In this week's news podcast, news editor Caitríona Morrissey discusses that Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has been tight-lipped on the suckler cull schemes recommended in the Food Vision beef and sheep report.

She describes what it might mean for the Climate Action Plan and the future of the suckler sector.

Caitríona also discusses how ACRES applications surged past 35,000 in the final hours before the scheme’s application deadline.

Sustainability specialist Siobhán Walsh tells us how Ireland has met its nitrogen reduction target.

Finally, agri-business editor Lorcan Roche Kelly updates us on the latest developments at Kerry Co-op.

Listen in for the latest.