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Covid-19 Level 4: How marts will operate

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has directed livestock marts in Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan to adjust their operations. This comes following the...

Covid-19 Level 5: TB testing – what farmers should know

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has introduced certain flexibilities in relation to the TB testing of cattle. These are the same conditions...

Covid Level 5: Farmers can delay TB tests

IFA animal health chairman, Pat Farrell, has welcomed the Department of Agriculture’s “understanding of farmers’ concerns” in the new TB testing protocols in level...

PHOTOS: Over 200 lots on offer at virtual farm machinery auction

Approximately 200-250 lots will go under the hammer at Hennessy Auctioneers’ monthly farm and plant machinery auction this Saturday (October 24th). The auction, at the...

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...

‘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...

‘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...

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...

Covid-19 Level 3: What does it mean for marts?

Livestock marts will continue to operate as the entire country moves to level 3 with effect from midnight tonight, it has been confirmed. However, stricter...

Department urged to re-assess farm inspections through Level 5 restrictions

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers’ Association have called on the Minister and his Department to re-assess ongoing farm inspections through the Level 5...

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Minister McConalogue urges food and agri-businesses to complete their preparations for Brexit

New regulatory checks will apply to trade with and through the UK from 1 January 2021 The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie...

Assistance provided for Teagasc Students

Teagasc has confirmed that it is to fund a Covid payment to Teagasc students and provide a Teagasc laptop loan scheme. Similar supports were introduced...

From farming simulator to the reality, a YouTubers journey.

A YouTuber from Co Longford has been documenting farming in a very different way online. Phillip Stewart who runs the Farmer Phil channel divides his...

Weanlings Sale & Suckler Cows on Sale at Roscommon Mart

   Weanlings Sale & Suckler Cows on Sale at Roscommon Mart Good numbers were on offer again this week with a firm trade for...