Editorial: holding back €40m BEAM money risks suckler fodder shortage
Justin McCarthy
Without any financial safety net, the risk of trebling investment in fertiliser is not an option for most suckler farmers.
1 April 2022 News
Caution needed with Tillage Incentive Scheme
Farmers need to be aware that they may not benefit from the Tillage Incentive Scheme payment if they have increased the area planted to protein.
Department needs to plan now for fodder from catch crops
The Fodder Production Incentive Measure 2018 supplied a lot of fodder following a year of drought.
Thinking of planting maize in 2022?
Those thinking of planting maize in 2022 should consider some factors before planting, particularly choosing a suitable site.
23 March 2022 Fodder
Can you contact a tillage farmer about fodder
If you think you will need to boost your fodder stocks, it might be a good idea to talk to your local tillage farmer.
23 March 2022 Fodder
Tillage proposal can increase area, but expertise needed
The proposal to pay farmers to increase tillage area is welcome, but details are needed and expertise will be essential.
23 March 2022 News
Finer details of tillage crop package to be finalised
The National Fodder and Food Security Committee met for the second time on 22 March. The new €12m proposal to increase the area planted to tillage crops was announced that morning.
22 March 2022 News
20 tips to secure more forage on Irish farms
Ahead of a meeting between the farm organisations and the Minister for Agriculture on supply chain disruptions as a result of the war in Ukraine, we look at 20 steps to secure more forage.
8 March 2022 News
Forage contracts: what should they include?
Siobhán Walsh spoke to Lisa O’Toole, who has just completed research into forage contracts as part of the Teagasc Walsh Scholarship Programme.
23 February 2022 Climate and environment
Sheep Trends: trade steady at €6.75/kg to €7/kg
There are higher numbers of lambs in the system in recent days, which has given the edge in negotiations to factory agents.
9 February 2022 Markets
Maize plastic can still be used this season
A ban on single-use plastic by the EU stretches to maize plastic. Farmers can use up stock this season.
26 January 2022 News
Sheep Management: scanning, feeding and mortality due to liver fluke
The popular scanning measure under the sheep welfare scheme is under the spotlight with scanning activity increasing and some flocks entering late pregnancy feeding.
29 December 2021 Management