Northern Ireland
Climate targets remain despite food shortages
Peter McCann
“There is an immediate focus on what do we do with the grain that is difficult to get out of Ukraine at the moment, and what the impacts of that could be.”
14 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%.
NI climate change bill becomes law
Emission reduction targets for Northern Ireland are now law, and various time frames for implementing the legislation have begun.
Farming the solution to becoming carbon neutral
Policies and frameworks need to change if farmers are to start contributing substantially to sequestering carbon.
Useful tools to help farm scheme members with sustainability
Mick Houlihan, senior manager of agricultural sustainability at Bord Bia, explains the tools Bord Bia has to help farmers with sustainability.
Watch back: how these farmers are getting to net zero carbon
The lecture was live on the Irish Farmers Journal website and can be watched back now.
17 May 2022 Video
Carbon measurement and verification on the agenda
In a preview to next week's livestream we see what viewers can look forward to finding out about carbon sequestration.
‘Hugely ambitious’ for 23% cut in UK farm emissions
Measures used in the analysis include the likes of calving heifers younger, reducing replacement rates and planting trees.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Dáil approves emissions ceilings to 2025 and 2030
The Dáil has approved the carbon budgets set for Ireland, which make it legally binding that emissions must reduce by 50% by 2030 overall.
7 April 2022 News
TDs told Ireland should increase cattle numbers
More attention needs to be placed on measuring and establishing the correct metrics for bovine emissions, according to Moonsyst International.
24 March 2022 News
Phosphate rights in the Netherlands - how do they work?
Moves by the Department to introduce mandatory quotas per dairy farm has got farmers talking about alternatives as straight limits don't incentivise improvement at farm level.
20 March 2022 News
McConalogue admits 8,000ha forestry planting target will be challenging
More needs to be done to substantially increase our afforestation rates, the Minister said.
13 March 2022 News