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Peter Varley
Peter Varley

Irish Farmers Journal

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Peter Varley joined the Farmers Journal in September 2012, contributing to the publication in the livestock, property and business sections. Peter holds an Honours Degree in Food and Agri Business Management from UCD and plans to undertake a masters in grassland production for beef herds. The title of his masters is “Identification of the maximum production potential of grassland to increase profitability on Irish beef farms on a national and regional basis".

Store hogget prices are holding relatively well for both lowland and mountain-bred lots.
By Peter Varley on 16 February 2017
Greater factory demand and competition is driving prices up after weeks of no change.
By Peter Varley on 16 February 2017
A total of 8,000 farmers are still awaiting GLAS payment, while the deadline for the forestry windblow scheme is fast approaching.
By Peter Varley on 16 February 2017
Another farmer has sent us in pictures of how he managed to convert a lawnmower to a useful versatile yard scraper.
By Peter Varley on 16 February 2017
A new-four bay shed on this Clare farm was built for ease of management of a 40-cow suckler herd.
By Peter Varley on 16 February 2017
Roscommon farmers were shown the preferred approach to protect archaeological sites on farms for GLAS during a Teagasc demonstration, Peter Varley reports
By Peter Varley on 16 February 2017
There are still thousands of farmers waiting for GLAS and AEOS payments despite countrywide protests last week.
By Peter Varley on 09 February 2017
Factory prices are creeping upwards for in-spec hoggets, but penalties still apply for overweight lots.
By Peter Varley on 09 February 2017
With hogget prices back 65c/kg on this time last year, the IFA is calling for immediate price rises from factories.
By Peter Varley on 09 February 2017
The cull ewe trade is starting to improve, but the hogget trade remains in the doldrums.
By Peter Varley on 09 February 2017
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