Irish pig sector on the brink
Adam Woods
Adam Woods takes a look at the current crisis in the pig sector and talks to Tipperary pig farmer Michael Monagle about what the future holds for the Irish pig industry.
27 April 2022 News
‘Safeguards’ and ‘clauses’ needed in future fixed milk price schemes
Amy Forde and Declan O’Brien speak to Kerry suppliers who are signed up to fixed-milk-price contracts which are currently paying below the market price for milk.
5 April 2022 News
Pig farmers ‘borrowing from family’ to pay feed bills – miller
Representatives of feed mills have said that “this is the month” which will save – or lose – the pig sector.
AIB might back brave; but brave doesn't answer the phones
The Dealer was hanging on the telephone for 45 minutes by AIB's brave staff.
15 March 2022 Dealer
Watch or listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
It's the middle of March and weather challenges are making grazing tricky, but prices are good for dairy, beef and sheep.
11 March 2022 News
Banks ready to lend financial support
Cashflow pressures could become a major issue on farms as the year progresses.
9 March 2022 Northern Ireland
Money Mentor: banks provide a guide to a basic bank account for customers
Money Mentor Margaret Nolan writes about a new guide to a basic bank account for vulnerable customers, as well as other financial updates.
9 March 2022 Money Mentor
A Week in the Country
Find out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
26 January 2022 Features
Financing the 2022 growing season
Many growers will be forced to seek additional forms of credit this year to cover the extra cost of fertiliser, writes Stephen Robb.
26 January 2022 News
Ministers meet with banks over pigs crisis
The Department has said that the main message taken from the meeting was that farmers in difficulty should speak with their banks as early as possible.
25 January 2022 News
‘I understand farmers need finance’ – Cuffe
A constructive meeting was held with Macra where a number of young farmers made their case for the importance of accessing credit, according to Ciaran Cuffe MEP.
12 January 2022 News
Macra accepts Cuffe apology on bank letters
A delegation from Macra met with Dublin-based MEP Ciaran Cuffe to discuss the importance of accessing credit to enable more environmentally friendly farming practices.
11 January 2022 News