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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# farms

Last year
Irish farmers urged to grow more crops in response to Ukraine war
The Government is hoping a new multi-million scheme will ensure the co-operation of farmers.
All time
Gardaí issue warning after nearly 50 reports of dogs attacking livestock since March
In total, 47 incidents were reported between 1 March and 29 June.
Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal
The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.
'I ran as hard as I could, she charged after me': Farmer attacked by cow speaks about farm safety
Brendan McLoughlin told his story as the HSA launched its farm safety inspection campaign.
53% of farm fatalities last year associated with vehicles and machinery
Provisional figures from Teagasc recorded 17 farm deaths in 2018.
Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected?
The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.
'Close to a national emergency' - Farmers hit by bad Easter weather call for help
The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.
Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid
Some farmers told RTÉ that they had been left without payments from the farm-forest partnership scheme
Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply
The bad weather throughout the summer has left farmers without sufficient amounts of fodder.
Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'
Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.
Minute's silence held at Ploughing Championships for man who died on Wexford farm
Martin Kehoe Jr was overcome by fumes at his farm in Foulksmills yesterday.
Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage
A new pilot programme will see recipients able to apply for four weeks of training as dairy operatives.
Children who grow up on farms less likely to suffer with allergies
A new study also found that women who lived on farms in early childhood are more likely to have better lung function.
'Cattle and sheep are being hand-fed and prepped to be taken by criminals'
Around 2,000 thefts from farmyards are reported each year. Farmers are being urged to be vigilant.
14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm
Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.
One of Google's secret projects was to build automated vertical farms
The idea was part of X, the company’s secretive research department, but the experiment was eventually scrapped.
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.
Farmers urged to be careful after record deaths in 2014
The HSA says it saw “one and a half times” the deaths it expected.
Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013
There was also problems with HSE procurement and payments to farmers.
The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you
Trailers are particularly popular among thieves, apparently.
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.
Farmers urged to "think safety" today
The call comes after 14 lives have been lost so far this year.
Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories
He said that it is critically important to restore confidence and build trust between suppliers and processors.
US study finds link between pesticides and autism
The study found pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.
Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste
Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC in Europe – a particularly nasty strain of E. coli.
10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary
Forget your selfie – it’s all about the felfie.
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.
Cute little lamb tries to surf on sheep's back, fails miserably
Totally NOT TUBULAR, dude.
Gardaí called to auction sit-in protest in Maynooth
Organisers called on the REA Coonan estate agent to sign an agreement that no properties that are in legal dispute should be sold.
Students invent device to prevent mastitis in cows
The three Limerick students looked at how pressure during milking can lead to mastitis.
46 people killed in workplace accidents last year
The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.
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.
‘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.
PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms
There’s a load of bull on Kildare Street today. Literally.
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.
Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers
The transport subsidy was extended earlier this month, to help farmers suffering from food shortages following the harsh winter.
Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable
The average income on a family farm fell by 15 per cent last year according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey published today.
20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens
Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to seek help if they cannot cope.