Suckler cow sector at a critical juncture
The Irish suckler cow sector is at a critical juncture. A number of factors threaten its future development and sustainability, writes Professor Thia Hennessy.
UK's political torment continues
The most damaging element in the descent into crisis has been the insistence, contrary to all expert advice, that Brexit was going to be simple.
Sucklers still have a place in NI farming
A well run suckler system is able to generate a positive margin before direct payments.
Taking the egg out of the omelette is proving difficult – if not impossible
Irish farmers may have to pay more to get into a market that would be worth less – tariffs would drive up the cost of business.