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No changes to Covid-19 restrictions in marts for a minimum of 4 weeks

Calls for a relaxation of Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions to permit some ringside buyers in marts continue. The matter has been raised by several mart...

Government website says 40% of marts don’t have decent broadband – TD

According to the Government’s website, 40% of marts across the country have a poor broadband service which requires upgrading, as highlighted by Denis Naughten TD. 68...

VIDEO: Award for farmer who lambed flock for friend with Covid-19

A farmer, who lambed an entire flock of sheep for a Covid-19 stricken friend, has been honoured with an award. Sam Stables was handed this...

‘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...

List: 47 marts in areas where at least 30mbps broadband services are delivered

47 marts are in an area where commercial operators are delivering at least 30mbps broadband services as reported on Broadband.gov.ie. A list of the marts...

List: 19 livestock marts with less than 30mbps broadband

Independent TD, Denis Naughton, has compiled a list of the 19 marts with less than 30mbps broadband as reported on broadband.gov.ie. He conducted a review...

‘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...

Petition to re-open livestock marts to sellers and buyers

Level 5 restrictions in livestock marts have prompted farmers to start a petition to re-open marts to buyers and sellers. Under Level 5 restrictions, sales...

Machinery auction rescheduled after online bidding system crashes

Hennessy Auctioneers’ monthly farm and plant machinery auction, which was scheduled to take place online yesterday (Saturday, October 24th), has been rescheduled. Approximately 200-250 entries...

Letter: ‘No buyers are allowed around the sales ring, but GAA games can continue with 30 players’

The secretary of one of Ireland’s cattle breed societies has penned a letter to the Minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine in relation...

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Farm group reacts to Dutch farm minister’s desire to ban Irish calves

A farm group has reacted to reports of Dutch agriculture minister, Carola Schouten’s desire to ban the import of Irish calves into the country. ICMSA...

Teen farming author sets up agri e-commerce site for Ugandan orphanage

During the COVID-19 lockdown, enthusiastic Cork-based teenager, Tadgh Quill-Manley, has set up a socially-conscious farm supplies e-commerce site. The 18-year-old Leaving Cert student is already...

5 arrested after €110,000 cannabis farm discovered

Five individuals have been arrested in the UK following the discovery of a £100,000 (approximately €110,000) cannabis farm. Northumbria Police received a report of men...

VIDEO: 50 in-calf heifers with ‘power and style’ set for O’Connor’s sale

From humble beginnings to international interest, Martin O’Connor’s hotly-anticipated in-calf heifer sale is an annual highlight in the suckler farming calendar. Sales rings have been...