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 News
Cut to flat-rate VAT payments will cost farmers €46m
The rate of the payment on sales by unregistered farmers falls from 5.5% to 5.0%.
28 September 2022 From the Tramlines
Planting cereals and harvesting maize and beet
It's all happening on the Tramlines farms this week, from planting winter cereals to harvesting maize and beet.
Helping plants work harder on sunny days
Many crops operate a protective mechanism to help them cope with the risks associated with high sunlight and temperature. Speeding up the ending of this mechanism leaves more time for photosynthesis.
26 September 2022 Crops
Take the positive tillage vibes from Government
Tillage farming is now being recognised as a low emissions sector and the sector should embrace this recognition.
25 September 2022 News
Watch: robotic seeder and weeder scoops NPA machine of the year title
Gary Abbott spoke with Pat Kenny of IAM Agricultural Machinery to find out more about the solar-powered FarmDroid robotic seeder and weeder, which won NPA machine of the year.
23 September 2022 News
Tillage Podcast: early sowing, three-crop rule and OSR increase
Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh recorded the Tillage Podcast from the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois, this week.
22 September 2022 News
Oilseed rape area could push above 20,000ha
HIgh forward prices combined with an early harvest have enabled the area sown to winter oilseed rape to increase substantially this autumn.
21 September 2022 News
My Farming Week: Trevor Harris, Donadea, Co Kildare
Trevor is busy harvesting salads at present, but has a great mix of crops and animals on the farm.
21 September 2022 News
Harvesting beans and running expensive fridges
It’s all been happening on the Tramlines farms in recent weeks. Crops are being harvested, planted, seedbeds prepared and potatoes stored.
21 September 2022 From the Tramlines
News round-up: protein crops and bracken
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Potatoes: finding market stability in a changing world
Lorcan Bourke, fresh produce and potato manager for Bord Bia, discusses the dynamics of the fresh potato market in Ireland.
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