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From TheJournal.ie 'I am deeply concerned': Varadkar calls for an end to protests and blockades over beef dispute Beef Protests

'I am deeply concerned': Varadkar calls for an end to protests and blockades over beef dispute

The dispute has seen unofficial pickets by farmers at processing facilities around the country in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit' Dark Clouds

Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit'

70% of Irish farms are heavily reliant on direct payments, a new analysis has found.

From TheJournal.ie Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount Animals

Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount

“The sustainability of knackeries is in question,” a Louth TD said.

From TheJournal.ie Meat processing industry says operations at 12 plants brought to a halt by blockades Beef Plan Movement

Meat processing industry says operations at 12 plants brought to a halt by blockades

The owners of a number of plants have secured injunctions to stop protesters blockading their factories.

From TheJournal.ie 'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis Ireland's Climate Crisis

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis

Beef farmers in Ireland are facing low prices and pressure to reduce emissions – Is the model broken?

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland Farming

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland

Intensive agriculture has damaged the planet. But we can change that.

From TheJournal.ie 'The majority of farmers have to find other jobs to supplement their income. It's come to a head' Beef Farmers

'The majority of farmers have to find other jobs to supplement their income. It's come to a head'

Multiple protests have popped up across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'reaches out' to Beef Plan Movement to enter talks Protests

Minister 'reaches out' to Beef Plan Movement to enter talks

Farmers around the country have been holding protests over the past 10 days.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks? Farming

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers Mercosur Deal

Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers

The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Farmers should support the Green Party - and secretly some of them probably do Voices

Opinion: Farmers should support the Green Party - and secretly some of them probably do

Farming needs to become sustainable to survive and most farmers don’t want to damage the natural world, writes Ray Foley.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers facing 'financial wipe out' to wait and see after government makes aid plea to Brussels Exceptional Measures

Farmers facing 'financial wipe out' to wait and see after government makes aid plea to Brussels

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said he has appealed to colleagues in other member states.

From TheJournal.ie 'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city Bull By The Horns

'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city

A prize bull and farming machinery were brought to the protest outside Cork City Hall.

From TheJournal.ie Boy (3) dies following farming accident in Co Wexford Enniscorthy

Boy (3) dies following farming accident in Co Wexford

The incident happened in a farmyard at Carrigabruise, Carley’s Bridge in Enniscorthy.

From TheJournal.ie 'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack Farming

'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack

The Irish Farmers Association want the teaching pack withdrawn or amended.

From TheJournal.ie Low-flying plane carrying out surveying mission across countryside resumes flights Geological Survey

Low-flying plane carrying out surveying mission across countryside resumes flights

Due to the low-flying nature of the plane, concerned livestock owners are being asked to contact Tellus.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Small farmers need to wake up and realise that the big farming lobby doesn't represent their interests Opinion

Opinion: Small farmers need to wake up and realise that the big farming lobby doesn't represent their interests

The small farmer in Ireland has a very high-quality product. To differentiate themselves from the mass producers, they need to focus on quality and sustainability, writes Saoirse McHugh.

From TheJournal.ie 'I ran as hard as I could, she charged after me': Farmer attacked by cow speaks about farm safety Farm Accidents This post contains videos

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Judge relocates court sitting to mucky field for farmers' dispute over a wall The Field

Judge relocates court sitting to mucky field for farmers' dispute over a wall

During the sitting the judge made a reference to US President Donald Trump who he said is “dividing our world”.

From TheJournal.ie Freshgraze: This student has developed a cloud-controlled fence for livestock Farming Technology

Freshgraze: This student has developed a cloud-controlled fence for livestock

Charlie Drumm’s project was selected as the Teagasc Special Award winner at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers having been 'milking on' past Christmas and making tonnes and tonnes of butter Green Green Grass

Farmers having been 'milking on' past Christmas and making tonnes and tonnes of butter

It’s been an exceptionally productive period for Ireland’s dairy farmers.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We must stop sending Irish animals to Libya where they face a cruel death Opinion

Opinion: We must stop sending Irish animals to Libya where they face a cruel death

Terrified bulls are often strung up by a hind leg while fully conscious, before having their throats slashed at repeatedly until they bleed to death, writes Caroline Rowley

From TheJournal.ie 37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018 Health And Safety

37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018

Figures have revealed that work-related accidents hit an all-time low in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 53% of farm fatalities last year associated with vehicles and machinery Teagasc

53% of farm fatalities last year associated with vehicles and machinery

Provisional figures from Teagasc recorded 17 farm deaths in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Bleak Irish wool sales raise concerns industry is 'declining into oblivion' Sheer Misery

Bleak Irish wool sales raise concerns industry is 'declining into oblivion'

A representative of sheep farmers said that “all indications point to an impending total price collapse”.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers struggling to pay bills, call on retailers to increase price of milk Fodder Crisis

Farmers struggling to pay bills, call on retailers to increase price of milk

The IFA has said the low prices offered in some shops are “unsustainable”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unlikely that we will be able grow enough': Farmers warn of fodder crisis after drought IFA

'Unlikely that we will be able grow enough': Farmers warn of fodder crisis after drought

The Irish Farmers Association has called for the Government to introduce a fodder import scheme “sooner rather than later”.

From TheJournal.ie Plane carrying out new surveying mission across countryside 'may startle livestock' Low Flying Craft

Plane carrying out new surveying mission across countryside 'may startle livestock'

The plane will be collecting geochemical and geophysical data on rocks, soil and water.

From The42 'I have a brother and I don't want him getting the farm either!' Del Boy

'I have a brother and I don't want him getting the farm either!'

Connacht hooker Shane Delahunt is still balancing farming and professional rugby.

From TheJournal.ie 'I just remember the tractor wheel going over me': How an accident changed a child's life in seconds Farm Safety

'I just remember the tractor wheel going over me': How an accident changed a child's life in seconds

Kerrie Leonard was left paralysed after an accident on her family’s farm.

From TheJournal.ie "There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it" Farming This post contains videos

"There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it"

The current heat wave has been impacting farmers across the country who are hoping to save their crops from being wiped out.

From TheJournal.ie ‘A lot of people would have said I was mad, but it seems to be going from strength to strength’ Buffaloes

‘A lot of people would have said I was mad, but it seems to be going from strength to strength’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers say Aldi's €1.30 two-litre bottle of milk is 'socially irresponsible' Milk Row

Farmers say Aldi's €1.30 two-litre bottle of milk is 'socially irresponsible'

Aldi says the milk line is needed to compete.

From TheJournal.ie 'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched Nct For Tractors

'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched

A new EU directive requires commercial tractors to undergo a special roadworthiness test.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Farmers are asking 'where’s my share of this economic boom?'' Fodder Crisis

Column: 'Farmers are asking 'where’s my share of this economic boom?''

There is a physical and mental strain on the family farm that can be compounded by financial pressures, writes Richard Moeran.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector Farming

Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector

Farmers have welcomed moves to rebalance power in the supply chain.

From TheJournal.ie The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life EXTRACT

The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life

John Connell, author of The Cow Book, ruminates on how the extraordinary tale of the Táin still runs through the veins of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op Growing Interest

This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op

Ed Hanbidge says there’s the potential to turn the crop into a major farming industry.

From TheJournal.ie Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid Wood For The Trees

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

From TheJournal.ie Cows are by far the most dangerous animal for Ireland's most dangerous job Bulling

Cows are by far the most dangerous animal for Ireland's most dangerous job

Two-third of injuries caused by animals to farmers were caused by cows.

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