In this week's news podcast, beef editor Adam Woods discusses how beef prices are within touching distance of the €6/kg mark and finished cattle are worth near €450/head on the same time last year.

Adam also brings us the story of pig farmer Michael Monagle whose business is on the brink in light of rising input costs and flat pig prices.

News correspondent Noel Barden gives further insight into the pig sector crisis and looks at the prices retailers are paying for pigmeat.

Noel also describes how Ireland is moving closer to having a BVD-free status.

News correspondent Declan O’Brien looks at the farm organisation views of the dairy vision group interim report.

He also updates on our farm survey and details how and why farmers are planning to cut stock numbers.

News correspondent Rachel Donovan looks at the survey’s findings on fertiliser use and describes how Irish dairy farmers may fill the gap left by infant milk formula shortages in the US.

Finally, we hear from Teagasc director professor Frank O’Mara at the Teagasc Beef Open Day 2022 on Monday.

Listen in to get the latest on all of the stories on this week’s paper.