Letter: misleading account of Food Vision beef group meetings
Letters to the Editor
Eddie Punch, general secretary, ICSA: like it or not, the Climate Plan targets are not going away, and regardless of what farm organisations do, no political party voted against the Climate Bill.
14 September 2022 News
Net-zero status maintained in ‘less than 5%’ of scenarios - UL research
Successful scenarios demanded substantial cattle herd reduction, a dramatic increase in rates of afforestation and re-wetting most drained organic soils, according to the research.
24 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Agreed approach required on carbon, report suggests
The study by consultants at the Andersons Centre looked at greenhouse gas emissions on livestock farms.
EU farm emissions down 21% since 1990
Agriculture makes up 11% of the EU's greenhouse emissions, with emissions down in each decade after 1990.
Inside ABP's UK dairy beef research farm
The research and demonstration farm aims to showcase sustainable production systems and identify more efficient genetics for producing beef. Declan Marren reports.
17 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Opinion: food consumption needs as much debate as food production
I'm not sure that Sean Sherlock's idea of a Citizen's Assembly is well-timed, but any broad forum on food must look at consumption as well as production.
7 August 2022 Opinion
Time for a clear delivery plan for agri emissions
If Irish farming is to deliver emissions reductions it needs a clear plan, not comforting words, writes policy analyst Anne Finnegan.
2 August 2022 News
Optimising pre- and post-grazing sward heights for beef cattle
Maximising performance at pasture has a huge effect on age at slaughter and therefore GHG emissions from beef systems. Declan Marren reports.
Open letter to Minister Ryan on agricultural emission targets
"Open letter to Minister Eamon Ryan TD" - Vincent Roddy, INHFA national president.
27 July 2022 Letters
Farmers are not being unfairly targeted on water quality, says EPA chief
But the EPA boss admitted that the quality of Ireland’s rivers and lakes was significantly better than the European average.
20 July 2022 News
Farm bodies outline differing views at Food Vision beef and sheep group
Any suggestion of cuts to the suckler herd was strongly rejected by the ICSA and INHFA.
13 July 2022 News
Farmers can be an environmental solution to the climate issue - Mitleohner
Dr Frank Mitloehner has called methane the fast and furious greenhouse gas - furious because it has a strong warming effect, but fast because it doesn't last very long in the atmosphere.
1 July 2022 News