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Northern Ireland
Tight supply to hit winter feed prices
Peter McCann
The war in Ukraine is a major factor affecting international markets, but weather conditions in other grain growing regions could also cause further disruption.
11 May 2022 News
Price gap between bulk and bagged feed widens
Increased feed costs combined with increased plastic and timber costs is widening the price gap between bulk and bagged feeds.
6 April 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: time to plan for top-quality silage
Dairy-beef systems need to operate on top-quality silage if they are to have a chance of leaving a positive margin at the end.
Tillage Podcast: cereals after grass, trace elements, potatoes and feed prices
This week Stephen Robb and Andy Doyle run through all the action from Ireland’s tillage fields, the latest on the tillage incentive measure, trace element deficiencies and potato growing costs.
31 March 2022 News
Feed prices set for £20/t increase in April
The rise in feed inputs means livestock ration prices will see a further £20/t increase.
30 March 2022 Northern Ireland
Feed price increases – warranted or not?
Retail feed prices that farmers are paying seem to be going up and up - is it justified and will it continue?
30 March 2022 News
Farmers cashing in as costs bite
Cattle numbers are up in both the factories and the marts as farmers offload surplus stock.
23 March 2022 News
Beef Management: preparing stock for sale and silage budgets
With farmers selling stock earlier than usual this year, Declan Marren looks at the importance of having stock fit for sale. From a fodder point of view, it's time to budget for next winter.
15 March 2022 Management
Co-ops and merchants suspend fertiliser sales
A number of co-ops and merchants suspended fertiliser sales this week, as importers suspended pricing.
11 March 2022 News
The cost of keeping a suckler cow rises to €1,250
Soaring input prices is likely to see the cost of keeping a suckler cow increase by over a third this year on Irish farms.
9 March 2022 News
Pig farmers set to lose €128m this year
Pig farmers have been faced with stubbornly low pig prices coinciding with increased feed prices in recent months.
16 February 2022 News
Dempsey at Large: threats but strengths
Below cost selling – there is nothing to prevent farmers from drafting a bill and presenting it to Government.
16 February 2022 Opinion