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The must see lot from Ballybofey & Stranorlar Co-operative Livestock Mart, sold for €3240
https://www.lslauctions.com/MartMemberAccess/Market/MartCatalogue?Mart=STRANO&SearchDateRange=Last&Op=detail&SearchAuctionDayID=0&SearchAuctionID=562428 The must see lot from Ballybofey & Stranorlar Co-operative Livestock Mart. Cracking show stock in Lot 34, sold for €3240. Most viewed lot on LSL TV in the past day! Watch more highlight videos on https://www.lslauctions.com/tv
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Must see lot from Midland & Western Livestock Improvement Society
https://www.lslauctions.com/MartMemberAccess/Market/MartCatalogue?Mart=MWLIS&SearchDateRange=Last&Op=detail&SearchAuctionDayID=0&SearchAuctionID=533198 Must see lot from Midland & Western Livestock Improvement Society on the weekend. Take a look at this calf in Lot 5, sold for €4100. Check out the all new ‘LSL TV’ https://www.lslauctions.com/tv
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Cattle Mart – Price Roundup 15-02-2021
Monday’s selected Cattle mart price report: copyright LSL. BULLOCK 300-400kg Mon 15 Feb Avg Price/KgHighest Price/Kg Lots:AA, 305kg 2.16/kg 660.00HE, 320kg 1.66/kg 530.00 BULLOCK 400-500kg Mon 15 Feb Avg Price/KgAA 1.80/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:AA, 410kg 1.83/kg 750.00AA, 475kg 1.77/kg 840.00 BULLOCK 600-700kg Mon 15 Feb Avg Price/KgFR 1.65/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:AA, 660kg 1.92/kg 1270.00FR, 662kg 1.69/kg 1120.00FR, 625kg 1.6/kg 1000.00 COW 400-500kg Mon 15 Feb Avg Price/KgFR 1.32/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:FR, 495kg 1.47/kg…
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Sheep Mart – Price Roundup 15-02-2021
Monday’s selected Sheep mart price report: copyright LSL. SHEEP 40-50kg Mon 15 Feb Avg Price/KgSHEEP 2.71/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 45kg 3.07/kg 138.00SHEEP, 48kg 3.03/kg 146.00SHEEP, 45kg 3/kg 135.00SHEEP, 46kg 2.96/kg 136.00SHEEP, 40kg 2.95/kg 118.00SHEEP, 47kg 2.74/kg 128.00 SHEEP 50-60kg Mon 15 Feb Avg Price/KgSHEEP 2.29/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 51kg 2.92/kg 150.00SHEEP, 50kg 2.68/kg 134.00SHEEP, 56kg 2.63/kg 146.00SHEEP, 57kg 2.62/kg 149.00SHEEP, 56kg 2.59/kg 146.00SHEEP, 57kg 2.55/kg 146.00 SHEEP 70-80kg Mon 15 Feb Avg…
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European Commission Considering the Use of Caffeine as an Insecticide
The European Food Safety Authority is reviewing an application to allow caffeine to be used as an insecticide and molluscicide. French-based company Progarein is seeking approval to use caffeine as an insecticide for cabbage, potatoes and buxus and as a molluscicide for slug control in all edible and non-edible crops.  The European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) is assisting the European Commission in reviewing the application, which was submitted last year. …
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Teagasc Virtual Hill Sheep Conference 2021
The Teagasc Virtual Hill Sheep Conference will take place across two evenings, Wednesday 17 February and Thursday 18 February, as a Zoom webinar between 8pm and 9pm.  A line up of speakers have been assembled for two sessions.  The speakers on Wednesday include Donegal hill sheep farmer David McLaughlin, Teasgac advisor John Cannon and Sheep Ireland’s Kevin McDermott. Topics covered are hill sheep performance on a better farm and generating…
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Must see black limousine Heifer from Aurivo Livestock Mart Mohill
https://www.lslauctions.com/MartMemberAccess/Market/MartCatalogue?Mart=MOHILL&SearchDateRange=Last&Op=detail&SearchAuctionDayID=0&SearchAuctionID=559201 Must see black limousine Heifer from Aurivo Livestock Mart Mohill this weekend. Have a look at Lot 544, sold for €3050. The most viewed lot on our website in the last 24 hours! Check out the all new ‘LSL TV’ https://www.lslauctions.com/tv
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New Tax on Molasses and Beet Pulp from US will Make Animal Feeds More Expensive
Government compensation for the increased costs of importing animal feeds such as beet pulp and cane molasses from the USA has been refused. Since November 10, 2020, there has been a 25 per cent EU import duty increase on beet pulp and molasses.  The tariffs are part of a 16-year-old row over government aid to the US and EU aircraft industries, in what is estimated to be the world’s largest-ever…
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Farm Safety and Mental Health Virtual Meeting Today
A free virtual meeting to discuss farm safety and mental health is being held this evening (Monday 15 February). The Zoom meeting, hosted by Fine Gael TD Colm Burke, will take place from 8pm to 9:20pm. Other speakers include the Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Martin Heydon, vet Hazell Mullins from Abbeyville Veterinary Hospital and Peter Hynes, a dairy farmer and mental health ambassador. The TD for…
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Carnew Mart have stepped up to the Jerusalema Challenge
The staff at Carnew Mart have stepped up to the #JerusalemaChallenge Watch the video here: https://fb.watch/3F_JRP5HXX/ An internet rage during the Covid-19 lockdown has been the #Jerusalemachallenge, with people from across countries uploading videos dancing to Jerusalema, a song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG. The dance challenge took off in February 2020, as Covid-19 caused lockdowns in African countries like in most parts of the world. It was…
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Weather forecast: Monday 15 February
Scattered showers and some heavy rain in the morning, which will gradually clear, becoming drier and brighter. The afternoon will be mostly dry with hazy bright spells and the risk of a few isolated showers. Temperatures of 10 to 13C, with moderate to fresh southerly winds. In the evening, southerly winds will become stronger. It will be windy in the west with rain moving in from the southwest.  LSL News.
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Weather forecast: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February
A Status Yellow snow-ice warning has been issued by Met Éireann for Connacht, Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal over the weekend. In the affected counties, snowfalls of 5cm are predicted with strong to gale force southeast winds. Temperatures will continue to rise ranging from 7 to 11C by dawn on Sunday. The Yellow weather alert comes into effect at 2:00am on Saturday morning and will remain in place until 12:00pm on Saturday. In Cork, Kerry…
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Cattle Mart – Price Roundup 12-02-2021
Friday’s selected Cattle mart price report: copyright LSL. Bullock 400-500kg Fri 12 Feb Avg Price/KgCHX 2.39/kgLM 2.43/kgLMX 2.34/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CH, 420kg 2.81/kg 1180.00CHX, 470kg 2.64/kg 1240.00CHX, 425kg 2.56/kg 1090.00CHX, 460kg 2.5/kg 1150.00LMX, 428kg 2.5/kg 1070.00LM, 470kg 2.47/kg 1160.00 Bullock 500-600kg Fri 12 Feb Avg Price/KgCHX 2.37/kgLMX 2.17/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 515kg 2.49/kg 1280.00CHX, 520kg 2.48/kg 1290.00CH, 555kg 2.47/kg 1370.00CHX,LMX, 580kg 2.47/kg 1430.00CHX, 540kg 2.46/kg 1330.00CHX, 560kg 2.45/kg 1370.00 Bullock 600-700kg Fri…
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IFA Meet MII on Beef Price Cuts
IFA president Tim Cullinan has met with Meat Industry Ireland (MII) to discuss the recent price cuts attempted by factories. He told the industry representative body the recent attempts by factories to reduce beef prices are not justified based on current market information and said farmers have reacted angrily to these attempts by factories. The IFA president claimed MII were left in no doubt that undermining of the market conditions…
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New Chair and Vice-Chair Elected at Lakeland Dairies
Lakeland Dairies has announced the appointment of both a new chair and vice-chair of the cooperative board. Niall Matthews, from Carrickmacross, Co. Louth, has been appointed chairman of Lakeland Dairies Co-operative Society Ltd. Mr Matthews was elected to the board of the co-op in 2017. He succeeds Aloysius Duffy, who served as a board member since 2010 and as chairman since 2014. “I am very honoured to be appointed chairman…
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Cattle Mart – Price Roundup 11-02-2021
Thursday’s selected Cattle mart price report: copyright LSL. Bullock 400-500kg Thu 11 Feb Avg Price/KgFR 1.70/kgLMX 2.20/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LMX, 470kg 2.36/kg 1110.00BK, 485kg 2.33/kg 1130.00LMX, 455kg 2.31/kg 1050.00LMX, 425kg 2.19/kg 930.00HEX, 495kg 2.06/kg 1020.00LMX, 435kg 1.93/kg 840.00 Bullock 500-600kg Thu 11 Feb Avg Price/KgCHX 2.27/kgFR 1.70/kgFRX 1.75/kgHEX 2.00/kgLMX 2.22/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 510kg 2.49/kg 1270.00CHX, 580kg 2.43/kg 1410.00BK, 565kg 2.42/kg 1370.00CHX, 595kg 2.40/kg 1430.00LMX, 550kg 2.36/kg 1300.00CHX, 575kg 2.33/kg 1340.00 Bullock…
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Sheep Mart – Price Roundup 11-02-2021
Thursday’s selected Sheep mart price report: copyright LSL. SHEEP 20-30kg Thu 11 Feb Avg Price/KgSHEEP 2.90/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 26kg 3.00/kg 79.00SHEEP, 28kg 2.8/kg 77.00 SHEEP 30-40kg Thu 11 Feb Avg Price/KgSHEEP 2.61/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 31kg 3.19/kg 100.00SHEEP, 38kg 2.92/kg 112.00SHEEP, 38kg 2.90/kg 111.00SHEEP, 40kg 2.90/kg 115.00SHEEP, 36kg 2.87/kg 104.00SHEEP, 40kg 2.86/kg 114.00 SHEEP 40-50kg Thu 11 Feb Avg Price/KgSHEEP 2.78/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 49kg 2.89/kg 142.00SHEEP, 45kg 2.89/kg 129.00SHEEP, 48kg 2.88/kg…
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Northern Ireland Considers Deposit Return Scheme for Single Use Plastic Bottles
Newly-appointed Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons is planning to launch a public consultation reviewing the feasibility of a deposit return scheme for single use plastic. It has been suggested milk cartons would also be eligible for the scheme. “In February 2020, we committed to Northern Ireland’s continued participation in the development of UK-wide proposals to reform the packaging producer responsibility system and the introduction of a deposit return scheme,”…
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New Biodiversity Initiative Launched to Help Farmers
A new locally-led farm and community biodiversity initiative has been announced by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The €1.25m initiative, which is under the Department’s Rural Development Programme (RDP), is seeking applications from groups of farmers. Minister of State, Pippa Hackett, who launched the initiative, said: “This is all about helping farmers and land managers to deliver for biodiversity, both on farms and at local level.” “It…
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Cattle Mart – Price Roundup 10-02-2021
Wednesday’s selected Cattle mart price report: copyright LSL. Bullock 300-400kg Wed 10 Feb Avg Price/KgAAX 2.18/kgLMX 2.15/kgSIX 2.24/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SIX, 305kg 2.39/kg 730.00LMX,AAX, 324kg 2.28/kg 740.00HEX, 355kg 2.14/kg 760.00SIX, 325kg 2.09/kg 680.00AAX, 300kg 2.07/kg 620.00LMX, 395kg 2.03/kg 800.00 Bullock 400-500kg Wed 10 Feb Avg Price/KgLMX 2.33/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LMX, 405kg 2.57/kg 1040.00LMX, 420kg 2.43/kg 1020.00LMX, 470kg 2.32/kg 1090.00LMX, 415kg 2.02/kg 840.00HEX, 435kg 1.70/kg 740.00FRX, 400kg 1.5/kg 600.00 Bullock 500-600kg Wed 10…
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Sheep Mart – Price Roundup 10-02-2021
Wednesday’s selected Sheep mart price report: copyright LSL. Lamb 40-50kg Wed 10 Feb Avg Price/KgLB 2.36/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LB, 45kg 2.91/kg 131.00LB, 48kg 2.90/kg 139.00LB, 49kg 2.80/kg 137.00LB, 48kg 2.79/kg 134.00LB, 40kg 2.78/kg 111.00LB, 46kg 2.76/kg 127.00 Lamb 50-60kg Wed 10 Feb Avg Price/KgLB 2.61/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LB, 50kg 2.8/kg 140.00LB, 51kg 2.69/kg 137.00LB, 50kg 2.66/kg 133.00LB, 54kg 2.61/kg 141.00LB, 54kg 2.61/kg 141.00LB, 53kg 2.60/kg 138.00 Lamb 60-70kg Wed 10 Feb Avg…
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Agriculture Committee to Scrutinise Blanket Ban on Peat Production
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine is to scrutinise Bord na Móna’s decision to issue a blanket ban on the production of peat in Ireland. Discussion will be centred around the effect of stopping of peat production on other industries including nurseries, horticulture and mushroom growing. Stakeholders affected by the decision, including Bord na Móna, will appear in front of the committee over the next few weeks. Committee…
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Farmers Survey Reveals Poor Rural Connectivity is Leaving Them Behind
More than four in 10 farmers say they still don’t have fast and reliable broadband or strong enough mobile phone signals to be able to run their businesses properly. A survey of 430 farmers by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) highlights how farmers are getting left behind as the gap widens between rural and urban connectivity.  NFU Deputy President Stuart Roberts said: “For too long, those living and working in…
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Weather forecast: Wednesday 9 February
Wednesday will be a cold but bright day. It will remain dry in many areas but scattered wintry showers will continue to affect north Leinster and east Ulster. Frost and ice will linger through much of the day as afternoon temperatures reach just 1 to 3C with a light to moderate easterly breeze. Isolated wintry showers in the east and northeast in the evening but mainly dry. However, rain, sleet…
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Cattle Mart – Price Roundup 09-02-2021
Tuesday’s selected Cattle mart price report: copyright LSL. BULLOCK 300-400kg Tue 9 Feb Avg Price/KgAAX 2.12/kgFR 1.49/kgHEX 1.98/kgLMX 2.06/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:AAX, 300kg 2.23/kg 670.00AAX, 320kg 2.16/kg 690.00M BULLOCK, 335kg 2.15/kg 720.00AAX, 330kg 2.12/kg 700.00LMX, 330kg 2.12/kg 700.00HEX, 321kg 2.12/kg 680.00 BULLOCK 400-500kg Tue 9 Feb Avg Price/KgHEX 1.92/kgM BULLOCK 1.68/kgSAX 1.81/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:HEX, 465kg 1.98/kg 920.00M BULLOCK, 463kg 1.92/kg 890.00HEX, 487kg 1.91/kg 930.00HEX, 472kg 1.89/kg 890.00M BULLOCK, 410kg 1.88/kg 770.00SAX,…
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Sheep Mart – Price Roundup 09-02-2021
Tuesday’s selected Sheep mart price report: copyright LSL. LAMB 20-30kg Tue 9 Feb Avg Price/KgLAMB 2.50/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LAMB, 28kg 2.71/kg 77.00LAMB, 23kg 2.62/kg 60.00LAMB, 25kg 2.60/kg 66.00LAMB, 30kg 2.55/kg 76.00LAMB, 30kg 2.54/kg 75.00LAMB, 29kg 2.45/kg 71.00 LAMB 30-40kg Tue 9 Feb Avg Price/KgLAMB 2.57/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LAMB, 36kg 3/kg 108.00LAMB, 35kg 2.97/kg 104.00LAMB, 32kg 2.78/kg 89.00LAMB, 36kg 2.77/kg 101.00LAMB, 33kg 2.74/kg 90.00LAMB, 34kg 2.74/kg 93.00 LAMB 40-50kg Tue 9 Feb Avg…
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Anger as Factories Slash Beef Quotes and Reduce Kill to a Three Day Week
Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) beef chair Edmund Graham, says there is no logical reason for factories to slash beef quotes to the €3.70/kg mark this week.  Mr Graham said it makes no sense when demand for beef remains high and sterling rates are favourable. He believes factories must be held to account and added: “Many farmers are reporting difficulties booking cattle in for slaughter and those that…
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ICSA Calls for Tougher Penalties for Dog Owners Whose Pets Attack Sheep
The chair of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) says fines of €100 are not enough to change the habits of irresponsible dog owners whose animals attack livestock. ICSA sheep chair Sean McNamara, who himself has suffered losses due to sheep worrying, said: “It is unbelievably distressing to walk out and find dead or dying ewes. Even if the sheep are not directly attacked and have no visible…