Check your seeding rate as time moves on
Siobhán Walsh
Tillage farmers will be busy planting winter cereal crops in the coming weeks and seeding rates need to change with ground and weather conditions.
Aldi and Lidl suppliers offer 0.8c/egg price increase
The protests by egg producers at Aldi and Lidl in Cavan town continue on Monday.
Europe's pathogenic bird flu epidemic unprecedented in scale - EFSA
The EFSA has issued a stark warning on the incidence of highly pathogenic avian influenza after a summer of wild outbreaks.
Dave Moloney - Green Cert student experience
“My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago” says Dave Moloney about the Teagasc part-time Level 6 specific purpose certificate in farming course he completed at Teagasc Macroom.
Easyjet drops carbon offset scheme
The international airline has confirmed that it will focus on technologies that lower emissions within its own business.
Sinn Féin would not cut national herd to reduce emissions
Sinn Féin commented that it would be unfair to place the burden of emissions reductions on individual farmers or even on specific sectors within the industry.
Beef and sheep farmers can’t ‘carry the load’ on climate action – ICSA
The ICSA has outlined a series of demands for beef farmers when it comes to proposals on how they might support emissions reduction measures.
Sheep price update: Base quotes unchanged at €6/kg to €6.20/kg
A high percentage of quality assured lambs are trading in a price range from €6.20/kg to €6.40/kg, with only small numbers outside this range.
In pictures: bullocks hit €3/kg in Elphin
Adam Woods reports from Wednesday’s special sale of bullocks in Elphin Mart, Co Roscommon.
Camera at the Mart: Blue weanlings break €5.00/kg in Carnew
Barry Murphy reports from Carnew Mart's second weanling show and sale of the year.
Camera at the Mart: plainer cattle an easier trade in Carrigallen
Adam Woods reports from Carriagllen Mart’s Monday night general cattle sale.
Suspected IT breach at Centenary Thurles Coop
Suppliers have been advised to monitor their bank accounts for suspicious activity.
Suckler, sheep and tillage farm incomes to fall – Teagasc
An income analysis done by Teagasc has shown that incomes on dairy and drystock farms are to diverge even further this year.
Grazon Pro - ideal spot treatment for a wide range of difficult to control weeds
Where weeds such as nettles, thistles, briars and docks are present at fencelines, field boundaries and driveways, Grazon Pro is a very effective spot treatment.
Farmers locked up with TB to buy in cattle with ‘veterinary guidance’
The Department of Agriculture has made a series of proposals to farm organisations on how it plans to eradicate TB.
Virtually no limits for MSD
The announcement will combine nicely with their Sensehub collars, which are gaining traction in the dairy sector of late.
Sheep Management: ram breeding concerns, health risks and SWS tasks
Breeding is around the corner for many flocks, and plans should now be at an advanced stage including the flock breeding policy.
‘Compromise’ to see over 170,000 cattle to be TB tested twice yearly
The change is to see cattle over the age of 36 months which have not been tested within the six months prior to sale needing a test before leaving the farm or within a month of transfer.
Dave Moloney - Green Cert student experience
“My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago” says Dave Moloney about the Teagasc part-time Level 6 specific purpose certificate in farming course he completed at Teagasc Macroom.
Watch: moving towards a more responsible approach to parasite control
Pre-housing protection from post-housing welfare issues with Norbrook.
Are you Ireland’s best new entrant farm business?
The annual Teagasc NEWBIE new entrant to agriculture competition aims to highlight the innovation and entrepreneurialism in the agriculture sector.
Small businesses in Ireland will have a chance to promote themselves at the Ploughing
The National Ploughing Championships, which run from 20 to 22 September in Ratheniska, will feature the Local Enterprise Village, designed for small businesses to gain new customers and grow their enterprise.
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Aldi gives more than 2c pay increase for eggs
Aldi Ireland has said it is up to egg packers and producers to apportion the price increase it agreed on Saturday.
Aldi and Lidl suppliers offer 0.8c/egg price increase
The protests by egg producers at Aldi and Lidl in Cavan town continue on Monday.
Farmers will follow the money
This week's budget is the latest step in encouraging farmers away from production towards lifestyle farming.
No problem in funding or supporting the AD sector – Green Party minister
Green Party Minister of State Ossian Smyth has said that anaerobic digestion is a well-understood technology and that there won’t be a problem in funding or supporting the sector.
M-Tec Engineering unveils livestock trailer range
Cavan manufacturer M-Tec Engineering unveiled its livestock trailer range as part of this year’s Innovation Arena at the Ploughing.
Kubota opens new European Parts Centre in France
Kubota recently officially opened a new European Parts Centre in Thionville, a city located in the French department of Moselle.
Budget 2023: no VRT increase and extension of excise duties on fuel
The minister has extended the excise reductions on fuel until 28 February 2023, while there will be no changes to VRT for cars or commercial vehicles.
Prices up to €30,000 at the Limousin 50th anniversary show and sale
The 50th Anniversary celebrations held in the Midland and Western Livestock centre saw quality cattle meet with top prices.
Meath land comes with planning for new house
The holding amounts to 51.69ac and is located close to the expanding town of Navan.
29.5ac farm for sale in Offaly
This holding has a bungalow in need of repair plus a small farmyard.
Fine Georgian house on 90ac of good land in Carlow
The historic house is in very nice condition. The land is in a mix of tillage and grass.
Labour-saving technology at this year’s Ploughing
The National Ploughing Championships is a great way for farmers to market labour-saving products to farmers, with some fantastic technology on show at this year’s event.
Dutch derogation phase-out plans branded a 'sham'
The final draft decision from Brussels shows that 2022 will be the final year that derogation farmers in the Netherlands will be permitted to reach the 250kg N/ha granted to Ireland.
Boortmalt scraps energy charge but goes back on moisture bonus
Boortmalt is the biggest buyer of malt in Ireland and brought in a controversial energy charge this harvest.
Forestry allocation increased to €112m in budget
"We are currently finalising a new forest strategy and a new forestry programme for Ireland," Minister Hackett said.
Assessing forestry and the public mood
Two surveys show that a clear majority of people believe forestry in Ireland is beneficial to community, landscape, recreation, biodiversity and carbon storage, writes Donal Magner.
Countryside Services to deliver Tier 1 grant
The Dungannon-based company has delivered all previous tranches of the scheme on behalf of DAERA.
Tier 1 grant rates increase by 11%
Like previous tranches, if the scheme is oversubscribed, applications will be ranked on points-based selection criteria.
News in-brief: dairy study, YFCU CEO and beef and sheep events
Round-up of weekly news in-brief from across the agri-food industry in NI.
Poots confirms new independent panel for appeals
Under the previous appeals regime, DAERA could chose not to accept recommendations made by the panel.
‘Family Carer of the Year Awards’ open for nominations
Family Carers Ireland is recognising the outstanding work that family carers do for their loved ones with dedicated awards, writes Naomi Hamilton-O’Donnell.
Speaking up and out about the 'silent treatment'
Psychotherapist Claire Lyons Forde explores the concept of ‘the silent marriage’; and how to change the conversation.
Life on Knockfierna Hill, Co Limerick
Local historian and auctioneer, Pat O’Donovan, discusses the history of Knockfierna Hill in Co Limerick. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
You can go your own way - why cruises are a good option for travelling solo
Travelling solo has become more popular recently, with many holidaymakers deciding go it alone.