Eight poultry flocks test positive for salmonella
All of the affected poultry flocks have been restricted by the Department of Agriculture.
Grassland Agro, Teagasc and UCC join forces in fertiliser efficiency research
Managing director of Grassland Agro Liam Woulfe said that strategic use of fertiliser inputs is the future and this must be underpinned by science.
CAVI conference: quotes of the day
The Cattle Association of Veterinary Ireland held a conference for vets in Tullamore last Wednesday. Check out the key quotes of the day.
Danske Bank plans to reduce emissions and biodiversity impact of lending
Banks are increasingly engaging with customers on their impact on climate and nature.
Tillage Podcast: figures show Irish grain is best for the environment
There's a strong focus on Irish grain on this week's podcast and rightly so, as figures display its low carbon footprint.
Sheep price update: base quotes steady to slightly stronger
Base quotes at the start of the week range from €5.95/kg to €6.10/kg, with the majority of hoggets trading within a price range of €6.20/kg to €6.40/kg.
Camera at the Mart: even split between beef-cross and Friesian calves continues
Ahead of the main burst of calving, numbers were evenly divided between beef-cross and Friesian bull calves at the weekly calf sale in Bandon Mart.
Camera at the Mart: strong trade encouraging large entries in Ballybay
Shanon Kinahan reports from Saturday’s sale in Ballybay, which saw over 600 entered across four rings.
Calf rearing: do your budgets before you purchase
Adam Woods has the latest tips and advice for drystock farms in this week's Beef Management.
Last-minute tips before calving kicks off
Aidan Brennan has some advice for farmers as the busy spring calving period gets under way.
Ireland to host 2023 European Holstein and Red Holstein conference
The 16th European Holstein and Red Holstein conference will take place on 26-29 April 2023 in the Castleknock Hotel, Dublin.
April date for Irish Pig Health Society symposium
The pig event will feature presentations on sow lactation and longevity, as well as gilt retention.
IFA calls for Minister to 'honour' TB testing payment agreement
Farmers should not hold the responsibility of paying for the new stricter TB testing rules, IFA animal health chair TJ Maher argues.
Cost of posting BVD samples to rise
An Post has previously advised AHI that it will retain envelopes with BVD samples where the correct postage has not been paid.
Are we burying our head in the sand on calf issues?
Adam Woods takes a look at this week’s calf focus and asks why more progress isn’t being made on DNA calf registration.
Supersoil aiding Limerick farmer to organic conversion
Supersoil enables farmers to not only improve what grows above the ground, but to create an environment below the ground that drives crop performance at reduced costs.
Excellence on display at leading machinery show in Co Cavan
Featuring an impressive lineup of leading machinery brands, product launches and show deals, the AJS Spring Farm Machinery Show will return to the Cavan Equestrian Centre on 1-2 February.
Teagasc Grass10 Grazing Courses Recommended By 99% Of Farmers
99% of farmers surveyed in Teagasc Grass10 grazing courses said they would recommend it to another farmer.
Calf to beef success with Volac
Businessman, college lecturer and farmer Joe Hewitt, alongside his wife Tara and their three children, operate a successful calf to beef system on their 70-acre family farm.
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Agri-tech startups with ‘global ambitions’ awarded at UCD
A small-scale anaerobic digestion business and a milk lorry route logistics platform were winners following AgTechUCD innovation centre’s second Agccelerator programme.
Bank of Ireland first to commit to new round of low-interest loans
Farmers can borrow up to €250,000 unsecured through the new Ukraine Credit Guarantee Scheme.
Agriculture bucks national trend with strong start-up activity in 2022
Activity has been hit by the effect of the cost of living crisis on the Irish economy.
Regulator has to be the eyes and ears for farmers
Appointment of an agri food regulator is the last chance to fix farmer-factory relationship.
Pöttinger updates Boss 3000 wagons
Pöttinger has recently launched the Boss 3000 series of forage wagons featuring its classic Supermatic tine conveyor unit. This move will see the Euroboss series completely replaced during 2023.
Listen: one-year lead time on tandem-axle tankers
On this week’s Young Stock Podcast, Peter Thomas Keaveney speaks to Eoin Keane, who has an architectural technology degree and is the sales manager for Carlow-based HiSpec Engineering.
John Deere retains top spot in Ireland and UK
John Deere was the most popular brand of tractor sold in the Republic of Ireland and the UK in 2021, while New Holland came out on top in Northern Ireland. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbot report.
Ireland to host 2023 European Holstein and Red Holstein conference
The 16th European Holstein and Red Holstein conference will take place on 26-29 April 2023 in the Castleknock Hotel, Dublin.
Modern slatted shed on good land in Galway
There’s in the region of 30 acres of good farmland on the market near Athenry, Co Galway.
Pair of west Cork farms for sale
A c19 acre farm with a derelict farmhouse is one of a pair of west Cork farms on the market.
400-cow Polish dairy business on the market
Based in Poland, Olsen Farms is a profitable Danish-owned dairy business.
Designing a calf shed: the key factors
Having correct housing for calves is one of the key elements in reducing calf mortality and driving daily liveweight gain.
Over 130,000ha of western blanket bog to be surveyed
Some 63,000ha of blanket bog and associated habitats are to be surveyed this year.
Exemption granted for burning bushes
The regulations were drafted in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
New solar farm and battery storage project on way for Wexford
SSE Renewables has unveiled proposals to develop its first solar farm and battery storage project near its existing wind farm in Wexford.
Explainer: TAMS funded solar panels cannot be geared for export
The size of solar PV panels funded through TAMS will have to match the farm's electricity demand, with only small amounts of electricity allowed to be exported to the grid.
Commission takes issue with Ireland’s new forestry programme
A letter from the Commission to the Department of Agriculture’s forestry division noted that the forestry programme failed to “sufficiently address” concerns around the impact of peatlands and birds.
Ban forestry payments for investment companies - IFO
The IFO has said that the Government must support farmers, not investment funds, to deliver forestry targets.
UK sheepmeat production increases 3% in 2022
While sheepmeat production increased, it remains 6% below the five-year average.
NI roundup: pig aid, Kildare Chilling deal and June census
News in-brief across the farming and food industry in Northern Ireland.
Editorial: I will come back to you on that! Readers views vital
It’s often readers that spark the idea for an article. Praise or complaint, it’s all welcome in terms of addressing the concerns of the people who live and work in rural Ireland. Writes Amii McKeever.
A wheel dilemma: should you be on or off the road?
Some medical conditions can impact our ability to drive. What are they and what are the regulations around them? Margaret Hawkins reports
Ann Devine: The banshees of Kilsudgeon
A trip to the cinema to see The Banshees of Inisherin may have delivered some home truths, writes Ann Devine.
Get in some of your five a day
These recipes are packed with nutrient-rich veggies - and they taste great.