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Round two of final CAP talks kick off
Barry Cassidy
CAP negotiators will have to bridge gaps in the budget for eco schemes and the volume of payment redistribution if they are to reach a deal.
 
 
Logical to produce more Irish beef to make most of environmental gift - McWilliams
Economist David McWilliams predicts that agriculture will be the industry of the future as farmers have the ability to bring the country to carbon neutrality.
New cereals researcher at Teagasc Oak Park
A new permanent researcher has been appointed at Teagasc to head up the oat research programme.
Podcast: TD Holly Cairns on farming and young farmer series looks at bank loans
This week we hear from TD Holly Cairns on her views on the future of agriculture in the context of climate change, Niall Hurson launches his young farmer series and CAP talks kick off.
Watch back: CAP talks – what you need to know
The Irish Farmers Journal team answered your questions on the next CAP.
Native meadows a step up from wildflower seed for pollinators
The Teagasc Signpost webinar series returned on Friday, with Úna Fitzpatrick of Biodiversity Ireland speaking on the all-Ireland pollinator plan.
Watch back: CAP webinar – what you need to know
The Irish Farmers Journal team answered your questions on the next CAP.
Camera at the Mart: big prices for factory-fit stock in Elphin
Some top-quality cattle were forward for sale in Elphin on Monday evening, with strong demand for all stock types, especially short-keep or factory-fit animals.
In pictures: factory-fit cows firmer in Carrigallen
Carrigallen Mart held its weekly sale of adult cattle on Monday night, where cull cows met a good trade. Read the report here.
Numbers low but demand high in Clones
Numbers forward for sales continue their seasonal decline, however trade in Clones remains strong. Manus Connolly reports.
Martbids Database: mart the place to go with factory-fit stock
The prices received in the past seven days for factory-fit cattle is much better than can be achieved at the factory gate.
Editorial: transparency in the balance as co-ops withdraw from milk price review
Farmer directors of Aurivo, Arrabawn and the west Cork co-ops have indicated they will not be participating.
Dairygold farm sustainability training initiative gets underway
Dairygold has launched its farm sustainability training initiative, hosting the first of its modules designed to equip farmers with the skills needed to complete the Teagasc signpost programme.
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Why teaser bulls are leading the way in heat detection
Teaser bulls, otherwise known as vasectomised bulls, undergo a surgical procedure which makes them infertile approximately five to six weeks after the operation is carried out by a veterinarian
McAuliffe stays cool under pressure
Kerry pig farmer Shane McAuliffe was cool and calm in the face of a Liveline onslaught.
Two cases of ILT confirmed in Monaghan flocks
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that two cases of the infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) disease have been identified in poultry flocks in Co Monaghan.
Fur farming prohibition bill drafted
Minister McConalogue has announced his Department’s intention to follow through on commitments given in the 2020 programme for government.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
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Tillage farmers getting set for autumn drilling
Seedtech is hosting its trade walks in trial grounds in Faithlegg, Co Waterford, which will bring news from its extensive research trials programme.
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Protect your future yields with Zoetis
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a hidden disease in many beef and dairy herds, and one that can prove costly.
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Community benefit a key theme from Shaping Our Electricity Future consultation
EirGrid, operator of the national electricity grid, will next week close its nationwide consultation on Shaping Our Electricity Future.
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This is why you should check the knives in your diet feeder regularly
It is important to regularly check the knives in your diet feeder for wear and tear. Damaged or worn knives may result in a host of unforeseen costs.
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US beef exports to China continue to build
As Australian and Argentinian supplies of beef to China drop, US exporters have stepped in to fill the void.
Dairy Trends: market steady at crucial time
Steady as she goes, despite the UK and Australia deal potentially bringing rough seas in times to come.
Dale Farm partners up with Arla in Denmark
Dale Farm is set to transport liquid whey to Denmark for processing into infant formula.
EU pigmeat exports increase
Demand from China continued to drive EU pigmeat exports in the first quarter of 2021
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Control flies before they impact productivity
Flies are not only an irritant for cows and farmers alike, they also affect productivity – reducing animal grazing, therefore affecting milk yields and growth rates as well as behaviour in the parlour.
Machinery auction to take place this Saturday
Hennessy Auctioneers is set to host its monthly online machinery auction this Saturday 26 June at the old mart in Portlaoise, where approximately 450 lots will go under the hammer.
Michelin expands agri tyre range with new TrailXBib sizes
Michelin has expanded its TrailXBib range of agricultural tyres for trailers, spreaders and slurry tankers etc with the addition of seven new sizes.
Pöttinger opens new baler and rake factory
Pöttinger has just opened its fourth manufacturing facility which will be used to build the company’s range of Impress round balers and Top large rakes.
Top breeders set for Zwartbles Elite Sale
Adam Woods has details of the Zwartbles sheep sale, which is due to take place in Tullamore on Wednesday 7 July.
‘Cracking bit of land’ outside Roscommon town
The guide price for this land, all in grass and laid out in regularly shaped fields, is €8,000/ac.
Two farms in Wexford guided at €10,000/ac
These two mid-size holdings, one with a derelict house, will be sold by online auction next month.
€7,300/ac guide for farm in Tipperary
The 37.6ac is in one field and has a yard with hayshed and cattle handling unit.
Robotic milking systems open days
The events will focus on an overview of each farming system and also discuss the installation and running costs of each.
Second Renewable Electricity Support Scheme auction confirmed for July 2022
The second RESS auction, which will see renewable energy developers bid against each other for 15-year Government support, will take place next July.
Dairygold farm sustainability training initiative gets underway
Dairygold has launched its farm sustainability training initiative, hosting the first of its modules designed to equip farmers with the skills needed to complete the Teagasc signpost programme.
Emerging carbon capture technologies to boost the benefits of forestry
A recent study on the role of afforestation when combined with carbon capture and storage technology may have significant implications for greenhouse gas mitigation measures.
Oireachtas committee ‘frustrated’ over forestry licences
The agriculture committee recently discussed the ongoing licence crisis, committing to return to the issue if licence approvals do not improve.
Poots’ climate change bill back on track
The DAERA climate change bill, brought forward by Minister Poots, has been waiting for approval from the Stormont Executive.
Processors make 40p/kg cut to lamb quotes
Processors have cut lamb prices in Northern Ireland on the back of increased supply and reduced competition from Irish plants
Sharp lamb price drop in Scottish abattoirs and live market
Lamb trade takes a dip as numbers start to come forward in Scotland.
Prices top out at £1,470 for a Limousin heifer at Ayr mart
The sale of 220 store cattle at Ayr mart saw steers averaged £2.29/kg and heifers averaged £2.26/kg.
Food
The only pasta salad recipe you’ll ever need
This recipe is a crowd-please – full of fresh, tasty ingredients combined with a creamy lemon and garlic dressing.
HSI resumes search for CEO
Following Ronan Murphy's departure from HSI eight months ago, HSI has resumed its search for his replacement.
Equestrian community in mourning following death of rising star Tiggy Hancock
The equestrian industry is in mourning following the tragic death of talented rider Tiggy Hancock.
Podium finish for Ireland in Polish Nations Cup
Michael Blake's team finished in third place in the Longines FEI Nations Cup of Poland in Sopot.
A Week in the Country
Find out what the ICL team have been up to this week in the country