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'Large deficit' in lime application on grassland farms for 2022 - Teagasc
Rachel Donovan
Teagasc has said that soil fertility levels across Irish farms remain stable. However, dairy farms indicated a 4% increase in soils with optimum soil fertility.
18 January 2023 Management
Beef Management: have you got a plan for 2023 fertiliser?
Adam Woods takes a look at fertiliser plans, nitrates meetings and preparing for calving.
12 January 2023 News
Higher beef and sheep export values ‘won’t necessarily’ see farm incomes rise
Minister McConalogue said that dairying has benefited from export growth, but these income effects have not been seen in the drystock sector.
Farmer income fears for year ahead
The latest Irish Farmers Journal farmer survey reveals apprehension among farmers for incomes for the year ahead. On balance, though, farmers are still positive about their business.
4 January 2023 News
Long read: to hell or the hills for the Irish suckler cow
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the pressures coming on suckler beef farmers and how policy will have a huge impact on numbers in the next few years.
29 December 2022 Markets
My Farming Week: James Carr, Ardagh, Ballina, Co Mayo
James Carr is combining playing senior football for Mayo alongside his job as a construction teacher and running a mixed drystock farm.
28 December 2022 Feature
Beef Management: suckler culling sheme, do I sell or hold on?
Adam Woods takes a look at the options around the suckler reduction/culling scheme and he has some tips for drystock farmers for the holiday period.
21 December 2022 Management
My Farming Week: Fionn Sherlock, Sherlock Farm, Bray, Co Wicklow
While not from a farming background, 26-year-old Fionn Sherlock farms cattle, is the assistant manager at Enniscorthy Mart and manages the IFA live animal crib in St Stephen's Green.
21 December 2022 News
'High costs a huge concern for beef sector' – Teagasc beef conference
Adam Woods reports from the Teagasc national beef conference held in Balinasloe this week.
14 December 2022 Grass & feeding
Beef farm incomes on the rise in 2023 – Teagasc
Incomes on drystock farms for 2023 have been estimated by Teagasc with varying fortunes for beef and sheep farmers.
13 December 2022 News
Flood of late applications as organic farmers break 3,100
The Irish Organic Association (IOA) and Organic Trust are reported to have more than 2,100 new organic entrants between them. Barry Murphy and Declan O'Brien report.
12 December 2022 News
Kelleher to face sheep chair in ICSA president race
Sitting ICSA president Dermot Kelleher and ICSA sheep chair Seán McNamara are both seeking the presidential title farmer organisation.
7 December 2022 News