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Bord Bia to ratchet up farm audits
Noel Bardon
Bord Bia has not commented on whether it expects QA bonuses to rise with the new audit regime.
25 January 2023 News
Sweeping changes to Bord Bia audits on way
A new auditing system will be used on Bord Bia farm inspections from 2024 onwards. How could this change affect your farm?
18 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: challenging the plant based brigade
Derek Robinson thought he could reason with his son’s friends, who follow a plant-based diet.
Farm policy developments to watch in 2023
There is already a heavy agricultural policy agenda on the cards for 2023. Anne Finnegan, policy analyst, looks at the big ticket items farmer need to follow this year.
4 January 2023 News
What’s happening in dairy beef breeding?
New changes to dairy EBI and a new way of assessing the beef merits of an animal have just been introduced. Aidan Brennan takes a look.
23 December 2022 Breeding & health
McConalogue calls for ‘flexibility’ in CAP delivery
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue is in Brussels for discussion on the CAP, fertiliser price and supply and animal welfare legislation.
12 December 2022 News
Animal welfare charities to get almost €6m funding
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has announced the annual funding allocations for welfare groups for 2023.
8 December 2022 News
Live animal crib opens at St Stephen’s Green
After finding a new home in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin’s traditional live animal crib has opened for visitors on Thursday morning.
8 December 2022 News
€12/ewe Sheep Improvement Scheme now open
Applications to the scheme can be made on agfood.ie until midnight on Monday 19 December.
22 November 2022 News
Agroforestry 'lends itself well' to cattle systems
The option of integrating trees into farmland and also integrating animals into forest plantations was discussed at an Irish agroforestry forum in Gurteen College on Friday.
18 November 2022 News
How to Improve carbon footprint reporting
Carbon footprinting has been hugely significant in supporting the marketing and promotion of Irish beef and dairy around the world. Eleanor Murphy, Origin Green sustainability data and analytics manager, looks at ways it can be improved.
Ensuring adequate slurry storage and straw requirements this winter
With nearly all cattle housed across the country, it’s time to put pen to paper and see if you have enough slurry storage in your tanks and straw in your sheds for the coming winter.
16 November 2022 Buildings