UTP rules apply to sale of grain
Boortmalt's introduction of an energy surcharge as crops were being harvested sets a very dangerous precedent.
Boortmalt Athy intake reopens for deliveries
The intake had been closed due to issues with a drier, but will reopen on 18 August Dalton's has said.
Emissions reduction not successful if farm production falls – Varadkar
The Irish Farmers Journal spoke with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at the Tullamore Show on Sunday.
Largest EU pig processor faces climate claim court challenge
Danish Crown's branding campaign centred on "Climate Controlled Pigs" has been discontinued as it awaits court proceedings brought by vegetarian groups.
Minister refuses to commit on climate cuts assessment
There is “an absolute imperative for all of us to work to meet that 51% reduction economy wide,” Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has said.
Decade of change ahead for farming - McConalogue
There is no measure or policy that will be forced upon farm families, the minister said at the opening of Tullamore Show.
Heavy cattle up by €200/head on 2021 prices
Adam Woods takes a look at the Irish Farmers Journal MartBids database to see how 2022 cattle prices compare to 2021 prices across a number of different cattle categories.
Sheep mart prices: lamb prices firm to tune of €2 to €5/head
Supplies of heavier, well-fleshed lambs are reported as being particularly tight and this is inserting more competition into the trade between butcher and wholesale buyers.
45% of throughput in Munster cattle marts
Marts in the province handle twice the number of bovines than marts in Leinster and Connacht.
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Dairy Trends: milk supply, China and GDT dominate buying decisions
Drought in the EU, China not performing and GDT falls again are all interlinked as global geopolitical uncertainty continues.
Department introduces tougher TB testing rules
Ray Doyle of ICOS has said that the new rules will be 'an extra burden' for livestock being traded through the marts.
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Bimeda expansion continues with Afrivet acquisition
Irish-headquartered Bimeda increases its global reach with a new acquisition, writes Anne Finnegan.
Dairy management: planning for a long dry spell
News that the current dry spell of weather could last longer than planned has sent shivers down most farmers' spines, writes Aidan Brennan.
Thrive: open day summary and booklet
Over 2,000 people attended the Thrive dairy calf-to-beef open day on Tuesday. Declan Marren outlines some of the key messages from the day.
Preventing pneumonia at weaning time
This week, AHI specialists take a look at preventing pneumonia in weanlings and discuss some animal health tips for livestock farms in August.
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Kingdom farmers take the Kerry honours
Aidan Brennan reports on the winners of the Kerry Agribusiness milk quality and sustainability awards.
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August reseeding can produce up to 1t more grass the following spring
On-farm trials carried out by DLF over the last two years show that swards sown in August will produce up to 1t more grass the following spring than those sown in September.
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Terra Range: 25% less nitrogen used in Galway grazing trial
The Terra Range presents a wonderful opportunity to meet climate change targets by lowering N application, while maintaining high output of both grass and grain.
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Plant breeding – the ‘master key’ for the future of crop production
The importance of plant breeding and seed selection is of paramount significance in how modern day agriculture operates.
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Dairy Trends: milk supply, China and GDT dominate buying decisions
Drought in the EU, China not performing and GDT falls again are all interlinked as global geopolitical uncertainty continues.
Glanbia plc share price rises 10%
After Glanbia announced a positive revenue result for the first half of 2022 and predictions for increased earnings in the rest of 2022 share price lifted.
Kerry milk price top-up worth €2,000 per farm
In the ongoing milk price campaign between Kerry co-op and Kerry Group, the group has this week announced a top up for 2022 to end of June
Ploughing association records loss for 2021
Losses for 2021 would have been higher, and topped over €1m, only for other operating income the NPA received.
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Paul Flaherty farms full-time on his 52ha farm, his autumn-calving herd of 85 predominantly Friesian x Holstein cows are fed on a grass-based system and supplemented with the GAIN Dairy Feed range.
Krone front mowers gain DLG-certified cameras
Krone has announced that it will be fitting DLG-certified camera systems to all its new front mowers going forward.
Almost 1,700 new tractors registered in 2022 to date
FTMTA figures show that 321 new tractors were registered in July, meaning tractor sales for the first seven months of 2022 are down 11% on the same period in 2021.
More power and no Adblue for Deere 9700 foragers
John Deere’s 8100, 8200 and 8300 foragers have received more power while the 9700’s 24.2l Liehberr engine has been replaced with the more powerful non-Adblue 18l John Deere unit
FBD National Livestock Show parade of champions
Adam Woods takes a look at the championship winners at the FBD National Livestock Show parade of champions in Tullamore on Sunday.
112ac in Carlow for €5,000/ac
A quarry operated on the land until 2007. The balance of the holding is grassland.
45ac with large storage unit in Wicklow
The holding also has a farmyard and planning permission for a new house.
103ac residential farm in Cork
The land is in one block and good quality and the farm has road frontage.
Five entry level sheep crates for Irish sheep farmers
Like a quad, a front loader or a good sheep dog, once you purchase a sheep handler you will wonder how you ever managed to farm without one.
Improving beef farm sustainability
Teagasc has released a checklist and guide to help to improve sustainability on beef farms, which can help the environment and farm profit.
Agriculture must plan for future weather challenges - McConalogue
The impact of challenging weather conditions on farmers in the future has to be prepared for, says Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue.
Bord na Móna moves to plant trees on former bog
Currently around 4,700ha of Bord na Móna land is planted with conifer trees.
New forestry programme must learn from its predecessor
The next plan needs to be innovative and carbon-driven, but not a carbon copy of the under-performing old programme.
NI news round-up: ARCZero walk, YFCU rebound and biomethane
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
‘Nothing to fear’ from NI soil scheme
The £45m soil sampling scheme is currently open to farmers located in zone one, which covers most of Down and Armagh.
DAERA’s £21m HQ sits almost empty
The high-spec office was built as part of re-location project which aimed to get more civil servants out of the Belfast area.
Northern View: prices edge up as factories chase supplies
A number of factories have increased base quotes for beef, while lamb prices in the marts are also up.
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Behind the scenes of the summer shows: Joan Widger of Clonmel Agri Show
With the return of summer shows, our new series goes behind the scenes with the dedicated volunteers; starting with Joan Widger of Clonmel Agricultural Show. In conversation with Niamh Gunn.
112ac in Carlow for €5,000/ac
A quarry operated on the land until 2007. The balance of the holding is grassland.
45ac with large storage unit in Wicklow
The holding also has a farmyard and planning permission for a new house.
103ac residential farm in Cork
The land is in one block and good quality and the farm has road frontage.
Theer are exceptions to the 'never go back' rule
Denis Hurley looks at some of the people that have defied the idea that in sport you should 'never go back'.