Features from the Irish Farmers Journal

The EU's policies will lead to food shortages - McCarthy
Pat O'Toole
Cork-born tillage farmer Jim McCarthy has forthright opinions on food production informed by a lifetime of experience across different continents.
29 July 2022 Feature
Fifty years of the Irish Farm Centre
Phelim O'Neill and Elaine Hogan trawl through the archives to see how the Irish Farm Centre emerged as the focal point for Irish farmers just ahead of entry to the EEC.
6 July 2022 Feature
Flushing corncrakes out of meadows in Mayo
Amy Forde speaks to contractor Shane McIntyre about the flushing bar he created for the Corncrake LIFE project.
IFJ Junior-Food safety will keep everyone happy
Calling all you cooks! Whether you’re preparing food indoors or helping with the barbeque, follow these safety tips for tasty summer cooking, writes Ciara Leahy.
15 June 2022 Feature
Flexibility added through grain store construction in Co Donegal
Peter Lynch operates a tillage operation, along with beef cattle and a contracting business, from his base in Killea, Co Donegal.
15 June 2022 Farm buildings
Robotic milking grazing: simple as A, B, C blocks
The Gilsenan family in Co Meath are milking 260 cows with four robots in a grass-based system.
27 April 2022 Buildings
Dairy Trends: prices push on further – even for cheese
Milk price at the farmgate continues to track upwards following commodity prices. However, the retail price is not yet matching the commodity price increases.
23 March 2022 Markets
February price positivity as all move up
The dry and sunny weather and improving milk prices have dairy farmers smiling as February milk cheques land into accounts.
23 March 2022 Markets
External factors dictate the value of forest land
The value of forest land is dependent on factors beyond the owner's control including the granting of licences to plant and later to manage the crop, writes Donal Magner.
17 March 2022 Feature
Have ya any road frontage?
The more of your land that bounds a road - the famed road frontage that gives it site potential for housing development - the more it can increase the value. Or can it? Amii McKeever reports.
17 March 2022 Feature
Bovaer: the methane-busting feed additive coming to a farm near you
The owner of the feed additive expects to see the first use of Bovaer in Europe in the second half of 2022. Caitríona Morrissey reports.
15 March 2022 Feature
Rebound in full-year 2021 Glanbia results
Glanbia plc has released financial results of its full-year 2021 accounts and key numbers have improved compared with 2020.
3 March 2022 News