Over 52,000ha of straw going through the chopper
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at good practices surrounding straw incorporation and speaks to two farmers using different types of machines to carry out the job.
4 August 2022 News
Land use the 'sleeping giant' of carbon targets - IFA
The IFA held an online briefing session on sectoral emissions ceilings on Wednesday 3 August - Rachel Donovan has the details.
3 August 2022 News
What the 25% climate target could mean for your sector
The Irish Farmers Journal's sectoral specialists take a look at what the 25% carbon target could mean for the dairy, beef, sheep and tillage sectors.
Straw prices range from €13 to €22 per bale
There are huge differences in prices, demand and eagerness to chop straw across the country, while haulage is adding to costs.
27 July 2022 News
Farmers will be instrumental in delivering all six sectoral targets
Now we're finally past the debate around exact sectoral targets, it will quickly become apparent that farmers, far from being the problem, are central to the solution.
27 July 2022 Dealer
To bale or chop - nutrient value has more than doubled
Decisions around straw need to take account of the high replacement cost of the nutrients that are exported when straw is removed.
20 July 2022 Soils
Red diesel prices continue to fall
The cost of fuelling farm machinery is coming down as the price of red diesel falls
20 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Haulage could be the biggest issue on straw price
Siobhán Walsh and Darren Carty have been collecting some of the early straw prices on the market as the winter barley harvest continues.
20 July 2022 News
No oil supply difficulties expected over the coming months – Department
In the context of worst-case scenarios such as diesel shortages, Department modelling shows that a number of service stations would be deemed designated critical service stations.
17 July 2022 News
Farmers to be wary of fuel thefts - gardaí
Laois-Offaly crime prevention officer Graham Kavanagh said that fuel thefts are on the rise in his area.
16 July 2022 News
Diesel prices ease slightly as harvest kicks off
After several weeks of climbing prices, diesel prices have finally eased somewhat over the past 8-10 days, with prices of 1.42-1.50c/l (incl VAT) being quoted for green diesel as we went to press.
6 July 2022 News
Rural dwellers hit hardest by rising fuel costs - report
A report on petrol and diesel prices has found that low-income rural dwellers will be the group hit hardest by rising fuel costs.
5 July 2022 News