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News Headlines (ROI)

  • Kildare Chilling to be sold to Dawn Meats – Adam Woods reports on what this will mean for sheep and beef farmers
  • Sweeping changes to Bord Bia audits – how will the changes impact your farm inspections?
  • Political tensions flare over Coillte deal with Gresham House
  • Concern for late spring cattle supply
  • Department underspend of €44m in 2022
  • The rise and spread of Irish deer
  • Ireland’s carbon targets – what does the science say?
  • Irish study reveals how virtual fencing could be a game changer for farmers
  • News Headlines (NI)

  • Fertiliser companies slow to cut prices
  • Lakeland stays on top for December
  • New sustainability body to shape NI agriculture
  • Challenging the plant-based brigade
  • Tight timeframe to meet future targets
  • IFA AGM

  • Brexit reserve funding to kickstart genotyping of the herd
  • Cullinan lambasts Government and anti-farming brigade in AGM speech
  • Emissions targets ‘not the end of farming as we know it’ - Taoiseach
  • Minister sets 2022 as reference year for voluntary dairy cull scheme
  • AgriBusiness

  • Factory price leagues – how does your factory rate? Phelim O’Neill examines the record spread in prices paid for cattle
  • All signs point to a jump in diesel prices in February
  • Lidl’s spend on Irish ag-food tops €1bn
  • Livestock

  • Spotlight on lamb imports at sheep crisis meeting
  • Aidan Brennan reports from the Irish Grassland Association dairy conference
  • Net margin per ewe falls to just €7 per head in 2022
  • Tillage

  • 800kg/t less carbon from native Irish feeds - Quinns
  • Siobhán Walsh looks at what varieties to grow this spring
  • Farmers need to start applying to Revenue’s energy support scheme
  • Focus – the second in our calves series

  • The key factors to know when designing a calf shed
  • DNA calf registration can be scaled up - ICBF
  • Calf-rearing costs up 44% since 2021
  • Commercial beef value driving carcase weight on EveryCalf project
  • Irish Country Living

  • Mary Coughlan is chairing a dialogue on women in agriculture and she wants tangible results
  • How snail farming in Ireland could meet rising international demand
    • Buildings set to light up across the country for St Bridget’s Day

    Pedigree

  • Harestone Royalamelie struck gold at the White Gold Charolais female sale in Borderway – Shanon Kinahan reports from the sale
  • Angus Stars of the Future set to shine bright for charity
  • Star of the show scoops 23,000gns at Borderway
  • Machinery

  • We look at the three top-selling tractor brands in Ireland, and examine the breakdown of sales per brand
  • 95 lots total €2.16m at last week’s contractor auction in Co Tyrone
  • Millstreet kicks off trio of AJS shows – we look ahead to the Spring Farm Machinery Show in Cavan