Vet sentenced: court  told that Gary Adams’s offences were at the upper end of the scale. Photograph: Alan Betson

A veterinary surgeon has received two suspended sentences and fines amounting to €40,000 for offences relating to the sale of prescription-only medici(...)

Dr Karen Twomey, research scientist at Tyndall National Institute, and Teagasc food scientist Dr Phil Kelly. They are working on a bio-sensor which will detect harmful spore-forming bacteria in milk much quicker than conventional testing

Scientists from Tyndall National Institute and Teagasc say their plans for a sensor which detects spore-forming bacteria in milk is a world first and(...)

R Ford Denison: the professor of ecology, evolution and behaviour at the University of Minnesota

Can agriculture learn any lessons from Charles Darwin? Most definitely, according to R Ford Denison. The professor of ecology, evolution and behaviour(...)

From April 1st, farmers will be free to produce as much milk as they wish and it is expected that milk supply will increase by 50 per cent by 2020. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Most dairy farmers are inwardly celebrating the fact that milk quotas will be abolished at the end of the month but a group of Tipperary farmers are(...)

 Younger people see eggs as a healthy food because of the protein content, according to Bord Bia. Photograph: The Irish Times

Egg producers are keeping the sunny side up by more than doubling the value of their exports since 2011, according to the latest figures from the Cent(...)

Figures showing that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector have stalled are welcome but give no reason for complacency, Friends of the Earth Ireland director Oisín Coghlan has said.

Figures showing that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector have stalled are welcome but give no reason for complacency, Friends of(...)

Simon Coveney: People were “talking about young people leaving rural Ireland, but all of the evidence is the opposite for us in fact”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The reported demise of rural Ireland does not tally with the reality when it comes to farming, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said. Mr Cov(...)

IFA dairy chairman Sean O’Leary said Minister Simon Coveney (above) must urgently set out the detailed arrangements for dairy farmers and co-ops.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish farmers are facing their biggest ever penalty for supplying too much milk as they ramp up production in preparation for the abolition of milk qu(...)

Cow numbers are expected to increase by at least 300,000 in the coming years which means a lot more grass will be needed. Photograph: Getty Images

The latest survey on farm land sales suggests a growing confidence in agriculture. The Irish Farmer’s Journal annual land price report shows that more(...)

Aaron Forde: “Currently the Aurivo milk cheque to farmers comes to more than €120 million a year.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography 2:10

Aurivo may not be a household name but its roots go back to 1897 when groups of farmers in the northwest came together to boost their incomes by churn(...)