Northern Ireland
Beef and sheep in an era of rising costs
David Wright
CAFRE has held a series of farm walks across NI to explore what can be done to mitigate rising input costs. David Wright reports.
21 May 2022 News
Farmers continuing to invest in farms – AIB
Out of any sector, agricultural customers of AIB sought overdraft credit least often over the last five years.
18 May 2022 News
Payment of €24m of 2021 GLAS balance begins
Over 39,000 farmers are set to receive the balance of their agri-environmental payment over the coming weeks, the minister has said.
Dairy Management: good time to do a cashflow forecast
Milk prices are high but so too are input prices and cash is in big demand, writes Aidan Brennan.
9 May 2022 Management
Over 10,000 single application forms still to be submitted
A department spokesperson said “no general problems” with single applications have been reported so far this year.
Using wire to grow and utilise more grass
With input costs experiencing a sharp hike in price, farmers need to make use of all options at their disposal including improving grazing infrastructure.
27 April 2022 Infrastructure
Greater scrutiny being placed on farm investments
With higher spending being apportioned to rising input costs such as fertiliser and feed, farmers are putting more consideration into investment in farm infrastructure.
27 April 2022 Infrastructure
Steps to avoid a silage shortage
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the steps farmers can take to ensure they have enough grass and silage this summer and next winter.
27 April 2022 Grass & feeding
Sheep Watch: ewe hoggets dominating throughput
Mart managers report ewe hoggets continuing to come on stream in high numbers, with some farmers cautious of prospects in breeding sales next autumn and moving lower grade hoggets.
20 April 2022 Markets
Sheep, beef and tillage combining to good effect in Laois
Homegrown feed is used to produce high-quality beef and lamb, while organic manures are recycled to tillage lands to optimise output and reduce the need for importing nutrients.
BEAM repayments pushing farmers ‘over the edge’ – ICSA
There needs to be a measure of fairness for retrieving BEAM funds from farmers who missed the scheme’s targets, says the ICSA.
12 April 2022 News
No quick payout of £70m package
The Department of Finance has confirmed that the funding cannot be handed over to DAERA at present due to the ongoing political stalemate at Stormont.
23 March 2022 News