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Wet spring delays planting in strawberry sector
Niamh Murphy
Due to wet weather, strawberry supply will not meet demand and there is an expected scarcity for the next few weeks.
Milk production on the wind-down in NZ
Zac Elkin from Craigantlet in Co Down is currently managing a dairy farm in Canterbury, New Zealand.
17 April 2024 News
Spike in injuries when farm workload increases
As the weather picks up and workload increases, Teagasc is urging farmers to keep an eye on farm safety.
Do cow collars improve fertility?
Aidan Brennan looks at some recent data from over 2.4m cows in New Zealand which assessed fertility performance in herds with and without automated heat detection systems.
10 April 2024 Breeding
Slatted floors for sheep and calves: the pros and cons
With the recent straw shortages and another mediocre harvest on the cards, Martin Merrick analyses what merits there are in having slatted flooring vs. straw bedded for drystock.
10 April 2024 Buildings
Sheep and beef worst hit by UK trade deals
Michael Haverty from The Andersons Centre was the main speaker at the Irish Farmers Journal spring conference in Cookstown, Co Tyrone.
3 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Muir pushes London for more farm money
At present, NI receives around £300m of ring-fenced funding each year for direct payments to farmers
27 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Workload mounts on farmers as weather woes continue
Niamh Murphy speaks to IFA county chairs on the impact the continuing wet weather is having on farmers.
20 March 2024 News
What does the future hold for agricultural contracting in Ireland?
High machinery prices, a scarcity of skilled labour and a tough 15 months for farming is affecting agricultural contractors. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott report.
20 March 2024 Farm machinery
Dairy dispersal sales on the rise
A higher number of dairy farmers are selling their cows than normal, according to southeastern auctioneer David Quinn.
6 March 2024 News
Inflation hasn’t gone away
A failure to reach the ECB’s 2% target means interest costs could remain high.
25 February 2024 News
Horticulture input costs rise by 40% since 2021
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.
21 February 2024 News