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Pat O'Toole speaks to newly elected Macra na Feirme president James Healy about the election campaign and his aims for the two year term as president.
This week Aurivo co-op announced that in 2016 their profits rose by 25% to €3.6m. Our agribusiness editor Eoin Lowry sat down with CEO Aaron Forde to discuss the year that has been for the co-op and dairy farmers and to cast an eye over what lies ahead.
On Tuesday this week the IFA held a lobbying day for Oireachtas members where president Joe Healy set out key priorities for the ongoing review of Areas of Natural Constraint scheme. These include the protection of areas currently in the scheme and increased payments for those farming in these marginal areas. News reporter Amy Fitzgibbon spoke to IFA rural development executive secretary Gerry Gunning, Fianna Fáil spokesman on agriculture Charlie McConalogue, Sinn Féin TD for Sligo-Leitrim Martin Kenny and Independent TD for Kerry Danny Healy-Rae.
Ciaran Lenehan speaks to BETTER Farm Programme advisor Tommy Cox about the plans for Martin O'Hare's farm in Co Louth.
Ciaran Lenehan speaks to The Biffens in Aberdeenshire, who run 130 cows in a predominantly spring-calving system. Here they talk about how they can tighten up their calving.
With Easter just around the corner, and the end of Lent in sight, are you thinking about a little foodie indulgence? In this week’s Irish Farmers Journal we have just the publication for you, a magazine completely focused on delicious Irish food. Amy Fitzgibbon sat down with Irish country living consumer editor Ciara Leahy to talk about what’s inside.
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