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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...

Prices were up €2-€4/head at Baltinglass Mart

Prices were up €2-€4/head at Baltinglass Mart on Saturday, November 28th, according to a spokesperson. They reported that although a smaller entry went under the...

PHOTOS: 80-acre working hill farm and flock of sheep for sale in Connemara

New to the market is an 80-acre working hill farm in the heart of Connemara. DNG Martin O'Connor Land Sales is handling the sale of...

Wool in School: McCormack on mission to educate children about the benefits of wool

Lorna McCormack from Co. Meath runs her own business called Wool in School, alongside rearing a family of four children. Wool in School is a...

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...

Strong trade for a smaller entry at Kilkenny Mart

Trade for sheep remained strong at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, November 23rd, according to George Candler. The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade has been aided...

Farmer’s Diary: Overcoming hard times and getting my mojo back

Former professional chef, Clodagh Hughes, runs a sheep enterprise on the Monaghan/Louth border near Inniskeen. They say a week in politics is a long time,...

Sheep trade: Prices up 5-10c/kg as factories ‘struggle’ to fill orders

The upward trajectory in the sheep trade is continuing this week, according to IFA sheep chairman, Sean Dennehy. He said to meet this demand, €5.60/kg...

Little change in sheep prices at Baltinglass Mart

“Very lively” online bidding led to a complete clearance of stock at Baltinglass Mart on Saturday, November 21st. That is according to a spokesperson who...

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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...