Webinar to reveal market research findings for organic sales
Darren Carty
The Department of Agriculture webinar will also present a rundown on the new Organic Processors Investment Grant.
31 May 2023 Nitrates
Nitrates action programme concerns all farmers
When we talk about nitrates, many farmers often think it refers to highly stocked farms and the nitrates derogation, but it has a much wider brief that affects all farmers.
31 May 2023 Nitrates
Important year for nitrates action programme
Ireland’s nitrates action programme runs until 2025 and an interim review taking place in 2023 could have a big bearing on what the programme will look like thereafter.
Producers looking towards Eid al-Adha
There is high levels of interest in the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha which in recent years has underpinned the highest weekly sheep kill.
31 May 2023 Markets
Adhering to new soiled water storage requirements
The new rules were introduced in March 2022 but change on a yearly basis, with tighter restrictions coming in to effect.
31 May 2023 Nitrates
Sheep Trends: lambs overtake hoggets in kill profile
Lambs made up 51.8% of last week’s sheep kill, up from 40% in the previous week, while hogget throughput reduced from 50% to 37% of the kill.
31 May 2023 Markets
Sheep mart prices: hogget entries dwindle as lamb numbers grow
Many marts are now only recording negligible entries of hoggets and while lamb numbers are rising, they remain below recent years' levels.
31 May 2023 Markets
Sheep Management: grassland management, parasite control and SIS actions
Farmers in the east of the country are witnessing growth rates coming under significant pressure, while farmers elsewhere are in a relatively good position with regards grass supplies.
31 May 2023 Markets
96% of BISS applicants opt for eco scheme
The high participation rate is likely to see payment rates settle in the region of €63/ha to €64/ha.
31 May 2023 Schemes
Sheep price update: trade steady to marginally easier in cases
Base lamb quotes are in the region of €7.60/kg, with prices for quality assured lambs ranging in the main from €7.80/kg to €8.00/kg.
29 May 2023 Markets
Cow kill down almost 5,000 head to April 2023
The latest Department of Agriculture data shows there were 91,110 dairy cows and 43,385 beef cows slaughtered in the first four months of the year.
28 May 2023 News
Lamb-specific options on radar under Sheep Improvement Scheme
June marks the start of options including flystrike control, parasite control and mineral supplementation of lambs pre-weaning.
26 May 2023 Management