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From TheJournal.ie ‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings 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.

From TheJournal.ie Calves are being "stolen to order" in border counties CATTLE THEFTS

Calves are being "stolen to order" in border counties

An increase in livestock thefts has been reported in Cavan and Monaghan recently.

17 most annoying things about growing up in the country

The Irish countryside would really get on your nerves, if you didn’t love it so much.

From TheJournal.ie Getting your food from farm to fridge - farmers show you how Farm To Fridge This post contains images

Getting your food from farm to fridge - farmers show you how

Irish farmers are tweeting about their day-to-day lives, work and produce over @TweetingFarmers.

From TheJournal.ie Progress made on CAP reform as Luxembourg meetings continue 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.

US secret agents are dressing up as Irish farmers during the G8

Local residents have said they’ll stick out because their tractors are brand new.

From TheJournal.ie New FG junior minister says Quinn grants plan has been 'dealt with' Student Grants

New FG junior minister says Quinn grants plan has been 'dealt with'

Tom Hayes’ statement would appear to place him at odds with the education minister.

From TheJournal.ie European Parliament reaches agreement on controversial fisheries reform Fishing

European Parliament reaches agreement on controversial fisheries reform

This follows tough negotiations by the Irish Presidency and strong protests here.

From TheJournal.ie Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin Farmers

Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin

The demonstration was held against proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy.

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers 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.

From TheJournal.ie Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers Food Shortage

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable Farms

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks Fodder Crisis

Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks

The fodder will help farmers suffering from food shortages for their livestock following the unseasonally cold winter.

From TheJournal.ie 20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens Farms

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.

From TheJournal.ie CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc 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.

From TheJournal.ie "Momentous" eaglet births greeted with concern from farmers White-tailed Eagles

"Momentous" eaglet births greeted with concern from farmers

The first white-tailed eagle chicks have been born in Ireland after 100 years – but the Irish Farmers’ Association is calling for more monitoring.

From TheJournal.ie Fodder from France due tomorrow for stricken Irish farmers Farmers

Fodder from France due tomorrow for stricken Irish farmers

The fodder crisis has seen the IFA set up a fund so that it can transport huge amounts of fodder to farmers so that they can feed their animals.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers' health and safety group "could save lives" RISKY BUSINESS

Farmers' health and safety group "could save lives"

When a group of farmers realised that health and safety was a big issue on their farms, they took things into their own hands – and won an award for their work.

From TheJournal.ie 3,000 tonnes of fodder from France to help farmers in 'crisis' Fodder Crisis

3,000 tonnes of fodder from France to help farmers in 'crisis'

The IFA President said this might be the first of many more shipments of fodder.

From TheJournal.ie "One moment off-balance and my leg was gone" Agri Accidents This post contains videos

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"

Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland Read Me

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces €1 million fodder fund for farmers Fodder

Government announces €1 million fodder fund for farmers

The money will be used to reduce the price of imported fodder.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny acknowledges 'close relationship between farmers and their animals' 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.

From TheJournal.ie FF calls on Coveney to 'put his money where his mouth is' and solve fodder issue Farmers

FF calls on Coveney to 'put his money where his mouth is' and solve fodder issue

Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív has said that farmers are now paying up to €80 for a bale of silage and have been “dramatically let down.”

From TheJournal.ie Spring has arrived but with nighttime temperatures of -11°C MINUS ELEVEN

Spring has arrived but with nighttime temperatures of -11°C

A temperature of ground -11°C was noted at Finner in Donegal overnight, that’s a record for this time of year.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added baby-vomiting frogs Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added baby-vomiting frogs

The things we learned, loved and shared today…

From TheJournal.ie Dead pigs in river show dark side of China food industry Farms

Dead pigs in river show dark side of China food industry

Thousands of dead pigs found in a Shanghai river have cast a spotlight on China’s poorly regulated farm production.

From TheJournal.ie EU approval of CAP reform leaves farmers 'in shock' Farmers This post contains videos

EU approval of CAP reform leaves farmers 'in shock'

MEP Liam Alyward said the vote is just the beginning of the reform and now is the time to work on giving countries flexibility within the policy.

From TheJournal.ie IN PICTURES: Farmers protest against CAP reforms CAP This post contains images

IN PICTURES: Farmers protest against CAP reforms

Hundreds braved the weather to picket outside Dublin Castle.

From TheJournal.ie Beef 'at risk' as penalties for feeding steroids to cattle may be cut 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers to stage protest during visit by EU agriculture commissioner Farmers

Farmers to stage protest during visit by EU agriculture commissioner

Yesterday farmers held a rally outside Minister Simon Coveney’s constituency office in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers' association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents Farm Safety

Farmers' association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents

Last year, 21 people died in farm related incidents, mainly injured by equipment and livestock.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says farmers' association wants to keep the status quo Farmers

Coveney says farmers' association wants to keep the status quo

The Minister was speaking about proposed CAP payment reforms.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney welcomes 'step forward' in CAP reform negotiations 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Horse meat scandal reveals fatal flaw in our whole food industry Opinion

Column: Horse meat scandal reveals fatal flaw in our whole food industry

It suits big food retailers to push cheap products, but the end result is an insult to the Irish farmers who worked so hard to build up the industry, writes Seamus Sheridan

From TheJournal.ie Decisions on CAP will be critical for future of farmers - IFA President Farmers

Decisions on CAP will be critical for future of farmers - IFA President

Addressing the associations AGM, Bryan said farmers were angry by budget cuts announced by the minister.

From TheJournal.ie Dairy farmers blast European Parliament and riot police with milk 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.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.