Market Digest: stories from around the world
Phelim O'Neill
Brief news snippets from New Zealand, UK, Netherlands and China.
23 November 2023 News
Farmers party sixth in Dutch elections
The far-right Party For Freedom had a shock victory in the Dutch elections, and attention now turns to whether it can form a government.
22 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Milk solids on an upward curve in NI
Kieran Mailey looks at what higher butterfat and protein percentages are worth to the average NI dairy farm.
Expansion of farm water quality programmes essential - Nuffield scholar
Ten farmers taking one action to address water quality is better than one farmer taking 10 actions, Nuffield scholar Aoife Feeney told the Nuffield Ireland conference on Friday.
12 November 2023 Climate and environment
Timmermans backtracks on 2030 nitrates cut deadline
Former European Commissioner Frans Timmermans has moved away from the 2030 deadline for nitrates cuts that so angered Dutch farmers.
8 November 2023 News
Dempsey at Large: 50 years of Irish farming in the EU
The changes have been seismic, driven by access to the entire EU market, enormous changes in national employment opportunities and adoption of technology.
8 November 2023 Viewpoints
Bluetongue nears 4,000 cases in the Netherlands
France, Germany and Belgium are all also reporting cases of the bluetongue virus.
2 November 2023 News
EU recommended to adopt zoning approach for AD planning
The first two reports from the Biomethane Industrial Partnership have been published and recommend a suite of changes to European support and planning policies for biomethane.
1 November 2023 Renewables
Dairy Trends: butter and skim rise while WMP dips
Dairy markets were more mixed this week, with butter and skim milk powder rising while whole milk powder and cheese dipped.
25 October 2023 Markets
Voters across Europe look for change
Regime change is the order of the day across Europe, as Donald Tusk seems set for the Polish premiership.
18 October 2023 Dealer
Bluetongue risk heightened as virus continues to spread in Europe
June Fanning, deputy chief veterinary officer, at the Department of Agriculture outlines the current Bluetongue situation in Europe and outlines how we can keep the virus out of Ireland.
18 October 2023 News
Bluetongue in the Netherlands
An outbreak of a new Bluetongue virus has spread across the Netherlands
11 October 2023 News