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Tillage
Grain Trends: futures up but physicals down
Andy Doyle
There is an ongoing tug of war between the supply and demand sides of the market
9 November 2022 Letters
Letter regarding Tirlán fixed milk price scheme
"Many farmers, particularly new entrants, rely heavily on their own co-op advisers and elected co-op farmer representatives for guidance." - Eugene Lawler, Ballitore, Co Kildare.
19 October 2022 Pigs
Pig crisis shows no signs of abating
There was little cause for pig farmer optimism at the Teagasc national pig conference on Tuesday, where farmers were told that pig price signals were not encouraging.
An extreme 14 months in the Irish pig sector – the learnings so far
The current financial situation facing pig producers is unprecedented in living memory, writes Teagasc Moorepark's Michael McKeon.
19 October 2022 Pigs
Grain Trends: another week of big price movements
Markets continue to show high volatility, with increased tensions in the Black Sea region being a major concern.
12 October 2022 Markets
Grain Trends: volatility was high for the past week
Markets showed considerable volatility for the past week, but the trading band is now higher.
21 September 2022 Markets
Grain Trends: markets flip upwards yet again
Concerns over global maize production and the Black Sea trade corridor continue to add volatility to grain markets
14 September 2022 Markets
English farmers face payment shortfall
The current plan is for the BPS in England to be wound down from 2021 to 2027, while new environment-focused schemes are rolled out.
7 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Wicklow farmers face disaster, with 84% of milk in fixed-price schemes
A scheme designed to de-risk dairy farming has exposed some suppliers to financial ruin.
7 September 2022 News
Green diesel prices up 22c/l in three weeks
Despite crude oil prices running at a three-month low, fuel prices have gone the opposite direction, with volatility and the euro-dollar parity having a major impact on pricing.
31 August 2022 News
Grain Trends: maize forecasts set market direction
Grain markets witnessed considerable volatility over the past week, with maize forecasts providing most of the influential news.
31 August 2022 Markets
Less income tax, more ACRES places needed in Budget 2023 – ICMSA
The ICMSA has sought decreases in the income taxes farmers pay to improve on-farm investment and ease pressure on farm incomes.
30 August 2022 News