Climate and environment
Methane models over-estimate what Irish cows produce
Caitríona Morrissey
Laurence Shalloo, Teagasc’s head of animal and grassland research and innovation, spoke to Caitríona Morrissey about its latest research on methane emissions and feed additives.
23 January 2023 News
Andrew Cromie to leave ICBF
The well-known geneticist is leaving after 25 years to move to another job in the international cattle breeding industry.
23 January 2023 News
Urine testing reveals ‘low level traces’ of glyphosate in Irish families
A University of Galway study has shown that low levels of glysphosate was detected in farming and non-farming families.
Carrie Acheson, voice of the Ploughing, passes away
The Tipperary woman was synonymous with the Ploughing as a constant purveyor of important information over the tannoy.
18 January 2023 News
McConalogue scraps suckler cull schemes
Two suckler extensification and exit schemes recommended in the Climate Action Plan have been shelved.
11 January 2023 News
Listen: farming will not be the sacrificial lamb - Cullinan
Caitríona Morrissey reports from the IFA Climate Summit in Limerick, where Teagasc outlined the latest research findings, and the pressure on livestock was laid bare.
Agriculture importance misrepresented in face of ‘woke propaganda’
Economist Ciarán Fitzgerald told the IFA Climate Summit that decarbonisation of the economy requires buy-in by citizens, but ideological thinking undermines science and, ultimately, buy-in.
11 January 2023 News
Lower slaughter age provokes anger
There were calls for an impact analysis of the lower age on seasonal cattle supply and farm profitability.
11 January 2023 News
Beef reduction scheme ‘off the table’ - McConalogue
The Minister for Agriculture was speaking at the IFA's climate summit in Limerick.
10 January 2023 News
Farmers ready, willing and able to work on climate change
IFA president Tim Cullinan has warned that farming, while ready to work, will not become a sacrificial lamb.
10 January 2023 News
Minister called on to intervene in Coillte joint venture
Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture Matt Carthy has called for the Coillte-Gresham House joint venture to be stalled.
6 January 2023 News
Nollaig na mBan: inspiring women from rural Ireland
On 6 January, we look back at some of the strong, brave and inspirational women who have featured on the pages of the Irish Farmers Journal and Irish Country Living in the past year.
6 January 2023 News