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No date set yet for Kerry Co-op SGM
Declan O'Brien
The date for the SGM is yet to be confirmed in light of the revised public health guidelines issued by the Government recently.
 
 
Five-fold jump in funding for organics is ‘unsurprising’
Head of the Irish Organic Association said the Government allocation of €256m to organics last week is ‘unsurprising’ and in line with the Programme for Government commitment.
INHFA takes umbrage with climate budgets
The INHFA president has highlighted issues with the report issued by the Climate Change Advisory Council on carbon budgets to 2030.
Watch back: world expert Jason Clay talks farming with the environment
Jason Clay is the senior vice-president of the World Wildlife Fund and is based in the United States.
Methane does not need to hit net zero, says scientist
Carbon dioxide will only stop contributing to global warming once emissions reach net zero, whereas methane stops warming when there are relatively small reductions in emissions.
Watch back: Ifac budget webinar – what you need to know
Watch back the webinar in which the ASA, Ifac and Irish Farmers Journal experts analysed the effect of the budget.
PODCASTS
Camera at the Mart: Herbie’s heifers hit high notes
Adam Woods reports from Golden Vale Mart, Carrigallen, for Herbie Griffith’s annual in-calf heifer sale.
Camera at the Mart: continental class in demand in Raphoe
Tuesday evening's show and sale in Raphoe Mart saw some top prices for top-quality continental-bred Charolais and Limousin cattle.
MartBids Database: weanlings holding strong as numbers increase
Prices remain well up on last year’s sales, despite an increased number of weanlings having gone through at this stage of the season.
MartBids Database: weanling prices drop as numbers increase
Prices for weanlings have eased on the week, but remain well above previous years’ levels.
Methane being treated the same as other greenhouse gases in budgets
The relatively new GWP* metric takes account of the fact that methane is short-lived in the atmosphere.
Seven dairy CEOs sign letter to Taoiseach calling for AD support
An number of prominent figures in the dairy processing sector have called on the Government to commit €24m to developing AD plants.
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Meet the Animal Health Prevention for Profit competition winners
We are pleased to announce the overall Lowland and Hill champions of the MSD Animal Health Prevention for Profit competition.
NI beef caught up in UK BSE ban
Both China and the Philippines have banned UK beef imports following a BSE case in England
Dan Brennan’s farm: Letter in support of an official independent enquiry.
‘It is both disheartening and deeply troubling to see the way this man has been treated.’ - Donagh O’Grady, former chair Askeaton/Ballysteen Animal Health Committee
How to successfully dry off your herd
Michelle McGrath from Animal Health Ireland outlines the steps involved in ensuring a successful drying-off procedure.
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Meet the Animal Health Prevention for Profit competition winners
We are pleased to announce the overall Lowland and Hill champions of the MSD Animal Health Prevention for Profit competition.
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Agcontacts.com: The A – Z of agriculture in Ireland
A new directory has been launched to help connect and promote Irish agricultural businesses.
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Royal treatment paying dividends for Meath sheep flock
The Clarke sheep flock is achieving a fine output figure of 1.65 lambs weaned per ewe and ewe lamb joined to rams with a strong focus on attention to detail underpinning positive performance.
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Preventing new infection with blanket teat sealant
Blanket antibiotic dry cow therapy is no longer justified, sustainable or responsible in the modern Irish dairy herd.
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Chinese beef imports slowing down
While Chinese beef imports continue to increase, the rate of increase has slowed significantly in 2021.
Dairy markets shine but no supply bounce
Dairy commodity prices continue on the upward trend, with GDT auction results up 2.2% this week, writes Jack Kennedy.
Big drop in EU sheepmeat imports
There have been contrasting fortunes for EU pigmeat and sheepmeat producers so far in 2021.
Dairy Trends: market signals still good for key commodities
Market sentiment and purchasing power is good, so prices stay high for key dairy commodities.
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Always ask yourself: are you sure it’s safe?
As the season changes and as winter conditions approach, Michael Murray, public safety manager with ESB Networks, is asking farmers to remain vigilant around the farm.
John Deere scoops two Tractor of the Year 2022 titles
John Deere has won two prestigious Tractor of the Year (TOTY) awards announced at EIMA show in Italy. It wins with its 7R 350 in the open field category and 6120M AutoPowr in the best utility category
In pictures: EIMA 2021 opens its doors to the public
EIMA International, one of Europe's largest agricultural machinery shows, took place in Italy last week (19-23 October).
Fendt 824 with 13,250-hours makes €80,500 at auction
A 2004 registered Fendt 824 Turboshift with 13,250 hours sold for €80,500 pus VAT and commission at an online mahcinery auction in the Netherlands last week.
Martbids: Aubracs top €3,200 in Tullamore
The Irish Aubrac Cattle Society held its Autumn Show and Sale in Tullamore last week. Plenty of customers were in attendance to drive lively trade.
44ac with farmhouse and yard in Co Meath
The farm is in a good location and goes for auction in early November.
Latest auction results from around the country
Here are the latest auction results from counties Kilkenny, Offaly and Dublin.
44ac tillage field in Co Meath for auction
The land is bordered by the River Boyne and is in good fertile condition.
Work progressing on Tullamore Farm’s new slatted shed
The four-bay tank has been poured and the aim is to have the tank back filled, slats on and pads for the shed stanchions down by the end of the month.
'Cure for greenhouse gas emissions is simply growing more trees'
Forest Industries Ireland has said a manufacturing industry based around the use of Irish timber, would lead to an increase in the financial returns to forest owners.
Methane being treated the same as other greenhouse gases in budgets
The relatively new GWP* metric takes account of the fact that methane is short-lived in the atmosphere.
Forestry group appeals to Government to save 12,000 jobs
TDs and industry officials have weighed in on the challenges faced by the forestry sector amid the licensing crisis.
New CAP: dairy-beef, forestry and leader funding
There is €5m allocated per annum for a dairy beef welfare scheme while LEADER funding is included at a total of €180m over the lifetime of the Rural Development Programme.
News in-brief from Northern Ireland
DAERA finalising ammonia strategy for NI and high profile speakers set for climate change event
Northern Ireland diary of events
Sales and events happening across the NI agri-food industry over the next week
Scottish lamb price keeps rising with a 22kg lamb now worth £114
The Scottish lamb price is rising in abattoirs and marts, while the beef price is steady.
Scotland halts cattle decline
The number of cattle in Scotland has rise for the first time in seven years.
Spooky, slimy and divine – it’s all in Carlow this autumn
Centuries ago, the Dolmen County was home to megalithic worship. A discovery trail now connects a new wave of producers with the county’s ancient heritage, writes Christine Tobin.
Entertainment: the Halloween events guide
Halloween festivities are back and Ilka Denker has compiled the best events to visit in the spirit of Samhain.
Memories from agricultural college: borrowing a pair of trousers in The Kebabery
No night out is complete without an extra large doner kebab with extra chilli sauce, writes Liam Clancy, as he remembers his time in agricultural college
A Week in the Country
Find out what the ICL team were up to this week in the country.