Farming

94 John Deere tractors line out together for charity

94 John Deere tractors line out together for charity

Some 94 John Deere tractors lined out last weekend in the name of charity at the Greybridge Classic Club in...

August 26, 2016

Fonterra increases its farmgate milk price forecast

Fonterra increases its farmgate milk price forecast

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 50c to $4.75/kgMS. When combined with the...

August 25, 2016

North/south heifer price differential narrows again

North/south heifer price differential narrows again

The price differential between R3 grade heifers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland narrowed to 3.4c/kg for the...

August 25, 2016

Agriland counts down our 10 favourite farming ads

Agriland counts down our 10 favourite farming ads

How many farming ads for scour treatments for cattle and or doses for sheep can you remember from your childhood?...

August 5, 2016

Amazing footage shows four Claas combines working together for the harvest

Amazing footage shows four Claas combines working together for the harvest

Harvest 2016 is in full swing across Europe as well as here in Ireland and the footage below shows four Claas...

August 4, 2016

‘Dairy markets are starting to wake up to rapidly tightening global supply’

‘Dairy markets are starting to wake up to rapidly tightening global supply’

Following yesterday’s positive Global Dairy Trade auction, dairy markets are starting to wake up to rapidly tightening global supply, Nathan...

August 4, 2016

‘Coolmore Stud’s land portfolio is the equivalent of 166 farms with 120ac each’

‘Coolmore Stud’s land portfolio is the equivalent of 166 farms with 120ac each’

Coolmore Stud’s reported 20,000ac land portfolio in the south Tipperary region is the equivalent of 166 farms with 120ac each,...

July 30, 2016

UK Agriculture Minister doesn’t commit to continue direct payments post-Brexit

UK Agriculture Minister doesn’t commit to continue direct payments post-Brexit

The UK’s Minister for Agriculture, Andrea Leadsom, made no commitment to subsidising direct payments to farmers after the UK leaves...

July 29, 2016

‘The Broken Hearted Farmer’ – a song that never made it to the airwaves till now

‘The Broken Hearted Farmer’ – a song that never made it to the airwaves till now

A farming song that was allegedly banned by RTE, called ‘The Broken Hearted Farmer’, was played on air for the...

July 28, 2016

‘Farmers and farming families are still under siege from rising flood waters’

‘Farmers and farming families are still under siege from rising flood waters’

Farmers and farming families are still under siege from rising flood waters at a number of turloughs in Roscommon and Galway, Fianna...

July 22, 2016

Video: Harvest 2016 gets underway with initial reports of yields down 20%

Video: Harvest 2016 gets underway with initial reports of yields down 20%

With the good weather over the last couple of days harvest 2016 has kicked-off in Ireland, with combines and tractors...

July 20, 2016

New UK ‘agriculture’ minister could revisit ban on fox hunting

New UK ‘agriculture’ minister could revisit ban on fox hunting

Andrea Leadsom, who has been put in charge of the UK’s agriculture portfolio, has said she could revisit the UK’s ban...

July 17, 2016

Number of farmers applying to farm assist falls (€88.4m paid out last year)

Number of farmers applying to farm assist falls (€88.4m paid out last year)

The number of farmers applying to Farm Assist has fallen since 2012, new figures from the Department of Social Protection...

July 15, 2016

5 things every farmer should do before signing a solar energy contract

5 things every farmer should do before signing a solar energy contract

Solar energy could present an opportunity for farmers to generate an off-farm income, IFA Renewables Project Team Chairman James Murphy...

July 15, 2016

Cash flow crisis on UK family farms

Cash flow crisis on UK family farms

Half of farms in the UK are no longer making a living from farming itself, and 20% generated a loss even...

July 10, 2016

10 priorities for the UFU ahead of Brexit negotiations

10 priorities for the UFU ahead of Brexit negotiations

Minimising disruption to existing trade relationships between North and south and maintaining support to farmers are among the priorities the...

July 10, 2016

Farming and forestry have the highest suicide rates – Study finds

Farming and forestry have the highest suicide rates – Study finds

Those working in the farming, fishing, and forestry occupational group in the have the highest rate of suicide, a new...

July 3, 2016

Farmers along the border find Brexit ‘mind-boggling’

Farmers along the border find Brexit ‘mind-boggling’

Last week, the UK voted to leave the European Union making Brexit a reality for farmers across the UK with...

June 28, 2016