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Ploughing Championships could return to Laois in 2019 as four-day world event in sight...

This year's National Ploughing Championships will be held in Screggan outside Tullamore in two week's time - but the massive annual event could be...

€4.25 million allocated for the introduction of a Fodder Import Support measure

Over €4 million has been allocated to a new Fodder Import Support measure, Laois/Offaly TD and Minister Justice & Trade has said.  This measure is...

Grain growers call again for minimum price of €250 per tonne for malting barley...

The Irish Grain Growers Group - who have a considerable presence in Laois - have called for a minimum price of €250 per tonne...

Child safety initiative makes a return to the National Ploughing Championships

A Keeping You Safe child safety wristband initiative will be an important feature again at this year’s National Ploughing Championships following its tremendous success in previous...

Laois woman gearing up to win the International Miss Macra Festival

Veronica Wheatley of East Laois Macra is set to represent Laois in this year’s International Miss Macra Festival. The festival will take place over the...

Government taking action against fodder shortage

The Government is now taking action to prevent a fodder shortage this winter, according to Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie...

Irish Grain Growers seek derogation on use of cover crops to alleviate fodder crisis

There has been a huge fodder shortage for animals for the majority of this year. There is little sign of the shortage letting up, ensuring...

Property Watch: Five pieces of agricultural land currently for sale in Laois

Irey, Ballyfin, Co. Laois The circa 50 acre farm has been placed on the market in Irey, Ballyfin, Co Laois. The property is Located just under...

Heatwave putting financial strain on Laois farmers

The heatwave currently taking over Ireland is said to be costing the average dairy farmer between €250 a day and €1,750 a week. The startling...

In Pictures: Teagasc Farm Walk in Laois a huge sucess

Teagasc held a seeding/Grazing Infrastructure Event on July 5 2018. The event took place on the farm of John Mulhall in Ballyroan. The was comprised of...

Portlaoise among the locations for new dairy farming start-up courses

The lifting of milk quotas in 2013 has opened up dairy farming like never before - and with more beef and tillage farmers moving...

‘Spring crops under severe threat’ as heatwave plays havoc with Laois farmers

As Ireland basks in the Mediterranean-like heat, its presence is playing havoc with Irish farming. With temperatures in the last week reaching as high as...

Farm Safety Group to hold remembrance service next month

Embrace FARM, the support network for those affected by farm accidents, will be hosting its 5th Ecumenical Remembrance Service. The Ecumenical Remembrance Service will take...

Irish Grain Growers Group to host a public meeting on the future of tillage...

Continuing with its series of meetings about the future of the tillage sector, the Irish Grain Growers Group (IGGG) are hosting their next meeting...

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...
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