What jobs are up for grabs in the agri-sector right now?
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by Charles O'Donnell
8h ago
A number of interesting and rewarding career opportunities are open in the agri-sector at the minute, and one of them may suit you. These jobs are featured on Agriland Media’s agri-sector recruitment platform AgriRecruit, which is regularly updated with new positions that come available in the agri-sector. To learn more about these jobs, including how to apply for them, visit AgriRecruit. Sales director United Feeds, part of the Dale Farm group, is inviting applications from candidates interested in joining its team to lead its sales activites. Reporting to the general manager, the successful ..read more
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Tributes paid following death of Kerrygold creator Tony O’Reilly
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by Charles O'Donnell
13h ago
Tributes have been paid to the Irish businessman Tony O’Reilly, who has died at the age of 88. Among his many roles during his career, O’Reilly was at a time the CEO of An Bord Bainne, the predecessor to Ornua. While in the role he was responsible for creating the global Kerrygold brand, which, in 2019, became the first Irish agri-food brand to exceed €1 billion in retail sales value. O’Reilly also co-created the Ireland Funds, a fundraising network active in various countries, including the US, for promoting and supporting reconciliation on the island of Ireland. In 2001, he received a knigh ..read more
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Trevor Shields is the Champion of Champions at Balmoral Show 2024
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by Richard Halleron
15h ago
The principle of three being a lucky number is certainly resonating with Kilkeel farmer, Trevor Shields, following this year’s Balmoral Show. He ended the event by winning the Champion of Champions with his in-calf Limousin heifer. Earlier in the week he had won the Beef Inter-Breed title with the same animal. And, just for good measure, he also took home the Balmoral Large White pig championship with an eye-catching gilt. Shields has been a pedigree pig breeder of note for many years. His genetics business has seen him exporting boar semen to many countries around the world. The Kilkeeel pig ..read more
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Charolais bullocks average €3.24/kg at Ballinrobe Mart
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by Breifne O'Brien
15h ago
Ballinrobe Mart in Co. Mayo seen the overall cattle trade remain strong this week, despite recent moves by processors to reduce beef price. According to mart manager Teresa Gibsey, there was “a high demand for heifers, with prices reaching €1,870/head or €3.72/kg”. Heifer prices ranged from €460-1,870/head or €2.00-3.72/kg. The average price paid for Angus-cross heifers on the day was €2.71/kg. Meanwhile, the average price paid for Charolais-cross heifers was €3.02/kg, while Limousin-cross heifers made an average price of €2.91/kg. Heifers weighing over the 500kg mark sold for an average pric ..read more
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Blue Jean Country Queen Festival promises fun-filled weekend
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by Caroline Allen
18h ago
The Blue Jean Country Queen Festival, organised by Meath Macra na Feirme in collaboration with the community of Athboy, will take place over the June bank holiday, May 31 to June 3. The weekend will feature live music, family-friendly entertainment and the coronation of the 2024 Blue Jean Country Queen. The centrepiece of the festival – the competition to crown the Blue Jean Country Queen – will see 22 young women from this country and abroad descend on Athboy for a chaotic and fun-filled weekend. The queens will be welcomed into the heart of the l ..read more
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Bogland facts: From native reptiles to pest-eating plants
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by Maeve Hennessy
20h ago
To celebrate National Biodiversity Week, the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) are sharing some of the “surprising” to learn facts about bogland biodiversity. There are over 20 different species of Sphagnum moss found on Irish bogs. These are known as the “bog builders” and are the “most important” plants on bogs. The moss holds up to 20 times its own weight in water by having internal water storage cells and forming external water storage cells with other Sphagnum moss plants. During World War I, Sphagnum moss was harvested and dried and stitched together as a wound dressing to trea ..read more
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Over 200 events scheduled for National Biodiversity Week
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by Caroline Allen
21h ago
Ireland’s nature and wildlife will take centre stage for National Biodiversity Week 2024 from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 26, with over 200 events scheduled across the country.  The annual 10-day celebration of nature and wildlife offers a variety of free events and activities organised by the Irish Environmental Network and is funded by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The farm events from members will be hosted by: Talamh Beo; OURganic gardens, Donegal; Gorse farm, Co Wexford; Meredith’s farm, Co Laois; Leaf and Root farm, Co Galway; Crawfords’ farm, Co. Tipperary; Tom ..read more
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Table: Suckler and dairy-bred calf births by county in 2023
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by Colm Ryan
22h ago
A breakdown of suckler and dairy-bred calf births by county in 2023 has revealed which areas of the country have the highest percentage of calves from each sector. There were 61,741 fewer calves born to beef dams in 2023 than in the previous year, according to figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). The figures were released as part of DAFM’s Animal Identification and Movement System (AIMS) Bovine Statistics Report for 2023. Calves born to dairy dams in 2023 rose by 19,265 head in the year, and made up 67% of the overall calves born last year. In only nine of t ..read more
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ABP Monitor Farms: Update from Cork dairy and beef farm
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by Breifne O'Brien
22h ago
Based in Bandon, Co. Cork, John Twohig is a dairy and beef farmer and is also one of ABP Food Group’s eight Monitor Farms. These Monitor Farms are ABP beef suppliers finishing cattle in a variety of systems across the country on a range of different land types and are all involved in the processor’s sustainability initiative, the ‘Advantage Beef Programme’ which offers farmers a 20c/kg Sustainability Bonus. Breeding is now underway on the Twohig’s dairy farm, with a team of high-carcass weight Artificial Insemination (AI) bulls being used to produce the beef calves. The three beef sires being ..read more
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Dutch coalition government to hold on to nitrates derogation
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by Charles O'Donnell
1d ago
A coalition of parties in the Netherlands that is set to form the country’s new government will aim to reverse the phasing out of the Nitrates Derogation there. Following a general election in November, in which the right-wing PVV party won the largest number of seats, a government was unable to be formed immediately. However, this week four parties – including PVV and the farmer and agriculture party BBB – came to a coalition agreement, with the agreement document including a chapter on agriculture. The document outlined that the coalition would not only reverse the phasing out of the deroga ..read more
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