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#Farming

From TheJournal.ie Seek muscular male with quality rump? Irish bulls could soon be online dating Looking For Love

Seek muscular male with quality rump? Irish bulls could soon be online dating

Unfortunately love will remain virtual, with no long walks or passionate moments in a field.

From TheJournal.ie Five children were among 30 who died working on Irish farms last year Farm Safety

Five children were among 30 who died working on Irish farms last year

The HSA is warning about a worrying rise in farming accidents.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland becomes first EU country allowed to sell beef to the US since BSE ban Our Beef

Ireland becomes first EU country allowed to sell beef to the US since BSE ban

Beef from the EU has been banned from the US since it imposed its ban over fifteen years ago due to BSE.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers urged to be careful after record deaths in 2014 Safety

Farmers urged to be careful after record deaths in 2014

The HSA says it saw “one and a half times” the deaths it expected.

From TheJournal.ie Ever wondered why Europeans don't refrigerate eggs, but Americans do? Food Safety

Ever wondered why Europeans don't refrigerate eggs, but Americans do?

It’s the question that you have long wanted to be answered.

From TheJournal.ie Heart-breaking new video shows the devastating effect of farm deaths James Higgins

Heart-breaking new video shows the devastating effect of farm deaths

Here’s what happened to the Higgins family when they lost their “adorable, beautiful” son James.

From TheJournal.ie Post mortems due on two farmers killed in Donegal farm accident Tragedy

Post mortems due on two farmers killed in Donegal farm accident

The accident occurred just after 6pm last night at Killygordon, Co Donegal.

You can help save Benjy the gay bull from the slaughterhouse

Benjy’s owner wanted to send him to slaughter for refusing to mate with females – but an animal charity has stepped in to save him.

From TheJournal.ie Sheep farmer wins appeal against State over foot and mouth compensation Supreme Court

Sheep farmer wins appeal against State over foot and mouth compensation

Brendan Rafferty lost almost 700 sheep in 2001.

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved by suicide: 'Horrendous that he thought there was no other way out of the pain' 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget Agriculture

'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget

New measures will target the long-term leasing of land.

From TheJournal.ie The National Ploughing Championships are heading back to Laois next year 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.

From TheJournal.ie Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division Catchy

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident 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.

From TheJournal.ie Woman killed in Roscommon farm accident Farming

Woman killed in Roscommon farm accident

Another woman was injured in the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Fertiliser and feed-supplier makes €87m - and thanks mother nature for it 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.

From TheJournal.ie The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

Trailers are particularly popular among thieves, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie Over 45% of farmers' family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide 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.

From TheJournal.ie Young farmers add their support for gay marriage ahead of referendum 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…

From TheJournal.ie Reward offered in murder case linked to alleged sheep stealing and land disputes Farming

Reward offered in murder case linked to alleged sheep stealing and land disputes

Patrick Devine was shot dead in Tyrone ten years ago.

From TheJournal.ie After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids 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.

From TheJournal.ie Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online Farming

Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online

Livestock-live.com has already sold as much as €500,000 worth of livestock since it was launched in the United Kingdom.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers have 'added childcare responsibilities' during busiest months due to income pressure 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.

This farmer has a very unique way of gathering up his cattle

They love a bit of jazz, it turns out.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers urged to "think safety" today Farm Safety

Farmers urged to "think safety" today

The call comes after 14 lives have been lost so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Why does Europe hate GM food? Food

Why does Europe hate GM food?

But could it change its mind soon…?

From TheJournal.ie EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments CAP

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'There’s much more to Macra than farming' SOCIAL LIFE

'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?

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney is jetting off to the US to talk about beef 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.

From TheJournal.ie This lovely flower is getting sheep high...and then killing them 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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The dangers of slurry Farm Safety

Explainer: The dangers of slurry

Just one breath of ‘rotten egg’ hydrogen sulphide can kill.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie These photos show how incredibly different modern agriculture is to traditional farming Henrik Spohler

These photos show how incredibly different modern agriculture is to traditional farming

Stunning photography from the world’s fields and greenhouses.

From TheJournal.ie 78-year-old man dies after being crushed in Donegal farming accident 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.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you ever wanted to know about sheep-shearing... A city-dweller's guide 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?

How many calves can you fit in the back of a small red Fiat?

A Kerry driver found out for us, thank God.

From TheJournal.ie Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund Moolah

Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund

Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.

An adorable sheep-goat hybrid has been born in Kildare

The ‘geep’ was born two weeks ago to farmer Paddy Murphy of Ballymore Eustace.

From TheJournal.ie Stuck behind a tractor? “Give them a break,” says Mayo County Council 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.