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‘I always wanted to be a livestock auctioneer’

Donna Vidal is a progressive sheep farmer chasing a career in property auctioneering. The 25-year-old farms her 100-ewe Royal Flock on a full-time basis, whilst...

How dairy farmers can earn an extra €250/cow

An extra profit of €250 or more per cow together, with benefits for water and air quality, is achievable on average Irish dairy farms...

VIDEO: Milking 420 cows with 6 robots in Meath

Lely customers, Robert and Henry Mulligan, from Co. Meath, are running one of the largest grass-based robotic milking farms in Ireland. They are milking 420,...

Grass fire burns 10,000-acres

A grass fire burned an estimated 10,000-acres in north-west North Dakota in recent days. The blaze broke out just after 4:30 pm in Adams County...

‘We have to get rid of barriers to farmers putting solar panels on sheds’

ICSA president, Edmond Phelan, has welcomed the announcement of a micro-generation support scheme, but stressed the need to allow farmers to put solar panels...

Four Irish natives agricultural contracting in Covid-free New Zealand

Gavin Mc Daniel, Peter Treacy, Danny Ryan, and JJ Meade are “living the dream” working for a large agricultural contracting firm in Covid-free New...

How this ‘Fit Farmer’ shed over 3 stone

Conor Halpin, journalism intern, speaks to 'Fit Farmer' Michael Mulryan and programme coordinator, Laura Tully. Michael Mulryan (63), is a tiler and third-generation farmer who...

Juggling suckler farming, work at Ennis Mart and student life

A career path is rarely straightforward, but this was something that Rachel Hannan (19) didn’t have to think twice about. Hailing from a farming background,...

New Nitrates Regulations 2021 – what you need to know

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) issued new nitrates regulations to farmers recently. The majority of these new rules came into effect...

Remote Work Strategy: Employees to have legal right to work from home

The government has published Ireland’s first National Remote Work Strategy to make remote working a permanent option for life after the pandemic. The strategy sets...

Beef prices to increase in Northern Ireland again next week

Beef prices strengthened across most categories in Northern Ireland this week. That is according to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC), who reported that base...

‘Farmers are full of knowledge; it’s very important to listen to them’

Seán McMahon, a UCD Animal and Crop Production (ACP) graduate, a grassland management enthusiast, now works as a technical sales advisor with Grassland Agro. The...
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