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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
Calf-rearing costs up 44% since 2021
Rising input costs have added €50/head to the rearing cost of calves over the last two years.
25 January 2023 News
Spotlight on lamb imports at crisis sheep meeting
The questions and answers session of the event was consumed for long periods with questions relating to sheep imports and the marketing of such.
Net margin per ewe falls to just €7/head in 2022
The poor financial performance is expected to continue in 2023 with the benefit of forecast lower energy costs negated by higher concentrate costs.
25 January 2023 News
Increased demand drove 2022 prices
Adam Woods takes a look back at 2022 and how in performed for beef finishers.
25 January 2023 Markets
Lidl's spend on Irish ag-food tops €1 billion
The discount supermarket says over €300 million of goods purchases were for export.
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?
25 January 2023 News
Think snail farming is a get-rich-quick scheme? Think again
Heliciculture, or snail farming, in Ireland could meet the rising demand for snails internationally, but are we ready to go that far?
25 January 2023 News
Margins not sustainable for low-income sheep farmers - IFA
The IFA said sheep farmers have made their income concerns clear following a meeting in Athlone on Monday night.
24 January 2023 News
IFA seeks Department investigation into potato QA mislabeling
The IFA is looking for Department officials to investigate a recent incident involving the misuse of Bord Bia's origin Ireland quality assurance mark.
23 January 2023 News
Protected geographical indication for beef expected soon
Getting approval for an Irish grass-fed PGI is just the first step on the journey to build a brand for Irish beef.
22 January 2023 News
Q&A for farmers joining Bord Bia SBLAS to be eligible for new scheme
If farmers want to join the new Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme, then they must be a member of the Bord Bia Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme at time of application.
22 January 2023 News