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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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

My Job & I: Animal nutritionist James Luttrell on his role...

James Luttrell grew up in Portlaoise but always had a desire to work in the agricultural industry. With his family originating from a farming enviroment...

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

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

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...

My Farming Life: Meet the woman steeped in the Macra, Teaching...

This week's My Farming Life interview is with Helen Dempsey, a young woman who balances her time farming, teaching and a very strong involvement with Macra...

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,...

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...

A unique opportunity as a 190 acres farm up for long-term...

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,...

Property Watch: How much a 70-80 acre farm will cost you...

This week on LaoisToday.ie's Property Watch, we are focusing on agriculture, and particularly the price of a 70-80 acre farm. The counties in comparison...

My Farming Life: Insight of the man at the top of...

This is the first My Farming Life profile and the farmer we have chosen to kick off this new piece is Laois IFA chairman...

Farmers Journal call for Laois support as campaign to save suckler...

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

Two Laois men taking part in TV3 show ‘Rare Breed’

Two Laois men have been the focus of TV cameras over the past year as they have been a a part of the TV3...

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...

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

Caution urged on farm machinery auctions to resolve debts

The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has advised its members to be cautious on the process of resolution of machinery...