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Livestock worrying: 30 sheep killed in dog attack

Police in Cheshire are investigating a livestock worrying incident which took place in recent days. Approximately 30 sheep were killed, according to officers investigating the...

The Lost Valley: History, heritage, farming in Mayo

The Lost Valley is a stunning farm, located in the extreme south-west corner of county Mayo, near Louisburgh. It overlooks the Killary Fjord, and its...

‘I was 14-years-old when I bought my first heifer at the local mart’

Fourth-generation farmer, Ciaran Conway, hails from Killawalla, 10km from Westport, in Co. Mayo. The 18-year-old divides his time between the family farm and his Leaving...

Suckler farming: 100% AI and 39-month-old calving system

Noel O’Neill began farming a sheep and suckler enterprise in his own right in 2003. The Tinahely, Co. Wicklow native is an electrician by trade...

Edward Earle: Satisfactory returns for ewes in marts and factory

Following scanning of the ewes last week, we don’t keep ewes around the farm and find it better to move them on if they...

Clodagh Hughes: 5 weeks to go until lambing 2021

Here is this week's farm update from sheep farmer, Clodagh Hughes, who is preparing for lambing 2021.  With just over five weeks until my first...

Graphic content: Waterford dog attack costs farmer over €5,000

A Waterford-based farmer has lost almost one-quarter of his 100-strong sheep flock in a vicious dog attack. Eithan Harty, Ballinamult, Co. Waterford, told That’s Farming...

‘I would be far better off in a 9-5 job, but I have the farming disease’

Daphne Scott was just 14-years-old when she established her own business, Precious Pets, which she still continues to run to this day. The 29-year-old, who...

From France to Connemara – How this 29-year-old became a sheep farmer

“I came to Ireland in August 2019 because I fell in love with a man from Connemara. I adore the Emerald Isle and I...

VIDEO: A day in the life of sheep farmer Sarah Woodmartin

Sarah Woodmartin is a sheep farmer and University College Dublin (UCD) agricultural science graduate.
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