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Without farmers, research gathers dust
Jack Kennedy
The challenges around surplus phosphorus, ammonia and methane are particularly important in a Northern Ireland scenario.
ACRES dilemma exposed
19 June 2024 Viewpoints
ACRES dilemma exposed
Something is not adding up – the capacity was either not there from the start or something has gone wrong in the meantime.
Let’s have crop regulation but don’t block science
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Let’s have crop regulation but don’t block science
Our farmers are expected to change to using less nutrients and sprays almost overnight.
Butter wars on US shop shelves
It is high time for the Ornua boss to sit everyone down and bring some common sense to the table.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Bloom – a showcase for rural Ireland
Bloom really is a showcase of food from right around the country and a real eye-opener to many urban dwellers about what rural Ireland can do with hard work and dedication given half a chance.
5 June 2024 Viewpoints
Missed opportunity in anaerobic digestion plan
An opportunity to make our farmer-owned co-ops central to this project has again been missed when they would have been an ideal vehicle to get central farmer involvement and ownership.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
Land market explodes into life
Land sales - it is clearly outside business interests in many cases are driving the price.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
US dairy comparison unfair to Irish dairy farmers
Any opportunity to exploit our competitive advantage to grow grass and convert it into high value, world renowned, environmentally positive product should be welcomed.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
Learning from the US sexed semen programmes
We continue to lack joined up thinking and investment for the scale of the Irish semen business.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
How can farmers be expected to invest in slurry storage?
Many farmers have plans to increase their slurry storage but say that they are finding it difficult to justify the cost, given the lack of clarity around the future of the Nitrates regulations.
22 May 2024 Viewpoints
Balmoral boosts summer positivity
Any business that can’t grow volume and value is immediately on the back foot.
22 May 2024 Viewpoints
Winter finisher problems continue
We have slaughtered an extra 20,000 cows so far in 2024, the majority of which are dairy cows.
22 May 2024 Viewpoints