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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...

‘When I drive into a yard or field to go baling, I’m met with blank stares or twenty questions’

“I went to an all-girls secondary school where agriculture as a subject was not taught and not encouraged as a career path,” explained Chloe...

VIDEO: Blackface lamb sells for just shy of €220,000

A new breed record price of £200,000 was set for a Blackface at the annual Dalmally ram sale over the weekend. This year’s sale was...

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...

Sheep trade: Reports of up to €5.40/kg

Sheep processing plants are quoting between €5.25-€5.35/kg for quality-assured lambs this week. According to reports, up to €5.40/kg is being paid to producer groups. Base...

‘There is most likely to be a high incidence of liver fluke cases’

Liver fluke is a parasite that infects ruminant animals, writes Patricia Lynch, drystock advisor, Teagasc Westport. Influenced by climate, it mostly occurs during times of...

Farmer’s Diary: All eyes on ram power

Edward Earle, Gorey, Co. Wexford, works as a quality engineer and farms over 300 ewes in partnership with his parents. So, it is that time...

Farmer’s Diary: A sheepdog training project with two new pups

Former professional chef, Clodagh Hughes, runs a sheep enterprise on the Monaghan/Louth border near Inniskeen. What a difference a week can make. I wanted to...

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...

Consider using the ‘ram effect’ for compact lambing

At this time of year, sheep farmers need to look ahead to next Spring to plan their lambing system, writes FRS. There is no one ‘best’...

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Farm group reacts to Dutch farm minister’s desire to ban Irish calves

A farm group has reacted to reports of Dutch agriculture minister, Carola Schouten’s desire to ban the import of Irish calves into the country. ICMSA...

Teen farming author sets up agri e-commerce site for Ugandan orphanage

During the COVID-19 lockdown, enthusiastic Cork-based teenager, Tadgh Quill-Manley, has set up a socially-conscious farm supplies e-commerce site. The 18-year-old Leaving Cert student is already...

5 arrested after €110,000 cannabis farm discovered

Five individuals have been arrested in the UK following the discovery of a £100,000 (approximately €110,000) cannabis farm. Northumbria Police received a report of men...

VIDEO: 50 in-calf heifers with ‘power and style’ set for O’Connor’s sale

From humble beginnings to international interest, Martin O’Connor’s hotly-anticipated in-calf heifer sale is an annual highlight in the suckler farming calendar. Sales rings have been...