Input costs double in two years
Phelim O'Neill
UN Food and Agriculture Organisation November report identifies the cost of global agricultural inputs and the effect it has had on production and trade.
23 November 2022 News
Beef is big performer for Danish Crown
Beef revenues drive turnover increase at Danish Crown though rising production costs take their toll on operating profit.
23 November 2022 News
‘Over €6/kg needed to breakeven for winter finishers’ – Teagasc
Adam Woods reports from Tuesday night's IFA beef crisis meeting held in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.
Farmer Writes: learning about farming in Lanzarote
I will reduce fertiliser rates next year, make less silage, and try to move the cattle from September onwards.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Irish beef price completely off the pace
Irish factory prices compare unfavourably with competitors in Europe and beyond.
20 November 2022 News
Ukrainian agriculture loses €33bn due to war
Ukraine’s Ministry of Agrarian Policy has published its analysis of income and production losses hitting its farmers due to the ongoing war.
19 November 2022 News
Managing production costs the theme of Winter Milk Week 2022
The week will consist of on-farm walks in counties Wexford, Cork, Meath, Monaghan and Roscommon.
16 November 2022 News
Letter regarding Tirlán fixed milk price scheme
"Many farmers, particularly new entrants, rely heavily on their own co-op advisers and elected co-op farmer representatives for guidance." - Eugene Lawler, Ballitore, Co Kildare.
9 November 2022 Letters
ICSA calls for minimum lamb price of €9.30/kg
Lamb prices in November 2021 were a euro higher than prices today, says ICSA sheep chair Sean McNamara.
9 November 2022 News
'Large cohort' of sheep farmers unable to claim fodder scheme payments
IFA sheep chair Kevin Comiskey said that the conditions of the scheme ignore the difficulties of sheep farmers in hill areas who also face an inputs crisis.
3 November 2022 News
An extreme 14 months in the Irish pig sector – the learnings so far
The current financial situation facing pig producers is unprecedented in living memory, writes Teagasc Moorepark's Michael McKeon.
19 October 2022 Pigs
Tirlán fixed milk price row goes public
A highly charged Tirlán fixed milk suppliers meeting heard harrowing accounts from some of the worst-affected farmers in the scheme.
19 October 2022 News