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#Farming

# farming - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Post mortems due on two farmers killed in Donegal farm accident

The accident occurred just after 6pm last night at Killygordon, Co Donegal.

# farming - Friday 14 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge You can help save Benjy the gay bull from the slaughterhouse Benjy The Bull

You can help save Benjy the gay bull from the slaughterhouse

Benjy’s owner wanted to send him to slaughter for refusing to mate with females – but an animal charity has stepped in to save him.

# farming - Friday 7 November, 2014

Sheep farmer wins appeal against State over foot and mouth compensation

Brendan Rafferty lost almost 700 sheep in 2001.

# farming - Monday 3 November, 2014

Bereaved by suicide: 'Horrendous that he thought there was no other way out of the pain'

Ruth McCabe talks to Ear to the Ground about her husband’s suicide.

# farming - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget

New measures will target the long-term leasing of land.

# farming - Sunday 12 October, 2014

The National Ploughing Championships are heading back to Laois next year

Next year’s festival will take place from 22-24 September 2015.

# farming - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.

# farming - Monday 29 September, 2014

Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident

A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.

# farming - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Woman killed in Roscommon farm accident

Another woman was injured in the incident.

# farming - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Fertiliser and feed-supplier makes €87m - and thanks mother nature for it

“Near-perfect” conditions for selling lots of stuff to farmers, Origin Enterprises says.

# farming - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

Trailers are particularly popular among thieves, apparently.

Over 45% of farmers' family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide

More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.

# farming - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Young farmers add their support for gay marriage ahead of referendum

If you’re surprised by that, there are a few other things you should know…

# farming - Friday 12 September, 2014

Reward offered in murder case linked to alleged sheep stealing and land disputes

Patrick Devine was shot dead in Tyrone ten years ago.

# 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

Livestock-live.com 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.