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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Farming

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# Mental Health
Bereaved by suicide: 'Horrendous that he thought there was no other way out of the pain'
Ruth McCabe talks to Ear to the Ground about her husband’s suicide.
# Agriculture
'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget
New measures will target the long-term leasing of land.
# Going Back
The National Ploughing Championships are heading back to Laois next year
Next year’s festival will take place from 22-24 September 2015.
# catchy
Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division
The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.
# Primary Education
Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident
A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.
# Farming
Woman killed in Roscommon farm accident
Another woman was injured in the incident.
# rain dance
Fertiliser and feed-supplier makes €87m - and thanks mother nature for it
“Near-perfect” conditions for selling lots of stuff to farmers, Origin Enterprises says.
The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you
Trailers are particularly popular among thieves, apparently.
# farming community
Over 45% of farmers' family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide
More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.
# Pastures new
Young farmers add their support for gay marriage ahead of referendum
If you’re surprised by that, there are a few other things you should know…
# Farming
Reward offered in murder case linked to alleged sheep stealing and land disputes
Patrick Devine was shot dead in Tyrone ten years ago.
# new module
After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids
More people have died on Irish farms this year than over the entire of 2013.
# Farming
Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online has already sold as much as €500,000 worth of livestock since it was launched in the United Kingdom.
# farm safety
Farmers have 'added childcare responsibilities' during busiest months due to income pressure
ICSA says farmers are increasingly taking on childcare responsibilities during the busiest farming months of the year.
# cattle call
This farmer has a very unique way of gathering up his cattle
They love a bit of jazz, it turns out.
# farm safety
Farmers urged to "think safety" today
The call comes after 14 lives have been lost so far this year.
# Food
Why does Europe hate GM food?
But could it change its mind soon…?
EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments
European Court of Auditors says Commission did not properly supervise Member States in the calculation of CAP entitlements.
'There’s much more to Macra than farming'
It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?
# wheres the beef
Simon Coveney is jetting off to the US to talk about beef
The minister has 16 meetings planned over the next four days with multinationals, potential investors and politicians.
# Australia
This lovely flower is getting sheep high...and then killing them
The Darling Pea is not so darling… it gets the sheep star gazing and spaced out but eventually kills them.
# farm safety
Explainer: The dangers of slurry
Just one breath of ‘rotten egg’ hydrogen sulphide can kill.
# no s**t
Scientists have figured out how to turn cow poo into drinking water
Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open
The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.
# Henrik Spohler
These photos show how incredibly different modern agriculture is to traditional farming
Stunning photography from the world’s fields and greenhouses.
# farm safety
78-year-old man dies after being crushed in Donegal farming accident
Gardaí say there are no suspicious circumstances in the man’s death.
# lambo II
Everything you ever wanted to know about sheep-shearing... A city-dweller's guide
There are special shoes, for instance… Hands up who knew there were special shoes?
# Holy Cow!
How many calves can you fit in the back of a small red Fiat?
A Kerry driver found out for us, thank God.
# Moolah
Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund
Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.
# geep
An adorable sheep-goat hybrid has been born in Kildare
The ‘geep’ was born two weeks ago to farmer Paddy Murphy of Ballymore Eustace.
# Slurry
Stuck behind a tractor? “Give them a break,” says Mayo County Council
The council’s Road Safety Officer has appealed to motorists to exercise “tolerance” when caught behind farm machinery.
# farm inspections
IMPACT: Food exports could be hit by industrial action at Department of Agriculture
Over 600 technical staff at the Department of Agriculture intend to cause ‘administrative inconvenience to management’ from today.
# Election 2014
Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job
John Bryan is expected to run for Fine Gael in the European elections this summer.
# Animal Welfare
Dublin puppy farm closed by DSPCA
Following a month long investigation into the puppy farm, nine adult dogs were taken into care by the animal welfare charity.
# snapchat on the farm
This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat
Meet Cavan’s Paul McIntyre.
# selfie on the farm
Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition
And here are the finalists. They are *epic*.
Extract: Looking for the farmer of your dreams?
Lorna Sixsmith, a self-described ‘farmerette’, takes a humorous yet realistic view of the trials and tribulations of a marriage interrupted by the demands of sheep, pigs and cantankerous goats.
# Marriage
Could pre-nups help Ireland's young farmers?
With divorce came the fear that farms could be could be broken up, along with a marriage.
# Irish Beef
Japan ends 12-year-ban and reopens its market to Irish beef
But all is not well in the beef sector, warns the ICSA.
# Meat
Half of tested "Irish" pig meat isn't Irish - IFA
The IFA added that some retailers are using labels that suggest their product is Irish when it is, in fact, imported.