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How to Keep Cows Happy

Brazilian study shows how small changes on farms can lower stress levels of cattle. Corrals are used on livestock farms around the world to round up the animals when they

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Alpacas Are Now All The Rage on Irish Farms

Irish farmers are branching out and creating multiple revenue streams on their farms. Farmers have discovered the fun in keeping alpacas. And unlike some other animals, they won’t bite you

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Our Little Pony

The Connemara Pony is Ireland’s only native breed of horse. And it is becoming known as the most intriguing breed of horse in the world. The horse is named after

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The Creamy Cow of Celts

The Kerry Cow is Ireland’s oldest breed, and it still faces the possibility of extinction. Now the humble black bovine is slowly building up numbers, and people all over the

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A Day in the Life… of an Irish Fishwife

Mag Kirwan of Goatsbridge trout farm in Kilkenny tells us about her life in the heart of The Nore Valley. The Story of Goatsbridge began over 800 years ago. In