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Staged payment of vacant property grant being considered by Government
Anne O'Donoghue
Minister of State at the Department of Housing Alan Dillon said staggering the payment of the vacant property refurbishment grant is being reviewed and considered.
Barley responds to good management - a certainty among the uncertainties
13 April 2024 Crop protection
Barley responds to good management - a certainty among the uncertainties
Barley can deliver high yields, even in a season like 2024 when you don't expect it, writes Tom McCabe.
Agri-jobs: dairy farm workers wanted in Cork
13 April 2024 News
Agri-jobs: dairy farm workers wanted in Cork
In this week's agri-jobs section, there is a demand for dairy farm assistants in Co Cork.
Department issues clarification on 15% crude protein limit deadline
The Department released a technical note on Friday evening which states the 15% crude protein requirement does not apply where cattle are not outdoors full-time at grass.
13 April 2024 News
Farm Tech Talk: beef trade, new sheep scheme, breeding and clover
The weather impact on the beef trade, new sheep welfare scheme details, a breeding season update and balancing clover are all covered on this week’s podcast.
12 April 2024 News
ICSA group to host farmer support gathering due to weather
ICSA’s life focus group will host the gathering this Sunday where farmers can discuss their problems in relation to the current wet weather.
12 April 2024 News
ICSA slams proposed changes to nutrient excretion rates
Changes are fundamentally unfair and biased, according to ICSA.
12 April 2024 News
Lakeland request Government plan to protect derogation
The 'huge uncertainty' around the nitrates derogation has left farmers wondering what the future is for them, Lakeland Dairies’ chair Niall Matthews has said.
12 April 2024 News
Innovative 'train the trainer' workshop by Teagasc
Teagasc hosted a train the trainer workshop in Dublin for climate smart advisers, with 40 advisers from 27 countries in attendance.
12 April 2024 News
ACRES tranche two approvals begin issuing
Those in the co-operation stream of the scheme will receive their approvals first.
12 April 2024 News
Unlocking Culinary Creativity: the Bord Bia Talent Academy
Are you a graduate with 3+ year’s experience, with a passion for innovation and a keen interest in the food, drink, or horticulture sectors?
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Factories not offering a better beef price is unacceptable – IFA
IFA national livestock chair Declan Hanrahan said key market indicators and the supplies of finished cattle justify stronger beef prices.
12 April 2024 News