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All the latest farming news, comments and editorial opinions from Editor, Justin McCarthy
Weather challenges remain in completing the harvest and in getting winter crops planted.
By Justin McCarthy on 19 October 2017
Failure to address the issue will certainly put the farming organisations in a very difficult position.
By Justin McCarthy on 19 October 2017
It is an opportunity for the EU to pause and reflect on the level of beef access that it is appropriate to offer Mercosur.
By Justin McCarthy on 19 October 2017
See the profile of a group of farmers that have come together to share winter equipment.
By Justin McCarthy on 12 October 2017
Farmers need to satisfy themselves that the €30/t rebate is real and that they will not merely be cross-subsidising their meal bill with their milk cheque.
By Justin McCarthy on 12 October 2017
Feeding cows according to condition score is one measure that should be implemented.
By Justin McCarthy on 12 October 2017
All the major meat and dairy exporters of the world were in attendance and present very real and serious competition for the Irish industry.
By Justin McCarthy on 12 October 2017
Farmers cannot be left carry the costs of a policy decision where the consequences were clearly not fully understood by the Cabinet.
By Justin McCarthy on 12 October 2017
Fat and protein concentrations are increasing as a result of better breeding decisions and more grass in the diet.
By Justin McCarthy on 05 October 2017
The reality is that DG SANTE, which is responsible for health and food safety, has several audit reports that show Brazil consistently fails to deliver to EU standards.
By Justin McCarthy on 05 October 2017
Few could argue against the view that the Irish beef sector and in particular suckler farmers are most exposed to Brexit.
By Justin McCarthy on 06 October 2017
The removal of IPU serves to further highlight the extent to which EU tillage farmers are constrained by EU regulations.
By Justin McCarthy on 28 September 2017
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