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Huge cost increase for farm contractors as weather delays work

Irish land-based farm contractors are facing huge cost increases for this year’s grass silage harvest, as poor harvesting weather conditions are delaying work, forcing...

Large crowd expected at Laois IFA Information Seminar this week

Laois IFA will host an Information Seminar this Thursday, April 27, from 6-9pm in the Manor Hotel in Abbeyleix. Aimed at all members of the community, this seminar will...

Fears that Brexit could destroy beef farmers like mushroom industry

Fears were voiced that local beef farmers could go out of business just like what happened the mushroom farmers, at a Brexit information meeting...

Portlaoise Macra have a Tractor Run this Easter Monday

A Tractor Run, organised by Portlaoise Macra na Feirme and in aid of Pieta House, will take place this coming Easter Monday, April 17. The...

Laois TD hopes Laois land won’t be left out of disadvantaged scheme

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is calling on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to ensure that land in Laois that has been...

Farm on the Laois-Offaly border sells for over €1.4m

A farm in Killeigh in Offaly - just across the Laois border - has sold for €1.439m or almost €10,800 an acre. The 133.5 acre grazing...

In Pictures: Laois IFA members honoured for role in 1966 march

The surviving Laois members of  famous national farming protest in 1966 were honoured by Laois County Council at a reception last week. Photographer Michael Scully...

Sore feet and walking home – Laois farmers honoured on 50th anniversary of famous...

The surviving Laois members of a national farming protest in 1966 were honoured at a Laois County Council reception on Thursday night. Then operating under the...
The RSA are proposing that an 'NCT' style system be introduced for four-wheel drive tractors that are used for haulage on the roads

Farm contractors appealing for tractor ‘NCT’ to be deferred

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) are urging the Minister for Transport not to introduce an 'NCT' for tractors, something...
The residence at Tulach Nore, Pike of Rushall, which formed part of a 255-acre farm offered for sale in Laois in 2016

Drop in the amount of land offered for sale in Laois

The amount of land for sale in Laois in 2016 was significantly down on the 2015 figure, according to the Irish Farmers Journal Land...
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