Positive income signals highlighted for 2024
Jack Kennedy
Global uncertainty – at a macro level, there are still many uncertainties.
29 November 2023 Amii
From 'Mart and Market' and live streaming livestock marts to a gingerbread farm
At the Michael Dillon Memorial lecture, Mairéad McGuinness spoke about the legacy of 'cowjack' but there are similarities to her own career in agricultural journalism, writes Ciara Leahy.
29 November 2023 Viewpoints
Farmers urged to cast their vote in IFA election
Branch voting is now complete, but postal votes can still be received until close of business on Monday, 11 December.
Positive energy in Carrick on Shannon
Crowds in their thousands flocked to the Midland and Western Livestock Improvement Society’s annual winter fair in Carrick-on-Shannon.
29 November 2023 Viewpoints
Nitrates decision risks losing farmers
Water quality – farmers have no line of sight or clarity on future rules.
29 November 2023 Viewpoints
Smoke screens and clichés in Limerick
Ironically, the longer term scenario and outcome of this and further changes in stocking rate is how this will change what Irish farmers do.
22 November 2023 Viewpoints
Dramatic drop in fertiliser sales
Instead of a combined 500kg (inorganic and organic), many farmers are now using 400kg/ha – a 20% drop in nutrient.
22 November 2023 Viewpoints
Important new laws about quad bikes
Quad bikes - so essential for efficiency, and so useful, but consider carefully before investing, especially if young people are around the farm.
22 November 2023 Viewpoints
Reality bites on farm payments
Changes in the VAT goalposts mean the net cost of some investments have dramatically changed to the farmer.
22 November 2023 Viewpoints
Reaching out and connecting at Christmas
How are you? A simple question, but one that you might be afraid to ask, because what do you say next if the answer is: "I'm struggling to cope," writes Ciara Leahy.
22 November 2023 Amii
Should farm policy not follow science?
Farmers are getting no hop of the ball on any of these changes yet.
15 November 2023 Viewpoints
Irish Farmers Journal - Dairy Day next week
Join us on Thurs, 23 November at Dairy Day in Cork - key issues facing the dairy industry
15 November 2023 Viewpoints