How does the nitrates derogation affect our competitive advantage?
Declan Collins
Dairy specialist Declan Collins attends the Irish Grassland Association conference, where the IFA's Tadhg Buckley discussed where the dairy industry is heading.
16 December 2023 Opinion
Opinion: farm leaders deserve all our gratitude
The current changing of the guard in the IFA and the ICMSA sees some end decades of service to their fellow farmers, part of the wide range of volunteerism that underpins Irish life.
4 October 2023 Management
Nitrate in rivers from 1979 to 2022
Aidan Brennan looks at nitrate levels in rivers over the last four decades and says that the current debate around the derogation is not based on sound science.
Ireland’s ‘very different’ farming model needs to be accommodated in policy
Consideration needs to be given to the uniqueness of Ireland's farming model in policy decisions, Minister Coveney has said.
20 September 2023 News
Carbon leakage – real or not?
Significantly, right now just 25% of Dairymaster sales are destined for the Irish market.
13 September 2023 Viewpoints
Opinion: Commissioner gives dairy farmers that Sinkevicius feeling
The decision taken by the European Commission that will reduce stocking rates on (mostly) dairy farms is unlikely to be reversed or even delayed. So what are we to do?
10 September 2023 Opinion