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Mart price roundup: The latest prices from marts around the country

Mart price roundup: The latest prices from marts around the country

Gortatlea Manager Maurice Brosnan said a lot of cattle were being moved earlier this year, with numbers at his most recent sale up 30pc on this time last year. Good cattle were “a savage trade” with €2.40/kg being about the average for the better 550kg bullock as feedlot buyers from both north and south slugged it out. However, lighter dairy […]

Saudis play down oil giant Aramco float cancellation

Saudis play down oil giant Aramco float cancellation

Saudi Arabia has insisted it “remains committed” to a two trillion US dollar stock market listing of oil giant Saudi Aramco, despite reports suggesting it has been abandoned. The country‘s energy minister Khalid al-Falih issued a statement saying: “The Government remains committed to the IPO of Saudi Aramco at a time of its own choosing when conditions are optimum. “Timing […]

FarmIreland Instagram Takeover: Behind the scenes on one of Ireland‘s top pedigree beef and dairy farms

FarmIreland Instagram Takeover: Behind the scenes on one of Ireland‘s top pedigree beef and dairy farms

Today, we‘ve been joined by Kilsunny Pedigree Herds for Instagram and we‘ll get an insight into their farm in Tipperary. Kilsunny Pedigree Herds, farmed by the Dudley family in the heart of Co Tipperary, is a mixed farming enterprise of 60 pedigree dairy cows alongside a pedigree beef herd of Hereford, Aberdeen-Angus and Shorthorn cattle, totalling almost 100 pedigree cows […]

We need loans, say farmers as fodder fund is launched

We need loans, say farmers as fodder fund is launched

A fodder import scheme announced yesterday must be followed by low-cost loans to take the pressure off struggling farmers, the Government was urged yesterday. Agriculture Minister Michael Creed yesterday confirmed that a €4.25m fund would be made available to reduce the cost of imported forage to farmers badly hit by the heatwave and drought conditions of the summer. Farming organisations […]

Irish HomeCare to hire 200 staff as part of €3m investment

Irish HomeCare to hire 200 staff as part of €3m investment

Irish HomeCare is to hire 200 staff as part of a €3m investment. The positions on offer include care worker roles, managers, nurses and administrative support. The Monaghan-based company, which currently employs over 600 people, will be hiring throughout Ireland and establishing new offices in regional towns and cities. : “We have been very successful in this market for 13 […]

Explainer: Who is the new pension scheme aimed at and how will it work?

Explainer: Who is the new pension scheme aimed at and how will it work?

What is this plan? The Government has finally launched proposals for how a new auto-enrolment pension scheme might work. This is in the form of what is called a ‘strawman‘ proposal, or discussion paper, which is intended to generate a debate around the disadvantages and create new and better proposals. The proposals from Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty‘s department are […]