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Hold the line - science is catching up with policy
Jack Kennedy
Unfortunately, for the last 10 years policy has moved ahead of the science, however, Teagasc is making up ground fast, Jack Kennedy writes.
Farmers are putting real money into climate change measures
17 July 2024 Editorial
Farmers are putting real money into climate change measures
Jack Kennedy points out the real cost of climate change investments to farmers.
Vets’ emergency meeting late in the day
17 July 2024 Editorial
Vets’ emergency meeting late in the day
Editor Jack Kennedy will be watching to see if changes are made to vaccine availability for farmers.
Straw incorporation scheme abandoned
The minister's move to scrap the straw scheme so close to harvest leaves a lot to be desired, writes Jack Kennedy.
17 July 2024 Editorial
Slim dairy beef margins in early years
The farm is budgeting for a selling price of €4.70/kg for the typical O grade carcase from this type of operation.
10 July 2024 Viewpoints
Animal health - Dutch calf challenge
It could take Ireland up to 16 years to achieve IBR-free status.
10 July 2024 Viewpoints
Top priority - quad bike safety
We have of course the regulation that all quad bike users must wear a helmet.
10 July 2024 Viewpoints
Positivity on emissions - EPA report
Cutting fertiliser to import feed from outside the country makes no sense.
10 July 2024 Viewpoints
Suckler weanlings see 40% price rise but herd decline continues
As an industry, as farmers collectively watching this sector in demise, are we comfortable seeing this sector disappear before our eyes?
3 July 2024 Viewpoints
Investigation - Dan Brennan's farm
We have covered the Dan Brennan story from Co Kilkenny from the very start.
3 July 2024 Viewpoints
EU political nervousness on show
Of more concern right now to the EU is what might be happening in the US and closer to home in France.
3 July 2024 Viewpoints
Key messages from Grange beef open day
The message and visual demonstration on the value of CBV was clear.
26 June 2024 Viewpoints