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Phelim O'Neill
Updates from Argentina, China, New Zealand and USA.
9 November 2022 Pedigree
Mapping a maternal way in the Massif Central
Adam Woods reports from a recent visit to France to visit pedigree Limousin herds and learn about the strengths of the breed in France
1 November 2022 Markets
Beef quotes steady ahead of four-day week
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including factory quotes for finished stock.
38% reduction in nitrogen on Laois farm
Aidan Brennan reports from the Barber farm in Laois, where lots of clover is helping to facilitate a reduction in chemical nitrogen.
26 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Dry Mississippi causing freight increases and grain pile-ups
The Mississippi is one of the main corridors of travel for agriculture produce in the US and drought has caused it to drop its levels significantly.
25 October 2022 News
Ireland’s agri-food sector at a crossroads – Taoiseach
We have to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change, it is unavoidable, An Taoiseach Michéal Martin has said.
13 October 2022 News
Stretching silage on fodder short dairy farms
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the options for dairy farmers who are going to be short of silage this winter.
5 October 2022 Winter Feed
Turning off the chemical nitrogen tap
Aidan Brennan attends a Macra field day on the Foley farm in Waterford that has moved away from chemical nitrogen to grow grass.
5 October 2022 Grass & feeding
EU cereals down 6.8% on 2021
Cereal production in the EU was down in 2022, mainly due to the impact of heat and drought on maize yields in particular.
21 September 2022 News
Significant fodder shortages across south and east
A Teagasc survey found that 10% of farmers in the east and southeast had used more than 20% of their winter feed stocks during the summer drought.
21 September 2022 News
Growth rates lifting for autumn flush
Grass growth rates have increased, and the prospects for decent grass this autumn have improved greatly write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Grain Trends: markets flip upwards yet again
Concerns over global maize production and the Black Sea trade corridor continue to add volatility to grain markets
14 September 2022 Markets