Gort Mart Suckler Show and Sale
Agriculture/Livestock News
Gort Mart Suckler Show and Sale
Gort Mart is holding a top quality Suckler Show and Sale tomorrow, Thursday 1 September 2022. Intake is from 2pm and judging starts approximately at 3.30pm. The Suckler Sale will begin at 6pm. Sucklers on the night: – Parthenaise Cows & Calves at Gortatlea Mart – 35 Limousin in-calf Heifers at Gortatlea Marthttps:// – Incalf limousin heifers – 15 Outstanding Sucklers at Gortatlea Mart All sales are online with LSL.…
training scheme
Agriculture/Livestock News
Agri-Environment Training Scheme extended
The Agri-Environment Training Scheme (AETS) has been extended for an additional two months, allowing AETS facilitators to continue to offer courses in September and October 2022. The new closing date is 31 October, 2022. Announcing the extension, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD, said, “I am encouraged to see the participation rates in courses run under the Agri-Environment Training Scheme (AETS) to date, with over 21,000…
liquid milk
Agriculture/Livestock News
Arrabawn to close Kilconnell liquid milk plant
The Board of Arrabawn Co-Op voted to close its liquid milk plant in Kilconnell on 25 August 2022. The decision will be catastrophic for Kilconnell and communities across East Galway, resulting in the loss of a substantial number of jobs over the coming months. Commenting on the decision in a Facebook post, Michael Fitzmaurice TD said, “The sale of the liquid milk book by Arrabawn to Aurivo will no doubt…
Henley Decor Fair
Arts/Antiques News
Third annual Henley Decor Fair this September
The third annual Henley Decor Fair, sponsored by Knight Frank, returns to its stunning riverside setting along the famous Henley Royal Regatta course from 20 to 25 September, 2022. With easy access from the M4 and less than an hour from central London, the event attracts over 150 exhibitors across the decorative and salvage trade from UK and Europe. There is a lifestyle element to the event and there is…
Herbie's Heifers Carrigallen Mart sales
Agriculture/Livestock News
Herbie’s Heifers’ highest selling lot at Carrigallen Mart – 6,57euros/kg
Last night’s sale at Carrigallen Mart saw Herbie’s Heifers reach 6,57euros/kg. Herbie Griffiths’ top quality in-calf and maiden Heifer Sale (Monday, 29 August , 2022) featured 40 Heifers calving from September to November to mainly A.I Sires, including Lodge Hamlet, Icecream and EBY (sexed). All were export tested. Herbie’s Heifers lot prices: Lot 38 Sold €5,000 – Top priced heifer DOB: 22 Sep 2019Sired by son of Swarland Eddie /…
Aurivivo Mohill Mart
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Good trade at Mohill Mart’s annual bullock sale
Mohill Mart reports good sales for last Saturday, 27 August, 2022. This was their special annual bullock sale in conjunction with the usual lots. Here are the highlight lots: – Lot 103, Price 2160.00, Tag ****, (BK) – Sex: M – Breed: AAX – DOB: 31/05/2020 – Owners: 1 – Export: R – QA: Y – TB: 11/11/2021 – Export Retest: R. See here. – Lot 105, Price 2290.00, Tag ****, (BK) – Sex: M – Breed: AAX –…
sheep farmers
Agriculture/Livestock News
Sheep farmers paid 630 cents/kg last week
Lack of meaningful and direct support for sheep farmers by the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue as well as sheep processing factories continues to attract criticism from the Dublin-based Irish Farmers’ Association. IFA Sheep committee chairman Kevin Comiskey pointed out that the IFA communicated directly with the Minister and sheep processing factories earlier this year about the importance of direct supports for sheep farmers. They highlighted the fact that strong…
farm walks
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Educational farm walks and webinar
Teagasc will host several farm walks this month. The programme begins with a Contract Heifer Rearing Farm Walk at Noel Farrell’s farm, Rathgallen, Golden, Co. Tipperary, Eircode: E25 F250 on Thursday 1 September, 2022 at 11am. DAFM staff as well as host farmers will talk to attendees about why they should consider Contract Heifer Rearing, requirements for a successful agreement, health issues and other key concerns as well as the…
consumer price
Consumer prices increased by 0.4% in July
The latest Consumer Price Index published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows that prices rose by 9.1% in the year to July 2022, which is the largest annual increase in the CPI since Quarter 2 1984 when annual inflation was 9.7%. Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & Other Fuels (+21.6%) and Transport (+19.4%) increased the most. Miscellaneous Goods & Services (-1.0%) and Education (-0.7%) were the only divisions to show…
Sheep Ireland Manager Kevin McDermott
Agriculture/Livestock News
Kevin McDermott comments on Sheep Ireland’s €uro-Star Ram Sale
Sheep Ireland’s Elite €uro-Star Multi-Breed Ram Sale was an all-round success this past weekend. Manager Kevin McDermott says that he is very happy with the day, as there was “strong commercial farmer demand. It is evident that trust and confidence is growing in the €uro-Stars, and there is a good market. We had a strong crowd on the day and a high 87% clear out.” Notable aspects of the sale…
Sheep Ireland Ram Sale
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87% clearance at Tullamore Mart €uro-Star Ram Sale
All expectations were met at Sheep Ireland’s bumper Elite €uro-Star Multi-Breed Ram Sale at Tullamore Mart on Saturday (27 August, 2022). The successful day resulted in an 87% clearance and €664 average across the sale. Sheep Ireland were grateful to see so many farmers trusting and placing value in the €uroStars when selecting their rams. Many customers came from afar from every corner of the country. The well-organised day saw…
Agriculture/Livestock News
Beef production costs not eased by factories
Factories must start offsetting the costs of beef production by offering farmers better prices for their cows, according to the IFA. IFA Livestock chairman Brendan Golden said decisions are being made on farms that will impact on cattle supplies for the coming months and it is critical that hard-won consistent weekly supply patterns are protected. He said that more than 92,000 more cattle have been processed year to date against…
snail farm
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Learn how to set up your own snail farm
Eva Milka and her partner Eoin put Carlow on the map as the innovative home of snail farming in Ireland when they decided to breed free-range edible snails on a half-acre snail farm in Garryhill. They tasted escargots for the first time in France in 2012. When they returned to Ireland, and discovered they could not source escargots locally, they decided to try breeding a sample batch in their one-bedroom…
antiques fairs
Arts/Antiques News
Diarise these antiques fairs for September
There are a number of upcoming antiques fairs to visit. Ireland’s biggest Antiques Art & Vintage Fair takes place at Limerick Racecourse on Saturday, 10 September and Sunday, 11 September. This is a must-visit for lovers of art, antiques and vintage. Limerick Time: 10am to 6pm both days Address: Limerick Racecourse, Greenmount Park, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick V94 K858 Admission: €5 euros for the two days and children enter free. See…
Government Second Call €100m Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector
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DAFM opens second call under Brexit scheme for agri-food sector
The second call for applications under the Government’s €100m response scheme for the agri-food sector was announced last week. The scheme was introduced at the end of 2020 in recognition of the sector’s unique exposure to Brexit’s impact and other global trading challenges. Now, up to €30m is available under this second call, which is being administered by Enterprise Ireland. It is open to large, medium and small enterprises, engaged…
Phoenix Park Biodiversity Festival & Honey Show
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Phoenix Park Biodiversity Festival & Honey Show
All are welcome to The Phoenix Park Biodiversity Festival & Honey Show on 10 September, 2022, from 10.00am to 6.00pm. The family-friendly event will be held at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre at Phoenix Park in Dublin. The park itself has 17 hives spread across the property, which are managed by the OPW gardeners. Their presence has seen the flora of the park benefit considerably. This makes sense as over…
Elphin Agricultural Show
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Win a heifer at today’s Elphin Agricultural Show
More than €2,000 is up for grabs in prizes offered for the Monster Draw at the 43th annual Elphin Agricultural Show with first prize being a weanling heifer or the cash equivalent. Second prize is a Kilronan Castle experience, which includes a one-night stay (bed and breakfast), a six-course dinner at the award-winning Douglas Hyde Restaurant, and treatments for two at the Elemis Spa with complimentary access to the thermal…
Dublin Fairs
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Treasure hunters can diarise Dublin Fairs at two new venues
Dublin Fairs brings the best of two fairs to vintage treasure hunters and lovers of arts and crafts with two new venues in September, 2022. Browsers will be be able find everything from fine art to handmade soaps presented by 30 exhibitors. Window-shop through the stalls to find drawings, silver, books, comics, pottery, militaria, jewellery, candles, mosaic portraits, collectables, vinyl records, bric-a-brac, and even Guinness signs. Event details for 2022:The…
Agriculture/Livestock News
Potatoes are back on the menu this week
Consumption and retail sales of potatoes are expected to increase this week (24 August, 2022) as schools re-open after the summer break. However, several reports indicate that maincrop Rooster yields will be significantly reduced in many areas due to the very warm conditions and lack of rain. New Season Queens are selling for €4.60 to €5.50 ex-farm in 10kg bags.  Meanwhile, meetings with packers and retailers on new season crops…
Gortatlea Mart Weanling Bull Show and Sale
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Great sales at Gortatlea Mart’s Weanling Bull Show and Sale
Gortatlea Mart achieved outstanding results at their Weanling Bull Show and Sale on Wednesday this week. They featured more than 1000 bulls on the night, and made over 4 euros a kilo. The Mart comments that, “that the sale was one of the standout sales of the year, and the number of top class stock presented was a testament to the top suckler stock men in the south west that are…
Elite €uro-Star Multi-Breed Ram Sale Tullamore Mart
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Tullamore Mart prepares for Elite €uro-Star Multi-Breed Ram Sale
There’s much anticipation for Sheep Ireland’s huge Elite €uro-Star Multi-Breed Ram sale which returns to Tullamore Mart on Saturday, 27 August, 2022.  Mart Manager Antoinette Daly explains that, “It started here in Tullamore about 8 or 10 years ago, but when Covid came we were restricted due to numbers, so it was moved to Kilkenny Mart as the ring was bigger and could hold around 150 people. But it has…
grassland farmer
Agriculture/Livestock News
Secrets of a successful grassland farmer
Learn about the secrets of a successful grassland farmer with Aidan Maguire and the Teagasc Grass10 and DairyBeef500 teams on 31 August, 2022 at 6.30pm. You’re invited to join the walk on Maguire’s farm in Navan, Co. Meath, Eircode: C15 W4C2 to discover more about how he won the 2021 Grassland Farmer of the Year award in the Drystock Enterprise Category. Maguire joined his local Grass10 group and the Dairy calf-to-beef…
Dun Laoghaire
Arts/Antiques News
Antiques with a view at Dun Laoghaire
The next edition in the South Dublin Antiques, Vintage & More Fair series will be held at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire on 2 October, 2022 from 11am to 6pm. It is hosted by Vintage Ireland. The organisers rate this as one of their most popular venues, which normally attracts between 30 and 40 traders in antique and vintage furniture, interior decor, fine art, vintage kitchen and tableware,…
Agriculture/Livestock News
Kevin Comiskey flags crisis for sheep farmers
Recent attempts by factories to drop lamb prices at a critical time for the sector have prompted IFA Sheep Chairman Kevin Comiskey to highlight the lack of meaningful, direct support from them as well as the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue. “The Minister has not yet come forward with a targeted payment for sheep farmers to support the orderly feeding and finishing of lambs, which is certainly contributing to the…
natterjack toads
Boom or bust for endangered natterjack toads
Celebrating the release of almost 500 natterjack toadlets at Castlegregory, Co. Kerry, late July 2022, Dr Ferdia Marnell, the amphibian specialist at National Parks and Wildlife Service who has been overseeing the project, refers to the natterjack toads as a “boom or bust” species. And this year was not one of the good ones. The captive rearing ensures that some eggs do make it through to toadlets every year and…