Suckler cow numbers continue to slide
Amy Forde
There was 7.396m cattle in Ireland as of June, a 0.5% increase year on year.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
New research on milk from sustainable feeds
A new AFBI research project is examining the potential impact of removing cereals and soya from dairy cow diets.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: Early sowing a balancing act
Foggy mornings and shorter days with poorer drying, as autumn wears on, make for sticky min-till seedbeds.
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.
21 September 2022 News
France to support export of Ukrainian grain
A co-operation agreement between France and Romania was signed within the framework of European solidarity corridors with Ukraine.
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
Oilseed rape area increasing on Tramline farms
Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh chat with the Tramline farmers this week and they're busy harvesting and sowing.
31 August 2022 From the Tramlines
Input costs outpacing higher farmgate prices in Britain
Irish Farmers Journal analysis on input costs and farmgate prices in the North reflected by Andersons Consultancy in its latest report.
26 August 2022 News
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
Unravelling the stubble cultivation obligations
Recent amendments to the nitrates obligations for tillage farmers see a number of derogations applied to the obligation to cultivate all stubbles post harvest.
17 August 2022 Husbandry
Grain harvest nearing completion in NI
The recent heatwave in NI has seen farmers charging on with the 2022 grain harvest.
17 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Catch crop establishment: what are the options?
With the harvest well wrapped in many parts of the country, the focus of many farmers has been turned to sowing catch crops, Gary Abbott looks at some of the suitable establishment methods and costs.
17 August 2022 Farm machinery