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Poultry
Staying ahead of the regulation curve in the Netherlands
Noel Bardon
Noel Bardon speaks a Dutch poultry farmer on pushing environmental and animal welfare standards up to maximise farm margins.
27 July 2022 News
Proposal to abolish UK’s supermarket watchdog
Role of Groceries Code Adjudicator in UK comes under review as Irish authority ramps up awareness campaign for its role.
13 July 2022 News
PGI application finally agreed
Finally, the pieces are in place for a PGI grass-fed beef application to be made that will include cattle from across the island of Ireland.
Drop in UK supermarket beef sales
Kantar data, published by AHDB shows a drop in supermarket sales in year and quarter to 12 June 2022.
6 July 2022 News
Watch: guns pointed at protesting Dutch farmers
Farmers protesting in the Netherlands over strict new environmental laws have continued to post footage online. The Irish Farmers Journal has been speaking to some of those on the ground.
6 July 2022 News
Editorial: retailer relationship with fruit and veg growers needs investigation
Farmers are voting with their feet by simply exiting the sector – with the area planted to fruit and vegetables down 12% over the past year.
22 June 2022 Viewpoints
Strawberry growers to curtail production with roadside sales back 20%
Strawberry producers say roadside sales are back due to an increasing cost of living and consumers being more careful with their money.
22 June 2022 News
Consolidating beef price gains
In recent weeks, Irish beef prices have closed the gap with those paid in our main export markets. This has to be maintained.
3 June 2022 News
Farmers must unite to ‘force change’ on retailer pricing – Nolan TD
Deputy Carol Nolan, TD for Laois-Offaly, said that farmers must come together to challenge supermarket pricing as input costs continue to rise.
2 June 2022 News
UK fresh or liquid milk prices rising slowly
The price of fresh milk in UK supermarkets is rising, but some UK retailers have re-tendered contracts in an attempt to keep prices down.
29 May 2022 Global trade
Farmer Writes: A seemingly bright future for milk prices
Grass is taking off at last on Joe Collingborn's farm, despite his efforts to pull back a little on fertiliser applications this spring.
16 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Retail sales below pre-pandemic levels
The supermarket bounce from the pandemic is over, as retail sales drop below levels of two years ago, according to latest Kantar data.
4 May 2022 News