suckler schemes. BDGP participants must ensure...

Opinion: ‘A farmer who does not own a smartphone/computer should not be excluded from buying livestock’

The Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, in a statement, complemented farmers’ abilities to adapt with Covid-19, how they are frontline workers in...

How this €36 could save you money on your farm in the long run

Silage quality is key to good animal performance, reducing winter feed costs and increasing profitability during the housing period, writes Sinéad Devaney, Teagasc Adviser,...

PHOTOS: Clearance rate just shy of 50% at Hereford sale in Kilmallock Mart

50% of entries offered for sale at the final autumn Hereford sale of the 2020 calendar found new homes. The sale took place in GVM...
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‘Trying to sell 450 animals mixed in pens by tender showed absolutely no understanding of how marts operate’

PJ Buckley, chief executive of GVM Group, has said it is very disappointing that marts have been hit with further restrictions right in the...

PHOTOS: Golf course ‘ideal’ for beef or dairy use for sale

A renowned 18-hole championship golf course, extending to circa 155 st acres, has been introduced to the market. GVM Auctioneers and Wheeler Auctioneers are jointly...

‘When I drive into a yard or field to go baling, I’m met with blank stares or twenty questions’

“I went to an all-girls secondary school where agriculture as a subject was not taught and not encouraged as a career path,” explained Chloe...

‘If off-licenses can stay open, there can be no reason to prohibit the ring-side sale of livestock’

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, and Government to make immediate changes...