Farm Tech Talk: star ratings, ACRES and nitrates
Jack Kennedy
The fallout from the delay to ACRES payments, ongoing nitrates uncertainty and the changes to the star ratings among beef breeds are covered on this week's show.
8 December 2023 News
Decision due next week on nitrates mitigation measures
The water quality group will make a decision by next week on research presented by Teagasc on measures that would allow farmers some flexibility on the upcoming 220kg N/ha limit.
6 December 2023 News
Farmer views: 'The beef side had to go, it was a big blow'
Tommy Moyles, Rachel Donovan and Noel Bardon spoke to dairy farmers about the impact the cut to the derogation would have on their farms.
Farmer engagement vital post soil scheme
Analysis by AFBI researchers has highlighted the importance of on-going engagement with farmers around managing nutrients.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Hopes of derogation flexibility on rations and slurry
Farm organisations said there is an onus on the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to support farmers who are facing serious reductions in cow numbers as a result of the derogation changes.
6 December 2023 News
Explainer: what happens on 1 January under the nitrates derogation
Dairy editor Aidan Brennan takes a look at the nitrates derogation and what farmers will have to do to comply with the new limit.
6 December 2023 News
Denmark’s derogation talks ‘one to watch’ for Ireland
Department of Agriculture senior inspector in the nitrates and biodiversity division Ted Massey has said Ireland can secure a derogation, but only if water quality issues are addressed.
6 December 2023 News
Minister needs to implement flexibility measures on derogation - ICMSA
The ICMSA has said measures to allow farmers flexibility on the upcoming 220kg N/ha limit need to be immediately introduced by the Minister for Agriculture.
5 December 2023 News
Minister Coveney warns against ‘dramatic decisions to cull animals’
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney addressed the ICOS and UCC sustainable dairy event, where he called for a collective effort to avoid unnecessary culling.
4 December 2023 News
Farm Tech Talk: beef indices, scheme deadlines and nitrates
On this week's Farm Tech Talk episode, the team examines the new beef indices rolled out by the ICBF, the ongoing issues regarding the nitrates derogation and the tight scheme deadlines.
1 December 2023 l2
Milk processor CEOs accused of being absent in derogation debate
Dairy co-op CEOs were criticised for their lack of visibility in the debate around nitrates derogation, an emergency meeting of Cork central IFA heard on Sunday night.
29 November 2023 News
Renting land at €1,000/ha ‘cheaper’ than exporting slurry
Contracting out heifer rearing is the 'least offensive' tool for dairy farmers to reduce the financial impact of a derogation cut, Teagasc modelling shows.
29 November 2023 News