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Department to apologise for ANC cuts
Adam Woods
Adam Woods has the latest on the BEAM scheme saga and news that the Department of Agriculture has moved to apply cuts to ANC and TAMS payments to claw back BEAM money.
 
 
Ploughing results: 16 different counties take places at Ploughing day one
Twelve different ploughing classes took place on Wednesday, with competitors placed from 16 different counties.
IFA seeks nominations top jobs
Nominations close in a week, and a contest is still possible for either the IFA presidency or deputy presidency.
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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.
Irish Farmers Journal is live from Ploughing 2021
The Irish Farmers Journal is broadcasting live from the 90th National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois.
Tillage Podcast: varieties, seeds, nitrates and the Ploughing Championships
Stephen Robb is joined by Siobhan Walsh and Andy Doyle for the latest edition of the tillage podcast.
Ploughing results: 16 different counties take places at Ploughing day one
Twelve different ploughing classes took place on Wednesday, with competitors placed from 16 different counties.
National Ploughing Championships kick off on Wednesday
The ploughs will be dropped and the first sods turned in the 90th National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday 15 September.
Focusing on grazing and calving pays dividends in Down
Stephen Wallace says he couldn’t and wouldn’t farm without measuring grass weekly, writes Aidan Brennan.
Department holding nitrates webinar on Monday night
The information webinar on Ireland’s draft nitrates action programme takes place on Monday 6 September and is hosted by personnel from the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc.
‘Map acres’ clampdown ‘guaranteed’ in new nitrates plan - Department
The head of the Department’s nitrates division has made his thoughts known on the practice of ‘diluting’ stocking rates using land farmed only on paper during a Teagasc Signpost webinar.
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Camera at the Mart: solid trade at Brockagh Perth Blackface sale
Held on Friday, the sale recorded a top price of €850 for the champion ewe hogget and €920 for the top-priced ewe lamb.
Camera at the Mart: positive sentiment in Sixmilebridge Mart sales
The mart’s weanling show and sale was hot on the heels of a special beef sale held at the end of August to mark 10 years trading as a farmer co-operative.
Camera at the Mart: insatiable demand for beef cattle in Carnew
Last Saturday’s special sale of beef and store cattle saw factory agents battle it out with specialist finishers and Northern Irish buyers for slaughter-fit and short-keep cattle.
In pictures: heifers hit €3,600 at Elphin annual heifer sale
Adam Woods reports from the annual autumn sale of heifers in Elphin Mart.
Gap remains between co-op milk price and Ornua returns
Milk processors are deciding on August milk price as dairy markets are improving further this week
Dairy Trends: commodity prices edge up to reaffirm positivity
Any moves in dairy markets this week have been good, with price rises for most dairy commodities.
DAERA plans to ‘name and shame’ on BVD
The proposals would allow letters to be issued to NI farmers if someone in their local area has not culled an animal which is persistently infected with BVD.
Sheep Management: variable lamb performance and pasteurellosis
Some farmers are reporting poor lamb thrive despite animals grazing on good-quality grass while factory procurement personnel are also reporting significant variation in slaughter performance.
Beef management: getting worming up to date for weaning
Where spring-born calves are set to be weaned in the coming weeks, make sure worming is up to date to reduce potential respiratory problems.
Final call for entries to Prevention For Profit competition
The closing date for the MSD-run competition #MyFlockOurFuture is 12 September 2021.
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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.
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Challenging times: farmers are under siege
Resilience in the face of continued adversity, farmers always find a way.
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OEM apprenticeships offering employers and learners exciting new opportunities
There is a huge level of interest and demand for apprenticeships in all business sectors in Ireland right now, as learners and companies see the massive benefits of futureproofing their chosen sector.
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Using tech to transform crop yield - the story of Finnegan’s Farm
The adoption of technology in agriculture has the potential to improve farming practices, support sustainability and - as one Irish farm recently found out - dramatically increase yield.
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US meat industry in the spotlight
Rising retail prices and rising factory profits have put the US meat industry under the White House spotlight.
Pension lockout for farmers
Low-income farmers are being forced to work their holdings into their 80s because they are ineligible for State pensions.
Dairy Trends: commodity prices edge up to reaffirm positivity
Any moves in dairy markets this week have been good, with price rises for most dairy commodities.
Russia and Indonesia ban Brazil beef
China is joined by Russia and Indonesia in banning beef imports from Brazil because of BSE cases being discovered.
Automatic trailer brake for CMATIC Arion
Claas has taken the wraps off a new ‘automatic trailer stretch brake’ option for its Arion range of tractors with CMATIC transmissions.
Tractor and machinery scammers launder €6m through Ireland
‘If you think you’re buying a tractor in the Czech Republic and they’re asking you to send money to a bank account in Spain, there’s something wrong with that.’
Amazone extends UX trailed sprayer range
Amazone has extended its UX Super trailed sprayer range, with the addition of two models with 8,000l and 9,000l tanks and a working width of up to 42m.
The west’s alive with sheep breeding sales
We have entered the peak sales period for hill sheep with several high profile sales taking place over the next week.
35ac for auction in Co Carlow
The land is described by the auctioneers as having no waste whatsoever.
31ac in Co Meath going for auction
The holding is in one block and fronts on to the main R156 road linking Summerhill and Ballivor.
62ac farm at foothills of Dublin Mountains
The guide price for this grassland farm, which has fine views over Dublin City, is €1,200,000 or €19,354/ac.
Planning permission trends continue strong resurgence
The number of applications approved followed the typical trend for quarter two of the year with permission granted for an additional 80 new builds.
Tillage proposals are ‘unworkable’ and ‘far too restrictive’
Many tillage farmers are unhappy with new proposals outlined in the Nitrates Action Programme, particularly to do with slurry spreading and post-harvest cultivation.
Questioning the sustainability of nitrates proposals
Tillage farmers face challenges under new nitrates proposals. Andy Doyle, Stephen Robb and Siobhán Walsh report.
Licence approvals dominate Oireachtas committee meeting again
Brendan Gleeson, Department of Agriculture secretary general, told the committee about plans to issue 4,500 forestry licences this year.
Log prices still at record high
Large and medium sawlog prices up by 70% on 2020 prices for large and small sawlog but levelling off reported in recent sales
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry across Northern Ireland
Beef trade up 45p/kg year-on-year
In September 2020 beef prices eased back to around 360p/kg for the main run of animals
Scottish Trends: beef and lamb prices remain strong in Scotland
Strong trade continues in Scotland for cattle and sheep. John Sleigh reports.
Scottish prices: strong sheep and cattle trade continues
The good prices for cattle and sheep continue in Scottish marts and abattoirs this week.
35ac for auction in Co Carlow
The land is described by the auctioneers as having no waste whatsoever.
Tyrone climb the mountain as Mayo fall short once more
Denis Hurley sings the praises of Tyrone after the Red Hands heaped yet more Croke Park misery on Mayo.
Damien’s Diary: a strange and eerie coincidence
In the radio business, there is no such thing as the perfect broadcast, writes Damien O’Reilly.
Looking back in order to innovate
Michael Slavin explores some creative possibilities for new Horse Sport Ireland chief executive Denis Duggan.