Teagasc Grange open day: welcome to BEEF 2022
A welcome message from Professor Frank O’Mara as he outlines the key objectives of BEEF 2022 supporting sustainable beef farming.
17 June 2022 News
Weekly podcast: silage scheme, organic payments and farm incomes
Get detail on a new CAP payment set to provide up to €250/ha to organic farmers, the €100/ha silage scheme opening next week and Teagasc’s national farm survey for 2021.
15 June 2022 News
Increase in tillage earnings outstrip total increases in all other sectors
The average family farm income rose by 26% in Ireland in 2021 to just over €34,300.
Dairy farmer incomes touch €100,000 in 2021
The Teagasc national farm survey results show significant income gains for all enterprises, with tillage and suckler incomes up 77% and 30% respectively.
14 June 2022 News
80% of farmers expect farm income to decline this year
Over half of sheep farmers are very concerned about their profitability now compared to last month, while 50% of beef farmers are very concerned.
1 June 2022 News
Dempsey at Large: A tribute to Alan Gillis
Alan Gillis kept his head and tackled each problem on the basis of logic and reasoned argument.
18 May 2022 Opinion
Government won't 100% mitigate impact of farm income loss – Taoiseach
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin says his Government is “working on a number of fronts” to support farmers and will continue to work with farm organisations to do so.
5 May 2022 News
‘Nothing’ has been done by Minister to ensure fodder security – Macra
Macra has warned that there will be a double effect on farm incomes later this year due to increased input costs and lower output prices.
28 April 2022 News
Targeted schemes needed to counter decline of Europe’s small farms
A report compiled for the European Parliament has found that agricultural payments need to be more targeted to more effectively address the challenges they are intended to.
27 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.
22 April 2022 News
Dairy incomes 10 to 15 times that of cattle and sheep farmers - ICSA
Given Teagasc forecasts, Government will have to deliver a much more ambitious financial support package for beef and sheep farmers, says the ICSA.
13 April 2022 News
Dempsey at Large: worthy aspirations in Ireland’s CAP submission
This is the most comprehensive statement of Irish agricultural policy I have ever seen.
23 February 2022 Opinion