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Livestock truck with no tax for 1,212 days seized

A livestock truck was seized by Gardaí conducting a checkpoint in Laois over the weekend. The action was taken on Sunday, October 25th after multiple...

PHOTOS: ‘Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a holding with endless potential’

A “spectacular” c.30-acre peninsula fronting onto the River Erne/Shannon Erne Water System has been introduced to the market. There are foundations in place for two...

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...

Tractor driver arrested after travelling wrong way down motorway

A tractor driver has been arrested in Mid-Ulster. Police observed the agricultural vehicle travelling on the M1 recently. It is illegal to drive a tractor...

Online-only mart sales to continue – Department

Livestock mart sales will continue using online-only platforms, the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine has confirmed this evening (Sunday, October 25th). A spokesperson...

21-year ban for couple who exploited agricultural workers

A couple been banned from acting as company directors for 21 years after they exploited and abused agricultural workers. Lincoln-based Simon Melville, 42, has been...

Mart manager shares views on Level 5 restrictions in livestock marts

A mart manager has openly shared her views on Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions in livestock marts. Under Level 5, sales are held online-only under level...

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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€2,040 for weanling heifer at Elphin Mart

A 99% clearance was recorded in the cull cow ring at Elphin Mart on Monday (October 19th), according to Gerry Connellan. The mart manager reported...

Farmer’s Diary: There is a dog out there for everyone

Former professional chef, Clodagh Hughes, runs a sheep enterprise on the Monaghan/Louth border near Inniskeen. Well, it is official; I am in love!  Puppy love...

Store cattle a slightly tougher trade at Cashel Mart

Cashel Mart held its first online-only sale on Saturday (October 24th). A spokesperson for the mart reported a “slightly tougher trade” for store cattle. “The...

PHOTOS: ‘Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a holding with endless potential’

A “spectacular” c.30-acre peninsula fronting onto the River Erne/Shannon Erne Water System has been introduced to the market. There are foundations in place for two...