Farmer Writes: Early sowing a balancing act
Gerald Potterton
Foggy mornings and shorter days with poorer drying, as autumn wears on, make for sticky min-till seedbeds.
21 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmers face crippling winter feed costs
Livestock rations look set to incur significant increases from the start of October
21 September 2022 News
EU cereals down 6.8% on 2021
Cereal production in the EU was down in 2022, mainly due to the impact of heat and drought on maize yields in particular.
€6/kg breakeven beef price required for winter finishers
The Teagasc winter finishing event outlined the exent of the price pressure finishers are under over the coming months. Declan Marren reports.
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Feed costs continue to push higher – CSO
The CSO’s agriculture input price index for July 2022 shows farmers are continuing to pay prices far higher than those experienced in 2021.
13 September 2022 News
Low demand keeps straw market steady
Prices for straw are relatively steady with reports of low buying interest.
7 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Maize shortage and feed demand to help native grain prices
Sanctions on Russian beet pulp are set to improve barley incorporation in feed formulations.
7 September 2022 News
Distillers and brewers should offer ‘fair and strong price’ to barley growers
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue shared his view on the payments made to barley growers for their grain as well as drying charges imposed by Boortmalt during the recent harvest.
7 September 2022 News
Ration prices steady for September
There is some respite to rising input costs on livestock farms, with ration prices unchanged for September.
31 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Malting barley growers getting 1c from pint
A little bit extra on the pint could make a big difference to tillage farm incomes. At present, the farmer is getting the least amount from the pint, writes Siobhán Walsh.
31 August 2022 News
Time to house autumn-born bulls for finishing
Farmers operating a bull beef system with autumn-born cattle should be housing animals for intensive finishing now.
30 August 2022 Management
EU tillage yield expectations cut after summer of drought
The European Commission’s research agency has lowered its expectations of cereal yields across the EU from what it had expected in July.
25 August 2022 News