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Kevin Carey: The wind and rain have landed and show no sign of letting up

Kevin Carey farms a lowland Mule flock and a Mayo Mountain hill flock on the Belmullet Peninsula. The fourth-generation farmer sells lamb direct under Atlantic...

A dog for Christmas should be given careful consideration

People who are considering a dog for Christmas should think carefully about the decision. That is according to IFA sheep chairman Sean Dennehy, who stressed...

Edward Earle: 98% of ewes tupped after 21 days

Edward Earle, Gorey, Co. Wexford, works as a quality engineer and farms over 300 ewes in partnership with his parents. The young farmer studied agriculture...

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...

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...

Farmer’s Diary: ‘It was a relief to see the vet and get a thorough examination’

Former professional chef, Clodagh Hughes, runs a sheep enterprise on the Monaghan/Louth border near Inniskeen. This week has been a busy and varied one. Between...

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...

Graphic content: Sheep killed in brutal dog attack

Police have appealed to members of the public to keep their dogs under control at all times. Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team raised the issue,...

‘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...

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Weather -Clouds & Showers with frost later in the week

  Monday Tonight Monday 30th will be mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle and mist, and lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees in the West, Tuesday Tomorrow, Tuesday...

A Firm Trade for all classes reported at Roscommon Mart

  Good numbers were on offer again this week with a firm trade for all classes at Roscommon Mart on Friday, November 27th according to...

INHFA push Minister on Designations and CAP at Virtual AGM

President of the Irish Natural  & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) Colm O’Donnell cautioned against the prospect of more land designations and stressed how the...

Testing silage and meal feeding cattle over winter

With the large amounts of rainfall recently, most beef farmers have housed the last of the beef cattle by now, writes James Concannon, Walsh...