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Farm Tech Talk: beef prices, income crisis and nitrates roadshow
Jack Kennedy
Jack Kennedy talks to Adam Woods about factory league prices, Darren Carty on the looming income crisis on sheep farms and Aidan Brennan gives his thoughts following the nitrates roadshows.
27 January 2023 News
Nitrates banding measures driving lease prices to ‘unsustainable levels’
The ICMSA calls for a full assessment of all the implications of the new banding rules around nitrates.
27 January 2023 News
We're not looking for 130,000 fertiliser records - Department official
The Irish Farmers Journal held its third nitrates information meeting in Portlaoise on Thursday, where farmers got to pose their questions to senior Department inspector Ted Massey.
Applications open for 2023 nitrates derogation
Minister McConalogue has called on dairy farmers who previously did not avail of the derogation to consult with their agricultural adviser on the new banding rates.
27 January 2023 News
Teagasc scholar tackling water quality through improving farmer knowledge
At a recent Teagasc walk, water quality and the steps farmers will need to take going forward were highlighted by a panel of speakers.
Two-year derogation exclusion for breaching farmers
Framers who do not comply with conditions of a derogation will see big implications for farm management the year after a breach took place.
25 January 2023 News
Quotes from the IFA AGM: 'Farmers' backs are getting broke'
There is no point in supporting farmers through attractive schemes to diversify into a a sector that no market exists, IFA deputy president Brian Rushe said at the IFA AGM.
25 January 2023 News
Dairy Management: nitrates, grass and fertiliser
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the things that were discussed at the nitrates information meeting in Cavan on Tuesday night.
25 January 2023 Management
Political pressure ‘probably’ on Commission to squeeze derogation
The Commission could have been pressured politically when agreeing the terms of Ireland's nitrates derogation, a senior inspection in the Department claims.
25 January 2023 News
Higher-yielding herds in the firing line for nitrates
The Irish Grassland Association dairy conference heard that profitability on higher yields could drop by 53%, reports Aidan Brennan.
25 January 2023 Grass & feeding
Dempsey at Large: brutal clarity on ‘banding’
We already know that various soil types have varying capacity to impede the travel of organic nitrate through the soil to the ground water while retaining the nutrients to stimulate grass growth.
25 January 2023 Viewpoints
Green Party tail wagging Government dog - IFA president
To the naysayers, the doubters and the skeptics, I want to make it very clear: if we get the right supports and fair measurement, agriculture will reach its target, IFA president Tim Cullinan said.
24 January 2023 News