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Just over €1m was spent on training in the Department of Agriculture last year, €346,000 of which was on computer training.
By Odile Evans on 24 May 2018
The Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), Australia’s largest integrated cattle and beef producer, has announced a suspension of operations at their processing facility.
By Barry Cassidy on 24 May 2018
Two separate judicial review cases between the UFU and DAERA could be heard in the High Court in Belfast over the coming months.
By Peter McCann on 24 May 2018
The key measure in the national farm survey is the average family farm income but what does it represent?
By Barry Cassidy on 24 May 2018
The average family farm income for 2017 was €31,374, up 32% on the previous year. Odile Evans and Pat O'Toole take a look at these figures by sector.
By Odile Evans on 24 May 2018
Farm Survey 2017: increased incomes on tillage farms, but less area planted
Tillage farmers experienced an increase of 20% in their income for 2017, although there were less of them to feel the surge, writes Una Sinnott
By on 22 May 2018
Costs holding back biogas production
There has been an increased focus on the use of biogas to mitigate the agricultural carbon footprint, but it's being held back by lack of funding.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 22 May 2018
One in four farmers looking to scale down – survey
Higher costs, a difficult winter and the threat of Brexit mean fewer farmers have improved their income or made plans to expand, according to a Bank of Ireland survey.
By Thomas Hubert on 22 May 2018
It is not popular to say, but landlords and developers need all the support they ask for if we are to solve the housing crisis, writes Damien O'Reilly.
By Damien O'Reilly on 24 May 2018
Bloom ticket offer, rights of way clarification, GLAS payments and wool prices.
By Contributor on 24 May 2018
It may have slipped in as a concession by Shane Ross to rural Ireland, but the rural transport initiative will likely outlive that controversy.
By The Dealer on 17 May 2018
Banning the use of splashplates on slurry tankers will inevitably add to costs on farms.
By David Wright on 17 May 2018
Round-up of news from the farming and food sectors in Northern Ireland.
By Peter McCann on 17 May 2018
With silage season about to kick off, Emmet Landy and Enda Carr take a look at silage wrap and netting costs around the country.
By Emmet Landy on 17 May 2018
The ICSA sheep committee brought its opinion on EID tagging to the door of Ag House on Kildare Street on Monday, seeking an urgent meeting with Minister Creed.
By Odile Evans on 14 May 2018
Rising feed prices eat into farmers' margins – CSO
Growing feed prices are contributing to eroding farmers' margins, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
By Thomas Hubert on 11 May 2018
With suckler cows housed on many farms for nearly nine months, it is not hard to see why many producers are currently disillusioned.
By David Wright on 10 May 2018
Compulsory electronic sheep tagging on all sheep would cost farmers €2m per year, or €14m over the lifetime of the Food Wise 2025 plan.
By Contributor on 10 May 2018
Transport options, ticket prices and opening times for the 2018 Balmoral Show.
By David Wright on 15 May 2018
While spring rape provides a useful broad-leaved break crop option, the rising price expectation for barley push it right back into the mix in terms of gross margin.
By Andy Doyle on 08 May 2018
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