Plantation owners vent fury over ash dieback response
Declan O’Brien
Frustrated forestry owners warned that they would clear diseased plantations themselves unless the Department fast-tracked felling licences.
27 March 2023 News
12% jump in UK sheep slaughter figures for February
The increased kill figures were reflected in the higher output of sheep meat, with overall production topping 22,000 tonnes in February.
26 March 2023 News
US cow cull hits a 35-year high
Culling rates of these proportions have not been seen in the US dairy sector since the mid-1980s.
Water quality measures need to be given time to deliver – Teagasc
The Teagasc scientist described as 'radical' the controls that have been put in place to counter nitrates levels in rivers and lakes.
22 March 2023 News
Farmers with ash dieback 'cannot invest in a dying crop'
Department accused of 'completely contradicting best practice' by encouraging farmers to continue to invest and manage plantations that are already infected with ash dieback.
22 March 2023 News
German farm minister 'optimistic' Mercosur deal can be done
A trade agreement between Brazil and Brussels grows nearer, as Europe looks to support the new government of Lula da Silva.
19 March 2023 News
Radical action demanded for ash dieback farmers
Some farmers had "lost their shirts" as a consequence of ash dieback, claimed Simon White of the Limerick Tipperary Woodland Owners.
15 March 2023 News
ICMSA questions the silence on Timoleague water quality results
ICMSA leader Pat McCormack said the State policy on water quality had been challenged by Teagasc scientists.
15 March 2023 News
West Cork water quality boost for farmers
The results show that nitrogen levels in the Timoleague catchment area have reduced by almost 20% between 2019 and 2022.
12 March 2023 News
Calls for discussion on use of tillage ground for solar farms
The Irish Grain Growers Group pointed out that solar farms in Britain are not allowed on good quality tillage ground.
8 March 2023 News
Designation impact on land values ‘utterly unacceptable’ says Cahill
Deputy Cahill claimed the designation of holdings as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) or Special Protected Area (SPA) had ‘completely decimated’ the capital value of some land.
8 March 2023 News
Nitrates rules and banding could cut dairy profits by 29%
Teagasc study warns that the combined measures could slash dairy returns by as much as €700/ha.
8 March 2023 News