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Farmers eligible for low-cost loans of up to €1.5m
Rachel Donovan
The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue and the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced the low-cost loan on Monday.
What’s happening in the Irish farm insurance market?
With all costs rising and more and more competition in the farm insurance market, farm owners are looking at what options are available and where they can get the best value for money in insurance.
Higher debt not hindering west Cork ambition
Carbery Group has just finalised publication of the 2021 annual report showing revenues up, profits up and debt up but a belief that it is still on the right track.
Dairy Trends: supply still forcing buyers on to market
With commodity dairy prices continuing to increase as milk supply remains tight, buyers are struggling to stand back from the market.
Ireland could have to enforce EU border
One Brexiteer recently described the NI Protocol as “a punishment the EU inflicted on the UK for Brexit," writes John Bruton.
Fischler sees room for CAP improvement
Former EU Agriculture Commissioner shares his thoughts on how the CAP could be improved with a midterm review.
Dublin’s loss is Belfast’s gain
Belfast harbour results show growth of business as supply chains adjust to Brexit controls.
Time for Brexit common sense to prevail
The UK and EU have to accept that trade in Northern Ireland has to be blended and cannot be either pure Brexit or pure EU border controls.
Inform your decision on gene editing at Cork event
UCC will host an event where farmers, consumers and researchers can come together to discuss new genomic techniques ahead of submitting to the EU consultation on the matter.
Kverneland Balers – heavy silage, heavy-duty balers
With the grass season in full swing, Kverneland balers are doing their fair share of work in the field.
Seven considerations when selecting and feeding fat supplements
Dr Richard Kirkland, global technical manager for Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients, outlines seven considerations dairy producers should have when selecting fat supplements.
Farm safely – stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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