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Tillage group hits out ‘hypocrisy’ of Mercosur deal as Dáil vote in favour of...

The Irish Grain Growers Association, who have a very strong Laois membership, have hit out strongly at the "hypocrisy" surrounding the recent Mercosur trade...

Massive increase in dairy cows in Laois as milk drive continues

The number of dairy cows has increased in Laois by almost 65% in the last eight years, according to figures recently released by Teagasc...

Laois beef movement welcomes €100 million package following protests

The Beefplan Movement has welcomed what they say is 'the long awaited Brexit compensation fund for Irish beef and suckler farmers'. The European Commission has...

IFA calls for fair price for malting barley

IFA are calling for a deal for a sustainable price for malting barley for farmers. IFA chairman Mark Browne is concerned about the future...

Warning over farm deaths as spring calving gets underway

With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA Health and Safety Executive William Shortall has encouraged farmers to be extremely vigilant on...

Hidden cost of family labour needs to be highlighted, argues well-known local farmer

A well-known Laois farmer has hit out at what he deems unfair elements of farm payments - and said that the work put in...

Beef and tillage challenges, CAP reform and unprecedented weather among the talking points at...

The future of beef farming came under the spotlight at the Laois IFA AGM in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Monday night, with chairman...

Milk group criticise ‘Open Season’ on farmers following ‘meat cut advice’

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association has hit out at hwat it sees as 'open season' on farmers. Commenting on the fall-out following the release...

Laois student off to New Zealand on top Ag Science scholarship

A Laois Agricultural Science student has been awarded a prestigious overseas travel bursary. Andrew Mansfield from Rathdowney was among six others to receive the Agricultural...

Shock as Laois mart announces decision to close

The long-running Mountrath Mart has ceased trading as of today, according to the leading farm website Agriland. According to Sylvester Phelan's report, staff were informed...

Laois retailer refuses to sell farm produce below-cost in stance with farming community

Laois retailer Clelands’ supermarkets has informed its customers that they will not be selling below-cost farm produce. Clelands have suffered a loss in profits since...

75-acre Laois farm sells for €1.15million while 21 acres goes for €260,000

Two Laois farms were recently sold by local auctioneer Hennessy Auctioneers - with a 75-acre holding in Emo going for €1.15million, a substantial price...

Junior minister to attend Grain Growers AGM

The Irish Grain Growers Association - which has a considerable Laois membership - are holding their AGM next week, which will be attended by...

‘Never seen it as negative’ says local mart manager about beef crisis

Glen Cooper, the manager in Mountrath Mart, says there is a level of negativity around beef farming at the moment that he has never...

Laois girls in the mix as Macra presidential races kicks off

One Laois girl has officially declared her intentions and another is also thought to be in the mix ahead of next year's Macra na...

Laois farmers speak passionately as huge crowd attend Beef Plan meeting

There was standing room only in the Community Hall in Ratheniska as over 300 beef farmers from Laois and surrounding counties attended the Laois...

Laois beef farmers urged to attend public meeting this week

Laois farmers are being encouraged to attend a meeting in Ratheniska this coming Tuesday, November 20, as the organisers behind a new Beef Plan...

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...
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