Rural dwellers hit hardest by rising fuel costs - report
A report on petrol and diesel prices has found that low-income rural dwellers will be the group hit hardest by rising fuel costs.
Impossible to fully offset impact of inflation – Government
The Government highlighted input cost inflation as a driver of an increased cost of living in its Summer Economic Statement (SES).
G7 commits another €4.25bn to food security
While G7 leaders met because of war in Ukraine, there was a low-key response to the issue of the impact on global food security.
CAP budget needs a strong defence
The "Future of Europe" event highlighted the competition CAP faces for the funding needed to guarantee food security for Europe.
Market Digest: stories from around the world
News briefs from Brazil, China, USA and Ukraine.
Ukraine’s farmers planted ‘more than expected’
While planting and crop yields may be better than expected, Ukrainian farmers say access to export markets needs to be improved if they are to have revenue to plant next year’s crop.
Macra Agricultural Skillnet news
Macra Agricultural Skillnet has developed a wide-ranging programme of training events, further education and development opportunities.
Sustainability can't be sidelined in response to Ukraine – webinar
A webinar on the topic of food security hosted by Colm Markey MEP discussed food security in the context of Ireland, Ukraine and internationally.
European buyers hungry for organic Irish beef – Bord Bia
EU consumers would be willing buy more organic Irish beef, Bord Bia’s Joe Burke has said.
PODCASTS
Watch: suckler cow prices top €2,660 in Elphin
Niamh Gunn attended Elphin Mart last Monday for its general sale of cattle, with a special entry of 25 Limousin suckler cows also featured in the sale.
Watch: trade driven by quality in Granard
Niamh Gunn attended Granard Mart last Wednesday for its weekly sale of heifers, bullocks and dry cows.
Camera at the Mart: heavy cattle still hot in Roscrea
Central Auctions Mart in Roscrea held a special sale of forward beef cattle last week. Adam Woods reports on the trade.
Camera at the Mart: plenty of life in lamb trade in Raphoe
While prices eased by €4 to €6/head on the previous week, agents were keen to get their hands on numbers and this kept a good deal of bite in the trade.
Dairy management: the argument for zero nitrogen on clover paddocks
Opinion on how best to manage clover swards is divided, Aidan Brennan takes a look at the issues.
Milk supplies back 2.4% for month of May
Milk supply for the period January to May 2022 is also back slightly on the same time last year.
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Silage 2022 photo competition kicks off
The Irish Farmers Journal has teamed up with Gouldings to find the best silage photo of 2022. The winner will receive 2t of Goulding Sweetgrass Fertiliser.
BEEF2022 kicks off in Teagasc Grange
Adam Woods previews the Teagasc national beef open day taking place in Teagasc, Grange, Co Meath, on Tuesday and what farmers can expect to see at the event.
Number of registered veterinary professionals reaches ‘all-time high’
The Veterinary Council of Ireland has stated that there is over 3,250 veterinarians registered with the regulatory body.
BEEF 2022 – Supporting Sustainable Beef Farming
The focus of BEEF 2022 will be on the application of technologies that will help beef farmers increase the profitability and environmental sustainability of their family farm businesses.
Teagasc BEEF 2022: What's on in the BEEF 2022 villages
The villages at BEEF 2022 allow farmers to speak one-to-one with Teagasc specialists on the issues that mean the most to them.
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Kverneland Balers – heavy silage, heavy-duty balers
With the grass season in full swing, Kverneland balers are doing their fair share of work in the field.
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Seven considerations when selecting and feeding fat supplements
Dr Richard Kirkland, global technical manager for Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients, outlines seven considerations dairy producers should have when selecting fat supplements.
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Farm safely – stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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ABP appoints Sharon Whitehead as non-executive director
ABP has acquired expertise in human resources for its board of directors.
EU production limited as global agricultural demand slows
Global Agricultural demand is set to slow over the coming decade while increased environmental regulation sees EU production slow
Farmers eligible for low-cost loans of up to €1.5m
The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue and the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced the low-cost loan on Monday.
$1bn 8,000 head a day new entrant to shake up US beef processing
Biden administration looks like it will get its wish for more competition in beef processing as investors plan new factory in South Dakota.
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Experience boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School - Taster Weekend for fifth class
Boys starting secondary school in September 2023 are invited to stay in the school's Norman castle on the 4-5 June, to learn about boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School in Murroe, Co Limerick.
New ‘drop-in kits’ convert Land Rovers into electric vehicles
The electric Land Rovers can pull a 2t trailer ‘perfectly fine’ according to an engineer who works with the English engineering company behind the new innovation.
Son of Claas founder passes away
Passing of the last shareholder of the second generation of the Claas family.
Case IH launches updated heavy duty round balers
Case IH hs introduced the new RB 456 and 466HD Pro variable chamber round balers which they say feature stronger components and fewer moving parts.
Baileys cow competition set for Virginia Show return
The prize pot for the overall champion is €2,500, while the reserve champion will receive €1,000.
Big farm with house and sheds for sale in Cavan
The holding is located just 2km outside Bailieborough and is attracting good interest.
House and big cattle yard in Laois
The house is modern and and spacious. The property stands on 22ac of nice farmland.
87.5ac with cattle yard for sale in Laois
The farm is mainly in cereals and grassland while there is approximately 7ac under forestry.
Weekly podcast: shed building costs spiral, fertiliser prices and new Macra CEO
Rising farm building costs, fertiliser prices, the new Macra CEO and IFA member unease over its leadership’s salary increases all feature.
Farmer engagement needed in clearing Funshinagh impasse
A meeting of farmers and residents from the area around Lough Funshinagh has heard that farmers need to be consulted in any discussions on finding a solution to the injuncted works.
Biomethane produced by farmers could replace natural gas – RGFI
Biomethane stakeholders presented their views on the potential for Irish farmers to invest in the sector while speaking to the Oireachtas Environment Committee.
Forestry group tells Government of need for 20,000ha afforestation programme
Report claims a viable afforestation programme “would have mitigated the emissions from dairy expansion since 2010.” Donal Magner reports
MEPs seek solutions from Brussels for State's forestry ‘failures’
The Commissioner for Agriculture has been urged to open an investigation into the failures of the current forestry regime.
NI round-up: on-farm meetings, input costs and World Charolais Congress
Weekly round-up of news from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Over 1,000 Tier 1 grants not claimed
Almost 3,000 successful applicants received letters of offer under the Tier 1 grant scheme last year.
Average price of estate purchases up 87% at Savills
The average estate sold for £8.8m which was a rise of 87% on the year at Savills.
‘Derisory’ offer from Government to control geese
Crofters frustrated by the level of funding to support goose management.
Life
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.
Katherine's Country- finally it rains
After several weeks of dry weather and consequently slower grass growth, the rain has finally come. Good growth and higher grass yields are just around the corner, writes Katherine O’Leary.
Neven Maguire- poultry perfection
Put these chicken recipes in your back pocket, perfect for a tasty summer treat.
Limerick youngsters on cusp of greatness
If Limerick were to beat Galway in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final, they would be on a brink of a third straight Liam MacCarthy victory and a fourth in five years.
Three farms go for auction in Wexford
The largest is 81.07ac and it comes with a derelict farmhouse and yard.