IFA president Eddie Downey said farmers are  receiving €350 per head less for cattle than their counterparts in the UK. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Irish Farmers Association’s 24-hour action will disrupt factories’ kill on Tuesday

Eddie Downey said farmer anger with the meat factories was ‘boiling over’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

IFA planning picket to highlight cattle price reductions

Agricultural roots: women were not even counted as part of the farming workforce in many censuses,  UCD’s Prof Mary Daly told a conference on Women and Agriculture.

‘Marrying land’ rather than succession is main way for women to get farm ownership

IFA president Eddie Downey: said dairy farmers needed support at local and European level to deal with volatility in milk prices. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Teagasc advises dairy farmers to ensure they have a proper plan and budget in place

Declan Canning and his son Tom prepare for Halloween at Meath Pumpkins in Summerhill, Co. Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some pumpkin farmers spooked by this year’s harvest

250 dairy farmers attend conference to look at a future without milk quotas

Dr Saleem Khan father of Hassan Khan is consoled at the funeral of his 2-year-old son Hassan Khan.The funeral service  took place at Clonskeagh Mosque this afternoon. Photograph: Collins.

Hassan Khan buried at Newcastle cemetery after service at Islamic Cultural Centre mosque in Dublin

Madeleine, Liz and Emily MacDonnell  with the alpacas they farm at Hushabye Family Farm in Moneyquaid, Killeigh, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Alpacas are prized by sheep and poultry farmers as they protect the flock from foxes

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin addresses the annual Wolfe Tone commemoration  yesterday  in Bodenstown, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bodenstown ceremony hears criticism of groups that have debased name of republicanism

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