My Farming Week

‘I Had To Do Something Different, So This Diversification Was The Way To Go’

It has been a busy few weeks for Donegal farmer Andrew McShea. Not only has he taken up the role as a southern Ireland distributor for the fledgling agriculture fertiliser North Atlantic Seaweed, but more importantly, he has just sold… Continue reading

Social Distancing, Containment And Pandemic – What Do They All Mean?

As the coronavirus continues to dominate headlines around the world, here is a glossary of common words and terms used in connection with the disease.


Coronaviruses: A group of viruses that causes a variety of illnesses, including the common cold… Continue reading

New BEEP Scheme For Suckler Farmers With €90/Cow Payment Set To Be Announced

An updated Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme (BEEP) for suckler farmers is set to be announced tomorrow with a maximum payment of €90/cow.


BEEP (SUCKLERS), which has a funding provision of €35m in 2020, will target the weaning efficiency of suckler… Continue reading

Pointers To Getting The Most From Tax Reliefs

On or around December 9 almost all employees can expect to receive a letter from Revenue.

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The letter will set out what your tax credits and reliefs will be for the year 2020.

There were almost no changes to the… Continue reading

Coronavirus – Everything You Need To Know About Covid-19


Start at the beginning. Where did the coronavirus come from?

It originated in WuhanChina, last December. The most likely scenario is that a bat developed the illness, after which it was transmitted to humans.

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Why… Continue reading

Donegal Farmers Urged To Be Particularly Vigilant During Spring Calving

“There is no such thing as a quiet cow”


Donegal farmers urged to be particularly vigilant during spring calving

Donegal farmers urged to be particularly vigilant during spring calving

With spring calving now underway on many Donegal farms, IFA National Farm Family chairperson, Caroline Farrell has urged farmers to… Continue reading

€7,000 Prize Fund For Women In Farming Awards – Applicants From Donegal Now Being Sought

A prize fund of €7,000 is on offer -  to be shared between two winners and two runners up – at the 2020 Women & Agriculture Awards.

Women engaged in agriculture in Donegal are now being asked to submit applications… Continue reading

Beef Report By Economist Jim Power points to the Importance of CAP For the Future of Beef Sector

Economist Jim Power presented his report on the Irish beef sector to the members of the IFA National Council meeting and National Livestock Committee today (Tuesday, 03/03/2020).

The Irish beef producing sector is experiencing difficult market conditions at the moment.… Continue reading

Contractor Price Hikes To Pile Pressure On Farmers

Rising insurance and labour costs blamed as contractors claim they are owed over €60m

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Farmers face higher contractor bills this year, with guided prices due to rise by 5pc across the board.

Rising insurance premiums and increased labour costs are… Continue reading

CAFRE Hosting Farm Family Key Skills Programme (FFKS) Event in Belleek

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CAFRE Farm Family Key Skills Programme (FFKS) are hosting an event in the Wark Hall,  Belleek, Co. Fermanagh on Monday, March 9th 2020 (09/03/2020) at 8.00pm.

FFKS is an initiative within the Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS).

The… Continue reading

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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