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.

Final call for applications to Dawn Meats graduate programme
Interested graduates have until Friday 28 February to apply for the programme.
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Editorial: Britain and Brussels on course for a Brexit bust-up
It is essential that farm organisations, farmers and rural Ireland put Brexit front and centre of political debate.
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Farmer Writes: feeding, breeding and luck
Overall, lambing early has been more positive than negative. But as ever, we remember what went wrong more than what went right.
Farmer Writes: Red tape smothering younger generation
David Morvan is a French dairy farmer who says that in the next 10 years, half of the country's farmers will retire
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Dáil maths -the numbers don't add up
Looking at the likely formation of the next Dáil, it's hard to see how a stable government will emerge- unless it's one that farmers might fear
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High-risk period for electricity-related accidents
Arthur Byrne, public safety manager, ESB Networks, outlines important electrical safety precautions at this time of year.
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Activating unused felling licences
Forest owners could help increase timber supply to sawmills at a time of log shortages and provide harvesting contractors with much needed work by activating unused licences
Non-notifiable bird flu identified in Fermanagh
The strain identified, although non-notifiable, is a timely reminder to everyone that avian influenza is a constant threat, according to the chief veterinary officer for Northern Ireland.
UFU calls for poultry farmers to review biosecurity protocols
UFU deputy president David Brown has urged producers to review their biosecurity measures to protect their own flock.