Donegal man joins Farming for Nature network
This latest Farming for Nature recruit is a sheep and suckler farmer from Donegal.
Fertiliser costs could pose a 'real issue' to feed supplies - Senator
The European Commission has dispelled concerns that fertiliser supplies will be tight this year, citing the market incentive for manufacturers to supply sufficient quantities of the product.
Win a Kverneland Disc Spreader and save thousands!!!
To kick off 2022 and to provide some relief to farmers struggling with fertiliser costs, Kverneland Group Ireland is hosting a competition to win a Kverneland Exacta CL 2,000l capacity Disc Spreader.
Woulfe pours more pessimism on fertiliser outlook
Grassland Agro has imported about 35% less fertiliser compared to the same time last year.
IFA to host dairy calf webinar
The importance of early management of calves and the future of dairy beef systems are some of the topics that will be discussed on the night.
IFA fertiliser webinar next Monday
Wexford IFA’s webinar is sure to be of interest to farmers right across the country.
In pictures: easier trade in Blessington
Niamh Gunn was in Blessington Mart on Tuesday to check out the sheep trade.
Camera at the Mart: record January numbers at Kilkenny Mart
Numbers hit record highs with demand proving as strong for the first lot as the last
Camera at the Mart: over €2,000 for dry cows in Tullamore
One Charolais cull cow on offer weighed 995kg and sold for nearly €2,500.
Camera at the Mart: ewes with lambs at foot hit €320 in Tullow
Younger ewes with twin lambs at foot or mature ewes with strong lambs sold from €270 to €305 on average, with full- and broken-mouth ewes and young lambs selling back to €235.
Watch or listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
With the dry weather continuing, there is activity in the fields and lots of talk about costs going up and how to manage the additional costs.
11 February deadline to register a farm partnership for 2022 BPS
The date is critical for applicants who wish to have their registered farm partnership number in time for the 2022 Basic Payment Scheme deadline.
Need for beef changes goes beyond farm gate
Dr Paul Crosson from Teagasc Grange confirms that young bull beef systems have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per kg of beef carcase by up to 32% when compared to steer beef.
ABP launches Advantage Beef scheme
Adam Woods has all the details on the new ABP advantage beef programme and what farmers need to know about it.
Magan bows out of animal health
Longford dairy farmer Mike Magan speaks honestly and openly to Jack Kennedy about his tenure as chairman of Animal Health Ireland.
Vets have right to say no to out of hours calls – VCI
New codes of conduct from the Veterinary Council of Ireland will come into effect this month, with updates on emergency care and veterinary medicines.
Calf rearers advised to consider milk quality and feeding level for pre-weaning
Getting pre-weaning nutrition right must be a priority to get the best possible results from calf rearing.
Win a Kverneland Disc Spreader and save thousands!!!
To kick off 2022 and to provide some relief to farmers struggling with fertiliser costs, Kverneland Group Ireland is hosting a competition to win a Kverneland Exacta CL 2,000l capacity Disc Spreader.
Cow Start the next generation in fresh cow supplementation
Owen and Conor Galvin milk 450 cows with their father Gerry just outside the village of Finuge, Co Kerry.
Protecting livelihoods and improving animal transport standards - Billy Kelleher
This week, the European Parliament will debate a new set of recommendations drawn up by a Committee of Inquiry into the protection of animals during transport, of which Billy Kelleher is a member.
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Another impact assessment shows loss from Green Deal
A report from Wageningen University shows the consequences of EU Green Deal policy, with loss of production, increased prices and demand on land outside Europe.
Glanbia Co-op finalises funding for Glanbia Ireland buy-out
Glanbia Co-op has now reduced its holding in Glanbia plc from approx 32.4% prior to the Christmas vote down to 30.5%.
How poultry farmers could potentially be exposed
The fully integrated poultry production model has served growers well, but if production is cut they become exposed.
Dairy Trends: GDT result will push milk price on further
As Irish milk processors announce December milk prices, the most recent January GDT auction has shot up again.
Watch: father and son operation cultivates a better future
Maurice Cogan and his son Robert had been beef and tillage farming for many years, but when they started to plan for the future they realised that dairy farming was where they wanted to take the farm.
Online machinery auction to take place Saturday
Hennessy Auctioneers is set to hosts its first monthly online machinery auction of 2022 this Saturday 22 January. A selection of tidy used tractors are catalogued.
New 10t ‘rubber duck’ from Doosan
With a new-look design and four-wheel steering, Doosan has just unveiled a new DX100W-7 10.7t wheeled excavator.
135 lots up for grabs at Cork machinery dispersal auction
A total of 135 lots will be up for grabs at a retirement machinery dispersal auction on Saturday 22 January in Belgooly, Co Cork, from 11am.
Angus calves up by 175,000 in less than 10 years
The breed usage over the past nine years has changed drastically with traditional breeds the biggest beneficiary.
Super land in the shadow of Slievenamon
A 36ac farm between Fethard and Mullinahone is attracting strong interest despite its recent arrival to the market.
Significant forestry offering in the Premier County
A circa-73ac forestry plantation has come on the market south of the M8 motorway in Tipperary.
Plenty of interest in 33ac parcel in Tipp
The land on an elevated site over the M8 motorway on the outskirts of Cashel is expected to garner plenty interest.
Farm building activity in 2022 a ‘crystal ball job’
Sheeting prices are forecast to rise further in early 2022 but some in the sector say the cost increases for other materials are beginning to level out.
Almost 3,000t of organic grain and protein required as new feed mill to be built
Irish Organic Feeds is looking for farmers to supply Irish organic cereal grain, as well as beans to fulfil demand.
Department ‘focusing strongly’ on fertiliser use to cut emissions
A Department official has suggested a nitrous oxide reduction target for agriculture for the first half of the current carbon budget.
More forests, less fossil fuels to cut emissions - Coillte
A climate expert has analysed the role of Irish forestry and domestic wood products in reducing Ireland’s carbon emissions.
Absence of wood marketing data a concern
Lack of comprehensive information on log prices and actual annual timber volumes from licences have negative repercussions on wood mobilisation and planning.
DAERA clarifies suckler headage scheme rules
The proposed scheme comes with conditions around age at first calving and calving interval.
Farming should be with nature – UFU
The Ulster Farmers’ Union has come forward with proposals for a “Farming with Nature” programme that aims to improve farm incomes and environmental sustainability.
Scottish Prices: beef steady in Scotland as hogget trades softens
Scottish R grading steers are getting paid less than those in northern England.
Scottish Prices: English cattle price jumps ahead of Scottish trade
Cattle in some English abattoirs are getting more than the Scotch equivalent.
Medical Poland facilitates student trip to Poland
Students interested in studying animal care or veterinary medicine will have the opportunity to get real-life experience of attending college in Poland on a trip this April, writes Ilka Denker.
Epic ambition
Helen Sharp chats to Emma McCabe, the powerhouse behind the trailblazing equine marketing company, Epic Management.
The Front Row: no End(game) in sight for Les Mis viewings
After getting to see Endgame in the Abbey Theatre recently, Leo Powell is looking forward to rewatching Les Misérables in the Bord Gáis this year too.
Changing a masochistic culture starts with talking about respect
Negative language and attitudes towards women, normalised through a ‘this is how it is’ attitude sees them go unchecked. Will the violence of the last week change anything?
Meet the Maker: Fiona Foley of Pear Shaped Studio
In this week’s Meet The Maker series, Maria Moynihan talks to illustrator Fiona Foley, who lives outside Macroom, Co Cork, and creates cards, prints and textiles under her Pear Shaped Studio brand.