In pictures: high clearance and prices for heavy stock in Ballinrobe
Adam Woods
Martin Merrick reports from Ballinrobe Mart, Co Mayo, where heavy cattle were a real solid trade.
11 August 2022 News
Boortmalt closes intake for next three days
Boortmalt is the biggest buyer of malting barley in the country and is closing the Athy grain intake on Thursday evening.
11 August 2022 News
Public urged to be conscious of dangers posed by fire amid warning
The NPWS will monitor parks by helicopter in a bid to reduce the incidence of wildfires over the coming days.
Nitrates derogation and Food Vision dairy group a 'tag team' for Department
Farmers felt there was more support needed from others within the agricultural sector and voiced concerns at an IFA meeting in Co Cork on Wednesday night.
11 August 2022 News
Farmers wanted to save lesser horseshoe bat
Traditional farm buildings, farm hedgerows and tree planting will all have a role in the conservation of the lesser horseshoe bat, says the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
11 August 2022 News
Advisers now able to access ACRES farm planning portal
A farm sustainability plan must be completed by an adviser before a farmer can apply for ACRES.
11 August 2022 News
€14,480/ac paid at auction in Kilkenny
The 25ac holding was good land and was purchased by a local dairy farmer.
11 August 2022 News
Tillage podcast: hot harvest and Department on nitrates
This week, we focus on harvest. We talk to the Department of Agriculture about nitrates, preview this week’s paper and hear the latest on grain markets and weather.
11 August 2022 News
Universal breeding index needed for both dairy and beef farmers
Carcase weight of beef bulls used by dairy farmers should be increased as the cows calving ability increases, Rosalish Goulding said at the Thrive dairy-beef farm open day.
11 August 2022 News
Eco scheme requirements tightened
Farmers need to carry out two eco scheme options to claim payment under the scheme, unless the Department has clarified that an action will qualify as two options.
11 August 2022 News
Farm energy prices up 60% in year – CSO
Farmers in June this year saw their energy bills increase by some 60% when compared with the same month last year.
11 August 2022 News
Cattle prices up 27% in year – CSO
Central Statistics Office (CSO) analysis found that all livestock prices increased between June 2021 and June 2022.
11 August 2022 News