It was a good week for… All livestock farmers as fodder yields are up 50% on last year. Farmers using silage plastic wrap and pit covers, as Bord na Móna opens a new plastic recycling centre aiming to reduce recycling costs.
Suckler farmers, as the details of the €100m fund were revealed in the BEAM scheme.The Fane Valley Co-op, as profits as pre-tax profits are up 29% on the previous year. Dairy farmers supplying Lakeland, Glanbia and Kerry, as all three processors held milk price for June.
It was a bad week for… Everyone in the beef sector, as farmers are “stabbed in the back” on Mercosur deal. Beef farmers, as they lose €200/head compared to last year as factories reduce bull prices. Northern Ireland's dairy farmers, as NI milk could collapse in the event of a hard Brexit. For Ireland in all sectors, as a disorderly Brexit is set to cost €6bn by 2020 with agriculture expected to be worst-affected. Irish tillage farmers, as concerns grow over pesticide availability in the future.
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