Suckler subsidy improves western grip on supports
Jack Kennedy
Will the dairy beef enterprise proliferate into the west to run alongside the suckler enterprises?
22 March 2023 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: financial regulators react to banking crisis
European banks, including the main surviving Irish ones, have better capital buffers, more cautious lending policies and better supervision than was the case during the bubble.
22 March 2023 Viewpoints
Lime subsidy makes sense for soil fertility
Efficient nitrogen use starts with correcting soil pH.
Home Farm: farm timetable at a standstill
There is little point in panicking about things I can do nothing about.
22 March 2023 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: farming in a wide world
The temptation to re-establish the UK/Irish trade in live lambs for slaughter without the tedium of customs checks etc may well prove to be irresistible.
22 March 2023 Viewpoints
Tread carefully on the rising cost of land
Maybe farmers are deciding it’s better to invest in the farm and the family where you get a return every day.
15 March 2023 Viewpoints
Home Farm: all bought-in young cattle back in
Now the whole place has greened up as the soft moisture washes in the slurry and stimulates grass growth.
15 March 2023 Viewpoints
Keep fertiliser price in context
It can’t all be left to individual farmers to shoulder the full cost.
15 March 2023 Viewpoints
What is an appropriate level of pay for the CEO of an Irish food company?
Broadly on a five year basis, the company had grown sales and the company has recovered well after the COVID-19 setbacks.
15 March 2023 Viewpoints
Unreasonable planning objections
Some serial objectors, not living near the planned forest, were causing logjams and delays.
15 March 2023 Viewpoints
Life on the edge: how Ireland profits from peripheral status
Does it matter to NATO that a country like Ireland could offer a dozen extra fighter jets to the alliance’s current fleet, which already out-matches the Russian total?
15 March 2023 Viewpoints
Policy driving tillage out and bigger dairy in
Will the Minister for Agriculture set up a Food Vision group for tillage?
8 March 2023 Viewpoints