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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Farming

All time
# 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.
# Mad cows
This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows
Guaranteed to make them moo-n over you.
# Palestine
Israeli settlements in Palestine 'single biggest obstruction to peace'
Following a visit to Palestine, Irish MEP Emer Costello said the rapid expansion of these settlements was resulting in “the death of so many communities”.
Column: Raising animals for food contributes to climate change
On World Vegetarian Day, Frank Armstrong asks why we refuse to see the relationship between farm animals and climate change.
# Abortion
Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation
More female farmers surveyed were opposed to the legislation than the men surveyed.
# Farming
Payments under €125m scheme for disadvantaged farmers start today
The payments are given to farmers living in areas considered to be at a particular disadvantaged due to factors like location in a mountainous area or restrictions due to preservation.
# rural ireland
More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights
Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property.
# Farming
Gardaí and PSNI work together to stop livestock theft
Over the summer there was an increase in livestock thefts reported in Cavan and Monaghan.
# big cat
‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings
Sheep in local farms were discovered dead, having been killed violently, with others found bloodied and injured.
Calves are being "stolen to order" in border counties
An increase in livestock thefts has been reported in Cavan and Monaghan recently.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we ban fur farming in Ireland?
Simon Coveney told us this week that although he doesn’t like the industry, he believes regulating it is the way to go. But do you think fur farms should be closed down?
# Tragedy
Teenager dies after suspected electrocution on Limerick farm
The boy is believed to have been electrocuted on a farm in Newcastle West at around 2.45pm this afternoon.
Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future
There is an economic and social value in preserving our bogs. We need to forget our romantic ideas turf fires and preserve our heritage, writes Kieran McNally.
# Downside
Sunshine causes problems for Ireland's water supply
Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture has issued a warning about heat stress on farm animals and called for increased cull rates to minimise queuing times at abattoirs.
# Crunch time
Progress made on CAP reform as Luxembourg meetings continue
The IFA has reacted somewhat positively to the movements in Europe but still has warnings.
# Load of Bull
PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms
There’s a load of bull on Kildare Street today. Literally.
# Agriculture
Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal
“I believe an overall agreement is now within our grasp,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, who is chairing the two-day meeting.
Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland
The Irish agricultural sector supports 300,000 jobs and €9 billon in exports, but the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) proposals will inflict serious damage on thousands of farmers, writes Niall Madigan.
# Farming
Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers
EU agricultures ministers are meeting at Dublin Castle this morning for further discussions on CAP reforms, while members of the Irish Farmers’ Association plan to protest in the city today.
# cool cat
Lucky 13 - Questions for Kilkenny hurler Walter Walsh
What’s his favourite sport other than hurling? What three celebrities would he like to have dinner with? And what are his pre-match superstitions?
# Farming
CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc
The survey results, for the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, showed an overall increase of 6pc in cereals.
# agri accidents
"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"
Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.
# fodder crisis
Kenny acknowledges 'close relationship between farmers and their animals'
Taoiseach Enda Kenny admitted that some farmers were experiencing difficulties with fodder shortages because of the recent bad weather but ruled out setting up a special task force on the issue.
# Farming
Farmers happy with progress on CAP but there is still 'a long way to go'
Henry Burns said the deal with hit the most productive farmers the hardest.
# Farming
Agreement reached on CAP reform
European agriculture ministers accepted the package tabled by Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney late last night.
# Beef
Beef 'at risk' as penalties for feeding steroids to cattle may be cut
An Taisce has called for a vote by the European Parliament Agricultural Committee scrapping penalties to be reversed.
# Farmers
Coveney says farmers' association wants to keep the status quo
The Minister was speaking about proposed CAP payment reforms.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added completely pointless things
Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Farming
IFA holds emergency meeting, claims minister is 'letting farmers down'
The Irish Farmers’ Association said the outcomes of Minister Coveney’s meetings with EU ministers have not reflected his stated aims.
# Farming
Coveney welcomes 'step forward' in CAP reform negotiations
However the Irish Farmers’ Association said the proposals “still represent unacceptable cuts for thousands of Irish farmers”.
# Attack
Up to 50 sheep killed by dogs in Co Roscommon
The animals were killed by a number of dogs last Saturday in a field in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.
# Deaths at work
Number of workplace deaths in 2012 down by 13 per cent
47 people sustained fatal workplace injuries in 2012, down from 54 the previous year; farming is the most dangerous profession.
# Clare
Man dies on Clare farm after falling from a roof
The 54-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene on the farm in Cooraclare.
# Got milk?
Dairy farmers blast European Parliament and riot police with milk
Today the farmers also commemorated the more than 157,000 colleagues who have had to abandon their farms since 2009.