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Farm Tech Talk: lighter carcases, weaned lambs and fertiliser limits
Jack Kennedy
We discuss this year's cattle carcase weights, the performance of Tullamore Farm's lambs after weaning and fertiliser limits this week.
Carbery lifts June milk price
19 July 2024 News
Carbery lifts June milk price
The co-op has announced a slight price increase for suppliers' June milk.
Calls for Taoiseach to intervene on Minister McConalogue's straw plans
19 July 2024 News
Calls for Taoiseach to intervene on Minister McConalogue's straw plans
A joint IFA and IGGG statement has sought the intervention of Taoiseach Simon Harris in Minister McConalogue’s plans to axe the straw chopping scheme for 2024.
Listen: The Last Straw as farmers speak out on straw scheme
In this special episode, the Irish Farmers Journal team talk to two farmers who have already chopped straw and to farm organisations meeting the Minister
19 July 2024 News
Future of hill areas dependent on farmers - Minister
The Minister for Agriculture has recognised the contribution of extensive farming to high nature areas when speaking at the INHFA AGM.
19 July 2024 News
Decision on straw will hit confidence in tillage
Tillage Industry Ireland has said the decision by the Minister to seek to suspend the Straw Incorporation Measure has eroded confidence in the sector.
19 July 2024 News
Straw scheme funding must still be paid if bales are made - ICSA
Straw Incorporation Measure payments will be needed to keep tillage farmers afloat, even if straw chopping is scrapped for 2024, the ICSA said.
19 July 2024 News
Exclusive: areas of crops applied for chopping in 2024
Here is the breakdown of the crop areas in the Straw Measure which the Minister for Agriculture wants to suspend.
19 July 2024 News
Challenging first six months of year for dairy
Margaret Butler, dairy ingredients manager, Bord Bia, examines the outlook for Irish dairy exports.
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Weekend weather: mixed weather with highest temperatures of 23°C
Met Éireann has forecast generally unsettled weather conditions for the weekend, with rain and showers at times.
19 July 2024 News
No significant appetite in last CAP for retirement scheme - Minister
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue was told at the INHFA AGM that a farm retirement scheme is needed.
18 July 2024 News
Nature restoration participation must be voluntary - Fitzmaurice
Funding for participation in any schemes related to the Nature Restoration Law will have to be guaranteed for 20 to 30 years.
18 July 2024 News