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Little business now in farming

The farming community has been badly hit in the continuing economic crisis with subsidy payments now paying more than agricultural or dairy incomes earned throughout the year. The turnaround means that the once thriving farming sector in this country is no longer a viable business for many and families are increasingly finding it difficult to survive by living off the land.

Little business now in farming

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The farming community has been badly hit in the continuing economic crisis with subsidy payments now paying more than agricultural or dairy incomes earned throughout the year. The turnaround means that the once thriving farming sector in this country is no longer a viable business for many and families are increasingly finding it difficult to survive by living off the land.

Mayo dairy calves destined for prison

Bóthar, the international development agency that specialises in the use of livestock, has launched an unusual appeal in Co Mayo. The organisation is seeking the donation of 26 heifer calves, one for every county in Ireland, as part of a Spring Calf Appeal to provide animals for its Shelton Abbey rehabilitation project. The Spring Calf Appeal follows last year’s successful partnership with Shelton Abbey prison facility in Co Wicklow, which has agreed to care for the animals at the prison’s on-site farm as part of their rehabilitation programme for inmates.

Livelihoods of farm families must be secured - Noonan

The recent announcement of 20c per litre of milk for suppliers by Glanbia has been criticised by Kilkenny Councillor Malcolm Noonan. He fully supports action taken by dairy farmers recently in their protests outside Glanbia offices in Kilkenny.

Greenfield — an innovative approach to low cost dairy farming

Glanbia and The Agricultural Fund have come together with local Kilkenny farmers, the Phelan’s, in Clara and set up a company which is aiming to create a new low cost dairy farm.

Greenfield diary farm open days spark national interest

The Greenfield Dairy Project in Kilkenny is hosting an open day next week for local and national farmers.

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