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Economics

Recent Teagasc economic analysis confirms that forestry is a better commercial land use option than cattle and sheep farm systems on marginal land, even allowing for long-term nature of forestry
By Donal Magner on 28 September 2017
Reasonable prices and good yields in 2017 will help make growers realise the potential benefits of having winter oilseed rape in the rotation for 2018.
By Andy Doyle on 10 August 2017
A small-scale renewable generation and storage system has been developed in Upperlands, Co Derry. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 06 July 2017
Former Irish Farmers Journal Northern editor awarded MBE
Former Northern editor of the Irish Farmers Journal James Campbell has been named on the Queen’s birthday honours List.
By Peter McCann on 17 June 2017
Potential for at least 5,000 farmers to get into BDGP
Farming organisations have been reacting to the news that the BDGP scheme is reopening next week.
By Amy McShane on 14 April 2017
Matt Dempsey reports from the forum for the Future of Agriculture conference in Brussels.
By Matt Dempsey on 06 April 2017
This week, Anne Kinsella and Kevin Hanrahan, Teagasc take a look at global beef production costs and margins and how Ireland compares.
By Contributor on 30 March 2017
Beef specialist Ciarán Lenehan looks at research comparing profitability in pure dairy-beef systems.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 19 March 2017
Brain drain at Teagasc continues
I see that another big name has departed Teagasc in favour of a life in the education world.
By The Dealer on 07 January 2017
Listen: who is the IFA's new boss?
Damian McDonald will soon take leave of his role as CEO of Horse Sport Ireland to take up the job of director general of the Irish Farmers Association.
By on 17 May 2017
The head of Ireland's largest dairy exporter said a milk price of 30c/l is achievable for next spring.
By Thomas Hubert on 17 November 2016
At a farm walk in Omagh this week, farmers were told that there is significant room to improve heat detection on NI dairy farms.
By Peter McCann on 06 October 2016
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at the options for cull cows, feeding meals and says now is the time to assess winter feed stocks.
By Aidan Brennan on 06 October 2016
Several papers at the EAAP conference in Belfast this week were presented by researchers from meat processor Dunbia.
By Peter McCann on 03 September 2016
Will low grain prices prompt growers to do something different for 2017, or will we merely repeat the actions of the past?
By Andy Doyle on 01 September 2016
Points slide for Ag Science
Agricultural Science has dropped by 10 points, reports education and recruitment reporter Mary Phelan.
By Mary Phelan on 22 August 2016
A few big names are leaving Teagasc in a short space of time. Does this highlight wider issues for the authority?
By The Dealer on 07 July 2016
Long-term interests of EU lie in maintaining strong trade links with the UK
Professor Alan Matthews has called for any future trade deal with the UK not to re-erect trade barriers
By Lorcan Allen on 29 June 2016
Horses do not fix horse races, but volleyball players, and hurlers, may well be tempted.
By Colm McCarthy on 18 May 2016
A panel of four economists hand a discussion session following a presentation on the economic impacts of Brexit at Queen’s University Belfast on Tuesday evening.
By Peter McCann on 28 April 2016
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