News & opinion

The latest farming news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with breaking news stories from the agriculture sector.

Money Mentor: Budget 2022 changes of farmer interest
Money Mentor Margaret Nolan outlines some Budget 2022 changes of particular interest for farming families.
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Editorial: anaerobic digestion industry needs support - not pilot projects
We know how the technology works so the merits of funding a pilot project are questionable.
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Royal treatment paying dividends for Meath sheep flock
The Clarke sheep flock is achieving a fine output figure of 1.65 lambs weaned per ewe and ewe lamb joined to rams with a strong focus on attention to detail underpinning positive performance.
Farmer Writes: weighing up the size of my sucklers
The aim on John Egerton's farm is to have cows around 600kg-650kg at weaning.
Farmer Writes: carbon credits issue could be a death knell for tree planting
As a co-owner of hardwood forestry, Gerald Potterton says very firmly, they’re his trees on his land and the sequestered carbon is certainly his.
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Royal treatment paying dividends for Meath sheep flock
The Clarke sheep flock is achieving a fine output figure of 1.65 lambs weaned per ewe and ewe lamb joined to rams with a strong focus on attention to detail underpinning positive performance.
Discussion groups and AD
Contracts for an anaerobic digestion plant in Tipperary have been issued, but not everyone is happy.
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New farm safety equipment scheme opens
The scheme allows for accelerated capital allowances on qualifying farm safety and adaptation equipment.
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Royal treatment paying dividends for Meath sheep flock
The Clarke sheep flock is achieving a fine output figure of 1.65 lambs weaned per ewe and ewe lamb joined to rams with a strong focus on attention to detail underpinning positive performance.
Time to introduce a national carbon code
Ireland is in a unique position to increase forest cover by 60%, which highlights the potential to avail of the carbon farming initiative.
Ado Carton to resign as Carton Bros CEO next year
Carton has served as CEO of the chicken producing company since 2019.
Poultry farmers continuing to get birds supplied to Manor Farms
Labour shortages are a real problem for the poultry industry at the moment, according to the IFA poultry chair.