We're not looking for 130,000 fertiliser records - Department official
The Irish Farmers Journal held its third nitrates information meeting in Portlaoise on Thursday, where farmers got to pose their questions to senior Department inspector Ted Massey.
Sheep vision group should meet ‘without delay’ - ICSA
The ICSA has called on processors, retailers and Department of Agriculture officials to get around a table and plan a way forward for the sheep sector.
Excellence on display at leading machinery show in Co Cavan
Featuring an impressive lineup of leading machinery brands, product launches and show deals, the AJS Spring Farm Machinery Show will return to the Cavan Equestrian Centre on 1-2 February.
CAVI conference: quotes of the day
The Cattle Association of Veterinary Ireland held a conference for vets in Tullamore last Wednesday. Check out the key quotes of the day.
Danske Bank plans to reduce emissions and biodiversity impact of lending
Banks are increasingly engaging with customers on their impact on climate and nature.
Tillage Podcast: figures show Irish grain is best for the environment
There's a strong focus on Irish grain on this week's podcast and rightly so, as figures display its low carbon footprint.
Camera at the Mart: strong trade encouraging large entries in Ballybay
Shanon Kinahan reports from Saturday’s sale in Ballybay, which saw over 600 entered across four rings.
Calf rearing: do your budgets before you purchase
Adam Woods has the latest tips and advice for drystock farms in this week's Beef Management.
MartBids Database: cows up €300/head on January 2022
The average price for dry cows has increased 46c/kg compared with January last year, as the demand for manufacturing continues to outstrip supply.
Sheep price update: minor recovery as quotes increase by 10c/kg
A combination of factories failing to source required numbers of hoggets and a marginal improvement in demand in export markets is contributing to quotes strengthening slightly by 10c/kg.
Farm Tech Talk: beef prices, income crisis and nitrates roadshow
Jack Kennedy talks to Adam Woods about factory league prices, Darren Carty on the looming income crisis on sheep farms and Aidan Brennan gives his thoughts following the nitrates roadshows.
Nitrates banding measures driving lease prices to ‘unsustainable levels’
The ICMSA calls for a full assessment of all the implications of the new banding rules around nitrates.
IFA calls for Minister to 'honour' TB testing payment agreement
Farmers should not hold the responsibility of paying for the new stricter TB testing rules, IFA animal health chair TJ Maher argues.
Cost of posting BVD samples to rise
An Post has previously advised AHI that it will retain envelopes with BVD samples where the correct postage has not been paid.
Are we burying our head in the sand on calf issues?
Adam Woods takes a look at this week’s calf focus and asks why more progress isn’t being made on DNA calf registration.
Swift removal key to higher BVD compensation payments
The BVD Financial Supports Programme offers higher payments where beef calves, beef x dairy cross calves and dairy heifers are removed from the herd within 10 days of a positive/inconclusive BVD test
Excellence on display at leading machinery show in Co Cavan
Featuring an impressive lineup of leading machinery brands, product launches and show deals, the AJS Spring Farm Machinery Show will return to the Cavan Equestrian Centre on 1-2 February.
Teagasc Grass10 Grazing Courses Recommended By 99% Of Farmers
99% of farmers surveyed in Teagasc Grass10 grazing courses said they would recommend it to another farmer.
Calf to beef success with Volac
Businessman, college lecturer and farmer Joe Hewitt, alongside his wife Tara and their three children, operate a successful calf to beef system on their 70-acre family farm.
The easy way to keep your parlour clean
Are you thinking of building a new milking parlour and dairy or refurbishing your existing buildings? If you are, our agri dairy liner is worth thinking about.
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IFA calls for review of terms of energy support scheme
Farm businesses have experienced a huge increase in their energy costs, so a fit-for-purpose scheme was badly needed, IFA farm business chair Rose Mary McDonagh has said.
Tesco UK to cut farm emissions by 20%
Some 70,000t of fresh food will be produced by Tesco UK suppliers this year with 20% less emissions, under a new initiative.
Why there is such a gap in factory prices
Reasons for why there is a gap of up to €300/head in the prices paid by factories for the exact same type of cattle.
Remote sensing company Proveye secures €1m in seed funding
Proveye is used by agricultural advisors, fertiliser and pesticide suppliers and food processors to provide information about productivity and sustainability on agricultural land to farmers.
Pöttinger updates Boss 3000 wagons
Pöttinger has recently launched the Boss 3000 series of forage wagons featuring its classic Supermatic tine conveyor unit. This move will see the Euroboss series completely replaced during 2023.
Listen: one-year lead time on tandem-axle tankers
On this week’s Young Stock Podcast, Peter Thomas Keaveney speaks to Eoin Keane, who has an architectural technology degree and is the sales manager for Carlow-based HiSpec Engineering.
John Deere retains top spot in Ireland and UK
John Deere was the most popular brand of tractor sold in the Republic of Ireland and the UK in 2021, while New Holland came out on top in Northern Ireland. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbot report.
IHFA all-Ireland awards back with a bang
Shanon Kinahan reports from the annual IHFA awards which gave recognition to some of the top Fresian herds in Ireland
Modern slatted shed on good land in Galway
There’s in the region of 30 acres of good farmland on the market near Athenry, Co Galway.
Pair of west Cork farms for sale
A c19 acre farm with a derelict farmhouse is one of a pair of west Cork farms on the market.
400-cow Polish dairy business on the market
Based in Poland, Olsen Farms is a profitable Danish-owned dairy business.
Designing a calf shed: the key factors
Having correct housing for calves is one of the key elements in reducing calf mortality and driving daily liveweight gain.
Exemption granted for burning bushes
The regulations were drafted in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Calls for ideas to avail of €180,000 fund to cut food waste
Tackling food waste is one the most effective solutions in tackling our global climate targets, Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue said.
Explainer: TAMS funded solar panels cannot be geared for export
The size of solar PV panels funded through TAMS will have to match the farm's electricity demand, with only small amounts of electricity allowed to be exported to the grid.
Funding secured for 6,000ac of solar panels
The €240m in funding will ensure the solar farms are operational by 2025.
Commission takes issue with Ireland’s new forestry programme
A letter from the Commission to the Department of Agriculture’s forestry division noted that the forestry programme failed to “sufficiently address” concerns around the impact of peatlands and birds.
Ban forestry payments for investment companies - IFO
The IFO has said that the Government must support farmers, not investment funds, to deliver forestry targets.
UK sheepmeat production increases 3% in 2022
While sheepmeat production increased, it remains 6% below the five-year average.
NI roundup: pig aid, Kildare Chilling deal and June census
News in-brief across the farming and food industry in Northern Ireland.
Ann Devine: The banshees of Kilsudgeon
A trip to the cinema to see The Banshees of Inisherin may have delivered some home truths, writes Ann Devine.
Get in some of your five a day
These recipes are packed with nutrient-rich veggies - and they taste great.
Katherine's Country: Carrigaline IFA dinner dance resumes
It is lovely to be back meeting people and attending functions, writes Katherine O’Leary.
Think snail farming is a get-rich-quick scheme? Think again
Heliciculture, or snail farming, in Ireland could meet the rising demand for snails internationally, but are we ready to go that far?