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From TheJournal.ie IMPACT: Food exports could be hit by industrial action at Department of Agriculture Farm Inspections

IMPACT: Food exports could be hit by industrial action at Department of Agriculture

Over 600 technical staff at the Department of Agriculture intend to cause ‘administrative inconvenience to management’ from today.

From TheJournal.ie Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job Election 2014

Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job

John Bryan is expected to run for Fine Gael in the European elections this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin puppy farm closed by DSPCA 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.

This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat

Meet Cavan’s Paul McIntyre.

Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition

And here are the finalists. They are *epic*.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: Looking for the farmer of your dreams? Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Could pre-nups help Ireland's young farmers? 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.

From TheJournal.ie Japan ends 12-year-ban and reopens its market to Irish beef 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.

From TheJournal.ie Half of tested "Irish" pig meat isn't Irish - IFA 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.

This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows

Guaranteed to make them moo-n over you.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli settlements in Palestine 'single biggest obstruction to peace' 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Raising animals for food contributes to climate change Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation 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.

From TheJournal.ie Payments under €125m scheme for disadvantaged farmers start today 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.

From TheJournal.ie More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights 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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí and PSNI work together to stop livestock theft 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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we ban fur farming in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

From TheJournal.ie Teenager dies after suspected electrocution on Limerick farm 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Sunshine causes problems for Ireland's water supply 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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms Load Of Bull This post contains images

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms

There’s a load of bull on Kildare Street today. Literally.

From TheJournal.ie Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland Opinion

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.

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 The42 Lucky 13 - Questions for Kilkenny hurler Walter Walsh 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?

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 "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 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 Farmers happy with progress on CAP but there is still 'a long way to go' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Agreement reached on CAP reform Farming

Agreement reached on CAP reform

European agriculture ministers accepted the package tabled by Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney late last night.

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 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 Evening Fix... now with added completely pointless things Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added completely pointless things

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

From TheJournal.ie IFA holds emergency meeting, claims minister is 'letting farmers down' 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.

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 Up to 50 sheep killed by dogs in Co Roscommon 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.

From TheJournal.ie Number of workplace deaths in 2012 down by 13 per cent 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.