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Budget 2021: What it means for farmers

Budget 2021 has been prepared against a background of extraordinary uncertainty regarding near-term economic and budgetary prospects, according to Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe...

Sheep trade: Kill edges towards 2.5m head mark

Quality-assured lambs are ranging from €5.25-€5.40/kg this week, according to reports. Producer groups are receiving more, in the region of 5-10c/kg, with most plants paying...

€300/suckler cow scheme proposed

A political party has proposed a “landmark” suckler cow scheme that provides “a bold vision for Irish family farming and for rural Ireland”. Sinn Féin...

‘Suspicion growing that opposition to Banagher meat plant is based on cartel like-thinking’ – TD

There is a clear and growing sense that the proposal to construct a new meat plant at Banagher is being “deliberately” obstructed by those...

Budget 2021: €200/suckler cow payment ‘forgotten about’

Middle Ireland and those living in rural Ireland have been forgotten in Budget 2021, according to independent TD, Michael Fitzmaurice. Reacting to today’s budget announcement,...

Women in Ag: Olivia Grant

TikToker, Olivia Grant, and family farm up to 800 beef cattle in Co. Tipperary.

From a suckler enterprise in Cavan to an 800-cow dairy farm in New Zealand

Sarah Smith grew up on a suckler farm in Cavan and studied sustainable agriculture at DkIT/Ballyhaise Agricultural College. She now works on an 800-cow dairy farm in New Zealand.

‘Without farming, there is no future’ – 32-year-old farmer

32-year-old Hannah Rose is a farmer, artist, photographer and brand ambassador, is a juggling act for 32-year-old Hannah Rose.

A student who did not grow up on a farm chasing a veterinary dream

Sean Moloney is a BSc (Hons) Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness degree programme in the Institute of Technology Carlow, Wexford campus.

Suckler farmer ditches plan to become teacher after studying ag course 2

18-year-old Saoirse McGovern lives on a 45-cow suckler farm and studies at Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Co. Cavan.
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