Addressing the continuing relevance of co-ops
Declan O’Brien
Former ICOS executive Maurice Colbert is adamant that well-run co-ops will continue to deliver for Irish farmers.
29 March 2024 News
ICOS calls for suspension of farm inspections amid weather crisis
Highlighting the 'dire weather situation' ICOS has called for a range of support measures for farmers.
8 March 2024 News
Dairy beef sector to be examined in detail in national farm survey
The move is to monitor the dairy beef sector's annual financial and technical situation.
Private farm advisers feel ‘ignored’ by Department
The ACA expressed frustration at being left on the sidelines of the ASSAP programme last week.
Derogation loss would cut margins €980/ha in high-yielding herds - ICOS
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture is three weeks into its series of hearings on the derogation.
28 February 2024 News
Irish co-operatives show almost no improvement in board gender balance
Female representation on dairy boards stands at an amazingly low 3%
31 January 2024 News
Mega trends in dairying worldwide
It’s simply frightening to learn about the 10,000 cow units that are now being established in China, writes Professor Gerry Boyle.
10 January 2024 Viewpoints
Denmark’s derogation talks ‘one to watch’ for Ireland
Department of Agriculture senior inspector in the nitrates and biodiversity division Ted Massey has said Ireland can secure a derogation, but only if water quality issues are addressed.
6 December 2023 News
Minister Coveney warns against ‘dramatic decisions to cull animals’
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney addressed the ICOS and UCC sustainable dairy event, where he called for a collective effort to avoid unnecessary culling.
4 December 2023 News
Dairy sustainability the focus of ICOS conference
The Sustainability Event - organised by ICOS, UCC and The Plunkett Institute - will take place in Cork on 4-5 December.
29 November 2023 News
Mart managers hit out at TB proposals to restrict cattle trade
Mart managers and farming organisations have warned that restricting the cattle trade would penalise farmers without tackling wildlife sources of TB.
22 November 2023 News
Rules on calf sales will depend on EU regulation - ICOS
New EU regulation will contain the number of days in terms of the age at which calves can be moved and other parameters, ICOS has said.
8 November 2023 News