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Over €1.2m for agri-sector research into climate change
Declan O’Brien
The land-use, food and farming-related research initiatives are among 42 projects which will share in a €10.7m bursary from the EPA.
3 February 2023 News
Dairy farmer pays €420/ac for Stradbally farm letting
The five-year rental price for the 156ac farm works out at €65,486 per year.
1 February 2023 News
Dairy sector struggles to source workers as calving season starts
Such are the difficulties posed by the shortage of workers that the dual challenges of labour and nitrates have been likened to the sector’s ‘new quota’.
EU Commission takes issue with new €1.3bn Forestry Programme
Brussels claimed the new national forestry plan failed to “sufficiently address” various environmental concerns.
1 February 2023 News
Death of former IFA president Padraig Walshe
A pioneering dairy farmer from Durrow, Co Laois, Padraig Walshe was active in farm politics and business for close to four decades.
1 February 2023 News
Coillte still committed to delivering 100,000ha of new woodlands by 2050
The forestry body is hoping to partner with other public bodies, such as Bord na Móna, to deliver forests on State lands.
29 January 2023 News
Commission takes issue with Ireland’s new forestry programme
A letter from the Commission to the Department of Agriculture’s forestry division noted that the forestry programme failed to “sufficiently address” concerns around the impact of peatlands and birds.
27 January 2023 Forestry
Government and Coillte back away from future investment fund deals
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste confirmed separately that the purchase of Irish lands by international investment funds was not the Government’s preferred model of afforestation.
25 January 2023 Forestry
American egg prices soar as supplies collapse
A dozen eggs now costs $4.25 (€3.90), up from $1.72 (€1.58) in January last year - a 250% increase.
24 January 2023 News
Positive outlook on calf prices
Around €140/head has been paid in Bandon Mart for 80kg Friesian bull calves, with 60kg calves making €60 to €65/head.
22 January 2023 News
Coillte urged to work with farmers in its afforestation drive
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue said a range of options must be considered by the State forestry body in its efforts to ramp up afforestation levels.
19 January 2023 News
Suckler farmers unhappy with Bord Bia quality requirement
Senior Department officials maintained that the necessity to join SBLAS will not be dropped for Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme applicants.
18 January 2023 News