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Difficult lessons to be learned from outcome of climate debate
Justin McCarthy
Farm organisations both at national and EU level along with the wider industry must now review and identify the flaws within their strategy.
17 August 2022 Editorial
UTP rules apply to sale of grain
Boortmalt's introduction of an energy surcharge as crops were being harvested sets a very dangerous precedent.
17 August 2022 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: demand and supply must be in continuous balance
Unlike peak-load pricing, which will annoy everyone, rationing is selective and hence bound to be controversial.
Dempsey at Large: needed - national one-off housing guidelines
I have met many farmers and non-farmers who feel short-changed by the system.
17 August 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: cereal harvest complete
The continuous dry high temperatures that made life so easy on the tillage side took its toll on grass growth.
17 August 2022 Viewpoints
Farmer Writes: Wheat yields not as high as I had hoped
Wheat varieties have not improved to anything like the same degree and it’s costing a fortune to grow.
17 August 2022 Farmer Writes
Moving the goalposts is disrespectful to tillage farmers
It is frustrating for tillage farmers to sit on combines and tractors confused as goalposts move on the specification guidelines.
10 August 2022 Viewpoints
Professors push back on carbon ceilings
While everyone welcomed the intention of the Government to create a ceiling, it is clear farmers are not clear on what will happen next.
10 August 2022 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: how many sports stadiums do we need?
There is a case for some better stadiums at smaller scale, but how many? Does every GAA county (there are 32) need a stadium which will be busy for just a few days every year?
10 August 2022 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: measuring progress
The progress made in dairy breeding and cow productivity since the foundation of the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation has been remarkable.
10 August 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: Making the most of the fine weather
We barely had the oilseed rape completed with the straw chopped when I got a text saying that the specialised combine was on the way to tackle the gluten-free oats.
10 August 2022 Viewpoints
Thrive open day: dairy beef risk and return
A black coat on the calf at three weeks of age is no longer enough to differentiate good potential from a much lesser potential.
10 August 2022 Viewpoints