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Find out what’s inside this week’s Irish Farmers Journal

News Headlines (ROI)

  • How farmers are being ‘frozen out’ of €50/head beef scheme
  • Farmer action helped to cut emissions as they fall by 4.6% in 2023
  • Teagasc highlights solar challenge to food output
  • Farmers to sell stock due to fodder shortages
  • New nitrates quota policy proposed by experts
  • Farmers locked out of forestry by new rules
  • IFA seeks compensation for unharvested potatoes
  • Why succession is ‘doomed’ unless the farm is viable
  • ICMSA seeks farm income volatility tool in the Budget
  • News Headlines (NI)

  • TB payment cuts shelved for now – we have the latest
  • Muir digs in on 5ha claim area
  • Poor grass growth adding to costs of milk
  • NI farm incomes are down 44% on last year
  • AgriBusiness

  • Lorcan Roche Kelly examines the changing face of global food demand and how it will impact on Ireland
  • Australia’s beef and sheep meat exports soared in the first half of 2024
  • Livestock

  • Will AD help dairy farmers get over the derogation issue? Aidan Brennan reports
  • Adam Woods attended the CAFRE farm walk held in Tyrone last week and looks at the take-home messages from the day
  • How to take the guess work out of worm control in sheep
  • Does building a shed for finishing cattle pay?
  • Tillage

  • With barley harvest to kick off we hear from farmers around the country on how preparations are going
  • Stephen Robb looks ahead to the Energy and Farm Diversification Show which takes place next week
  • Focus – crop varieties

  • Choosing the right variety for your farm is essential
  • Siobhán Walsh takes a look at the spring barley varities available for the 2025 season
  • More virus resistance and tolerance emerging in winter barley varieties
  • A total of eight winter wheat varieties are available for seed – we take a closer look
  • We profile the two new oat varieties that are showing promise
  • The five varieties that make the cut for oilseed rape recommended list
  • Irish Country Living

  • Food historian Regina Sexton talks to us about why Myrtle Allen was a catalyst of positive change during a tumultuous time for Irish food and agriculture
  • Fifth-generation dairy farmer John Fleming tells us about the adventure he has found in launching an ice cream business
  • The importance of a physio check after giving birth
  • In the first of our series on domestic violence we look at how safe houses are offering a lifeline to women and children who are victims of abuse
  • Our Money Mentor examines how you could save €7,000 by switching your loan
  • Pedigree

  • Mayo claim All Ireland Texel title in Cork
  • Darren Carty profiles the Coolkellure Belcare flock, possessing elite performing bloodlines, and the Coolkellure Charollais flock that is being dispersed this month
    • Machinery

    • A look at the mint 1995 Massey Ferguson 390T that sold for €59,150 at a UK auction

  • Krone launches 12-rotor tedder
  • IAM celebrates 40 years with Hardi in Ireland