Some of the 40 sheep who were killed during a dog attack in Co Kerry last Friday. Photograph: ICMSA

Dog owners in rural areas have been asked to keep an eye on their pets after 40 sheep were killed during a dog attack in Co Kerry last Friday. It is(...)

A prominent Irish farmers’ group has called on the EU to suspend trade negotiations with the US and South America until the fallout from Britain’s sh(...)

Farming lobby groups have called on the Government to set out a clear strategy on how it plans to deal with the fallout from Brexit and to safeguard (...)

The survey of 15 major European processors, compiled by the Dutch Dairy Board, found Glanbia and Dairygold, which together process about half the State’s milk output, paid the lowest prices in April.

Two of the State’s leading dairy processors have been accused of shortchanging farmers after a survey revealed they were paying the lowest prices for (...)

Ireland’s dairy industry increased output by 18.5 per cent in the first  12 months since the ending of quotas. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

To cut or not to cut, that is the question facing Ireland’s beleaguered dairy farmers. With overproduction in Europe now cited as the main cause of f(...)

Ireland has recorded the biggest jump in milk production of any EU state since the lifting of quotas last year. Figures from Central Statistics Off(...)

Phil Hogan: in a speech to the European Parliament he said European producers had to  share  responsibility for the continuing glut in supply, which has seen milk prices fall by more than 40 per cent since 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

One of the State’s leading dairy lobby groups has taken issue with European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan for suggesting that European dairy far(...)

The latest National Farm Survey, relesed this week by Teagasc, provides the clearest snapshot yet of how collapsing commodity prices are affecting th(...)

Chief executive at Kerry Group Stan McCarthy:  He is to resign as head of the group’s co-operative arm amid the company’s ongoing row with suppliers over price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With no sign of an upturn in milk prices, the State’s leading dairy lobby group has called for a cut in output – a move that would have been unthinkab(...)

EU states fear that the opening up of the EU market to cheaper food from Brazil and Argentina would disadvantage their farmers. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The EU is set to withdraw a series of tariff concessions on beef and other imports from its proposed trade deal with South America. This follows pres(...)

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