ICMSA challenges President Higgins’ comments on Irish farming
Anne O'Donoghue
ICMSA president Denis Drennan said he wants to correct a number of misunderstandings in an interview given by President Higgins.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Lakeland edges ahead of Dale Farm for March
Lakeland Dairies has increased its base price and introduced support payments to assist its suppliers with higher costs this spring.
13 March 2024 Crops
Three-crop rule exemption important flexibility - IFA
The IFA has said that the exemption to the three-crop rule and diversification was the "only sensible outcome" and called for a support package for tillage farmers.
How much are your crops costing to grow?
It is essential to know your costs. In this article, Siobhán Walsh looks at the Teagasc crop costs and returns with updated prices.
28 February 2024 Husbandry
Teagasc sounds alarm bells on milk production costs
Teagasc described the jump in costs as “sobering” and cautioned that a concerted effort will be needed to address the issue in 2024.
14 February 2024 News
Half of all cost on NI dairy farms is feed
In 2023, concentrates made up 40% of costs on benchmarked dairy farms in Northern Ireland, with forage costs accounting for a further 9%.
14 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Opinion: farmers, like the faithful, face the fear of the unknown
Watching The Traitors, a penny has dropped, writes Pat O'Toole. We exist in a constant state of uncertainty when we can't see all the pieces on the board.
20 January 2024 Opinion
Cereal woes force tillage rethink
So does the Irish livestock industry really need an Irish tillage sector?
17 January 2024 Editorial
When 1t of wheat could buy 50 barrels of oil
The Dairygold tillage conference had facts, figures and innovative farming and a large crowd turned up to hear the latest on tillage in the south of Ireland.
17 January 2024 Dealer
Supermarkets only worry about supply, MPs told
Representatives from various farming sectors briefed MPs in Westminster on Tuesday, as part of an ongoing inquiry into fairness within the food supply chain.
10 January 2024 Northern Ireland