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Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: quad safety, Stirling bull sales and GDT
Industry opposes carbon tax before Oireachtas agriculture committee
Representatives of farmers and processors favoured efforts to store carbon and produce renewable energy on Irish farms rather than tax their greenhouse gas emissions.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
Herd owners participating in the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) will be receiving eligibility reports for the first time over the coming two weeks.
The Government has approved increases of up to 7% in supports for farmers and landowners who plant forestry on their land. We reveal the new payment rates.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
Prices can vary hugely depending on your supplier.
By Michael Keaveny on 20 February 2018
Bonuses for milk quality were worth 2.93ppl over all milk produced on Kevin McGrade's farm last year. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report
By Peter McCann on 15 February 2018
Farmer's death shows quads should have roll bars – coroner
The inquest into a farmer's fatal quad accident last year has led to safety recommendations.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
In the first of a two part series, Ailish Byrne, Senior Agricultural Manager with Ulster Bank, goes through two of her top tips on strategic planning for improvement.
A list of words farmers in the Hen Harrier Project associate with their farms drew the Dealer’s eye.
By The Dealer on 20 February 2018
Farmer fears vulture fund will sell his land
A farmer in Westmeath fears that a vulture fund will sell his farm after buying his farmland.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 20 February 2018
More than 2,200 gorse fires reported in NI last year
A consultation has been launched by two Government departments on how to reduce the threat of wildfires in Northern Ireland.
By Peter McCann on 20 February 2018
EU considers plan to boost protein crops
The European Commission is seeking backing from farmers and member states' governments to drive the production of protein feeds within the EU.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
Bord Bia recently held its annual market outlook seminars for the meat and livestock sectors. Both events attracted a large attendance including trade, farm organisations and government agencies.
The GDT fell slightly this week following three consecutive rises since the start of 2018.
By Lorcan Allen on 20 February 2018
Genetics research links cattle size to DNA
A global study on the links between genes and cattle size is the first step towards technologies that could predict animal traits, Teagasc geneticists have said.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
US, Russia and Asia push EU agri-food exports to record high in 2017
Despite a slowdown in December, full-year trade figures for European agriculture and food show the highest surplus ever recorded.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
UK ag policy to have ‘maximum level of devolution’
Agricultural policy will be within a UK-wide framework after Brexit but will have a ‘maximum level of devolution’, Defra Secretary Michael Gove has said.
By Peter McCann on 20 February 2018
Maximising grass growth rates and increasing utilisation rates, particularly at the shoulders of the grazing year in the spring and autumn is a key priority.
Super semen: million dollar Angus bull could return $10m to studs
A 14-month-old US bull has set a new precedent for breeding potential.
By Michael Keaveny on 20 February 2018
Disease resistance, husbandry of oats and potential health benefits from barley and oats were amongst the topics at the recent tillage conference.
By Andy Doyle on 15 February 2018


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