No competition in marketing of organic and conventional food - Bord Bia
Anne O'Donoghue
Bord Bia’s organic sector manager Emmet Doyle said organic and conventional Irish food target two separate consumer needs.
5 April 2024 News
‘Body of work' needed on 70% of organic lambs leaking into conventional markets
Organic specialist at Teagasc Joe Kelleher said organic hill sheep farmers need to be able to send lambs across the country to be finished.
3 April 2024 News
Get cows grazing when and where you can, Teagasc advises
Speaking at a Teagasc webinar, Donal Patton said conditions are far from perfect, but an attempt needs to be made to get grass into cows’ diets.
Increasing number of farms without a successor
Well-known agricultural solicitor Aisling Meehan said she has seen a rise in cases where there is no successor identified for a farm.
20 March 2024 News
‘Huge appetite’ among farmers for legally binding pre-nups
Agricultural solicitor Aisling Meehan said there is a “huge appetite” among farmers to strengthen the legal position of pre-nuptial agreements.
20 March 2024 News
Live webinar on land-based apprenticeships
This event is suitable for students, employers and guardians, who are considering a career in agriculture, horticulture and wider agriculture industry.
19 March 2024 News
Over 6,000 apply for vacant property grant
There has been good uptake of the vacant property refurbishment grant since it was made available to rural homes in November 2022.
6 March 2024 Property
Applying for the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme
Martin Merrick highlights some of the eligible buildings, the criteria and the application process on applying for the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant.
6 March 2024 Buildings
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
21 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Farmers await Agri-Food Regulator moving into action phase
The Agri-Food Regulator's office is just about half way to completing its first 100 days and farmers are waiting to see what it will deliver.
2 February 2024 News
Sexed semen new 'buzzword' around calf ring
Mart manager at Tullow Mart Eric Driver said the use of sexed semen in bringing more beef-bred calves to the market is noticeable.
31 January 2024 News
Department underestimated carbon emissions from peatland plantations
It is estimated that forests on peat soils are probably emitting around 2m to 3m tonnes of carbon annually.
26 November 2023 News