Farming community holds its breath

MARTS AROUND the county will have to wait for a number of days before the full impact of the appointment of receivers to the country’s biggest cattle exporting company is known. It is understood that the marts are owed large...

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More than 300 farmers await fodder deliveries

The fodder crisis shows some signs of abating over the next two weeks, according to IFA County Chairman John O’Beirne, who expects between two and three loads of hay and fodder to come through this week alone. Monday morning saw...

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Up to 10,000 to flock to Sheepdog Trials in Brideswell

Brideswell farmer Barra O'Brien, who will be hosting the Irish National Sheepdog Trials in August, pictured with two of his dogs, Floss and Kate.
Up to 10,000 people are set to descend on Brideswell in South Roscommon over three days in August when the...

Monday, 04/02/13 - 9:31pm Read More

Insurance cover for sheep worrying

  Some confusion may have arisen in relation to cover for sheep worrying in the context of Public Liability Insurance....

Tuesday, 15/01/13 - 12:32pm Read More

Farmers will not tolerate extra TB charges

IFA ANIMAL Health Chairman John Waters has rejected strongly proposed changes to the TB eradication programme that would interfere with...

Tuesday, 13/11/12 - 4:26pm Read More

Major livestock event at Carrick-on-Shannon

JUDGING AT Carrick-on-Shannon’s Winter Fatstock Show on Sunday, November 25th commences with the judging of the RDS Young Stockperson Class...

Tuesday, 13/11/12 - 4:26pm Read More

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Local Kepak facility will benefit from Cork jobs

THE ANNOUNCEMENTof 100 jobs by Kepak in Cork will benefit all Kepak sites, including its meat-processing plant in Athleague, County...

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Advance farm payments of €18.1m to 5,000 Roscommon farmers

ADVANCE PAYMENTS totalling more than €18m to almost 5,000 Roscommon farmers, as part of the Single Farm Payment (SFP) scheme,...

Tuesday, 06/11/12 - 4:44pm Read More

New forestry company commences land planting

DERMOT CASEY Forestry Services Company is registered and approved with the Department of Agriculture Food and Marine and has commenced...

Tuesday, 06/11/12 - 4:35pm Read More

Feighan welcomes slurry measures

FINE GAEL TD Frank Feighan has welcomed a further series of measures announced by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to assist...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 4:15pm Read More

ICSA says tackling the wildlife issue is the best way to cut TB eradication costs

THE IRISH Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association says that dealing with the wildlife issue head-on will provide the best and...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 4:14pm Read More

High demand for good quality forests

SINCE ITS establishment in September 2011, has become the number one choice as a method for buying or selling...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 4:12pm Read More

Research shows there is low interest in farm diversification

ONLY A tiny proportion of farmers are interested in a diversified business, according to the results of Teagasc research. The...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 4:12pm Read More

Confidence boost urgently needed for dairy farmers

SPEAKING AT an IFA Regional Dairy meeting in Carrick-on-Shannon, on the theme of “Dairy 2020 Focus on Confident Growth”, IFA...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 4:11pm Read More

Ciolos proposals damaging to Irish agri sector – IFA

SPEAKING AFTER the second regional CAP information meeting in Claremorris and Kilkenny, IFA President John Bryan said the over-whelming view...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 4:10pm Read More

Trials and tribulations of Irelands’ bachelor farmers well documented

SINCE THE beginning of the last century, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, Government agencies, planning organisations and many more have been...

Tuesday, 23/10/12 - 5:06pm Read More

Winter Fatstock Show and Sale in Carrick

THE MIDLAND and Western Livestock improvement Society Ltd has distributed its schedules for their 2012 Winter Fatstock Show & Sale...

Tuesday, 23/10/12 - 5:01pm Read More

Roscommon farmers join in major IFA protest

THOUSANDS OF farmers gathered in Dublin last week to send a clear and determined message to the Government and the...

Tuesday, 16/10/12 - 4:46pm Read More

Advance payment must be made to as many farmers as possible

THE NEWS that the advance payment of the Single Farm Payment will take place as planned this week has been...

Tuesday, 16/10/12 - 4:44pm Read More

Lively trade for in-calf heifers

THE SIMMENTAL x Heifer Sale at Ballymote Mart on Saturday, October 6th saw a lively trade for in-calf heifers with...

Tuesday, 16/10/12 - 4:43pm Read More