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Biomethane Strategy due this week with €40m package
Stephen Robb
The €40 million package, first announced in March by Minister McConalogue, must be drawn down from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan by 2025.
27 May 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: opening lamb quotes remain at €9.50/kg
Lamb prices are steady, ranging in the main from €9.50/kg to €9.70/kg for quality assured lambs, with hogget prices also unchanged, ranging from €9.20/kg to €9.50/kg.
27 May 2024 News
Tight supplies to drive beef prices - IFA
The tide has turned in terms of beef prices, with factory agents ordered to leave no cattle behind amid an anticipated tightening of numbers.
Beef price update: €5/kg base with some early signs of throughput easing
Base prices seem to have steadied at a base of €5/kg for bullocks and €5.05/kg for heifers, with some agents commenting that numbers of shed-finished cattle may be easing.
27 May 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: full clearance for Cahir calf sale
There was a 100% clearance rate, with exporters really active for calves at Cahir Mart for its calf sale on Friday evening last.
27 May 2024 Markets
Youngstock Podcast: 'world’s most boring' Tik Tok star entertaining thousands
Martin Merrick talks to Micheal Quinn, a professional photographer, sheep farmer and Tik Tok star whose humorous videos and vlogging entertain thousands from across the globe.
27 May 2024 Podcast
Bursary to support masters in rural development launched
A bursary to support six masters students in rural development has been launched. With a value of €60,000, two students will be chosen by the three partner universities - UCD, UG and UCC.
27 May 2024 News
CAP must be more flexible in responding to extreme weather - Minister
The current CAP does not respond quick enough to extreme weather events, Minister McConalogue told his EU counterparts.
27 May 2024 News
ICMSA joins EU farmer protest in Brussels
Denis Drennan of the ICMSA has said that the same pressures of stress experienced by Irish farmers are also being felt by farmers in France, Germany, Denmark and Italy.
27 May 2024 News
Farmer Writes: a hi-tech machinery investment
James Strain recently invested in a double bale lifter, the first one he has actually owned.
27 May 2024 News
Hugh Farrell appointed as the ICSA’s new general secretary
Farrell previously served as an elected representative in the drystock farmers' group.
27 May 2024 News
Cowen to seek rebalancing of CAP towards food production if elected
Barry Cowen says his priorities lie with increasing CAP funding towards food production, reducing paperwork and rewarding farmers for delivery.
27 May 2024 News