Cut in herd likely in order to reach emissions target
Phelim O'Neill
With the target set, farmers now have to prepare for the consequences of less livestock on farms.
3 August 2022 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: ill-designed territorial targets
Global emissions, all that matters scientifically, could be increased by imposing ill-designed territorial production targets.
3 August 2022 News
Ireland is unique among global meat and dairy exporters
Reduction in emissions from agriculture will mean less production from Irish farms to meet growing global demand.
Emissions ‘profile’, not herd size, the main concern
Minister Charlie McConalogue said a cut in the national herd will not be necessary to reduce emissions from the farm sector by 25%.
Analysis: what the 25% emissions cut means for farmers
With the target set, farmers now have to prepare for the consequences of less livestock on farms.
28 July 2022 News
What emissions reduction targets mean for Irish agriculture
KPMG economic impact assessment shows Irish agriculture can achieve an 18% reduction in emissions but further cuts will carry a huge cost.
27 July 2022 News
Stalemate on agriculture’s emissions target continues
It had been expected that there would be an agreement ahead of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting.
26 July 2022 News
More permits and producer groups needed in horticulture sector - report
The conclusions on the fruit and vegetable sector from a KPMG report commissioned by the Department of Agriculture.
15 July 2022 News
McConalogue and Ryan square up on carbon targets
Direct negotiations took place between both ministers on carbon reduction targets for agriculture this week.
6 July 2022 News
Will sectoral target revision suffer from lack of study?
The only assessment of the impact of meeting sectoral targets on farming was poo-poohed by the Government.
8 June 2022 Dealer
Farmers won’t be told to cut cattle numbers - Leo Varadkar
The Tánaiste says it would make “no sense at all” to cut food production.
7 May 2022 News
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