Here are the winter cereal varieties available for next season
The winter cereal seed availability figures give an indication of which varieties will be hard to get and which will be easily available next season.
Milk supplies back 2.4% for month of May
Milk supply for the period January to May 2022 is also back slightly on the same time last year.
G7 commits another €4.25bn to food security
While G7 leaders met because of war in Ukraine, there was a low-key response to the issue of the impact on global food security.
CAP budget needs a strong defence
The "Future of Europe" event highlighted the competition CAP faces for the funding needed to guarantee food security for Europe.
Market Digest: stories from around the world
News briefs from Brazil, China, USA and Ukraine.
Ukraine’s farmers planted ‘more than expected’
While planting and crop yields may be better than expected, Ukrainian farmers say access to export markets needs to be improved if they are to have revenue to plant next year’s crop.
Macra Agricultural Skillnet news
Macra Agricultural Skillnet has developed a wide-ranging programme of training events, further education and development opportunities.
Sustainability can't be sidelined in response to Ukraine – webinar
A webinar on the topic of food security hosted by Colm Markey MEP discussed food security in the context of Ireland, Ukraine and internationally.
European buyers hungry for organic Irish beef – Bord Bia
EU consumers would be willing buy more organic Irish beef, Bord Bia’s Joe Burke has said.
PODCASTS
Watch: trade driven by quality in Granard
Niamh Gunn attended Granard Mart last Wednesday for its weekly sale of heifers, bullocks and dry cows.
Camera at the Mart: heavy cattle still hot in Roscrea
Central Auctions Mart in Roscrea held a special sale of forward beef cattle last week. Adam Woods reports on the trade.
Camera at the Mart: plenty of life in lamb trade in Raphoe
While prices eased by €4 to €6/head on the previous week, agents were keen to get their hands on numbers and this kept a good deal of bite in the trade.
MartBids Database: poorer stock under pressure
Adam Woods has a roundup of what’s happening in the country’s marts and the current direction the mart trade is headed in.
Dairy management: the argument for zero nitrogen on clover paddocks
Opinion on how best to manage clover swards is divided, Aidan Brennan takes a look at the issues.
Milk supplies back 2.4% for month of May
Milk supply for the period January to May 2022 is also back slightly on the same time last year.
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Silage 2022 photo competition kicks off
The Irish Farmers Journal has teamed up with Gouldings to find the best silage photo of 2022. The winner will receive 2t of Goulding Sweetgrass Fertiliser.
Number of registered veterinary professionals reaches ‘all-time high’
The Veterinary Council of Ireland has stated that there is over 3,250 veterinarians registered with the regulatory body.
BEEF 2022 – Supporting Sustainable Beef Farming
The focus of BEEF 2022 will be on the application of technologies that will help beef farmers increase the profitability and environmental sustainability of their family farm businesses.
Teagasc BEEF 2022: What's on in the BEEF 2022 villages
The villages at BEEF 2022 allow farmers to speak one-to-one with Teagasc specialists on the issues that mean the most to them.
DairyBeef500 to target net margin of €500/ha
DairyBeef500 is led by Teagasc and will promote the adoption of best practice at farm level to increase the future viability and sustainability of the beef sector.
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Kverneland Balers – heavy silage, heavy-duty balers
With the grass season in full swing, Kverneland balers are doing their fair share of work in the field.
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Seven considerations when selecting and feeding fat supplements
Dr Richard Kirkland, global technical manager for Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients, outlines seven considerations dairy producers should have when selecting fat supplements.
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Farm safely – stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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Farmers eligible for low-cost loans of up to €1.5m
The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue and the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced the low-cost loan on Monday.
$1bn 8,000 head a day new entrant to shake up US beef processing
Biden administration looks like it will get its wish for more competition in beef processing as investors plan new factory in South Dakota.
Aurivo Co-op gives farmers up to €400 for fertiliser
The support will apply to fertiliser and lime and is available to all the co-op’s Homeland store customers.
More access for New Zealand agri produce to EU
Enhanced access for New Zealand dairy, beef and sheepmeat to EU markets with announcement of trade deal.
New ‘drop-in kits’ convert Land Rovers into electric vehicles
The electric Land Rovers can pull a 2t trailer ‘perfectly fine’ according to an engineer who works with the English engineering company behind the new innovation.
Son of Claas founder passes away
Passing of the last shareholder of the second generation of the Claas family.
Case IH launches updated heavy duty round balers
Case IH hs introduced the new RB 456 and 466HD Pro variable chamber round balers which they say feature stronger components and fewer moving parts.
Millbrook Sexy Spice scoops favourite flavour of Fingal
With show season in full swing and an exciting, jam-packed month of shows ahead, all roads led to north Co Dublin last weekend for the Flavours of Fingal Festival.
Big farm with house and sheds for sale in Cavan
The holding is located just 2km outside Bailieborough and is attracting good interest.
House and big cattle yard in Laois
The house is modern and and spacious. The property stands on 22ac of nice farmland.
87.5ac with cattle yard for sale in Laois
The farm is mainly in cereals and grassland while there is approximately 7ac under forestry.
Weekly podcast: shed building costs spiral, fertiliser prices and new Macra CEO
Rising farm building costs, fertiliser prices, the new Macra CEO and IFA member unease over its leadership’s salary increases all feature.
Remaining GLAS+ payments of €650,000 commence
Farmers in GLAS+ were rewarded for additional environmental contributions.
€30m biomethane facility to be built in Cork
The project could see 20 local farm-based biomethane producer groups heating some 64,000 homes.
Forestry group tells Government of need for 20,000ha afforestation programme
Report claims a viable afforestation programme “would have mitigated the emissions from dairy expansion since 2010.” Donal Magner reports
MEPs seek solutions from Brussels for State's forestry ‘failures’
The Commissioner for Agriculture has been urged to open an investigation into the failures of the current forestry regime.
NI round-up: on-farm meetings, input costs and World Charolais Congress
Weekly round-up of news from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Over 1,000 Tier 1 grants not claimed
Almost 3,000 successful applicants received letters of offer under the Tier 1 grant scheme last year.
Average price of estate purchases up 87% at Savills
The average estate sold for £8.8m which was a rise of 87% on the year at Savills.
‘Derisory’ offer from Government to control geese
Crofters frustrated by the level of funding to support goose management.
Food
Food News: a taste of Café Paradiso
A vegetarian celebration as Denis Cotter of Cork’s Paradiso Restaurant comes to Overends Kitchen in Airfield Estate, writes Ciara Leahy.
Limerick youngsters on cusp of greatness
If Limerick were to beat Galway in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final, they would be on a brink of a third straight Liam MacCarthy victory and a fourth in five years.
Three farms go for auction in Wexford
The largest is 81.07ac and it comes with a derelict farmhouse and yard.
87.5ac with cattle yard for sale in Laois
The farm is mainly in cereals and grassland while there is approximately 7ac under forestry.
Westover way too good for Irish Derby rivals
The Juddmonte-owned colt was much too strong for his rivals in the Irish Derby under Colin Keane.