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Bottleneck in ACRES poses risk to farm payments Why farm incomes are set to rebound in 2024 IFA election count likely to take more than one day EU looks to cut calf transport times ICBF has ‘lost the dressing room’ as farmers vent their fury Cold water poured over derogation flexibility Slurry exports the first choice for farmers over 220kg – minister Milk processor CEOs accused of being absent in derogation debate Don’t take mortgage refusal lying down farmer warns ICMSA slams planning requirement for farm roadways under TAMS Rewetting of about 80,000ha is ‘over-estimated’ - Teagasc scientist Milk League – positive markets but steady milk price
Ration prices hold but soya a problem for New Year Demand pushes cattle quotes up Volatile grass growth to be the new norm Significant drop in annual beef kill New livestock genetics chief outlines opportunities ahead
Free 32-page Christmas food magazine Top gifts for the food lover in your life this Christmas A step-by-step guide to making a stunning gingerbread farm which all the family can help with! All you need to prepare the perfect Christmas ham We hear from top chefs Neven Maguire and Philippe Farineau about their favourite recipes for Christmas How to create a butter board for your guests (or self) this festive season And recommendations for wine to accompany your dinner this Christmas Day
Reviews and analysis of the year observe some interesting trends, as processed foods account for an ever-increasing proportion of agri-food exports Phelim O’Neill examines the impact of the nitrates derogation Final clearance for PGI after four years
Belgian Blues the biggest losers in ICBF changes A look back at Dairy Day 2023 highlights – including farmer views, plus what was said on costs and nitrates Farmers will have ’stranded assets’ if derogation drops to 170kg/ha Teagasc beef conference: ‘Is finishing at 19 months realistic?’ Darren Carty has advice on keeping condition on ewes this winter
Tillage industry livid over Tirlán CEO’s comments Cereal area falls by 20% in 15 years - Siobhán Walsh looks at the decline year-by-year Solar industry firmly in growth mode
Focus – animal identification We look at the big changes in animal identification that have occurred over the last year, and what’s still to come Find out how to see the updated €uro-Star indexes published on Tuesday 28 November and check if there have been any changes to your herd profile Further SCEP extension for female replacement requirement – action two Mandatory BVD tissue tagging rolls over to 2024
Butcher Martin Sikula tells us how he combines traditions from Ireland and the Czech Republic in his butchers in Co Wicklow Getting vocal about shopping local How to keep stress at bay this Christmas In finance we hear from a reader who was refused a mortgage based on the location of their house in relation to the farm
Shanon Kinahan and Martin Merrick report from the Carrick-on-Shannon Winter Fair last weekend where the record price was smashed not once, but twice, in one night A look back at the National Hereford Calf Show Certified Irish Angus launches new elite breed improvement programme
Green diesel at four-month low as prices steady FCI conference to highlight the changes and challenges facing farm contractors 7-pages of the latest in tractor technology