Suckler crisis looming as costs spiral
Adam Woods
With record fertiliser and meal prices, many suckler farmers have chosen not to spread fertiliser. Adam Woods takes a look at the current situation on drystock farms.
27 April 2022 Editorial
Minister must come out of hiding on looming crisis
If the data from the Teagasc survey is reflective of decisions being taken across all suckler/beef and sheep farms, there is a real threat that we will see major market disruption in the months ahead.
22 April 2022 News
Beef and sheep cost crisis 'bigger than Brexit' for farmers - ICSA
'Real measures' are needed to prevent drystock farmers going out of business, the ICSA believes.
57% of drystock farmers plan to cut nitrogen rates on silage ground
Drystock farmers cutting fertiliser rates plan to improve grassland management, reduce stock numbers and reduce silage production.
22 April 2022 News
Fodder security committee calls for tillage summit as area expected to increase
The tillage area is set to increase, with 8% of drystock farmers surveyed saying they availed of the Tillage Incentive Scheme, while 25% of tillage farmers availed of the scheme.
21 April 2022 News
Cork man claims Teagasc/FBD Student of the Year award
The Bandon-native runs a beef farm at home, finishing calves to slaughter.
21 April 2022
Meeting before the Food Vision meeting
The meeting before the meeting is always the most important one.
20 April 2022 Dealer
Details sought from Commission on new suckler and sheep schemes
The European Commission has asked for further details to be provided on proposed schemes and targets contained in the CAP strategic plan.
18 April 2022 News
Forage budget package needed for drystock farmers - INHFA
The hill group has said that urgent measures are needed to protect the cattle and sheep trade.
14 April 2022 News
Growing an extra 2.5tDM/ha of grass through overseeding at Gurteen college
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Ken Flynn, farm manager at Gurteen Agricultural College in Tipperary, to talk about the farm’s success at overseeding since 2018.
13 April 2022 Farm machinery
Beef Management: fertiliser, turnout and applying for BEEP-S
Adam Woods takes a look at fertiliser applications, getting cattle turned out and the upcoming BEEP-S application deadline in this weeks beef management notes.
6 April 2022 Management
IFA officers weigh in on organics, entitlements and dropping production
Some IFA officers have said that elements of the CAP strategic plan need “tweaking” before schemes are implemented on farms.
18 March 2022 News