do badgers spread tb

Badgers spreading TB

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  Do badgers spread tb? Well according to a study led by experts from the University of Edinburgh yes they do, but this is something that farmers have known for a long time It is important to note that cattle are more likely to pick it up from other cattle but normally cattle in most […]


Beam beef money

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With the non farming community wondering can you make money raising beef cattle and seeing all the beef farm protests on the news it must seem very confusing when it is reported that we are not accepting free money offered to hard-pressed farmers. Phil Hogan, stated that it will be “the greatest embarrassment of all […]

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Is Rural Ireland dying

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  Is rural Ireland dying ? This is something you hear a lot from certain politicians like the Healy raes in Kerry, or Micheal Fitzmaurice from roscommon/galway but what are they really on about and why should anyone care. Well where I am living in Co. Kerry I can see a lot of changes over […]

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Rescue donkeys sale

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    Changes to the ANC again next year makes me wonder if there will be an increase in rescue donkeys for sale. The ANC short for Area of natural constraints as it is now known (formally disadvantaged area scheme or area aid) is a EU grant for farmers with poorer quality farmland in certain […]