Department pushing to reduce crude protein in pig feed
An internal document shows that the Department of Agriculture is considering reducing crude protein in pig feed to help meet climate targets.
Farmer Writes: slow regrowths and issues with milk buyers
In his country, a number of farmers have been given notice to quit by their milk buyers for various reasons, writes Joe Collingborn.
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Syngenta’s early season advice and new spraying app
Syngenta's Billy Cotter, outlines his advice for early season weed and disease control and how growers can improve their spray application this year with the help of Syngenta’s new Spray Assist App.
Farmers warned to beware UV sunlight cancer risks
CSO figures from 2018 suggest that almost one in four (26.6%) of skin cancer deaths in Ireland are to farming, outdoor and construction workers.
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - the Livestock Show
Weekly round-up of advice and discussion for livestock farmers all around Ireland.
Tullamore Breeding Webinar Q&A: managing AI and focusing on maternal traits
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the questions and answers that came in at Tuesday night’s Tullamore farm series breeding webinar.
Watch back: Tullamore Farm suckler breeding webinar
Watch Tuesday night's suckler breeding webinar where all aspects of the breeding programme on Tullamore Farm were discussed.
In pictures: big entry of ewes and lambs in Drumshanbo
Manus Connolly was in Drumshanbo Mart this week for its weekly sheep sale. Read his sale report here.
Super demand for females in Ballinrobe
Quality is proving in very high demand in Ballinrobe, with prices reaching €3.77/kg.
Rise in traditional beef calf numbers sees prices fall
Increasing traditional beef calf numbers is seeing prices for these types begin to fall over the past seven days.
Camera at the Mart: strong NI demand in Drumshanbo
Manus Connolly was in Drumshanbo Mart, Co Leitrim, last week for their weekly cattle sale. Read his sale report here.
Milk suppliers should watch financial results better
As dairy processors around Ireland release financial data for last year dairy farmers need to tune in writes Jack Kennedy
Agri jobs: dairy farm workers in demand
We take a look at the latest jobs available in the agri sector. This week, dairy workers are in demand. Neil Maher reports.
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Munster Technological University - National Centre of Agricultural Engineering
With virtual launch events in April and May, MTU Kerry Campus prepares students for a diverse range of careers in agriculture through the provision of excellent programme offerings.
Sheep management: artificially rearing lambs, orf and TAMS II
This week’s notes look at artificial rearing systems, dealing with an orf outbreak and the impending TAMS II deadline.
Attorney General's advice sought in vet medicines row
Adam Woods has details on an important meeting taking place this week between the Department of Agriculture and industry stakeholders.
Push for Department to cover extra testing costs
Farmers already pay over €27m per year on TB testing and farm organisations insist they cannot be asked to cover the costs of pre- and post-movement tests.
Watch: Thrive dairy calf to beef special
Declan Marren outlines the 20-page Thrive special, available free inside this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
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Tough times call for affordable reliability
In these testing times, how do you balance ambitions for greater sustainability with the need for increased productivity? How can you work smarter, but at an affordable price?
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Munster Technological University - National Centre of Agricultural Engineering
With virtual launch events in April and May, MTU Kerry Campus prepares students for a diverse range of careers in agriculture through the provision of excellent programme offerings.
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Syngenta’s early season advice and new spraying app
Syngenta's Billy Cotter, outlines his advice for early season weed and disease control and how growers can improve their spray application this year with the help of Syngenta’s new Spray Assist App.
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Bord Bia Market Insights: Irish beef in the Philippines, South Korea and Japan
Beef consumption in Asian markets is increasing making it a target for Irish export growth in coming years.
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Milk suppliers should watch financial results better
As dairy processors around Ireland release financial data for last year dairy farmers need to tune in writes Jack Kennedy
Analysis: FBD's new shareholder could lead to more
Colm McCarthy looks at the recent FBD share buying by Protector Forsikring of Norway.
Dairygold and Carbery increase March milk prices
The milk price increases continue, as milk processors meet this week to set March milk prices, writes Jack Kennedy.
Paying farmers for carbon credits in Canada
A Canadian fertiliser company is currently running a pilot programme with farmers where it hopes to verify carbon measurement and pay farmers for carbon credits.
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Optimising udder health an absolute priority at Annegrove Holsteins
Brian Rohan milks 180 pedigree Holstein cows with his brother John near Mountrath in Co Laois. Their Annegrove herd is currently averaging 7,200L at 4.3% butterfat and 3.35% protein.
Midlands machinery auction to take place this Saturday
This Saturday 17 April, Hennessy Auctioneers will host its April online machinery auction. 400 lots are to be offered for sale. Gary Abbott reports.
Joskin unveils online trailer and harrow configurator
Joskin has just taken the wraps off a new online trailer and harrow configurator.
New tractor registrations up 16% on 2020
FTMTA figures show that 239 new tractors were registered in March, meaning tractor sales for the first three months of 2021 are up 16% on the same period in 2020.
Watch: prices hit €6,600 at Athenry Limousin sale
A total of seven bulls sold for €4,000 or more at Athenry Mart, helping to boost average.
96ac farm eligible for multiple payments
The guide price for the mixed quality land at Killanure near Mountrath is €400,000 which is equal to €4,166/ac.
Big grassland farm comes on the market in Cork
Farm is suitable for conversion to a dairy farm the auctioneers state.
Farm of good land for sale in Kildare
The land is divided between grass and tillage and will be sold by an online auction.
Using clothesline tech to keep cows healthy in sheds
The louvre system is marketed as having the ability to provide improved ventilation while preventing rain fall from entering the shed.
Opinion: farmers miss out on Ireland’s multi-billion euro wind energy plans
Wind energy is worth €400m annually to the Irish economy, but few farmers have had the opportunity to develop wind turbines of their own, writes Stephen Robb.
Paying farmers for carbon credits in Canada
A Canadian fertiliser company is currently running a pilot programme with farmers where it hopes to verify carbon measurement and pay farmers for carbon credits.
Average planting sites of 7ha need NISs covering 70,000ha
Extending the radius for NISs from 3km to 15km is a major reason why foresters and ecologists struggle in achieving licence approvals for viable afforestation and harvesting programmes.
€1.3m spent on forest fire cleanups in 2020
Almost 6,000 acres of forest land has been damaged by fire between 2016 and 2020.
Milk suppliers should watch financial results better
As dairy processors around Ireland release financial data for last year dairy farmers need to tune in writes Jack Kennedy
Record profits at Lakeland Dairies
The Cavan headquartered co-op processes over 40% of all milk produced in NI.
Scottish farmers get £100/calf payment
Up to £40m is available to farmers under the scheme
Farm Profit Programme helps three businesses make change
This week, John Sleigh speaks with three farmers who have changed their business with help from the Farm Profit Programme
‘My teenager’s sleep patterns have me at my wits end’
Psychotherapist Enda Murphy responds to a worried parent whose 17-year-old is not working well in his homeschooling as he doesn’t sleep at night
LEO tip to starting a business: develop your sales plan
In this week six of our starting a business series, the Local Enterprise Office advises entrepreneurs to develop a structured sales strategy.
Food festivals going virtual mean valuable exposure for small producers
Festivals might be fun for attendees, but to small businesses and food producers they mean much more, writes Janine Kennedy
The Mindful Farmer: how it begins
Patrick Mulcahy shares the story of his mindfulness practise, which began when he was a boy on his family's farm