Weekly podcast: water quality, organics and Netherlands protests
Amy Forde
On this week’s podcast, we discuss water quality, the new organics scheme, farmer protests in the Netherlands and cashless banks.
18 July 2022 News
IFA seeks inclusion of shearing as new measure in next CAP
The Government needs to come forward with proposals to offset sheep shearing costs for farmers, says the IFA.
6 July 2022 News
Wool feasibility study calls for 'Irish-grown' wool brand
The creation of an 'Irish-grown' wool brand is viewed as an essential pre-requisite to growing the value-added sector and successfully scaling the production of new wool-based products.
Farmers behind with sheep shearing
A shortage of shearing contractors has forced some farmers to revert to doing it themselves.
6 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Department wool feasibility study remains unpublished
Farm organisations and opposition TDs continue to question Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue on the delayed publication of a study into the feasibility of the wool sector.
28 June 2022 News
Understanding the many wonderful values of wool
Wool is a unique product that occurs naturally, has numerous valuable uses and will readily biodegrade back into the environment when its lifetime use has been reached.
15 June 2022 News
Extracting nutrients to increase the value of wool
Research in University College Dublin is investigating the potential to extract naturally occurring nutrients such as nitrogen and sulphur from sheep wool.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
90% clearance rate at latest British Wool sale
The sale held on Tuesday 26 April was slightly more positive in terms of a higher clearance rate, while the average greasy price was unchanged at 89.5p/kg (€1.07/kg).
30 April 2022 News
No more dagging ewes after big birthday
The Dealer thought his luck had come all at once this week after he received the gift of a battery clippers for a big birthday.
20 April 2022 Dealer