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International dairy markets continue to suffer from low prices despite the rate of decline slowing compared with the last quarter, according to Rabobank's latest Dairy Quarterly report.
By Farmers Journal on 18 December 2014
Increased activity by factory agents to secure higher lamb supplies for the Christmas trade has witnessed an extremely active mart trade, with prices increasing by €3-€5 per head.
By Darren Carty on 18 December 2014
IFA President Eddie Downey was speaking in advance of the first meeting of the 2025 Agri-Food Strategy Committee taking place today.
By Farmers Journal on 18 December 2014
Actions by the Russian government have led to increased speculative fund activity in grain markets to increase international prices, but these have not yet spilled over into grain prices here.
By Andy Doyle on 18 December 2014
A man from Monaghan has been granted bail to appear in court again next year in offences related to the theft of livestock.
By Patrick Donohoe on 18 December 2014
Despite the high kill continuing, factories remain very anxious to maximise throughput and are planning to maximise throughput for the Christmas period.
By Darren Carty on 18 December 2014
In the latest briefing on the EU's agriculture policy, AGRA FACTS give an update on the 2015 European Commission Work Programme, Rural Development Programmes and the future of the dairy sector.
By Farmers Journal on 18 December 2014
Factories and farmers are working on agreeing a new quality assured payment for in-spec steers and heifers before 1 January 2015.
By Patrick Donohoe on 18 December 2014
Despite completing an EU appeal, a final decision on the €181 million eligibility fine will not be known until well into 2015.
By Peter Young on 18 December 2014
A team of Chinese inspectors is in Ireland this week carrying out a series of systems checks as part of the process of getting Irish beef access to the Chinese market.
By Patrick Donohoe on 18 December 2014
There is no evidence to back up claims of widespread undergrazing of commonage, according to TD Éamon Ó Cuív.
By Paul Mooney on 18 December 2014
The Department has been told to drop its proposed minimum stocking rate for Basic Payment Scheme on commonage land.
By Paul Mooney on 18 December 2014
If there's flexibility in the rules, the GLAS scheme can work for commonage farmers, says IFA hill chairman Pat Dunne.
By Paul Mooney on 18 December 2014
2014 saw a welcome decline in the rate of tractor theft reported, according to the Garda Stolen Vehicle Unit.
By Michael Moroney on 18 December 2014
The updated guide was today launched by the Minister of State, Tom Hayes.
By Farmers Journal on 18 December 2014
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Laura Wehrly feeding the 300 freerange turkeys Ravensdale, Co. Louth. These turkeys are fed predominantly on wheat and grass and are for the Christmas market. Photo: Carol Dunne
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