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Opinion: food consumption needs as much debate as food production
Pat O'Toole
I'm not sure that Sean Sherlock's idea of a Citizen's Assembly is well-timed, but any broad forum on food must look at consumption as well as production.
2 August 2022 News
Time for a clear delivery plan for agri emissions
If Irish farming is to deliver emissions reductions it needs a clear plan, not comforting words, writes policy analyst Anne Finnegan.
Optimising pre- and post-grazing sward heights for beef cattle
Maximising performance at pasture has a huge effect on age at slaughter and therefore GHG emissions from beef systems. Declan Marren reports.
Open letter to Minister Ryan on agricultural emission targets
"Open letter to Minister Eamon Ryan TD" - Vincent Roddy, INHFA national president.
27 July 2022 Letters
Farmers are not being unfairly targeted on water quality, says EPA chief
But the EPA boss admitted that the quality of Ireland’s rivers and lakes was significantly better than the European average.
20 July 2022 News
Farm bodies outline differing views at Food Vision beef and sheep group
Any suggestion of cuts to the suckler herd was strongly rejected by the ICSA and INHFA.
13 July 2022 News
Farmers can be an environmental solution to the climate issue - Mitleohner
Dr Frank Mitloehner has called methane the fast and furious greenhouse gas - furious because it has a strong warming effect, but fast because it doesn't last very long in the atmosphere.
1 July 2022 News
BEEF 2022: the main stands previewed
Selecting the right system for your farm, setting and hitting performance targets and dealing with increased costs in 2022 are all included in the main stands in Grange this year.
29 June 2022 News
Five-star ewes deliver €18 more net profit
Darren Carty and Declan Marren outline some of the highlights from the Teagasc Athenry sheep open day, which took place last Saturday.
22 June 2022 Breeding & health
Five-star ewes deliver €18 more net profit
As well as delivering higher net profit, flocks rated five stars on the Sheep Ireland €uro-Star indices produced 7% lower greenhouse gas emissions per unit of output compared with one-star animals.
18 June 2022 News
Increasing ewe prolificacy reduces GHG intensity of sheepmeat
Teagasc studies have found that increasing weaning rate from 1.5 to 1.8 lambs per ewe has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per kilo carcass weight by 10-12%.
14 June 2022 News
Taking on the challenge of reaching net zero farming
Co Antrim sheep farmers Roger and Hillary Bell held a farm walk where they outlined how their farm is planning to get to net zero carbon. Kieran Mailey reports.
8 June 2022 Management