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Could Cork develop a “food valley” to boost innovation, particularly in dairy? That’s an idea being floated ahead of the abolition of EU milk q(...)

Justin McCarthy grew up reading the Irish Farmers’ Journal on the family farm in Portaferry(...)

The importation of truckloads of hay from the UK in recent days has helped to ease the fodder crisis on some farms but (...)

 Shannon Airport permitted contractors to harvest its landbank, which is expected to yield 1,000 bales for silage.  Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22

Farmers in Co Clare affected by the ongoing fodder shortage received a boost yesterday when Shannon Airport permitted contractors to harvest it(...)

Worries over the lack of fodder for animals are taking their toll on some farmers with reports of a number of suicides linked to the crisis in recent weeks

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has announced a €1 million scheme to fund the transport costs of importing fodder as concerns grew about(...)

Ireland should adopt a strategy of developing a world-class agricultural industry by 2016. Photograph: Bord Bia

Ireland should adopt a strategy of developing a world-class agricultural industry by 2016 and set itself the goal of becoming the most e(...)

A dead sheep buried in snow drifts above the Glens of Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Farmers across Ireland are counting the cost of “10 months of dreadful weather” as they struggle with a lack of food and loss of livestock. The(...)

The wind turbine which was blown over near Ardara, Co. Donegal, at the weekend.

Temperatures will stay low this week but conditions will be dry, Met Éireann has said. Average temperatures will be around three degrees, thoug(...)

Amid the ongoing controversy over horsemeat being included in processed foods without consumer knowledge, it’s timely that a new institute for (...)

Motorists make their way through snow covered roads,on the Carnlough to Ballymena road in Co Antrim after sbnow ploughs cleared drifting snow. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Last Easter we basked in temperatures of up to 20 degrees but this year the advice is to keep the thermal vest on for another (...)

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