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Jack Kennedy
This week’s weather is making conditions difficult in the fields and the forecast is for unsettled conditions.
24 March 2023 News
Minister deems 90 cows to be ‘typical family farm’ for TAMS III
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has set out his reasons for some very controversial restrictions on dairy equipment in TAMS III.
23 March 2023 News
5,000 dairy farmers yet to submit banding yield with one week to go
Derogation applications have also been slow to roll into the Department of Agriculture.
What’s on: upcoming pedigree shows and sales
The busy show and sale season is well and truly under way in the pedigree world with sales starting to take place all over the country, writes Shanon Kinahan.
22 March 2023 Pedigree
Farmers miss out on emissions savings from solar
The agriculture sector won’t get the emission reduction credit for installing solar PV on their farms as they strive to reduce emissions by 25% by 2030
22 March 2023 News
Increased slurry storage required for TAMS milking equipment
Farmers will require 10% over their required slurry storage in order to avail of TAMS aid for milking equipment.
22 March 2023 Buildings
Tirlán and Dairygold suppliers see cuts to February milk price
Tirlán chair John Murphy said that the farmgate milk price needed to move lower this month to reflect the "significant correction in market returns".
22 March 2023 News
Minister to seek ‘flexibility’ around derogation stocking rate D-day
The minister’s case comes as he warned of “at least some of the country” could see a derogation stocking rate cut from 250kg N/ha to 220kg N later this year.
22 March 2023 News
Calls for 'exceptional financial support' for dairy farmers in eastern Europe
In Latvia, the raw milk price has been decreasing for six months in a row, and currently it is already the lowest among all member states.
22 March 2023 News
Tirlán cuts February milk price by 7c/l
Tirlán said that the farm gate milk price needed to move lower this month to reflect the significant correction in market returns.
21 March 2023 News
Grass-based farms set to be excluded from EU permit system
Extensive production is defined as farms “where the stocking density is less than 2LU/ha used only for grazing or growing fodder or forage used for feeding the animals”.
20 March 2023 News
Dairy Beef Welfare Scheme opens with increased capacity for eligible calves
The number of eligible calves which farmers will be paid for weighing has increased to 50.
20 March 2023 News