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Clare IFA grateful for the aid of Laois farmers

At this month's Laois County Executive IFA meeting, members of the Clare IFA attended the meeting to say thanks for the help Laois farmers...

A 122 acre Laois farm hits the market for sale

A 122 acre farm, situated in Killanure, Mountrath has been put up for sale as of last week. The large block of land has listed in...

Good trade continues around the Laois marts this week

There was another good trade last Saturday at Ballinakill Mart. There was plenty of plainer cattle on offer across both rings, but they were...

WATCH: Well-known Laois physio shows farmers how to avoid injury in new video

Alison Holmes is something of a legend in these parts as it is simply hard to comprehend all of the different things she does...

Prices continuing to rise in Carlow and Ballinakill marts as farmers build stock numbers...

Farmers were out in force in force over the past week as there is a big push taking place for grazing stock as the...

Portlaoise animal collection service at ‘breaking point’ with dead animals

Collection services in Portlaoise are struggling to cope with ‘enormous backlog’ of fallen cows and sheep. John Styles from John Styles & Sons told the...

Awards for Laois farmers after Skills to Work programme

Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board hosted a dedicated awards ceremony to farmers from Camross and surrounding areas recently. This group of learners commenced their learning journey a number...

Cattle in demand as prices rise in Carlow mart

There was a big trade going in Carlow mart on Bank Holiday Monday with over 500 lots of cattle going through the rings. There was...
The Malt House in Stradbally

Barley to be delivered to Stradbally once again as Boortmalt re-open grain intake facility

For the first time in nine years, local tillage farmers will be able to deliver malting and distilling barley to Stradbally following a move...

Steady trade at Carlow mart as farmers look towards building grazing stock

Over 500 lots of cattle went up for sale in Carlow mart on Monday (12th March) and trade was good as farmers begin to...

Elderly man loses life in tragic farming accident

A man in his early 90s has died as a result of a farm accident which took place in Co. Kilkenny last night, Wednesday,...

Portlaoise students in national beef competition on why Angus stands out from the rest

Our names are Ellen Miller, Aideen Conroy, Tammy Wright and Anna Hennessy and we are students in Scoil Chríost Rí we are taking part...

Massive increase in the price paid for farming land in Laois in 2017

The price of farm land in Laois jumped by 22% in 2017, the biggest percentage increase in the country. New figures in the Irish Farmers...

Laois farmers send fodder to Clare as crisis continues

The farming community is well known for its ability to help each other out in difficult times. Traditionally this was evident with neighbours offering support...

Councillor calls for ‘killer dogs’ to be put down in wake of recent attacks

At the monthly Laois County Council meeting, several Councillors called for Laois dog owners to be more responsible and vigilant with their pets. The issue...

Big trade took place at Hennessy Auctioneers’ February machinery auction

There was plenty of trade stirring at Hennessy's monthly machinery auction last Saturday in Portlaoise mart. The auction had over 650 lots of farm...

Outrage in the Laois farming community as sheep killed in different farms over the...

The farming communities in Abbeyleix and Timahoe are both in anger after a number of sheep were killed by dogs over the weekend. In Abbeyleix,...

In Pictures: Steady trade at Carlow Mart show and sale

A good day of trade took place at Carlow Mart's show and sale last Monday with over 280 lots of cattle up for sale. There...

A unique opportunity as a 190 acres farm up for long-term lease in Laois

A large block of land, 190 acres in total, has come up for lease in Laois. The land will go up for lease by auction,...

Relief for Laois family as stolen tractor is recovered

The Laois farming family that had a tractor stolen from their yard almost three weeks ago have thanked their local community and the Gardai...

Farmers Journal call for Laois support as campaign to save suckler farming reaches 14,000...

The Farmers Journal newspaper are behind a campaign that is calling for EU and Irish governments to intervene in the growing decline of suckler...

Laois man elected IFA Dairy chairman

The Pike of Rushall farmer Tom Phelan has been elected the new chairman  of the IFA National Dairy Committee. He runs his own dairy farm...

Irish Grain Growers to meet to discuss latest tillage sector plan

The Irish Grain Growers Group are hosting a meeting to follow up on the recent launch of the Tillage report by the Joint Oireachtas...

Laois IFA are seeking fodder donations for County Twinning Project

The Laois IFA have been paired with Clare IFA in the County Twinning Project to combat the growing fodder shortage. The initiative, set up in...

Calling all farming heads! The dream job has arrived and is open to all...

Have you had the dream of running a farm, well now is your chance. The Farmers Journal have advertised the position of Dry Stock...

Appeal to dog owners as sheep killed in Clonaslee

The Crime Prevention Officer for the Laois-Offaly Garda division is appealing to dog owners to control their animals following a sheep kill on a...

Laois farmers are protesting in Guinness today at the price of barley

The Irish Grain Growers Group are returning to the Guinness storehouse today as they continue our campaign to highlight the challenges facing traditional malting...

All Ireland glory for Laois tillage farmer

There's an All Ireland champion in Emo today, following the success of local famer Eddie Mulhall at the 2017 Irish Malting Barley Excellence Awards...

The Sunday Interview: Larry finishes up after over 40 years with Teagasc

Things were very different when Larry O'Loughlin landed a job with the Laois County Committee of Agriculture in early 1978. The Rosenallis native had completed...

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...
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