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# farming - Friday 22 August, 2014

After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids

More people have died on Irish farms this year than over the entire of 2013.

# farming - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online has already sold as much as €500,000 worth of livestock since it was launched in the United Kingdom.

# farming - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Farmers have 'added childcare responsibilities' during busiest months due to income pressure

ICSA says farmers are increasingly taking on childcare responsibilities during the busiest farming months of the year.

# farming - Monday 4 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge This farmer has a very unique way of gathering up his cattle Cattle Call

This farmer has a very unique way of gathering up his cattle

They love a bit of jazz, it turns out.

# farming - Monday 21 July, 2014

Farmers urged to "think safety" today

The call comes after 14 lives have been lost so far this year.

# farming - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Why does Europe hate GM food?

But could it change its mind soon…?

# farming - Thursday 10 July, 2014

EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments CAP

EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments

European Court of Auditors says Commission did not properly supervise Member States in the calculation of CAP entitlements.

# farming - Saturday 28 June, 2014

'There’s much more to Macra than farming'

It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?

# farming - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Simon Coveney is jetting off to the US to talk about beef

The minister has 16 meetings planned over the next four days with multinationals, potential investors and politicians.

# farming - Sunday 15 June, 2014

This lovely flower is getting sheep high...and then killing them

The Darling Pea is not so darling… it gets the sheep star gazing and spaced out but eventually kills them.

# farming - Monday 9 June, 2014

Explainer: The dangers of slurry

Just one breath of ‘rotten egg’ hydrogen sulphide can kill.

# farming - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Scientists have figured out how to turn cow poo into drinking water No S**t

# farming - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open

The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.

# farming - Saturday 26 April, 2014

These photos show how incredibly different modern agriculture is to traditional farming

Stunning photography from the world’s fields and greenhouses.

# farming - Sunday 20 April, 2014

78-year-old man dies after being crushed in Donegal farming accident

Gardaí say there are no suspicious circumstances in the man’s death.

Everything you ever wanted to know about sheep-shearing... A city-dweller's guide

There are special shoes, for instance… Hands up who knew there were special shoes?

# farming - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge How many calves can you fit in the back of a small red Fiat? Holy Cow!

How many calves can you fit in the back of a small red Fiat?

A Kerry driver found out for us, thank God.

# farming - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund

Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.

# farming - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge An adorable sheep-goat hybrid has been born in Kildare Geep

An adorable sheep-goat hybrid has been born in Kildare

The ‘geep’ was born two weeks ago to farmer Paddy Murphy of Ballymore Eustace.

# farming - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Stuck behind a tractor? “Give them a break,” says Mayo County Council

The council’s Road Safety Officer has appealed to motorists to exercise “tolerance” when caught behind farm machinery.

# farming - Monday 20 January, 2014

IMPACT: Food exports could be hit by industrial action at Department of Agriculture

Over 600 technical staff at the Department of Agriculture intend to cause ‘administrative inconvenience to management’ from today.

# farming - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job

John Bryan is expected to run for Fine Gael in the European elections this summer.

# farming - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Dublin puppy farm closed by DSPCA

Following a month long investigation into the puppy farm, nine adult dogs were taken into care by the animal welfare charity.

From The Daily Edge This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat Snapchat On The Farm

This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat

Meet Cavan’s Paul McIntyre.

# farming - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition Selfie On The Farm

Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition

And here are the finalists. They are *epic*.

# farming - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Extract: Looking for the farmer of your dreams?

Lorna Sixsmith, a self-described ‘farmerette’, takes a humorous yet realistic view of the trials and tribulations of a marriage interrupted by the demands of sheep, pigs and cantankerous goats.

# farming - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Could pre-nups help Ireland's young farmers?

With divorce came the fear that farms could be could be broken up, along with a marriage.

# farming - Monday 2 December, 2013

Japan ends 12-year-ban and reopens its market to Irish beef

But all is not well in the beef sector, warns the ICSA.

# farming - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Half of tested "Irish" pig meat isn't Irish - IFA

The IFA added that some retailers are using labels that suggest their product is Irish when it is, in fact, imported.

# farming - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows Mad Cows

This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows

Guaranteed to make them moo-n over you.

# farming - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Israeli settlements in Palestine 'single biggest obstruction to peace'

Following a visit to Palestine, Irish MEP Emer Costello said the rapid expansion of these settlements was resulting in “the death of so many communities”.

# farming - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Column: Raising animals for food contributes to climate change

On World Vegetarian Day, Frank Armstrong asks why we refuse to see the relationship between farm animals and climate change.

# farming - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation

More female farmers surveyed were opposed to the legislation than the men surveyed.

# farming - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Payments under €125m scheme for disadvantaged farmers start today

The payments are given to farmers living in areas considered to be at a particular disadvantaged due to factors like location in a mountainous area or restrictions due to preservation.

# farming - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights

Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property.

# farming - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Gardaí and PSNI work together to stop livestock theft

Over the summer there was an increase in livestock thefts reported in Cavan and Monaghan.

# farming - Monday 2 September, 2013

‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings

Sheep in local farms were discovered dead, having been killed violently, with others found bloodied and injured.

# farming - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Calves are being "stolen to order" in border counties

An increase in livestock thefts has been reported in Cavan and Monaghan recently.

# farming - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Poll: Should we ban fur farming in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we ban fur farming in Ireland?

Simon Coveney told us this week that although he doesn’t like the industry, he believes regulating it is the way to go. But do you think fur farms should be closed down?

# farming - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Teenager dies after suspected electrocution on Limerick farm

The boy is believed to have been electrocuted on a farm in Newcastle West at around 2.45pm this afternoon.