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Laois farmers invited to share their views about the future of farming

Ifac, the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, is encouraging Laois farmers to complete its Farm Survey and have their say about what’s...
Kieran McEvoy Laois IFA

Laois farmer elected as chairperson of IFA national grain committee

Emo-based farmer Kieran McEvoy has been elected as chairman of the IFA's national grain committee. The tillage farmer, who has been Laois IFA grain chairman...
David Kerr Lake Ballyfin

WATCH: Laois farmer’s brand new lake set to feature on popular RTE show tonight

A Laois farm is set to feature on a popular RTE One TV show this evening. The latest episode of Ear To The Ground, which...
Young Farmer

Laois man named Dairy Farmer of the Year for 2021

A Laois man has been named as the Dairy Farmer of the Year for 2021. Trevor Cobbe, from Doolagh in Portarlington, is a member of...
Straw Incorporation Scheme

75 Laois farmers benefit under new Straw Incorporation Measure

A total of 75 Laois farmers will receive payments totaling just under €275,000 under the new Straw Incorporation measure. The total for Laois farmers who...
Eugene Ryan Sustainability Award

Laois farmer honoured at the 2021 Irish Malting Barley awards

Laois farmer Eugene Ryan from outside Portlaoise has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Guinness Sustainability Award at the 2021 Irish Malting...

Laois man sells Limousin heifer for record €18,000 at prestigious Carrick-on-Shannon sale

A Laois man sold a Limousin heifer for a record €18,000 at the Carrick-on-Shannon sale in Leitrim yesterday - having won the category at...
Laois IFA Protest

Laois farmers joined by colleagues from Cork, Tipperary, Kerry and Offaly as they depart...

The Laois IFA delegation to today's national protest in Dublin was joined this morning by farming colleagues from Tipperary, Cork, Kerry and Offaly as...

Bord Bia must recognise the carbon credentials of Irish grown feed, say farmers group

Every avenue needs to be explored to help farmers reduce their carbon footprint without cutting production, says the Irish Grain Growers Group (IGGG), a...
IFA Pig Protest

IFA demonstration in Portlaoise hits out at imported pigmeat

An IFA demonstration in Portlaoise this week called for universal support for the Irish pigmeat sector where they argued that retailers, foodservice outlets and...

Local Green Party Minister asks farmers to consider their artificial fertiliser use

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Pippa Hackett, has called on livestock farmers to consider trying out new...

Businesses and farmers in Laois advised to consider €330m Brexit loan scheme

Minister of State Martin Heydon has advised SMEs and farmers in Laois that a €300m Brexit loan scheme has opened for applications today. The Brexit...
Geashill land

Local 32-acre farm sells for €300,000 at auction

A 32-acre farm in Geashill between Portarlington and Tullamore sold for €300,000 - or €9,400 per acre - at auction this week. The vendors were...
Straw Incorporation Scheme

Straw Incorporation, TAMS and Farm Safety measures welcomed by Laois-based chairman of Irish Grain...

The Laois farmer who is chairman of the Irish Grain Growers Group has welcomed some of the measures introduced in this week's Budget. Bobby Miller,...

Mountrath farm sells for almost €1.2 million as Ballylinan land leased for €400 per...

A Mountrath residential farm of 64 ½ acres sold for €1,160,000 at auction recently, 20% over its reserve price.  Sold in two lots, the 63 acres...

Farmers set to descend upon Portlaoise as IFA announce protest

Farmers are set to flock to Portlaoise on Friday as the Irish Farmers Association has confirmed details of a planned protest. 'Save Irish Farming' is...

Laois Farm Forestry Group meet with Minister Pippa Hackett and public representatives as frustrations...

The Laois Farm Forestry Group (LFFG), which represents the private forest owners and growers in the county met with Senator Pippa Hackett, the Minister...
Farm Forestry

Laois farm forestry sector ‘needs immediate solution to licence backlog’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that the crisis in the forestry and timber industry cannot be allowed to continue any longer. Last Friday, Deputy...
Larry O'Loughlin Teagaasc

Laois man central as history of Irish agricultural advisory services is brought to book

The history of rural Ireland and the history of the country are deeply intertwined - and that was very evident this week at the...

Government risks making beef sector ‘a global laughing stock’ says local TD

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Carol Nolan, has called for a definitive commitment from government that it will not impose any mandatory cuts to the...
Farming

Laois farmers encouraged to have their say on the future of CAP

The public consultation on the draft interventions proposed for the 2023-2027 CAP Strategic Plan is being extended by one week. The EU’s common agricultural policy...

Announcement of Mandatory Electronic Identification (EID) for cattle welcomed by local Senator

Electronic Identification is set to be made mandatory for cattle in 2022. From January 1 2022, all approved bovine tag suppliers will be required to...
Brendan McDonald Elephant on the Farm 2

Local children’s book a big success as generous donation made to Crumlin

Lockdown has led to all sorts of positive projects over the past year - and one of them was a children's book published by...
Farm Safety Week

Farm Safety Week: ‘It can be a dangerous place where the unthinkable can happen...

There's hardly a farm family in the country that haven't had an accident over the years. Some have been minor bumps or scrapes, more have...

Poc Fada and Farm Skills glory for Camross and Portlaoise Macra members

The second Annual Poc Fada final took place on Saturday June 26. Aedin Lowry from Camross Macra and Enda Kehoe Durrow/Abbeyleix both represented Laois in...

‘A win for ordinary farming families’ – Laois TD welcomes High Court decision on...

Four Fine Gael TDs and two Senators have described today’s High Court decision to dismiss An Taisce’s application to apply to the Court of...

Further submissions made in objection to proposed pig farm development – including a second...

Further submissions have been made against a planned pig farm in Ballyfin, including a second letter from Jim Reynolds, the managing director of Ballyfin...

‘We will make environmental changes … but it’s very hard to fund all of...

The chairman of Laois IFA's environmental committee has said that farmers are fully  embracing the ever-increasing list of measures - but there must be...

In Pictures: Laois farmers out in force as IFA seek to highlight climate change...

In another sign that some sense of normality is returning to our lives, the IFA held their first demonstration in well over a year...

Tractors to take to Portlaoise streets this Friday as part of IFA Day of...

A cavalcade of tractors is set to take to the Portlaoise streets this Friday as part of an IFA Day of Action to "highlight...