Kerry holds December milk price
The processor is the latest to hold its milk price for December.
Bord Bia meat seminar: patience needed on Irish beef access to China
Adam Woods reports from Friday morning’s Bord Bia meat seminar, at which Bord Bia outlined some important updates and markets for 2021.
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Market Insights: why grass-fed is so important
Liam McCabe, sector manager and dairy specialist at Bord Bia, explains the direction of travel with promotion of grass-fed as a point of difference for Ireland.
UFU doesn't favour triggering Article 16 of NI Protocol
The Ulster Farmers' Union has said the Northern Ireland protocol part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement should not be revoked.
Brexit compliance requirements just as prohibitive as tariffs
The Irish Farmers Journal held a live webinar on Thursday morning to discuss what Brexit really means for Ireland’s agri-food industry.
Limited disruption to supply chains since Brexit deal - Tesco
The UK supermarket giant said there has been ‘teething issues’ on shipments of food products since the new Brexit trade regime kicked in since the start of January.
Watch back: Brexit webinar
Our panel looked at what Brexit means for Ireland and asked would the chaos of the past two weeks continue with empty shelves and hauliers having trucks delayed.
What to expect from the addition of calf welfare equipment to TAMS II
Minister Charlie McConalogue announced on Wednesday that tranche 21 of TAMS, which opens on Saturday 16 January, will incorporate items from the 2020 Calf Investment Scheme.
Kerry holds December milk price
The processor is the latest to hold its milk price for December.
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The Evolution S4 saves time, reduces labour and ensures precision calf feeding
Dairy farmer Ciaran MacDonald tells us about some of the benefits that he has seen since installing a JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder.
€24.9m allocated to antimicrobial resistance research
Research call invites eligible performing organisations to submit collaborative proposals directed at addressing antimicrobial resistance.
Number of vets in Ireland passes 3,000
The Veterinary Council of Ireland has welcomed a number of new entrants to the profession and believes this influx of additional talent will benefit animal health and welfare in Ireland.
The BVD eradication programme: key messages for 2021
New Animal Health Law (AHL) comes into force in April 2021, requirements for recognition of BVD eradication programmes at EU level for the first time
Beef management: time to start feeding pre-calving minerals
With spring calving just weeks away, suckler farmers should be starting to feed pre-calving minerals to cows.
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The Evolution S4 saves time, reduces labour and ensures precision calf feeding
Dairy farmer Ciaran MacDonald tells us about some of the benefits that he has seen since installing a JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder.
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Why a Cork vet recommends vaccinating in the winter
Willie Buckley is a veterinary practitioner at Riverview Veterinary Group in Bandon. When an annual IBR programme became available, many of the practice’s herds switched over to it.
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Agricultural mechanisation: evolution of the combine harvester
At its core, the primary principle of the founding fathers of the modern New Holland was to make life easier for farmers.
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Specialist growers and mechanisation the future of vegetable production
Lorcan Bourke, fresh produce and potato manager for Bord Bia, analyses a sector made up of different crop types but common challenges.
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UK ruling on COVID-19 insurance likely to have major implications for FBD case
The ruling by the UK courts could influence the outcome of a similar case being taken against FBD Insurance here in the Irish courts.
USDA forecasts stable beef exports in 2021
USDA FAS outlook: unless stated otherwise, all weights are in metric tonnes and carcase weight equivalent (CWE) as opposed to product weight which is the weight of actual beef in the box.
Brexit compliance requirements just as prohibitive as tariffs
The Irish Farmers Journal held a live webinar on Thursday morning to discuss what Brexit really means for Ireland’s agri-food industry.
Limited disruption to supply chains since Brexit deal - Tesco
The UK supermarket giant said there has been ‘teething issues’ on shipments of food products since the new Brexit trade regime kicked in since the start of January.
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CalfChat poll shows calf rearers adopting simpler time-saving feeding methods
Calf rearers using milk replacer are being reminded to base their feeding calculations on the number of grammes of the product fed to calves rather than the volume of mixed milk.
CNH brands scoop four 2020 Good Design Awards
CNH subsidiaries New Holland Agriculture, Steyr, FPT and Case construction all scooped accolades in the latest 2020 ‘Good Design’ Awards.
KUHN unveil new shallow soil cultivator
KUHN has launched a shallow soil cultivator designed specifically for the mechanical breakdown and incorporation of cover crops, plant residues and organic manures into soils.
Strong registrations of new tractors in December
FTMTA figures show that 26 new tractors were registered in Ireland in December, more than double the figure of 12 units registered a year earlier.
Irish Speckle Park bull calf hits European soil
One of the newest Irish breeds, Speckle Park, broke new ground recently, with the first pedigree animal from the breed sold to mainland Europe.
80ac dairy farm with strong entitlements on offer
Maurice Stack of Sherry Fitzgerald Stack, Abbeyfeale, is bringing an 80 acre non-residential farm on the market at Lacca, Duagh in Co Kerry.
Drive in auction, drove up price
A 47-acre residential property at Bilboa, Co Kilkenny went under the hammer at €370,000 far exceeding auctioneer, Joseph Coogans guide price.
60ac grassland opportunity in Limerick
Another offering from the Sherry Fitzgerald Stack stable is a 60 acre non-residential farm at Reens west in Co Limerick.
Effect of space allowance and floor type on performance
The recent Teagasc beef conference included a detailed presentation by Dr Bernadette Earley reviewing the performance of finishing cattle at various stocking rates and floor types.
Feed-in tariff needed if microgeneration scheme is to be a success
In order for the Government's micro-generation scheme to be a success, it will need to tackle the cost of connection to the national grid and introduce a feed-in tariff for renewable energy.
Irish energy start-ups encouraged to apply for global accelerator programme
2021 Free Electrons programme will allow Irish energy start-ups to trial, test and refine their technology and introduce their products to new markets
Forestry payments worth €29.5m flow to owners
This week’s forestry payment run will see just under €30m paid out to 8,300 landowners.
Forest owners awaiting licences face delays of two to three years
Forestry owners waiting on a felling licence from the Department of Agrioculture are facing year long waits due to backlogs in the system.
UFU doesn't favour triggering Article 16 of NI Protocol
The Ulster Farmers' Union has said the Northern Ireland protocol part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement should not be revoked.
Beef calf registrations rise during 2020
The number of calves registered in NI to a beef sire went up 1.2% in 2020
Scottish prices: hogget price continues to climb with £2.70/kg in live ring
This week, John Sleigh takes a look at the beef and lamb markets in Scotland.
Ewe nutrition plan for the Biffens' flock
This week, Robert Gilchrist catches up with the Biffens on their pre-lambing plan and explains the options open to farmers.
Damien’s Diary: pub talk makes for easy finger-pointing
Damien O'Reilly imagines what kind of banter there would be in Ireland's pubs right now; with so much to discuss.
Building a business from an honesty box
While most people were stuck at home during lockdown in March, Michael and Carmen O'Sullivan were hatching a plan to bring locally sourced foods to the wider community, writes Janine Kennedy
From fixing tractors in Carlow to AGCO combine boss
In 25 years, Kildare native Barry O’Shea went from fixing tractors as a mechanic in Co Carlow to the head man for all things combines for global machinery giant AGCO
Job security is top priority for employees
A new study conducted by Indeed examines the outlook of Irish workers after a year in crisis. It revealed that job security is a top priority, with most employers already cutting back perks.