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28 Laois farmers to share €175,000 in Organic Farming Scheme

28 Laois farmers will share a pot of €176,037 under Organic Farming Scheme payments. Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the...

Watch: Laois farmer to feature in new Bord Bia environmentally-friendly campaign

Laois dairy farmer, Bruce Thompson, is one of four farmers featured in a new Bord Bia campaign showcasing farmers and growers who are taking...

Laois farmers told to apply for new €8 billion EU Covid 19 recovery fund

Laois farms have been told to apply for a new €8 billion EU Covid-19 recovery fund when it comes on stream in early 2021. The...

588 Laois farmers to receive €2.1 million as GLAS Payments arrive early

A total of 588 Laois farmers have benefitted from the early release of Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) payments. They have now received €2,100,751.85 between...

Laois man in the running for IFA South Leinster chairman role

Two candidates are in the running for the position of IFA South Leinster Chairman - and a Laois man is among them. Francie Gorman from...

Brisk trade as over 500 registered bidders and over 250 lots at first fully...

The first ever fully online Hennessy Auctioneers machinery auction took place on the Bank Holiday Monday this week. It was initially due to be on...

Laois farmer sells pedigree Simmental bull for record €52,000

Laois farmer Garett Behan is a highly-regarded pedigree cattle breeder and he hit the headlines over the weekend when he sold a Simmental bull...

Local machinery auction to go ahead today after Saturday’s technical difficulties

The Hennessy Auctioneers monthly farm machinery auction has been a regular feature in Laois over the past 20 years, attracting buyers and sellers from...

Laois Connects still making an impact online with social farming

Despite the current pandemic Laois Connects is still making an impact online. Recently, there was a very lively and informed discussion on Social Farming in...

Laois farming family provide the barley for first organic Irish whisky

A Laois farming family are among just six suppliers producing barley for Ireland's first organic whisky. Pat and Denis Booth from The Heath are listed...

World Ploughing Championships confirmed for Laois in 2021

The World Ploughing Championships will be held in Laois in 2021. Ratheniska will be the venue for the event in 12 months time - after...

27 acres of farm land in Clough, Ballacolla, sells for over €400,000

A 27-acre parcel of "prime agricultural land" in Clough, Ballacolla, sold for over €400,000 at auction last week. The land, which was handled by Hennessy...

‘Tillage farmers fighting on their backs to survive’ say IFA as tough harvest continues

It's been one of the toughest harvests in years for tillage farmers and IFA President Tim Cullinan says he wants an immediate assessment from the...

Laois beef farmer elected to national IFA role following postal ballot

Declan Hanrahan, a suckler and beef farmer from Borris-in-Ossory, has been elected vice-chairman of the IFA livestock committee. Hanrahan is the current livestock representative for...

Laois dairy farmer to feature on Irish Grassland Association online event

With restrictions prohibiting large gatherings from taking place, the Irish Grassland Association’s Dairy Summer Tour will take an on online format this July. And among...

Embrace Farm safety remembrance service to be held online this year

Embrace FARM, the support network for those affected by farm accidents and which was set up by Laois man Brian Rohan, is encouraging people...

Man dies following accident at Kildare Chilling factory

Investigations are underway into a workplace fatality following an accident at a meat factory in Kildare town. The incident occurred yesterday, Thursday, May 14, in...

Around ‘120 cases of Coronavirus’ at midlands meat processing plant

All of the staff of a local meat processing plant have been tested for Coronavirus following fears of an outbreak. Rosderra Meats in Tipperary confirmed...

Fears for Malting Barley growers as significant downturn in drinks sales

Local tillage farmers are worried that their contracts for malting barley could be cut by up to 40% this year because of a significant...

Seanad Elections: Laois stud farm owner seeking to be a voice for rural Ireland

The Seanad Elections are like the under world of Irish politics. Senators have a lower profile, it's an incredibly complicated system and in ways the...

Lucky escape for Laois farmer after machine brings down overhead ESB wires

A Laois farmer had a very lucky escape on Tuesday when the machine he was operating got caught in the staywire of an ESB...

Busy times as chairman of Irish Grain Growers urges farmers to be careful amid...

The Laois farmer who is chairman of the Irish Grain Growers Group has urged farmers to be particularly careful at this time as they...

Increase in 2019 agricultural land price in Laois – though drop in number of...

The average price of farm land in Laois increased in 2019 though there was a significant drop in the number of farms offered for...

John Fitzpatrick appointed new Laois IFA chairman as Francie Gorman’s term comes to an...

There was a change at the top table at the Laois IFA AGM in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Monday night as Francie Gorman's...

Farmers being treated like criminals, claims leading Laois IFA member at General Election debate

"I'm sickened at the minute - because between extreme veganist campaigns and talk about the environment, we farmers are being treated like criminals." That was...

Laois couple’s prize cow crowned winner at Farmfair International Show

Garrett Behan and his wife Lyndsey own the Clonagh Herd of pedigree Simmentals in Ballyfin, Laois. This herd has won every award going at major shows...

Sheep kills ‘no laughing matter’ dog owners warned

With the 2020 lambing season just around the corner, dog owners have been warned to keep their dogs under control. Graphic and gory accounts of...

Laois IFA members begin voting this week as presidential election gets underway

Approximately 2,000 Laois farmers across 20 different branches are entitled to vote as the IFA presidential election gets underway today. IFA members vote for a...

Embrace FARM host information day on continuing life after farming accidents

Farm accident support network, Embrace FARM hosted an information day on Thursday, 17 October in the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoire. The information day...

Laois TD Stanley introduces beef transparency bill in the Dail

Laois-Offaly TD Brian Stanley has introduced Sinn Féin’s Beef Price Transparency Bill into the Dáil. As things stand meat processors do not have to share...