Podcast: global fertiliser prices, a €80,000 Fiat and scheme payments
Global fertiliser prices, and the Russia Ukraine crisis, an €80,000 Fiat tractor, scheme payments, organics and veal markets all feature on this week’s news podcast.
IFA AGM: Cullinan seeks taskforce to tackle fertiliser and feed prices
Tim Cullinan has said that rocketing feed, fertiliser and fuel prices need to be dealt with immediately.
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Win a Kverneland Disc Spreader and save thousands!!!
To kick off 2022 and to provide some relief to farmers struggling with fertiliser costs, Kverneland Group Ireland is hosting a competition to win a Kverneland Exacta CL 2,000l capacity Disc Spreader.
Preparation key ahead of a busy three months
Adam Woods previews this week’s calf focus ahead of a very busy period on Irish beef and dairy farms.
Beef Management: dairy calf prices and calving webinar
Adam Woods takes a look at what beef farmers should be paying for dairy calves and also previews an upcoming webinar on farmersjournal.ie.
Plan needed to avoid ‘potential cash flow problems’ – IFA
All sectors will be hit with significant increases in input expenditure that will erode 2022 margins and need to be planned for, the IFA has said.
PODCASTS
In pictures: sucklers top €1,980 in Clones
Niamh Gunn attended Clones Mart's suckler sale on Thursday, which included a clearance sale of top-quality suckler cows. Check out the trade here.
Back with the old, still in with the new in Bandon
With ringside bidding returning in earnest this week following a lift of COVID-19 restrictions, online bidders made sure to have their say in proceedings at Bandon Mart’s weekly calf sale.
Camera at the Mart: trade in Tuam hits top gear
Cattle trade in Tuam was strong across the board on Monday, capped off with some top prices for in-calf heifers.
Beef Trends: lift in demand will drive price
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including factory quotes for finished animals.
Dairy Trends: New Zealand matches Irish farmgate milk price
The largest milk processor in New Zealand has increased milk price forecast again this week, as dairy demand is strong and supply tight.
Optimism for Kerry joint venture deal
Recently appointed Kerry Co-op chair is meeting with shareholders and co-op advisory representatives sharing his thoughts on a vision for Kerry Co-op.
New VCI code of conduct to combat antimicrobial resistance
The revised code of conduct will come into effect on the 28 January 2022.
Historic election as VCI president and deputy president filled by two females
The incoming president and deputy president were appointed, following an uncontested election, by members of the veterinary council.
Need for beef changes goes beyond farm gate
Dr Paul Crosson from Teagasc Grange confirms that young bull beef systems have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per kg of beef carcase by up to 32% when compared to steer beef.
ABP launches Advantage Beef scheme
Adam Woods has all the details on the new ABP advantage beef programme and what farmers need to know about it.
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Calf rearers advised to consider milk quality and feeding level for pre-weaning
Getting pre-weaning nutrition right must be a priority to get the best possible results from calf rearing.
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Win a Kverneland Disc Spreader and save thousands!!!
To kick off 2022 and to provide some relief to farmers struggling with fertiliser costs, Kverneland Group Ireland is hosting a competition to win a Kverneland Exacta CL 2,000l capacity Disc Spreader.
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Cow Start the next generation in fresh cow supplementation
Owen and Conor Galvin milk 450 cows with their father Gerry just outside the village of Finuge, Co Kerry.
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Protecting livelihoods and improving animal transport standards - Billy Kelleher
This week, the European Parliament will debate a new set of recommendations drawn up by a Committee of Inquiry into the protection of animals during transport, of which Billy Kelleher is a member.
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The Irish beef factory mix
While the Irish beef market is dominated by ABP, Dawn and Kepak, it is nowhere near as consolidated as the US and there remains a strong independent factory sector.
Dairy Trends: New Zealand matches Irish farmgate milk price
The largest milk processor in New Zealand has increased milk price forecast again this week, as dairy demand is strong and supply tight.
Optimism for Kerry joint venture deal
Recently appointed Kerry Co-op chair is meeting with shareholders and co-op advisory representatives sharing his thoughts on a vision for Kerry Co-op.
€128 per cow milk price gap between Ornua and co-ops
As December milk cheques have just landed our annual analysis of base milk price paid versus Ornua shows farmers losing out nearly €130 per cow.
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Watch: father and son operation cultivates a better future
Maurice Cogan and his son Robert had been beef and tillage farming for many years, but when they started to plan for the future they realised that dairy farming was where they wanted to take the farm.
Kubota introduces M6-001 Utility to replace MGX series
The five-model 104hp to 141hp series still satisfies the same segment between the M5-002 and M6-002 tractors.
New tractor sales up 24% in 2021
Last year saw new tractor sales hit their highest level since 2008, with 2,366 new tractors registered throughout the year. The most new units were registered in Cork and the least in Leitrim.
19-year-old Fiat 110-90 fetches £67,200 (€80,151) at Derry auction
A pristine example of 2003 Fiat New Holland 110-90 sold for a whopping £67,200 (€80,151) at a machinery auction held in Co Derry on Saturday 22 January.
Cavan man takes up Irish Angus presidency
The Irish Angus Cattle Society has elected Cavan man Sean Kilkenny as its new president.
Diamond in the rough at Dunmore
A large cottage set on 25ac of mixed forestry and farmland in north Galway offers plenty potential.
Options galore in mixed Donegal property
Forestry, grazing and residential options are all options in this 38ac holding in Co Donegal.
Land sales get off to a solid start
Early reports from land sales show that the market has got off to a solid start in north Connacht and in west Munster.
All-island plan to protect old farm buildings and yards
In a bid to protect and restore old Irish farm buildings and outhouses across the island of Ireland, Minister Malcolm Noonan has collaborated with Northern Ireland colleagues.
Comment: Shannon LNG terminal could alleviate EU energy crisis
Planning permission for the development was lodged last year by US based New Fortress Energy and would facilitated the importation LNG from the US.
Members of the Oireachtas among objectors to Clare wind farm
Slieveacurry wind farm, Clare, was refused planning permission after receiving over 100 objections from the public including Green Party, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin TDs and Sinn Féin TDs and senators.
New directors for Coillte board
Two new appointments have been made to the board of Coillte, which will support the State body in delivering its forestry strategy, says Minister Pippa Hackett.
More forests, less fossil fuels to cut emissions - Coillte
A climate expert has analysed the role of Irish forestry and domestic wood products in reducing Ireland’s carbon emissions.
UFU planning Stormont protest
Farmers will be asked to come to Stormont on Tuesday 1 February to coincide with an MLA debate on climate change targets.
Impact of trade deals depends on Asia, MPs told
Ulster Farmers’ Union president Victor Chestnutt spoke to MPs on Westminster’s Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
Scottish Prices: cattle and sheep prices remain firm in Scotland
The cattle and sheep prices in Scotland are steady in abattoirs and marts.
Scottish Prices: beef steady in Scotland as hogget trades softens
Scottish R grading steers are getting paid less than those in northern England.
Life
My Country Living: from the farm to fine dining and fermentation
Rose Greene has been involved in food all her life, whether that’s at home on the farm in Westmeath or cheffing in top restaurants around the world. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
Reading energy
Helen Sharp talks about energy and nutrition with craniosacral therapist Sharon Bronsveld.
Steps to Success: new year, new you?
Agri-entrepreneur Caroline Murphy is back with some more words of wisdom for the self-employed, or anyone looking to make and maintain some goals this year.
How do farmers manage a10th paid day off for staff? The kids!
In today’s labour market, mooted legislation for home working and extra bank holidays don’t illicit the same emotions from employers as employees.
Meet The Maker: Aisling Finn of The Book Resort
In this week’s “Meet The Maker”, Maria Moynihan chats to Aisling Finn, who curates book subscriptions and Irish gift boxes in Butlerstown, Co Waterford.