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Farmers are 100% committed to water quality - ICOS
Niamh Murphy
The ICOS president said that 'nobody can accuse farmers and their co-operatives of not taking action to protect water quality'.
7 June 2024 News
April milk supply falls by almost 8% in 2024
Production of butter and skimmed milk powder both fell by 2,100t this April, by 6.6% and 12.5% respectively.
5 June 2024 News
Public should decide on farmland use, conference hears
Speaking at a land use conference supported by the Department of Agriculture, ecologist Pádraic Fogarty said others should decide how farmers land is used.
Why the European Central Bank rate cut matters for farmers
Higher interest costs for processors meant they were able to pay farmers less in 2023.
5 June 2024 News
Banks draw ire of MEP candidates at Cork meeting
The Irish banking system was described as dysfunctional by an Irish MEP during meeting with farmers in west Cork earlier this week.
29 May 2024 News
ICOS calls on MEP candidates to prioritise ‘chronic shortage’ of young farmers
All institutions in the EU should include farmers and co-operatives in the consultation process relating to files which have a direct impact on farms, ICOS has said.
29 May 2024 News
Milk price supports get the chop in April
Most of the co-ops have reduced or removed the milk price supports for bad weather, early calving or high input costs, writes Aidan Brennan.
29 May 2024 Markets
Getting the most from milk recording results
Aidan Brennan looks at the importance of milk recording in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and says the results are not just to be used for identifying high SCC cows
Feed prices hold firm for May
Demand for feed on dairy farms is on the wind-down, as grass growth increases.
22 May 2024 News
Dairy co-ops facing a period of flux
There was plently of talk at Balmoral Show around the potential implications of having different milk payment systems operating in NI
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Positives abound but derogation decision is critical
With global demand for dairy produce stable, Irish farmers are ideally placed to take advantage, but much will depend on an EU Commission decision around the nitrates derogation.
ICOS calls on MEP candidates to prioritise ‘chronic shortage’ of young farmers
All institutions in the EU should include farmers and co-operatives in the consultation process relating to files which have a direct impact on farms, ICOS has said.
20 May 2024 News