Northern Ireland
Weather woes spark demand for silage
Kieran Mailey
Demand for silage is quickly rising as fodder shortages on livestock farms intensify
10 April 2024 News
Dairygold reports €0.25bn drop in revenue in 2023
Earnings, milk price and milk supply all dropped in “challenging” year.
9 April 2024 News
Drier weather on the way - Met Éireann
Drier weather is on the way in the next seven to 10 days, according to Met Éireann, who spoke at the National Fodder and Food Security Committee meeting this week.
Government response to weather pressures on farms seriously lacking - Kerrane
Deputy Claire Kerrane of Sinn Féin has described the Government’s response to the challenging weather as “seriously lacking”.
8 April 2024 News
Teagasc sets up fodder register and helplines for farmers
The helplines will be open initially for a two-week period up to Saturday 20 April for farmers.
8 April 2024 News
Weather to improve later this week
The weather forecast is looking like less rain for later this week, but not totally dry either, writes Aidan Brennan.
8 April 2024 Management
Fodder support for farmers still on the table – Heydon
Mixed messaging from the Department on the issue of fodder supports as the poor weather continues to hammer farmers.
3 April 2024 News
Farmers on the edge of crisis point with less than a week of silage stocks left
Declan Collins looks at grazing around the country as silage stocks are depleting and still no sign of a weather boost.
3 April 2024 Grass & feeding
Origin Enterprise appoints Colm Purcell as group CFO
Purcell joins from Glanbia where he was CFO at the nutritionals division.
2 April 2024 News
Watch: two years without stopping - Keenan’s revamped Mechfibre+ sticks the pace
Keenan launched its updated MechFiber+ range of paddle feeders two years. Midland’s farm bought the first 28m3 machine, and it hasn’t had a day off in two years. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
27 March 2024 Farm machinery
Could you plant beans with your maize?
Maize is high in energy, but low in protein. This trial is looking at ways to solve this problem.
20 March 2024 Fodder
Beef prices fall short of finishing costs
Beef prices are running below finishing costs, putting farmers into loss making territory this spring
13 March 2024 Northern Ireland