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In-calf heifers reach €2,620 at Dowra Mart

Trade for quality lots held well at Dowra Mart’s online-only sale on Saturday (October 24th), according to a spokesperson. Speaking following the sale, the spokesperson...

Suckler farmers continue to express confidence in Salers to breed golden calf

A top call of €1,850 was recorded twice at the annual Salers heifer sale at Gort Mart last month. First, to command the price tag...

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...

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...

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...

Dry cows reach €2,080 at Ballymote Mart

Trade improved all-round at an online-only cattle sale at Ballymote Mart on Thursday (October 28th), according to a spokesperson. Bullocks under 500kgs made from €350-€700...

Level 5 Covid-19: Farmers are ‘on bonnets of motor cars staring into computers to look at animals’

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has described the Government’s move not to permit a number of socially-distanced ringside bidders under Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions as...

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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...