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Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: Fair Deal and fodder crisis
Number of farmers continues to decline
The Central Statistics Office has released figures for 2016, which shows that the number of people farming is in decline.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 14 December 2017
Liam and Geraldine Herlihy run a dairy farm on approximately 40ha in Granagh, Co Limerick. They milk 69 cows and supply Dairygold Co-op.
Farmers planning renewable electricity projects say a proposed increase in application fees to connect to the national grid will block efforts to develop the industry.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 December 2017
This week's notes focus on tagging and inspections, storing wool and organsing your scanning date.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
Despite new phosphate regulations introduced earlier this year, Dutch milk production remains robust.
By Lorcan Allen on 14 December 2017
DUP leader Arlene Foster was at the RUAS Winter Fair at Balmoral Park near Lisburn on Thursday.
By Peter McCann on 14 December 2017
We have the perfect presents, stocking fillers and children’s toys to cover you this Christmas.
Things are winding down on the Shinagh dairy farm in Bandon, Co Cork, after a busy year. Aidan Brennan met farm manager Kevin Ahern.
By Aidan Brennan on 14 December 2017
Adam Woods has the latest news from Tullamore Farm after a busy week.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 14 December 2017
Proposed changes to the Fair Deal scheme including nursing home charges applicable to farm property are on the way to receive legal clearance and be put to the Oireachtas.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 December 2017
Darren Carty advises on the best way to store wool this winter to maximise the price.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
Last week, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, and Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy led an Irish agri-food trade mission to Japan and South Korea.
The Northern Ireland Institute of Agricultural Science (NIIAS) held its annual breakfast event before the RUAS Winter Fair on Thursday.
By Peter McCann on 14 December 2017
Numbers are dropping fast, with some marts having already had their last sale of the year. In general, the trade is firm, with continued strong demand for better-quality forward store cattle.
By Nathan Tuffy on 14 December 2017
Finding presented to BVD Implementation Group by Department of Agriculture after queries about rise in number of empty tissue tags.
By Paul Mooney on 14 December 2017
Agri jobs: assistant farm manager, stud farm workers and tractor drivers needed
In this week’s agri jobs, we bring you the latest job opportunities that are out there at in the industry.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 14 December 2017
Edwin Thompson runs a dairy enterprise in partnership with his father John and wife Diane in Golden, Cashel, Co Tipperary.
Cattle exports now running 33% ahead of this time last year with calves showing the biggest increase.
By Paul Mooney on 14 December 2017
Payments under the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) are to begin to issue in the coming days.
By Amy Forde on 14 December 2017


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