Further dairy sector mergers 'inevitable'
Further consolidation in the dairy processing sector is "inevitable" according to Conor Mulvihill, director of Dairy Industry Ireland.
Further consolidation in the dairy processing sector is "inevitable" according to Conor Mulvihill, director of Dairy Industry Ireland.
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Amid the still-howling winds and furiously flapping canvas, some of the exhibitors who had waited in their cars for hours were finally allowed to go in and survey the wreckage.
A recent spate of burglaries in rural parts of the country has lead to fears that the crime rate will only get worse as the winter nights draw in.
A farmer who was badly injured when thugs rammed a gate with their truck while he was trying to shut it is living in fear that his attackers will return.
Exhibitors planning to showcase their wares at the extra day of the National Ploughing Championships tomorrow are worried they may have to fork out for extra insurance costs and see smaller crowds.
Traditionally Ploughing week can see cattle numbers easing back slightly. However, with the kill a fortnight ago running at almost 38,000hd, any fall-off would have to be pretty dramatic to make an immediate impression.
The food and drink industry can be extremely competitive so there is a fine margin between success and failure for start-ups or young companies.
Father Brian D'Arcy has spoken about the difficulties priests face in being celibate, saying that he believes clergy should be allowed to get married.
Disappointed crowds have flocked from the Ploughing Championship to Tullamore town, following the announcement earlier this morning that today’s event has been cancelled as a result of Storm Ali.
The National Ploughing Championship will not open today following extreme weather conditions.
Teams at the National Ploughing Championships are assessing any potential damage done to the site after Storm Ali wreaked havoc this morning.
THE second day of the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, will have a delayed opening to the public, but is to go ahead.
Livestock farmers are losing more than €32m a year to beef grid penalties applied to poorer-grading animals.
From Brexit to climate change challenges, Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed is holding the office during a particularly challenging period for the Irish agri-food sector.
Gardaí believe €1.4m of goods were stolen from farms throughout the country in the past year.
Fine Gael has been accused of ignoring farmers facing the challenges of Brexit as their wait for low-cost loans drags on.
More than 1,200 people are now homeless across rural Ireland - a 30pc increase since the beginning of the year, a homeless charity has claimed.
The Americans have their presidential campaign ground games that cost millions and employ complicated strategies to engage with voters.
President Michael D Higgins has called for Irish farm families to be protected at all costs from the "vagaries" of the retail sector and challenges such as Brexit.
Day two of the National Ploughing Championships has a delayed start, due to adverse weather conditions.
Ireland could soon be facing a crisp shortage, according to one of Ireland’s leading crisp and potato producers.
The farm accident support network, Embrace FARM completed their 32-county ‘Drive to Remember’ trip at the ploughing championships today.
A nationwide battle on farm debt is brewing, with the IFA warning that it will strongly support landowners who are facing forced sales by vulture funds.
RTE star Kathryn Thomas said she has experienced the dreaded "mummy shamers" that most women in the public eye have become unfortunately accustomed to.
TV chef and author, and mum-of-three Rachel Allen knows a thing or two about making school lunches.
The fodder deficit has narrowed from 28pc nationally in July to 11pc in September, according to the latest figures from the Teagasc Fodder survey.
Gardaí are advising farmers to lock gates, light up their yards and remove keys from vehicles to help prevent thefts from farms.
The annual National Ploughing Championships is Europe’s biggest outdoor event and the highlight of the Irish agricultural calendar.
Payments worth over €185.6 million under the 2018 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme and Areas of Specific Constraint (Islands) Scheme, have commenced issuing this week to almost 77,000 farmers.
Fast food giant Supermac’s has warned its Irish meat suppliers not to look for price increases unless they agree to pass the benefits back to farmers.
The board of LacPatrick Dairies has set a milk price for August supplies.
One in three people who contact the Samaritans for support are struggling with loneliness or feelings of isolation, new research from the charity reveals.
Following recent negotiations, the IFA has said that Boortmalt, the malting company has agreed to top up the final malting barley price paid to growers for the 2018 harvest by €30 per tonne.
An organic cheesemaker has brought High Court proceedings aimed at securing the return of 35 cows he claims belong to him.
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Tullamore today to attend Europe's largest outdoor event, the National Ploughing Championships.
McHale will be displaying a full range of machinery on Stand 313, giving new and existing customers the chance to see the company's high output machines up close and personal. Forefront to the exhibition will be the recent development and expansion into the twin rotor centre delivery rake range.
'If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there," the Mad Hatter told Alice in Wonderland. That's what one source in Europe said to me recently, when I asked, 'how are the British really dealing with Brexit?'
The Ploughing Championship kicks off today - with some 300,000 people expected to attend over the course of the week.
Brexit could push at-risk Irish farms closer to the point of collapse, the Central Bank has warned.
The family of a well-known farmer who died last year during the Ploughing Championships said that they will attend this year's event in memory of their late loved one.
Dairygold has announced its milk price for August supplies, stating that it will pay farmers 32c/L, which includes a 0.5c/L quality bonus and VAT.
Join our team of experts and commentators for some lively, entertaining and informative talks over the three days of the National Ploughing Championships
A new system which stamps homeowners' Eircodes on to their possessions has resulted in a dramatic drop in burglaries and thefts in areas where it has been piloted by gardaí.
A trade deal meant to give European cheesemakers more access to the Canadian market is falling short of its promise in its first full year, government data show, frustrating the European industry, which blames a year-old Ottawa quota system.
Disruptive digital technologies are opening up a new frontier of possibilities for Irish companies in the North American agricultural market, particularly across the midwestern states.
Earlier this year, well-known UK dynamometer manufacturer Froment appointed DTE-Systems from Tullamore, Co Offaly, as its agent here in Ireland. Froment has been designing and building power test equipment for several decades. The UK firm is well known and respected throughout the agricultural machinery sector here in Ireland.
Laois land is making good prices and Rathdowney auctioneer William Mansfield will be hoping this trend continues when he brings to auction an 82ac non-residential farm at Mountoliver, Rathdowney.
In the world of Highland cattle she is regarded, one might say, as the reigning champion.
Met Éireann has warned of "high-intensity" rainfall tonight as Storm Helene crosses over Ireland.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture and Food Charlie McConalogue has called on Minister Creed to immediately convene the Beef Forum.
Death taxes are set to deliver a bountiful return to the Exchequer this year. But the chances of any changes in the Budget to benefit families look to have been ruled out by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. This is set to annoy many middle-income people.
It's not quite all doom and gloom in the property market. While the housing crisis continues to spiral out of control, while demand pushes prices upwards at the lower end of the market, and while prestige Dublin homes are feeling the first cool breezes of a moderating wind, up at the very top of the market business is 'robust'.
Shoppers are facing a €19 hike in the cost of their weekly supermarket spend as prices will shoot up in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
All roads lead to Tullamore as the final day of preparations gets under way today ahead of 300,000 people descending on the National Ploughing Championships.
Two parcels of land in Co Meath, which was being sold by vulture fund Promontoria, has been removed from the online auction site.
September is progressing along within average or normal parameters on our farm in Oranmore.
Pat Fanning has two jobs at the moment: managing the pedigree-registered Friesian Holstein herd of John Coakley Snr on the Coakley family farm in Co Kildare, and working with John Coakley Jnr, who has just got his Leaving Cert and has high-tailed it straight to Gurteen Agricultural College for his Green Cert.
Last week my travels took me to Springfield House on the outskirts of Sixmilebridge in Co Clare.
Q I am a farmer in north Dublin and have growing concerns about CPO's on my land. I would like to know if there are ways to refuse CPOs, and whether there are any limits to the number of CPOs that can be placed on property. There are currently several CPOs proposed for my land and I am concerned that what I will be left with will not allow me to farm my land in a viable way at all.
A pensioner is driving his 1961 Massey Ferguson 35x from Mizen Head to Malin Head in memory of his late wife.
So what are you going to do for the long winter nights?
JOHN Deere has unveiled a new beast for the self-propelled forage harvester market in the form of the 9000 Series with the largest model touching 1,000 horsepower.
A full year's sheep cycle is nearly complete as we start to get ready for 2019.
A man has appeared in court after his three dogs attacked sheep near Carrickfergus.
Larger farms continue to come on the market, with holdings of over 150ac regularly featuring in private treaty and auction sales.
Mayo Karin has been crowned Supreme Irish Angus All Ireland Champion 2018 and RDS Champion of Champions 2018 adding further glory to her most successful year ever in the show rings.
'In comparison to the other candidates my lifestyle is very humble. This shouldn't be about money. It should be about taking part."
As mart prices tumbled over the last six weeks everyone associated with the business has wondered where the bottom might be.
A large dairy farm in Northern Ireland is trailing a new system that reduces ammonia emissions while producing liquid nitrogen fertiliser at the same time.
In the not too distant past, a residential farm on 93ac in Co Meath was a solid property, the size of holding needed to establish oneself as a member of the club among the local agristocracy.
Forecasters at Met Éireann said they are monitoring Hurricane Helene in the Atlantic and will issue warnings, if required, closer to the time of landfall.
Europe's largest outdoor event, the National Ploughing Championships, takes place next week from Tuesday to Thursday in Screggan, Tullamore.
The fodder shortage has raised many questions about systems of milk production for spring calving.
Gardai are treating a hay barn fire in Cappamore, Co Limerick on Saturday night as “malicious”.
Gardai are treating a hay barn fire in Cappamore, Co Limerick on Saturday night as “malicious”.
A 23-year-old farmer from Tipperary is currently being guarded in a secret location in London as he prepares to join the cast of the next series of UK TV smash hit Big Brother.
Dry soil after record-breaking European summer heatwaves means farmers have been unable to plant all the rapeseed they wished, experts said on Thursday.
Scotland’s chief vet has insisted “high welfare standards” are in place when animals are transported overseas, branding a recent TV programme about the practice “alarmist”.
We had our first Ear to the Ground editorial meeting last week ahead of production getting into gear for the new season.
Last week saw the 2018 harvest coming to a close. While there are still pockets of spring barley and particularly beans yet to be harvested, especially in the west, north-west and some parts of the north-east where some late sown crops on heavy land are still maturing the bulk of this years' harvest is over.
Arodstown Stud, the residential 88ac stud farm belonging to trainer Tony Martin at Moynalvey, Summerhill in Co Meath was withdrawn from auction after being bid to €1.625m in its lots and €1.4m as an entire.
Glanbia will pay its Member milk suppliers 32 cent per litre (cpl) including VAT for August manufacturing milk supplies at 3.6pc butterfat and 3.3pc protein.
Michael Gove’s reforms to agricultural subsidies risks seeing the return of horsemeat into the food chain, head of the farmers’ union says today.
A meeting of the Fodder Stakeholder group in Tullamore heard that progress has been made in filling the fodder gap for the winter ahead.
A leading weather expert has reassured people that an oncoming Atlantic hurricane "will not be a repeat of Ophelia".
Seamus Nagle knows a thing or two about bovine genetics, so much so that his fledgling company BullBank is quickly making its mark on the beef industry.
The Government is making €700,000 available to remove stockpiles of tyres from farms.
The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has asked farmers to be vigilant in Meath after the theft of the 15th Landcruiser in three months has left gardai 'baffled.
The Rose of Tralee is well behind us, the two All-Irelands are won and the Ploughing is only around the corner. So history tells us that, at this stage of year - even with the best possible conditions - not enough grass is going to be grown on this farm this season to make up for the shortfall.
Pig farmers have endured a 43pc drop in financial margins in the past year, according to Teagasc figures.
The EU could bring forward proposals to stop the annual daylight saving procedure or putting back and forward the clocks to next year.
Talks aimed at resolving an ongoing dispute between vets and the Department of Agriculture are expected to resume later this week under the chairmanship of former Labour Relations chairman, Kieran Mulvey.
A radical change in the way meat processors and farmers do business is required to ensure beef finishers receive a sustainable price, IFA Livestock chair Angus Woods has urged.
Neighbours of a farm family who claim they are being forced to sell off some of their land by a vulture fund have vowed that any prospective buyer will be given the cold shoulder by the entire community.
Ben Brooksby, founder of The Naked Farmer, will be taking over the FarmIreland Instagram this Thursday and will be talking about how he’s using the platform to highlight mental health issues among farmers.
The first container (25t) of Irish beef has reached China, after being purchased by a Chinese online and foodservice sales.
Stability appeared to be the name of the game in the sheep business.
A 126ac tillage farm at Tomard, Leighlinbridge, in Carlow sold in two lots under the hammer last week, making a total of €2.19m or a huge €17,380/ac.
Farmers are today protesting the forced sale of lands in Co Meath by vulture fund Promontoria, which it claims is trying to force a family to sell some of their land to settle debts.
Another round of Mercosur and EU trade talks begins this week in Uruguay, with trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström on stand-by to attend (she will be in the region at a G20 meeting).
Farmers who protect the countryside will be first in the queue for post-Brexit state subsidies as they are freed from the “perverse” constraints of EU rules on handouts, Michael Gove says today.
Scotland’s Rural Affairs Minister has raised concerns about ferry firm P&O’s decision to halt the transportation of live calves from Scotland.
LAST week we reported on the factories’ push on prices — for those of you with stock to sell you known that situation still prevails.
The number of people at work remains below pre-crash levels in more than 70 towns across the State.
Ali will be the first storm to blow in across Ireland and Britain this winter, the new list of names for this year's strongest weather systems shows.
The risk of a successor’s marriage breaking down is one of the biggest factors preventing dairy farmers from handing on land to the next generation, according to new research.
A 63 year old farmer ended up being pepper sprayed during a grapple with a Garda when his horse was being seized in a field by a contractor working on behalf of the County Council.
Farmers have been advised to mark their property in a bid to make it more difficult for rural crime gangs to dispose of stolen goods.
Six finalists have been announced to go forward to contest tonight’s FBD Young Farmer of the Year Award in Dublin.
EU action to protect human health from air pollution has not delivered its expected impact, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.
Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner, Phil Hogan has warned the Irish dairy sector that it must maintain its reputation for producing products of the highest standards of safety and sustainability.
Lakeland Dairies has held its base milk price at 32.78 cents per litre including VAT for August milk supplies.
Euronext wheat rose sharply on Monday in step with Chicago futures in a technical rebound from a six-week low, encouraged by further signs of tightening supply in major export regions.
State forestry company Coillte has agreed a deal to sell its operating wind farm assets to Greencoat Renewables for an enterprise value of €281m.
"We're after doubling our feed rates from this time last year, costing me an additional €2,500 a week in additional feed," Ballinhassing, Cork, dairy farmer, Peter Hurley has asid.
Some British food, including beef and lamb, would become “uncompetitive overnight” on foreign markets in the event of a no-deal Brexit, food industry representatives told members of parliament yesterday.
Brazilian farmers said they are seeking support to develop a soybean futures contract that would ease deals between Brazil, the world’s largest soy exporter, and top importer China at a time of heightened US-China trade tensions.
FARMERS are facing a financial crisis ahead of the winter as the full impact of this year's extreme weather becomes apparent, farm leaders have warned.
Residents of nursing homes who have a house lying unoccupied would be offered financial incentives to rent it out under a plan being considered to ease the housing crisis.
More gardaí on high-visibility patrols are needed to help stem the intimidation of farmers by criminal gangs, it has been warned.
A farmer who was kicked unconscious after he confronted trespassers on his land is the latest victim of a gang using lurcher dogs as a cover while carrying out surveillance for a crime spree.
Brandon Bolger, a 10-year-old boy from Carlow, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, is fundraising to buy a tractor to raise funds for other children receiving care in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.
Ireland’s low cost pasture based system is seen as a significant comparative advantage for many in the industry. But is it?
The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers are calling for the allocation of €120m in the upcoming budget to develop a new ‘Sustainable Suckler Cow Payment.’
EU Commission officials are in Montevideo in Uruguay this week to reconvene the trade talks with the Mercosur trading bloc.
A 70ac parcel of ground coming to auction at Graigue near Clogheen in south Tipperary is described by auctioneer John FitzGerald of Dougan FitzGerald as a “very interesting and practical piece of land”.
The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has said that greater efforts are required to achieve TB eradication by 2030.
Figures released by the Department of Agriculture show that ewe and ram slaughtering's have increased by almost 52,000 compared to the same period last year, an increase of 19pc.
Income derived from agri-environmental schemes is a lifeline that keeps farmers farming, says NPWS Head of Agri-Ecology Barry O’Donoghue.
The UK government could be preparing to backtrack on a key post-Brexit pledge on animal welfare – a ban on live exports.
Hedgehogs are disappearing from the countryside because they are being devoured by badgers, a study has found.
Nevin Spence, a talented centre with the Ulster rugby team, was on the cusp of Irish honours aged just 22.
The recent Energy in Agriculture event at Gurteen College, Co Tipperary, highlighted energy crop options for farmers and in this article, I will focus on how farmers can benefit from growing energy wood on the farm.
A 241ac residential farm with extensive farm buildings near Coleraine in Co Derry is for sale by private treaty in a sale handled by Savills and guided at €1.71m.
'I've only seen a corncrake about three times in my life. My father told me that when he was growing up in Kilkenny he used to shout at the corncrakes for croaking but sure now there's hardly any corncrakes left and they're all gone from Kilkenny. It's sad. I find it all very nostalgic."
It has been a tough year all-round on farmers. The wet back end to 2017 followed by the wet spring and dry hot summer of 2018 have taken their toll on the resolve of farmers in all farm enterprises.
After months of waiting, the recent downpours in this part of the country were very welcome.
Last Friday morning, I headed for north Kildare to visit what turned out to be a magnificent 230ac farm.
Catherine Murtagh is crossing her fingers that her Co Cavan farm gets the right result in the Bovine TB test - which is being carried out this week - so that things can get back to normal at the family's dairy enterprise.
Since August 1, the existing tax incentives for farm restructuring have been further enhanced by extending the 1pc Stamp Duty rate to approved transactions whether it be by way of purchase or exchange.
An Post's decision is 'the last nail in the coffin' for a border town whose residents are now facing a 30km round trip to their nearest post office.
IFA President Joe Healy warned that suckler farming is now on a cliff edge, due to EU agricultural policy which is asking farmers to produce beef at low prices while reducing direct payments and insisting on ever higher standards.
Cavan has seen quite a number of properties come on the market this year, included among them is a 50ac residential farm at Greaghlough, Mullagh guided at €300,000.
The dairy landscape may be about to change dramatically in New Zealand as environmental constraints impact on the sector.
This dairy farmer milking almost 500 cows will be choosing high EBI Holstein Friesian bulls for his dairy herd in the future
With the 2019 Budget only around the corner, Macra na Feirme is calling for an extension of Stamp Duty exemption on the transfer of land to young trained farmers to 2023. This 100pc exemption is due to expire in 2020.
Biotechnology advances such as gene editing could be the rural electrification of our time, according to Ted McKinney, the US Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.
Philip Higgins is the latest farmer to join the Sheep Tech joint venture run by Teagasc in conjunction with Irish Country Meats.
Allowing hormone-treated US beef to be sold in Britain after Brexit would create “an unnecessary and unacceptable risk to public health”, a report has warned.
A man was this week charged in Donegal with 35 counts of handling stolen livestock when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court.
Bank of Ireland has announced a designated €100m fund to support farmers who are facing a shortage of fodder and increased feed costs this year.
The widely held belief that milk boosts phlegm production and worsens respiratory conditions from asthma to the common cold has been dubbed a myth, according to a children's health expert.
Sheep farmers are facing a 70c increase in the price of a tag when new electronic tagging regulations come into effect on October 1, the owner of one of Ireland's leading tagging companies has warned.
Some normality has returned to the grass growth pattern at Lyons Farm, with a growth rate of 64kg of dry matter per heactare per day achieved in the week to August 27.
When milk quotas were abolished, Cork dairy farmer Donal O'Reilly didn't just think about expanding his herd - he set about growing extra grass, which he says is worth €180,000 a year to his farm.
The dry and hot summer helped unearth many historic monuments during July and August, according to the National Monuments Service (NMS).
Most of the country's top 20 youngest towns are located in and around Dublin as families flock to the capital in search of work.
The message from the latest ringside figures is that the trade remains under pressure. The tables below show that every section on both the bullock and heifer table fell, bar the poorer-quality 600kg+ heifer.
I have a small farm that I work on full-time but the profit margins are very low. I am married with two children. Is there any State support available?
Some vintage tractors were among the items sold at a well-attended auction of agricultural and plant machinery held by Irish Machinery Auctions in Naas, Co Kildare.
Kilgibbon on 199ac on the banks of the Slaney south of Enniscorthy sold under the hammer last week making €1.76m - about €8,800/ac
European wheat futures edged lower on Wednesday, giving up earlier gains, as the absence of Russian export restrictions continued to dampen speculation about supply tensions.
The summer of 2018 will go down as one of the hottest and driest summers on record as weather conditions not seen for more than two decades were recorded across the country.
Any measures to reverse failures to reach climate change targets should consider “rural-proofing” an Oireachtas committee has heard.
While Brexit presents some opportunities the threats facing the Irish agri-food sector are far greater, according to Love Irish Food.
We eventually completed our main harvest but instead of improving, the results just went from bad to worse as the harvest went on.
Chanelle Group is to create 350 jobs at its headquarters in Loughrea, County Galway, with an €86m investment.
One of the original four founding flocks of Beltex Pedigree sheep breeding in Ireland is to be dispersed, to make way for a ‘farm to fork’ commercial sheep enterprise.
Emma O’Connor from Anna’s Goat Farm will be taking over the FarmIreland Instagram account today and will be talking about why her family chose to run a dairy goat farm.
The UK is threatening not to recognise EU specialty food and drink after Brexit unless it gets better market access to the bloc.
There will be no scaling back the ambitious expansionary targets set out for the agri-food sector in Food Wise 2025, a senior Government minister has stated.
A Cavan butcher who can make nearly 80 sausages a minute has sealed his place in the annual Guinness World Records book for 2019.
A 58 year old farmer suffered catastrophic head injuries after he sustained a suspected kick from a cow.
Bayer cut its earnings forecast on Wednesday due to delays to its $63 billion takeover of Monsanto, and said sales of its consumer care products fell, hitting its shares, already reeling from a legal battle over the weed killer Roundup.
Carnaross in Meath is famous for its mart and the area will be familiar to farmers from north Leinster and Ulster.
Meat testing carried out by the UK Food Standards Agency contains the DNA of different animals than advertised.
Texel rams met with a 'flying' trade at the Sheep Ireland Elite Eurostar Multi-breed Annual Sale where the breed accounted for the second-largest entry.
My wife's niece and her London-born husband came for dinner on Sunday, and while the various family dramas were discussed, myself and the Englishman settled in after the meal to watch the All Ireland football final.
Dairy prices at the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction dipped 0.7pc overall this week.
An Achill sheep farmer had to be rescued from the bottom of a cliff after he went to retrieve his dog, who had fallen over the cliff while herding sheep.
Despite Ireland being the biggest source of the UK’s food imports in relation to beef and dairy, agri-food trade across the Irish Sea is not one-way traffic, British Irish Chamber of Commerce seminar heard this morning.
A vegan campaign advert that alleged 90% of pigs will never see the outdoors because they are factory farmed has been banned for “misleading” claims.
An investigation has been launched after the death of a man in a farm accident.
Wyeth Nutritional, the Limerick-based infant nutritional formula producer, last year paid out of a dividend of $1.1bn (€957m).
Suckler farmers now need a herd of more than 120 cows to generate the equivalent of the average industrial wage (€31,000), say beef analysts.
A no-deal Brexit would be “catastrophic” for Ireland’s €1.7billion meat exports trade with Britain, Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has warned.
Anne Harkin, manager of Raphoe mart, has several things on her mind.
The Health and Safety Executive is investigating after a man in his 60s dies in a farm accident in Co Tyrone.
Politicians have called on Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to introduce a low cost loan scheme and to campaign for greater factory price fairness to help farmers weather the storm of the recent drought and fodder crisis.
As the schools re-open we suddenly realise the summer is over and autumn is upon us.
Gurteen College this week unveiled its new milking unit to its new students while the Tanaiste Simon Coveney was on hand to officiate at the event.
Diversification is not for everybody. Growing food is still the core business of most farmers but there are certainly areas on all farms that we know are not delivering a productive or sustainable return, and there is an increasing number of alternative options.
Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has been asked to exercise his powers under the legislation to stop Teagasc, promoting the use of deep peat for bedding in animal housing, by the environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment.
Farming and food production needs to get smarter, cleaner, and greener – and fast, according to the EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan.
The culling of deer is essential if government authorities are to succeed in eradicating TB by 2030, the ICSA have said.
New research released by accounting body IFAC shows that 83pc of Irish agri food small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have no clear succession plans in place.
That was the question Cork dairy farmer Donal O’Reilly asked himself three years ago when he joined the Teagasc/Glanbia Monitor Farm Programme in January 2015.
A Co. Wexford man was stopped with a stolen trailer containing stolen items by Gardaí after a chase in New Ross.
The drought may be officially over but grass growth in some parts of the country is still significantly below average figures for this time of the year.
China reported a new case of African swine fever in Xuancheng in Anhui province on Monday, the second in the city in as many days, raising the risk for farmers as the disease spreads rapidly in the world’s top pork producer.
Two Irishmen, Eamonn Tracey and John Whelan won 1 and 2nd places respectively for Ireland in at the World Ploughing Contest.