Number of pig farmers exiting the sector 'frightening' - IFA pig chair
A meeting was organised by the IFA in Portlaoise on Wednesday in the wake of seven pig price drops handed down by processors in the last three months.
Cereal prices projected to drop by one third in 2023
The price of both cereals and milk is expected to drop significantly in 2023, with pig prices up 22%.
How your climate actions impact your carbon footprint
In this article Tom O’Dwyer, head of the Signpost Programme at Teagasc, explains some of the ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on your farm and how the action affects your carbon footprint.
The COP28 summit once again shows the resistance to tackling fossil fuels
Oil exporters are using veto to block major environmental progress, writes Lorcan Roche Kelly
Reducing the age at slaughter, while increasing carcase weight
These farmers have managed to significantly reduce the age of their animals at slaughter while also increasing the carcase weight of those animals.
Sheep mart prices: agents reluctant to let sheep home unsold
Factory agents remain coy in their purchasing behaviour and while reluctant to pay higher, are keen to use mart sales to try to increase throughput.
MartBids Database: factories driving mart trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including what’s currently driving the trade.
Camera at the Mart: NI factory agents drive Raphoe fatstock trade
Adam Woods reports from Raphoe Mart's annual fatstock sale, which took place last Friday.
Camera at the Mart: weanlings wind up for festive season in Portumna
Shanon Kinahan was in Portumna Mart on Monday evening for its final weanling sale of 2023.
Zoe Kavanagh to step down as National Dairy Council CEO in 2024
A formal recruitment process for a new chief executive of the NDC will commence immediately.
Denmark’s derogation talks ‘one to watch’ for Ireland
Department of Agriculture senior inspector in the nitrates and biodiversity division Ted Massey has said Ireland can secure a derogation, but only if water quality issues are addressed.
IFA calls for deer recommendations to be implemented in new year
The recently published deer management report represents progress, the IFA has said.
IFA blames Department for fallen animal collection strike
A dispute over Department subsidies for knackeries has led to fallen animal collection services taking strike action.
Festive Crackers gearing up for a cracking sale
Calling all Texel lovers, Shanon Kinahan has all the details of the upcoming Festive Crackers sale of Texel Females.
Festive female fun in Randalstown
Shanon Kinahan has all the details of the upcoming Jalex select festive female sale, which takes place on 30 December.
ACA organic online meetings open to all farmers 29 November & 6 December
Open online meetings will be held for farmers and their families to engage in meaningful discussions about the various procedures and best practices associated with organic farming enterprises.
GAIN Pre-Calver Gold success on Laois farm
Dairy farmers Richard and Ian Galbraith discuss the success of supplementing GAIN Pre-Calver Gold to their 110-cow herd in Co Laois.
Harnessing the Soil Microbiome for Sustainable Agriculture in the 'Human' Era
Science Week is a national celebration of science, with hundreds of in-person and hybrid events taking place nationwide. Running from 12-19 November
New quad bike regulations - are you ready?
Quad bikes are designed to cope with a wide variety of terrain types and so are a fantastic aid for farm work - by Ciaran Roche, FBD risk manager.
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Commission President got agriculture the wrong way round
It is a pity that EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen didn't deliver this year's speech to the Agriculture Outlook conference at her first conference in 2019.
Kerry survey is more than 50 questions that really only asks two
Co-op is trying to get a measure on where future milk suppliers might be.
Money rolling in to promote organic farming
Organic farming attracts funding from production through to promotion, much to the envy of farmers in other sectors.
Renewable energy giant Ørsted to build 316ac solar farm in Carlow
Located 15km outside of Carlow town, the 81MW solar development is expected to be operational by 2026.
If you go down to the woods today, snap some pics and be in to win!
Can you capture that special autumnal image or perhaps a stunning photo of life in the forest?
Alliance debuts Agriflex hybrid VF tyre range
Yokohama off-highway tyres (YOHT) has launched the new Alliance Agriflex+ 373 hybrid VF tyre range, designed for both field applications and road transport.
Kverneland group appoints new president and CEO
Yasukazu Kamada will hand over his management of the Kverneland group on 1 January 2024 to Arild Gjerde as new president and CEO of the group.
23.4ac of good land in quiet countryside
This is an area of intensive farming on good limestone land, writes Paul Mooney.
It’s all about location, location in Co Wexford
Located near Enniscorthy, this farm sits between the town and motorway, with plenty of road frontage, writes Paul Mooney.
Roscommon farm – the bread and butter of the farmland property market
This 55ac Ballintubber farm with a four-bed house and yard is within reach of many potential buyers, writes Paul Mooney.
174ha of agricultural construction receives planning permission
The third quarter of 2023 has seen planning permissions granted rise by 37% when compared with the same period last year.
Agreed Irish position sought on Nature Restoration Law
The Irish amendment seeks to make the law optional for farmers and remove the obligation to re-wet drained peatlands or restore former habitats.
Minister seeks one year delay for new CAP peatland rules
The Department of Agriculture is seeking the flexibility to push back the start date for new CAP peatland rules, which had been planned to take effect from January 2024.
Renewable energy giant Ørsted to build 316ac solar farm in Carlow
Located 15km outside of Carlow town, the 81MW solar development is expected to be operational by 2026.
Agri-food sector may struggle to compete for biomethane on open market
Demand from the industry for biomethane is at a pivotal point with many large energy users now seeking biomethane as a means to decarbonise.
Licensing delays 'costing forestry jobs'
The issuing of just three afforestation licences in a week wouldn't keep a whole lot of people active, private foresters pointed out.
Department awards €1.6m in funds to projects promoting forestry
Groups successful in accessing the funds include the ACA, Coillte, an Taisce and the ibec-affiliated Forest Industries Ireland.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
NI fertiliser deliveries hit another new low
The new statistics back up reports from local merchants that fertiliser sales remained quiet throughout July, August, and September this year.
Irish Horse: Teahupoo toughs it out again in Hatton’s Grace
The Robcour-owned six-year-old further strengthened the lead of both Gordon Elliott and Jack Kennedy in their respective championships, writes Ronan Groome.
Editorial: cracking Christmas experiences on farms
From handpicking her Christmas tree to meeting the big man in red, Ciara Leahy kicks off the festive season with two farm experiences.
Margaret Leahy: things change, but the feeling of Christmas remains the same
Traditions are passed down, sure, but they also change with each generation - and that's not necessarily a bad thing, writes Margaret Leahy.
It’s all about location, location in Co Wexford
Located near Enniscorthy, this farm sits between the town and motorway, with plenty of road frontage, writes Paul Mooney.