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April milk supply falls by almost 8% in 2024
Rachel Donovan
Production of butter and skimmed milk powder both fell by 2,100t this April, by 6.6% and 12.5% respectively.
16 May 2024 News
Fertiliser costs down 40% in year to March 2024 - CSO
Electricity for the same period was also down 22%.
8 May 2024 Letters
18% less nitrogen fertiliser sold in 2023 - CSO
The volume of lime, N, P and K all dropped in 2023 when compared with the previous year.
Total of 60,000ac of land sold in 2022 at average of €8,000/ac - CSO
Over 11,000ac of land was sold in the west of the country in 2022, more than any other region.
1 May 2024 News
Tillage survival scheme needed now - IFA
IFA president Francie Gorman said new figures from the CSO on falling cereal production shows that a new tillage support scheme is needed.
25 April 2024 News
Cereal production down 21% last year - CSO
Further figures released by the CSO show that in the year to March, the number of cattle slaughtered rose by 1.7%.
25 April 2024 News
Farm building approvals rise but overall build area declines
Although there were an additional 70 planning permissions granted in 2023 for agricultural buildings, the overall area of buildings constructed has decreased, reports Martin Merrick.
17 April 2024 Buildings
One-off houses granted planning permission down 27% in 2023
The volume of planning permissions granted for one-off housing has tumbled, while an increase in permission for other housing developments has increased from 2022 levels.
16 April 2024 News
Output price index increases for February - CSO
The monthly terms of trade increased by 2.1% in February 2024.
15 April 2024 News
Milk supply back 13% for February
For the first two months of 2024, domestic milk intake is estimated to be back by almost 15% compared with the same time last year.
5 April 2024 News
Forest cover increased 12% between 2012 and 2021
Wicklow was the county with the highest percentage cover of forests and woodlands in 2021.
30 March 2024 Forestry
Cattle kill up almost 7% - CSO
An extra 21,000 cattle have been killed year to date, according to the CSO.
28 March 2024 News