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‘HER-SELF’ project to examine women in agriculture
Caitríona Morrissey
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has announced a new research project into women in farming.
1 February 2023 News
Forced changes needed to support women in farming
Former German Minister for Agriculture Julai Klockner insisted that education and structural changes are required to address the gender balance in agriculture.
1 February 2023 News
McConalogue to refuse male candidates for state boards
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue is going to take a hard line on gender balance for State board appointments.
Methane models over-estimate what Irish cows produce
Laurence Shalloo, Teagasc’s head of animal and grassland research and innovation, spoke to Caitríona Morrissey about its latest research on methane emissions and feed additives.
Andrew Cromie to leave ICBF
The well-known geneticist is leaving after 25 years to move to another job in the international cattle breeding industry.
23 January 2023 News
Urine testing reveals ‘low level traces’ of glyphosate in Irish families
A University of Galway study has shown that low levels of glysphosate was detected in farming and non-farming families.
23 January 2023 News
Carrie Acheson, voice of the Ploughing, passes away
The Tipperary woman was synonymous with the Ploughing as a constant purveyor of important information over the tannoy.
18 January 2023 News
McConalogue scraps suckler cull schemes
Two suckler extensification and exit schemes recommended in the Climate Action Plan have been shelved.
11 January 2023 News
Listen: farming will not be the sacrificial lamb - Cullinan
Caitríona Morrissey reports from the IFA Climate Summit in Limerick, where Teagasc outlined the latest research findings, and the pressure on livestock was laid bare.
Agriculture importance misrepresented in face of ‘woke propaganda’
Economist Ciarán Fitzgerald told the IFA Climate Summit that decarbonisation of the economy requires buy-in by citizens, but ideological thinking undermines science and, ultimately, buy-in.
11 January 2023 News
Lower slaughter age provokes anger
There were calls for an impact analysis of the lower age on seasonal cattle supply and farm profitability.
11 January 2023 News
Beef reduction scheme ‘off the table’ - McConalogue
The Minister for Agriculture was speaking at the IFA's climate summit in Limerick.
10 January 2023 News