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Almost 40% of suckler farmers are not married
Rachel Donovan
The Teagasc national farm survey results for 2021 show significant differences in marital status for suckler and dairy farmers.
15 June 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: Teagasc figures highlight CAP exposure
Key to sustaining the dairy sector will be its ability to attract vibrant young people on to dairy farms.
Frustrations grow as DAERA court case nears end
The fourth day of evidence in a case involving a Tyrone beef finishing business was heard on Tuesday.
Over €6/kg beef price needed to cover costs
Adam Woods takes a look how escalating costs are hitting beef finishers.
27 April 2022 Markets
Over a third of NI farms have five fragments
The study, which was published in the scientific journal Land, describes farmland fragmentation as “a defining feature” of Northern Ireland agriculture.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Teagasc warns of ‘continued financial concerns’ for farmers
“The war in Ukraine has seen price increases accelerate further, with fertiliser prices in 2022 up in excess of 200% to 250% on their 2021 level.”
13 April 2022 News
Teagasc warns of sharp fall in family farm incomes this year
“The war in Ukraine has seen price increases accelerate further, with fertiliser prices in 2022 up in excess of 200% to 250% on their 2021 level.”
13 April 2022 News
Check finishing cattle have enough feed and lying space
Finishing cattle will be on to maximum concentrate intakes, so it is important that performance is not hindered by over-stocking in sheds.
5 April 2022 Management
There’s more to fodder measures than the money
The financial enticement is creating high levels of interest in the measures but decisions should take in to account much more than the money element.
30 March 2022 Management
Buying store cattle to graze and finish in 2022
With livestock marts seeing plenty of cattle offered for sale, Kieran Mailey takes a look at the economics of buying stores to graze and finish this winter.
30 March 2022 Northern Ireland
‘War premium’ of €100/t on some feed
A south Wexford farmer confirmed that he had been charged €400/t by Glanbia for rolled barley this week.
23 March 2022 News
€30/t concentrate price rise ‘won’t be the last’
The latest price rise sees feed costs running as much as €120/t ahead of the same time last year.
15 March 2022 News