France secures transfer of CAP entitlements between lease holders
The French government has said farmers could transfer existing leases with their references and entitlements attached, allowing many start-up farmers to draw higher payments than previously thought.
Farmers facing 30% fodder shortfall
A winter fodder deficit has been highlighted by Teagasc, with farmers warned to take action now.
Sudden drop in SMP sales from intervention
It may have to do with the summer break, but demand for skimmed milk powder (SMP) released out of the EU's intervention stocks fell significantly in this week's tender.