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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Farming

All time
# greener pastures
Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president
Joe Healy has said a remuneration committee will decide his salary,
'In reality there’s plenty of food. We just don’t know how to share it'
Ross Golden-Bannon says Ireland needs a Food Sovereignty Proclamation.
# big week on the farm
Live births, milking cows and a world record - RTÉ's farming show was a hit
Over the course of the week 60 lambs were born on the farm, including a live birth.
# wool you believe it
VIDEO: Donegal man beats world record for shearing sheep in fastest time
He is the All-Ireland Sheep Shearing Champion in fairness.
# lifesavers
Photos: Clever rats sniffing out Cambodia's vast minefields
The rats have successfully cleared minefields in Mozambique and Angola.
# fight for justice
Blind in one eye, crippled by pain, Teresina does without meals so her kids can eat visited families in Kenya whose livelihoods were destroyed by climate change.
# hsa
County by county breakdown: 55 people died in Irish workplaces last year
Farming still remains the most dangerous occupation in Ireland despite a 40% drop compared to 2014.
# Out the door
The IFA's president is gone after a week-long pay scandal
Eddie Downey’s resignation followed that of the IFA’s general secretary, Pat Smith.
# Tragedy
Tributes flood in for 19-year-old killed in weekend farming accident
Adam Mangan was involved with Offaly minor football team and also Tullamore Rugby Club.
# Mad Cow Disease
Case of BSE identified in dead cow in Wales
It did not enter the food chain.
# split down the middle
Farmers want prenups to protect them from 'gold diggers'
The government is considering a new review of prenuptial agreements.
# macra calendar
'I know too many young farmers who have died by suicide'
A new calendar aims to start a conversation about mental health in the agricultural community.
# full throttle
Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest
Up to 6,000 farmers took part in the protest, claiming that their livelihoods are at risk by below-cost selling from retailers.
# young farmer of the year
Pigs on a spit are the key to this young farmer's success
Meet Ireland’s top young farmer, Jonathan Marry (27).
# ballon
Teenage boy dies after Carlow farm accident
Two boys were taken to hospital in a serious condition and one has since passed.
# Crowds
Pics: Here's why 60,000 people are in a field in Tullamore today
This is the 24th annual National Livestock Show in Tullamore.
There are ambitious new plans for Ireland’s most important indigenous industry
New targets for the Agri-Food sector could have a signifiant impact on Ireland’s economy.
# smell of the summer
Watch: This beautiful drone video is probably the best you've ever seen about cutting silage
Serious tuneage as well.
# un-baaa-lieveable
Farmers are not happy about the government publishing their financial information
You can now search how much each Irish farmer gets in EU funding.
What kind of food do we want to eat? It's a big question of our time...
What kind of food do we want to eat? On what kind of farms do we want to see it produced? It’s long past time to have these discussions.
# Graphic
This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered
Farmers have made claims against the Department of Agriculture.
# Double trouble
Florida farmer finds 'one in 400 million' calf with two heads
Annabel has two heads, two mouths, two noses, two ears and four eyes.
# on the lamb
This cute lamb was born with five legs, but he's not letting it get him down
His name’s Jake, and he’s happy out.
# chickens
Outbreak of Salmonella at seven Irish poultry farms
The Department of Agriculture said there are no food safety risks to the public.
# modern farming
WATCH: Sheepdogs could be joining the dole queue if herding drones take off
A sheep farmer in Carlow has tried out a very modern type of farming…
# Beep beep
Stuck behind a tractor? Appreciate that they're providing your food, say road chiefs
You’ll be seeing a lot more on the roads in the coming weeks.
# macra election
Meath man's Macra na Feirme campaign video is a thing of beauty
It’s the most delightfully Irish thing you’ll see today, we promise.
# Fish Farm
Decision on Galway Bay salmon farm expected before the summer
An application for the fish farm was made by the Irish Sea Fisheries Board in 2012.
# farm safety
Farm deaths: "Do we ban all over-65s from the farm? Of course not"
A group representing farmers said that farm deaths cannot be compared to other sectors.
# rural affairs
Minister: 'Seriously, we haven't forgotten about rural Ireland'
Ann Phelan is travelling to Brussels today to meet with Phil Hogan.
# splitters
Thousands of farmers to close gate on IFA and start their own group
The new group will ‘represent all farmers, not just those in rural areas’.
# Looking for Love
Seek muscular male with quality rump? Irish bulls could soon be online dating
Unfortunately love will remain virtual, with no long walks or passionate moments in a field.
# farm safety
Five children were among 30 who died working on Irish farms last year
The HSA is warning about a worrying rise in farming accidents.
# our beef
Ireland becomes first EU country allowed to sell beef to the US since BSE ban
Beef from the EU has been banned from the US since it imposed its ban over fifteen years ago due to BSE.
# Safety
Farmers urged to be careful after record deaths in 2014
The HSA says it saw “one and a half times” the deaths it expected.
# Food Safety
Ever wondered why Europeans don't refrigerate eggs, but Americans do?
It’s the question that you have long wanted to be answered.
# james higgins
Heart-breaking new video shows the devastating effect of farm deaths
Here’s what happened to the Higgins family when they lost their “adorable, beautiful” son James.
# Tragedy
Post mortems due on two farmers killed in Donegal farm accident
The accident occurred just after 6pm last night at Killygordon, Co Donegal.
# benjy the bull
You can help save Benjy the gay bull from the slaughterhouse
Benjy’s owner wanted to send him to slaughter for refusing to mate with females – but an animal charity has stepped in to save him.
# Supreme Court
Sheep farmer wins appeal against State over foot and mouth compensation
Brendan Rafferty lost almost 700 sheep in 2001.