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IFA challenges dairy processors to increase May milk price
Niamh Murphy
The IFA dairy chair Stephen Arthur said he believes the market can support a milk price increase.
5 June 2024 Management
Dairy management: second-cut silage and managing cash
Aidan Brennan looks at how much fertiliser is required for making second-cut silage
5 June 2024 Management
How to do a simple cashflow forecast
Aidan Brennan says cash is tight on many farms after 16 months of producing low-margin milk in poor weather conditions.
Lack of cash hits on-farm construction
A combination of atrocious weather, reduced cashflow and uncertainty around the nitrates derogation has stalled a major share of farm construction work.
15 May 2024 News
Debt levels up at farm service providers
Small businesses must stand up for themselves and complete cash flows.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
Building activity down by up to 50%
A combination of atrocious weather, reduced cashflow and uncertainty around the nitrates derogation is blamed for the slowdown.
15 May 2024 News
Farmers urged to engage early with banks - ICMSA
With many farmers finding themselves in difficult financial situations after a challenging winter, the ICMSA has advised anyone worried about their farm finances to engage early with their bank.
26 April 2024 News
The loan options available for working capital and investment
While credit remains costly, big savings can be made by accessing the right product.
24 April 2024 News
Revenue confirms eligible items for VAT reclaim ahead of new list
During a meeting with the ICMSA on the matter, Revenue listed a number of items which will be eligible.
23 April 2024 News
€3,500 advance payment for Tirlán grain suppliers
Tirlán has announced further support measures, including an advance payment for tillage farmers and Twenty20 Beef Club members, as well as interest-free credit on fertiliser.
16 April 2024 News
Tirlán confirms 2.5p/l weather support payment
Tirlán will make a 2.5p/l support payment on March milk to suppliers based in NI
10 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Farmers need finance more than fodder
The winter looks like it may be coming to an end, but the long shadow cast by the last 18 months means farmers need financial backing. So how about a low-interest loan fund for smaller farmers?
10 April 2024 Dealer