Farming news

The Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and informative farming news in Ireland. Browse through the articles below to keep up with the latest Irish farming news, opinion pieces, videos and more.

IFA requests audit of Kepak over lamb prices
The IFA has sought a meeting over the imposition of cuts on the grading of lambs.
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Editorial: attention turns to Brussels after bland Brexit budget
Government and farm organisations need to mount a major diplomatic offensive in Brussels over the coming weeks.
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Life gets much easier for a suckler farmer in Co Clare
Paul Crowe is a farmer who needed better calving facilities. He realised that outside of the traditional financing methods, there are more suitable options available, including the Cultivate loan.
Farmer Writes: off-farm it's all about the Bs
Off-farm it’s all about the Bs with Brexit, Boris, borders and budget making the headlines this month, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
Farmer Writes: cow licences not beyond the realms of possibility
Whether we like it or not environmental measures such as water quality will have more influence on how we farm, writes Tommy Moyles.
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Life gets much easier for a suckler farmer in Co Clare
Paul Crowe is a farmer who needed better calving facilities. He realised that outside of the traditional financing methods, there are more suitable options available, including the Cultivate loan.
Department looks at expanding dog detector team
The Dealer has spotted that the Department of Agriculture may be expanding its dog detector team.
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Change in weather brings feeding equipment out earlier
Farmers may have had plans to carry out some remedial works on equipment, which now need to be fast tracked to ensure optimum working performance and avoid health and safety risks.
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Life gets much easier for a suckler farmer in Co Clare
Paul Crowe is a farmer who needed better calving facilities. He realised that outside of the traditional financing methods, there are more suitable options available, including the Cultivate loan.
Finance watchdog questions forestry spending
The watchdog for State finances has raised concerns about the level of broadleaf planting and the diverging rates of planting in different counties.
Tariff-free access for 180,000t of Mercosur poultry
Amy Forde looks at what access the Mercosur bloc of countries will have to the EU market for poultry.
Poultry producers fear further imports of 'sub-standard' product
Poultry farmers have raised concerns about the 100,000t quota for chicken included in the EU-Mercosur trade deal.