Victor Carswell with Lochlan and Finley at home in Lenaderg, Co Down. “At the start [of the course] they weren’t too keen to go,” says Victor. It turned out to be absolutely brilliant, he says now. Photograph: Paul McCambridge / Harrison Photography

The giving of treats was one habit that Victor Carswell decided to address after attending a healthy lifestyle course with his two sons, 10-year-ol(...)

 Griff and Garreth Jones from Wales at the Classic section at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke 2:39

If you feel like chewing on some crickets, blinging up your wellies or indulging in a spot of pole climbing then there is only one place to be this we(...)

High milk consumption does not increase the risk of heart disease and type2 diabetes “and indeed may provide benefit”, a conference on milk and nutrition was told this evening.

High milk consumption does not increase the risk of heart disease and type2 diabetes “and indeed may provide benefit”, a conference on milk and nutrit(...)

Siobhán Talbot: “Like many working mothers I’ve juggled the camogie match and the meeting and the travel. It’s about planning.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Some people become passionate when they talk about music or sport. Siobhán Talbot’s eyes light up when she talks about finance. Glanbia’(...)

Dairy farmer of the year Edward Fitzgerald with his father Michael and ashling the Cow on his farm in Kilmallock.

Edward Fitzgerald loves his job. Really loves it. This makes it slightly easier for him to bound out of bed when his alarm goes off at 5.30am.He is a (...)

Flag-waving Northern Irish cows aside, the NDC should prepare for spilled milk before this particular debate is over. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Is milk produced by cows in Coleraine less Irish than milk produced by their counterparts in Cork? Are Northern cows’ technically producing British mi(...)

Following the 2011 raid, IFA president John Bryan accused the authority of ignoring the “substantial margins” on milk enjoyed by retailers and the lack of competition in the grocery market. Photograph: David Sleator

The Competition Authority is understood to be considering taking legal action against the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) arising out of an investiga(...)

Aurivo’s prices are audited annually by KPMG and published as part of an industry-wide review. Green Pastures and Natural Dairies do not take part in this.

One of two dairy processors involved in a High Court action over milk supplies has hit back at claims it is using the milk quota system to force a com(...)

Only milk produced and processed in the Republic qualifies to carry the trade mark, which cuts out suppliers from the North, who say that it is effectively squeezing them out of the market in the South. Photograph: Brendon O’Hagan/Bloomberg

Milk processors in the North are threatening to take action in European courts to stop a National Dairy Council (NDC) campaign which they argue is ant(...)

Simon Coveney

The Irish presidency of the EU must reach agreement on about six controversial issues if it is to secure agreement on the Common Agricultural P(...)