Irish Farmers Journal

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Tullamore Show

We look forward to meeting all our readers at this Sunday’s Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show. Visit our stand opposite the pedigree and commercial cattle section.

News Headlines (ROI)

  • Payment rates for ACRES revealed
  • Record €700m heatwave harvest
  • Top advice on farming through the heatwave
  • Boortmalt imposes €12/t energy charge
  • Almost 600 cattle reported stolen or missing this year
  • 33,000t of Ukrainian maize on way to Ireland
  • Dairy cow numbers ‘haven’t exploded’ - ASA
  • Dairygold supplier takes issue with fixed milk price move
  • Thrive dairy beef open day highlight
  • ACRES payment rates – all you need to know

  • Field scoring leaves farmer ACRES payments uncertain
  • Grassland action payments to differ by up to €300/ha
  • Up to €220/ha for commonage farmers
  • Some ACRES actions to exceed €1,000/ha
  • High tillage payment rates for actions over small farm areas
  • Priority access and extra payments for organics
  • News Headlines (NI)

  • BVD Herds to be closed up
  • Research sheds light on soil carbon in NI grassland
  • New research sheds light on soil carbon
  • Breeding hoggets average over £200
  • Research backs up badger control policy
  • Henderson wins Fermanagh Show suckler competition
  • Essential advice for farming in a heatwave

  • All livestock farmers should ensure that water troughs are working and have good flow rates, with any issues here being one of the primary causes of heat stress in animals
  • Shade should be provided at all times and unnecessary movement or work with stock should be avoided during peak day-time temperatures
  • Read our essential advice for dairy, beef, sheep and tillage farmers
  • The big Interview: Zoe Kavanagh, National Dairy Council CEO

  • Climate Emissions: “We lost sight of the fact that dairy farming is food production”
  • Diversity: “We need to diversify the board. I sometimes say that to the board that when I mix the executive team with the board then I have good gender balance”
  • Win €10,000 in our reader competition

  • The Irish Farmers Journal, in partnership with Zurich Farm Insurance, is giving one lucky farm family the chance to win €10,000 cash!
  • AgriBusiness

  • Irish companies look to grow the market for organic exports
  • Livestock

  • Sheep performance on Tullamore Farm
  • Way Out West suckler management series: We profile a suckler farmer from Co. Mayo
  • Thrive Open Day: DNA registration needs to happen
  • Find out which counties will likely see stocking rate cuts
  • Environment

  • Farmers not receiving ‘fair treatment’ on carbon accounting
  • Counting soil carbon on Tullamore Farm
  • Government approach to emissions flawed, academics say
  • The 12 steps to sustainability: Are they achievable?
  • Thrive Open Day: future of dairy beef in the face of climate targets
  • Tillage

  • Happy farmers as sun shines on harvest
  • Clarity on new nitrates tillage rules
  • Managing mixed grassweed populations with herbicide resistance
  • Labour saving tip: Parlour retrofits

  • Why an upgrade on parlour equipment might be a more prudent spend than a spanking new unit
  • Focus: Milking Equipment

  • What new technology can we expect in the future?
  • Top tips when upgrading milking facilities
  • New parlour more than halves milking time for Carlow farmer
  • Irish Country Living

  • Save on tax by paying family members – your money queries answered
  • Egle Zakaraite’s journey to qualifying for the notoriously competitive RDS Dublin Horse Show
  • We interview John Hassett, secretary of Cappamore Agricultural Show
  • Pedigree

  • We report from this year’s Bonniconlon Show in Mayo
  • How to enter the Irish Texel Sheep Society writing competition
  • Rockdale rocks home with top price of €8,000 at Charollais premier
  • Machinery

  • Over 52,000ha of straw to go through the choppers
  • Combining reliability and performance with latest New Holland combine