EU needs to tackle concentrating land ownership - Commissioner
Noel Bardon
European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski wants more supports for small farmers and a mandatory cap on direct payments, which is already in play in Ireland.
10 December 2023 News
An Taisce's nitrates case heads for High Court
The environmental body could collapse Ireland’s nitrates derogation if its legal challenge is successful.
10 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Catch crops and beans cutting nitrogen use on Kepak's tillage farm
Planting catch crops, growing spring beans and chopping straw are just some of the measures being used on Kepak's tillage farm to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Storm Fergus: severe gusts forecast in the west on Sunday
A status red warning has been issued for coastal parts of Galway until 4.30pm on Sunday.
10 December 2023 News
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.
10 December 2023 News
Better genetics key to dairy beef success in Co Waterford
This farmer is making dairy beef work on his farm, but moving to better quality animals has been a key part of his success.
10 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Average loss of €5,000 where winter crops not planted
Dr Fiona Thorne gave a rundown on tillage farm incomes at the Irish Tillage and Land Use Society’s winter conference.
10 December 2023 News
Almost 8,000 fewer farmers in Ireland since census 2016
In the 2011 Census, there were 73,146 farmers in Ireland. This number fell to 61,472 in 2022.
10 December 2023 News
Lower cow star ratings - are changing percentiles responsible?
The recent focus on breeding index changes has uncovered movement in star ratings of suckler cows for many farmers, but these changes are not responsible in numerous cases.
10 December 2023 News
Regan signs €20m-plus sale contract for Barne Estate
The residential estate in Co Tipperary is the subject of court proceedings brought by Coolmore boss John Magnier.
9 December 2023 News
Improving animal health to increase flock efficiency and sustainability
Frank Campion, Michael Gottstein and James Doran report on the importance of flock health on Brain Keane's farm in Co Wexford.
9 December 2023 Signpost Programme
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.
9 December 2023 News