Factories, feedlots and farmers - how the market is changing
Phelim O'Neill
More and more factory cattle are coming from feedlots and less from small finishers, but does this matter or is it all about the price?
22 February 2023 Pigs
Devil awaited in details of €500,000 pig and poultry TAMS
A higher investment ceiling under the new TAMS could see more conditions attached for farmers drawing down the funds.
15 February 2023 Tractors
Five generations of the tried and tested T series
Now in its fifth generation, Gary Abbott offers used buyers an insight into the several iterations of Valtra’s 20-year-old T series, making the market more easily navigated for the right machine.
Factory leagues: record spread in prices paid for cattle
Factory prices jumped in 2022 and so too did the gap for the widest price gap.
25 January 2023 News
Sustainability credentials a ‘licence to supply’ dairy buyers
Buyers of Irish dairy want to see the metrics from programmes designed to reduce farm emissions.
1 December 2022 News
Dairy-beef margins up 57% in 2022
Analysis of the slaughter performance from the Irish Farmers Journal Thrive dairy calf-to-beef demonstration farm has shown an increase in profits year on year albeit from a low base.
23 November 2022 News
Will the new EBI deliver for dairy-beef?
On Wednesday 16 November, the ICBF outlined the proposed changes to the EBI, which includes a new carbon sub-index and an updated beef sub-index.
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
SIMA 2022: Horsch introduces front tank for Leeb sprayers
Horsch introduced a new 1,200l and 1,800l front tank option in both Basic and Pro specifications for Leeb sprayers.
9 November 2022 News
TAMS updated for final tranche
While the change in TAMS specifications for its final tranche will affect only a small number of farmers, it is likely that similar specifications will be in place for CIS in 2023.
1 November 2022 Buildings