Horticulture input costs rise by 40% since 2021
Anne O'Donoghue
The standout issue for horticulture in 2024 is labour costs and it is a key driver of overall input price inflation, according to a new report by Teagasc.
14 February 2024 Farm machinery
Installing a manual guidance system – what’s involved?
Gary Abbott caught up with Topcon specialists, Wel-Tech Agri and Plant to follow the installation process of a manual guidance system to a non-guidance ready tractor.
7 February 2024 News
Another 1,050 farmers accepted into Organic Farming Scheme
The total area under conversion or converted to organics stands at around 225,000ha.
Price increases hit red diesel
Quotes for red diesel at fuel merchants in Northern Ireland have increased from early January.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Irish processors 'bumping along bottom' of milk price league - ICMSA
Irish milk prices in 2023 were described as "downright poor" by the chair of ICMSA's dairy committee.
31 January 2024 News
Milk price index down 36.8% in 2023
The most significant output price decreases in the 12 months to November 2023 were in milk.
15 January 2024 News
Five steps to benchmarking the farm
As a new year gets under way, January is a good time to benchmark the farm and get a handle on operating costs during 2023.
6 January 2024 Management
Moving parts in the milk world
While the price of fertiliser is well down on this time last year, the cost of milk production is still high.
3 January 2024 Viewpoints
What’s next for farm profitability?
The rapid growth in the cost base for agriculture hit hard in 2023.
28 December 2023 News
Merchants keen to shift fertiliser stocks
Farmers report that significant deals are available on fertiliser, as merchants look to stimulate sales.
20 December 2023 Northern Ireland
News in-brief from Northern Ireland
Round-up of weekly news from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
20 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Environmental regulation Gorman's immediate priority
"If people think I'm not doing a good job, they need to say it to me, pull my feet back on the ground", says the new IFA president Francie Gorman
13 December 2023 News