More than poor wool value challenging farmers
Darren Carty
In May 2021, sheep farmer prospects were first rate with a depressed wool market the only blot on a positive horizon. This year’s 2022 prospects copybook is unfortunately not as clear cut.
Fertiliser price dip does little for breakeven costs
Nitrogen prices have fallen in NI, but have had little effect on break-even production costs.
14 May 2022 Thrive
Thrive weekly roundup: dealing with high costs and feeding calves at grass
Can farmers afford to feed meal to calves at grass over the first grazing season and some programme farmers outline how they are overcoming higher input costs - all in the Thrive weekly roundup.
IFA backs supplementary payments on fixed-milk-price contracts
The IFA’s dairy chair has backed moves by Lakeland Dairies and Glanbia to support their suppliers affected by fixed-milk-price contracts.
13 May 2022 News
Dairy markets booming as milk prices rocket
Irish milk prices are set to reach record levels for April milk supplied with Lakeland Dairies the first processor to set its marker.
11 May 2022 News
DAERA planning for early BPS payments
In England, farmers are to receive half their payment at the end of July.
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Sharp drop in CAN price as sales slump
Fertiliser prices are down as merchants report little demand from farmers.
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland
IFA Potato Report: maincrop planting nearing completion
Planting of 2022 maincrop is now nearing completion in many areas, with many growers reported to have planted less due to input costs.
11 May 2022 Markets
Showtime buzz returns to Balmoral
Northern Ireland's largest agricultural show returned to its usual mid-May slot on Wednesday.
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Significant milk price increase ‘justified’ – IFA
IFA dairy chair Stephen Arthur says that an increase in milk price is needed to meet dairy farmers “spiralling” input costs.
10 May 2022 News
Dairy Management: good time to do a cashflow forecast
Milk prices are high but so too are input prices and cash is in big demand, writes Aidan Brennan.
9 May 2022 Management
IFA calls for dairy input supports
Some farmers in the dairy sector are struggling to cope with cost increases, the IFA said.
6 May 2022 News