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‘Buyers should attend the mart on their own, without accompaniment’ – Department

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has directed livestock marts to adjust their operations for tighter restrictions. The implementation of Level 5 restrictive...

Over 50% of cattle at Kanturk Mart bought online by NI customers

Over 700 entries were offered for sale at Kanturk Mart on Tuesday (October 20th), according to a spokesperson. They explained that 50% of lots were...

Pictures and prices: Up to €5.76/kg for weanling heifers at Shorthorn sale

Pushing up to €1,950 at the Moyside/Croghan Beef Shorthorn Club’s annual autumn sale was lot 7A, an in-calf heifer bred by Lismacool Sunny Boy,...

Covid-19 Level 5: Some marts seeking to have limited number of ringside buyers

IFA president Tim Cullinan has acknowledged the work by the Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue, his officials, and marts to keep business operating as...

TD proposes temporarily erecting cubicles around mart rings

The Minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, must pay special attention to marts with poor broadband coverage and propose immediate solutions. That is the...

‘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.

Farmer’s Diary: We need to talk about Blackie…

That’s Farming’s weekly contributor, Clodagh Hughes, runs a sheep enterprise on the Monaghan/Louth border near Inniskeen. This week, she shares the story behind her dog, Blackie.

The man behind the video

Donal anderson farms 130 ewes in Bohernabreena, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

Covid-19 restrictions: What level 5 means

The Government has agreed a move to level 5 for a six-week period. A cabinet meeting to assess the NPHET recommendation took place earlier this...

Sheep trade remains firm at Kilkenny Mart

Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale, which was held on Monday (October 19th), attracted some 400 entries, according to George Candler. Following the general sale, the auctioneer...

Mart sales cannot start if buyers are on the premises – ICOS

Following the Government’s announcement of Level 5 Covid restrictions, taking effect from midnight (Wednesday, October 21st), ICOS has provided the following guidance and directions...

24-month-old calving is the aim for suckler farmer running ‘tight ship’

Gareth Neely - suckler farmer - 24 month calving - farming in Northern Ireland
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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; ...