In the news

  • On Monday, it was announced that the Chinese beef market would be opening up to exports from Ireland.
  • Despite reports, no derogation for the three-crop rule has been announced yet, although it is likely to be revealed in the near future.
  • A liquidator has been appointed to the company that runs Castleblayney Mart.
  • Dairygold and Teagasc will run a programme to match tillage and livestock farmers together for fodder supply.
  • Aurivo has confirmed that Balla, Ballinrobe and Ballymote marts will reopen for business this week.
  • Photo of the day

    Courtesy of the Irish Farmers Journal picture desk here is our photo of the day:

    Barry Kirwan is a dairy and sheep farmer from Holmestown, Co Wexford. Like most farmers he is running out of fodder. he has about 2 weeks Silage left but is worried that grass is 3 weeks away. (photo: Philip Doyle

    The silage pit at Barry Kirwan's dairy and sheep farm in Holmestown, Co Wexford. \ Philip Doyle