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Suckler farmer ditches plan to become teacher after studying ag course

Growing up on a 45-cow suckler farm, many may be under the impression that it was a natural progression for Saoirse McGovern to pursue...

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.

Women in Ag: Olivia Grant

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

Park House Farm: 350 dairy cows, 650 ewes, over 100 beef cattle, 800-acres

GMIT/Mountbellew student, Annie McGuinness, has worked on Park House Farm in the UK.  She recounts her experience on the farm, which is home to...

Table: How many cattle were traded through livestock marts in Ireland in 2019?

1,669,138 movements were recorded in livestock marts in Ireland in 2019, according to the AIM Bovine Statistics Report 2019. This figure, the Department of Agriculture,...

VIDEO: Suckler pairs reach €7,000 at Castlerea Mart

A large entry was presented for sale at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, December 10th, according to Brendan Egan. In the heifer ring, prices strengthened this...

Quality the key driver of weanlings prices at Castlerea Mart

Castlerea Mart’s final cattle sale of 2020 attracted “good numbers” of stock, according to Brendan Egan. The mart manager noted that bullocks peaked at €2.69/kg,...

VIDEO: Champion bullock sells for €2,900 at Carnew Mart

Carnew Mart held its 40th annual fatstock show and sale on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021. The sale attracted over 400 beef cattle, 300 stores and...

€3,240 for in-calf heifer at Elphin Mart

A 94% clearance was recorded in the cull cow ring at Elphin Mart on Monday, October 26th, according to Gerry Connellan. The mart manager reported...

VIDEO: €6,210 for in-calf heifer at Elphin Mart

At €6,210, a Limousin-cross in-calf heifer was among one of the top-priced animals at Martin O’Connor’s sale tonight. The April-2018-born Joskins daughter is in-calf to...
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