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Watching out for farmers
Jack Kennedy
Farmers getting messages with different sample numbers compared to what they sent away is hopefully just a blip in communications.
Home Farm: time for essential spring work slipping by
21 February 2024 Viewpoints
Home Farm: time for essential spring work slipping by
Every day in the shed is money out and a diminishing pit of silage
Overshoots in public spending
21 February 2024 Viewpoints
Overshoots in public spending
Prudent management of the public finances needs credible fiscal plans, not just declarations of concern about public money, from Government and opposition.
Grass means survival - our competitive advantage
Given our geographical location, our premium brands, and our weather patterns we need to keep grass front and centre.
21 February 2024 Viewpoints
ICBF needs to own suckler mistakes
Change takes time or else farmers are forced to the cliff edge and they walk away from farming.
21 February 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: what should a modern CAP look like?
While an emergency grouping to advise the Commission has been set up, more is needed.
21 February 2024 Viewpoints
ACRES announcement only ‘fair’
This latest announcement from our Minister can’t be another delay tactic to buy time.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: a tribute to John Bruton
John Bruton: the enormous attendance at the State funeral from a wide spectrum of the community, conveyed the huge respect and admiration in which he was held.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
Whitethorn planting - one month left
I understand we are importing about five times the amount of trees like Whitethorn quicks than we need given the demand from the number of farmers in ACRES.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
Water quality - lessons from New Zealand
Farmers had invested in the equipment themselves and were monitoring nutrients in the water to better inform themselves of what was happening in rivers and streams running through farms.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
Sexed semen revolution on Irish farms
The lower stocking rate cap will mean dairy farmers in general need less dairy replacements.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
How many stadiums are needed in reality?
There has never been a comprehensive analysis of stadium utilisation in Ireland by the GAA, by any of the other main sporting bodies or by the Department of Sport.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints