An Taisce's nitrates case heads for High Court
Declan O’Brien
The environmental body could collapse Ireland’s nitrates derogation if its legal challenge is successful.
8 December 2023 l2
Farm Tech Talk: star ratings, ACRES and nitrates
The fallout from the delay to ACRES payments, ongoing nitrates uncertainty and the changes to the star ratings among beef breeds are covered on this week's show.
8 December 2023 News
Decision due next week on nitrates mitigation measures
The water quality group will make a decision by next week on research presented by Teagasc on measures that would allow farmers some flexibility on the upcoming 220kg N/ha limit.
Farmer views: 'The beef side had to go, it was a big blow'
Tommy Moyles, Rachel Donovan and Noel Bardon spoke to dairy farmers about the impact the cut to the derogation would have on their farms.
6 December 2023 News
NI fertiliser deliveries hit another new low
The new statistics back up reports from local merchants that fertiliser sales remained quiet throughout July, August, and September this year.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Dairy Management: genotyping, nitrates and calves
Aidan Brennan says farmers that have yet to tag and send back genotyping samples need to do so by 15 December.
6 December 2023 Management
Explainer: what happens on 1 January under the nitrates derogation
Dairy editor Aidan Brennan takes a look at the nitrates derogation and what farmers will have to do to comply with the new limit.
6 December 2023 News
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
Farm Tech Talk: beef indices, scheme deadlines and nitrates
On this week's Farm Tech Talk episode, the team examines the new beef indices rolled out by the ICBF, the ongoing issues regarding the nitrates derogation and the tight scheme deadlines.
1 December 2023 l2
European Commission launches public consultation on nitrates directive
Farmers are invited to share their views on the possible revision of the nitrates directive via an online consultation.
1 December 2023 News
Dairy Day: what was said on costs and nitrates
As the dust settles on Dairy Day 2023, Aidan Brennan highlights some of the key issues raised in some of the talks.
29 November 2023 News