United effort required for water quality
Tommy Moyles
A united effort from farmer, the dairy industry and politicians is more evident than before when it comes to the future of the nitrates derogation, according to a senior Department inspector.
11 May 2024 News
'What aboutism' won’t solve water quality issues - Teagasc
Speaking at a Lakeland Dairies farm walk on Friday, Joe Patton of Teagasc told farmers that they must accept responsibility for the water quality issue.
8 May 2024 Viewpoints
Time for candidates to work for their farmer constituents
At the very mention of water quality, anger levels rose in the western farmers and the very same happened in Kilkenny.
Camera at the Mart: exporters drive demand in Elphin
Adam Woods reports from Elphin Mart’s special weanling sale held last Monday.
8 May 2024 Markets
Know the fertiliser N and P limits for grassland
The introduction of the fertiliser database has put a greater focus on determining fertiliser allowances with potential penalties liable if limits are exceeded.
Beef Management: BPS application deadline and grass tetany prevention
Adam Woods takes a look at fertiliser application on beef farms, BPS deadlines and preventing grass tetany on suckler farms.
1 May 2024 Management
Martbids Database: another big week for bullock trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s cattle trade, including what’s happening in the country’s marts.
1 May 2024 Markets
Grass growth ready to take off
Colder weather over the last week has dampened grass growth rates, but this will change over the coming week writes Aidan Brennan.
29 April 2024 Grass & feeding
Positivity mixed with unknowns needs leadership
The 2023 results do nothing to recognise what is happening at farm level as the rug is being pulled from under farmers.
24 April 2024 Viewpoints
Beef Management: breeding and meeting ANC requirements
This week's Beef Management takes a look at timing of AI and stock bull fertility and ANC stocking rate requirements.
24 April 2024 Management
McConalogue gets his cow cull for free
Cow numbers are being cut by stealth, farmers say. And they are right. But this was entirely predictable, and their opposition to a cow reduction scheme has taken it off the table.
24 April 2024 Dealer
Why Denmark won’t be renewing its nitrates derogation
From 1 August 2024, a 170kg N/ha stocking rate will be in place for Danish farmers. It has decided not to renew its nitrates derogation.
18 April 2024 News