Farmers may receive payment for baling straw - minister
Farmers may receive payment for baling straw - minister
The minister intends to discuss a new option with farm organisations when he meets them on Tuesday about the Straw Incorporation Measure.
20% of Waterford tillage farmer’s profits ‘wiped out’ by straw scheme suspension
20% of Waterford tillage farmer’s profits ‘wiped out’ by straw scheme suspension
Pádraig Connery said the scrapping of the Straw Incorporation Measure represents a loss of one-fifth of his total farm income.
Watch: lambs weaned early as beef breeding comes to a close on Tullamore Farm
Watch: lambs weaned early as beef breeding comes to a close on Tullamore Farm
Martin Merrick chats to farm manager Shaun Diver as the mid-season flock of lambs are weaned early, while breeding in the suckler herd comes to an end for 2024.
Tullamore Farm testing the peas and cereal combi-crop mix
Tullamore Farm testing the peas and cereal combi-crop mix
Kelsey Daly looks at growing a combi-crop mix on Tullamore Farm for high protein silage while reducing the nitrogen input on the farm.
Tullamore Farm suckler and sheep open day launched
Tullamore Farm suckler and sheep open day launched
Adam Woods previews the upcoming suckler and sheep open day taking place on Tullamore Farm on Tuesday 23 July 2024
PODCASTS
Martbids Database: better week for bullock trade
Martbids Database: better week for bullock trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including what’s happening in the marts this week.
Camera at the Mart: dry cows in demand in Mohill
Camera at the Mart: dry cows in demand in Mohill
Adam Woods report’s from Mohill Mart’s general cattle sale last Saturday.
Sheep mart prices: trade steady to firmer in cases
Sheep mart prices: trade steady to firmer in cases
With entries of finished lambs at a low level and signs of a steadier trade, factory agents have been competing with greater intensity for well-fleshed lambs.
Camera at the Mart: exporters continue to drive weanling bull trade
Camera at the Mart: exporters continue to drive weanling bull trade
Farmers delivered the type of weanling bull exporters were looking for and were rewarded for their efforts in Skibbereen Mart on Friday last, reports Tommy Moyles.
Department still gathering evidence in calf welfare investigation
Department still gathering evidence in calf welfare investigation
All mart premises which featured in the programme which was aired in July 2023 have been visited by the Department of Agriculture.
The Grass Week: moderate growth leads to little surplus
The Grass Week: moderate growth leads to little surplus
While soil temperatures have increased marginally, grass growth is still below average for the time of year.
There’s a future for palm oil in the dairy supply chain SPONSORED
There’s a future for palm oil in the dairy supply chain
If not palm, then what? Understanding the complex story of sustainable palm and the vital role it plays in supporting global conservation efforts, local economies and the dairy supply chain.
Vets’ emergency meeting late in the day
Vets’ emergency meeting late in the day
Editor Jack Kennedy will be watching to see if changes are made to vaccine availability for farmers.
Vets to hold emergency meeting over new medicine rules
Vets to hold emergency meeting over new medicine rules
Members of Veterinary Ireland have been invited to an emergency meeting in Tipperary this week.
Luscious Ladies sale gears up for summer sizzler
Luscious Ladies sale gears up for summer sizzler
The sale will feature a range of pedigree and commercial show sheep, as well as a charity lot, with the proceeds donated to Donegal Hospice.
Milan Limousins bow out with dispersal sale
Milan Limousins bow out with dispersal sale
After nearly 30 years of breeding pedigree Limousins, Donie and Maura McKeown will see their prized herd sold this weekend in Elphin Mart.
Challenging first six months of year for dairy  SPONSORED
Challenging first six months of year for dairy
Margaret Butler, dairy ingredients manager, Bord Bia, examines the outlook for Irish dairy exports.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urgedSPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Farming for Water EIP in the Castleisland catchmentSPONSORED
Farming for Water EIP in the Castleisland catchment
Kerry Agribusiness is the first milk processor to implement the Farming for Water European Innovation Partnership project. This ambitious project aims to support farmers to protect water quality.
Bridging skills gaps in agriculture: the role of micro-credentials
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Bridging skills gaps in agriculture: the role of micro-credentials
The agriculture and food sectors are rapidly transforming, driven by challenges and technological advancements.
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Beyond Meat reportedly in talks to restructure huge debt pile
Beyond Meat reportedly in talks to restructure huge debt pile
Investors appear to have run out of patience with loss-making company
Ireland’s population increase will make climate goals harder to reach
Ireland’s population increase will make climate goals harder to reach
There are both positives and negatives in the scale of population growth expected.
Kerry Co-op still looking for a strategy ahead of April 2026 contract expiration
Kerry Co-op still looking for a strategy ahead of April 2026 contract expiration
Work on developing new plans for co-op’s future are not progressing as fast as expected
Commissioner calls for more CAP funding
Commissioner calls for more CAP funding
European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski looks back on a term of ‘crisis management’ and recommends that more money is secured for the next CAP.
Construction begins at Joskin’s new spreader and trailer factory
Construction begins at Joskin’s new spreader and trailer factory
Belgian machinery manufacturer Joskin has begun construction of a new factory in Luxembourg.
Clare contractor set to sell out
Clare contractor set to sell out
Michael Doyle Auctions will host an online machinery clearance auction on behalf of Co Clare agricultural contractor Thomas Cosgrave, on Wednesday, 24 July.
Roadside dairy yard and dwelling house in Wicklow
Roadside dairy yard and dwelling house in Wicklow
A fine farmhouse with five bedrooms and a modern dairy yard on 43ac are for sale by private treaty in Co Wicklow, writes Tommy Moyles.
Yard and slurry storage add value to Kerry farm
Yard and slurry storage add value to Kerry farm
A 30ac farm with a modern yard and slurry storage in Co Kerry is likely to attract good interest writes Tommy Moyles.
Active auction for dairy heartland farm in Co Cork
Active auction for dairy heartland farm in Co Cork
Bidding was brisk for the 43ac grass farm near Enniskeane which was sold by auction recently, writes Tommy Moyles.
Tranche two approvals for TAMS breaches 7,000
Tranche two approvals for TAMS breaches 7,000
As of 15 July, 7,153 applications have been approved under tranche two of TAMS III, while a review on reference costs will take place in 2025.
Timeline: updates on minister's changes to the straw measure
Timeline: updates on minister's changes to the straw measure
Here is a rundown on all the major moments since the minister announced that he was seeking to suspend the Straw Incorporation Measure.
Farmers may receive payment for baling straw - minister
Farmers may receive payment for baling straw - minister
The minister intends to discuss a new option with farm organisations when he meets them on Tuesday about the Straw Incorporation Measure.
An Bord Pleanála upholds 214ac solar farm refusal
An Bord Pleanála upholds 214ac solar farm refusal
An Bord Pleanála has upheld Westmeath County Council’s decision to refuse permission for a 214-acre solar farm near Mullingar.
Minister to address Energy and Farm Diversification Show
Minister to address Energy and Farm Diversification Show
The event takes place Thursday 18 July at Gurteen College, Co Tipperary.
Forestry plantings slump to 5ha/week
Forestry plantings slump to 5ha/week
Five hectares is just a fraction of the level of planting recorded in July 2023 and was described as a continuation of the forestry sector’s “poor performance” this year.
State grant aided 288,000ha of forestry since the 1980s
State grant aided 288,000ha of forestry since the 1980s
Just six forestry owners received Department grants across a combined 8,700ha of forests.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Cull cows prices down 48p/kg in 2024
Cull cows prices down 48p/kg in 2024
Market reports show a significant price drop in cull cow prices when compared to 2023 levels.
Careers
‘The UK's approach to dairy systems has more emphasis on indoor systems’
In our new series catching up with the ASA travel bursary students, Darragh Scully from Co Laois speaks about his professional work experience with Lely Atlantic, Birmingham, writes Sarah McIntosh.
Editorial: That phishing text got me hook, line and sinker
Editorial: That phishing text got me hook, line and sinker
If it seems too good to be true, then it’s probably a scam, as Ciara Leahy found out.
Irish Horse: Half a million Euros of excitement
Irish Horse: Half a million Euros of excitement
Helen Sharp begins to garner excitement for the greatest show on Earth.
Is horse racing a sport or an industry?
Is horse racing a sport or an industry?
As the Galway Races approach, what is the truth around Government financial support for Irish racing?
Final countdown for Cork and Clare
Final countdown for Cork and Clare
It's a privilege to report on the All-Ireland final - but when your own county is involved, objectivity is paramount, writes Denis Hurley