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Emerging carbon capture technologies to boost the benefits of forestry
Noel Bardon
A recent study on the role of afforestation when combined with carbon capture and storage technology may have significant implications for greenhouse gas mitigation measures.
 
 
Guarantee needed for farmland which adjoins rewetting projects - ICMSA
The ICMSA has called for safeguards to be put in place for farmers whose lands border bog areas proposed for rewetting.
New Leaving Cert agricultural science syllabus examined for first time
The new syllabus has received widespread backlash from the IASTA, which has called on Minister Norma Foley to make amendments.
Native meadows a step up from wildflower seed for pollinators
The Teagasc Signpost webinar series returned on Friday, with Úna Fitzpatrick of Biodiversity Ireland speaking on the all-Ireland pollinator plan.
CAP talks – what you need to know webinar
Farmers are encouraged to send in their questions on CAP reform to the Irish Farmers Journal team.
Teagasc poultry webinars return this week
Biosecurity, cocci and foot pad dermatitis will be among the topics addressed by the speakers in the Teagasc-hosted webinar series.
Watch: divisiveness on environmental issues ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’
Tom Arnold, chair of Ireland’s Agri-Food Strategy 2030, has said there needs to be a common middle ground found on the agri environment.
Numbers low but demand high in Clones
Numbers forward for sales continue their seasonal decline, however trade in Clones remains strong. Manus Connolly reports.
Martbids Database: mart the place to go with factory-fit stock
The prices received in the past seven days for factory-fit cattle is much better than can be achieved at the factory gate.
Martbids: sale numbers back in Drumshanbo
Manus Connolly reports from Friday night’s cattle sale in Drumshanbo mart.
Brisk demand for quality heifers in Castlerea
Some in the beef industry think cattle supplies will be tight throughout June owing to the late spring, with this forecast feeding into stronger demand for short-keep and slaughter-fit stock.
Kerry plc buys preservatives business Niacet for €853m
A few days after announcing the sale of its meats and ready meals business Kerry plc has announced the purchase of Niacet.
Dairy management: preparing for a slowdown in grass growth
Aidan Brennan has some advice for farmers in the midlands, south and east who are worried about soil moisture deficits.
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News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Dealing with lungworm in dairy herds
Natascha Meunier from Animal Health Ireland explores the causes, effects and treatment of lungworm on dairy farms.
Moving on in the IFA
The Dealer spotted that Pat Farrell has left IFA, while pig farmer Shane McAuliffe is also moving around the houses.
Summer health problems and advice
Summer brings sunshine but sometimes sunshine brings new challenges and health issues on livestock farms. Adam Woods takes a look at a few issues and has some advice on dealing with them.
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Community benefit a key theme from Shaping Our Electricity Future consultation
EirGrid, operator of the national electricity grid, will next week close its nationwide consultation on Shaping Our Electricity Future.
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This is why you should check the knives in your diet feeder regularly
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Control flies before they impact productivity
Flies are not only an irritant for cows and farmers alike, they also affect productivity – reducing animal grazing, therefore affecting milk yields and growth rates as well as behaviour in the parlour.
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Kerry plc buys preservatives business Niacet for €853m
A few days after announcing the sale of its meats and ready meals business Kerry plc has announced the purchase of Niacet.
Opinion and analysis: Kerry agrees to sell meats but hold milk, for now
News that Kerry Group plc has sold part of its consumer foods division, while significant, is no big surprise.
Brazil beef price hits €3.50/kg
With the currency recovering value as well as beef price rising, the price of Brazilian steers is now the equivalent of €3.50/kg.
Kerry Group sells meat and meals business for €819m
The deal with Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation was announced on Thursday night and has implications for the dairy business.
On the hunt for the best silage photo of 2021
The Irish Farmers Journal, in association with Gouldings Sweetgrass Fertilisers, is on the hunt for the best silage photo of 2021. Do you have it in your camera roll?
Heavy covers and high costs dominating first-cut silage
Contractors are returning mixed reports on the progress of the first cut. Silage has faced longer delays in the west, with contractors overall noting a significant bulk in crops.
Cavan locals set to rally together for Canteen Ireland this Sunday
A tractor run will take place on Sunday 20 June at midday in Milltown, Co Cavan. All proceeds raised will be in aid of Canteen Ireland.
Life of young pedigree beef showman
Dara Fitzgerald (11) is a young showman from Moate, Co Westmeath. He tells the Irish Farmers Journal Junior what he has been getting up to for the past year.
Negotiations continue on Scottish dairy farm
The 252.47ac farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland has the capacity to milk 300 cows.
Meath land guided at €22,700/ac
The 22ac is on the edge of Batterstown village, faces a housing estate and has development potential.
49.5ac and period house going for auction in Wexford
The land will be offered in lots with a guide price of €10,000/ac. The house is in good structural condition but needs some modernisation.
Planning permission figures reflect increased activity
The number of planning permission approvals granted in quarter one of 2021 was recorded at 332, with this figure continuing the strong trend recorded in the second half of 2021.
Ireland will miss its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets – EPA
The latest projections from the Environmental Protection Agency show the 2020 targets will not be met, but Ireland can still meet its EU commitments by 2030.
Native meadows a step up from wildflower seed for pollinators
The Teagasc Signpost webinar series returned on Friday, with Úna Fitzpatrick of Biodiversity Ireland speaking on the all-Ireland pollinator plan.
Emerging carbon capture technologies to boost the benefits of forestry
A recent study on the role of afforestation when combined with carbon capture and storage technology may have significant implications for greenhouse gas mitigation measures.
Oireachtas committee ‘frustrated’ over forestry licences
The agriculture committee recently discussed the ongoing licence crisis, committing to return to the issue if licence approvals do not improve.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland diary of events
Sales and events happening across the NI agri-food sector over the next week
Scottish prices: beef price to rise next week from £4.05/kg for R grades
The Scottish beef price is £4.05/kg for the second week running and could rise next week.
12% staff shortfall at Scottish abattoirs
Brexit has made life more difficult for those looking to fill vacancies in abattoirs
Food
Watch: this kind-of Cobb salad will please everyone
With so many delicious toppings to choose from, this take on a Cobb salad will keep the whole family fed and happy, writes Janine Kennedy.
Roscommon farm has good cattle yard
The 73ac would also make a good platform for a new dairy unit, auctioneer Padraig Murtagh of James L Murtagh says.
A thoroughly modern Yeats
This year will mark the 150th year since the birth of Irish artist Jack B Yeats. Leo Powell gives us a glimpse of his life
All Ireland horse championships restored
The All Ireland Horse Championships will return this year after a one year absence due to COVID-19.
Threat of new travel restrictions hangs over racing and sales
British buyers brought a lot of business to last week's Goffs Land Rover Sale. Mark Costello writes.