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Good week, bad week: winners and losers in farming this week
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Good week, bad week: winners and losers in farming this week

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We reflect on those who had a week to remember in the farming world and those who had a week to forget.
We reflect on those who had a week to remember in the farming world and those who had a week to forget.

Good week for

  • Cattle exporters as Turkey is set to open to more Irish cattle after Minister Creed's visit this week.
  • For dairy farmers as figures released by Bord Bia show milk sales have risen by 7% year on year since 2015.
  • For the Irish Farmers Journal Save Our Sucklers letter as it has now gathered almost 30,000 signatures.
  • Dairy farmers and calf exporters as the issue of boat capacity has been resolved.
  • Bad week for

  • Farmers in the west, as cases of Schmallenberg were reported in counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.
  • For sheep farmers as there have been reports of sheep being rejected for slaughter due the implementation of the Department's clean livestock policy.
  • For poultry farmers as the Department has confirmed the first case of bird flu in Ireland in 2018.
  • For Aryzta as the Swiss-based company behind Cuisine de France has agreed to sell its legacy Cloverhill facilities for considerably less than what it bought it for.
  • For farmers as a degree of uncertainty lingers around the fodder transport scheme.
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