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Local farmers to protest at Guinness as grain campaign escalates

A number of local tillage farmers will be part of a group that will protest about the price of grain outside the Guinness Storehouse...

Local farm association to be consulted on tractor test

A local farm association will be consulted on the proposed contentious roadworthiness test for tractors in 2018. The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in...

50 years on, the participants of the first Winter Farm School in Laois had...

In the last week of October in 1967, a group of 25 young men enrolled in a course run by the Laois County Committee...

‘Pride doesn’t pay the bills’ as tillage farmers prepare for demonstration

A number of Laois tillage farmers will take part in a 'Demonstration of Facts' outside the Boortmalt premises in Athy on Tuesday morning in...

In Pictures: Davis and Cooney lead the way for Laois at Ploughing 2017

Karl Davis's success in the intermediate reversible class and second place finishes for Pat Cooney and David Walsh were the Laois highlights at this...

The Ploughing and I: Alf Harvey – ‘I’d introduce a Celebrity Island Ploughing competition’

Alf Harvey has been the official photographer for the National Ploughing Association for a number of years and is part of the furniture now...

Laois ploughman celebrating first All Ireland title

Ballylinan man Karl Davis is celebrating a first All Ireland title at the National Ploughing Championship following Day 1 of the event in Offaly. Davis,...

The Ploughing and I: ‘I remember seeing the ploughmen and I wanted to pursue...

Brendan Greene from Ratheniska is one of a number of Laois people to be actually competing in the Ploughing championships this week - he's...

Could you be the Young Farmer of the Year?

Do you live for silage season? Do you know the difference between Angus and Limousin cattle? Does your sleep pattern revolve around milking? Do you...

Portlaoise Macra na Feirme are in All-Ireland Farm Skills final

Portlaoise Macra na Feirme are in the All-Ireland Final of the Macra FBD Farm Skills competition at the Tullamore Show this Sunday. Liam Brophy, Thomas Cushen...
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