EU considers derogation for farmers to spread digestate
Anne O'Donoghue
A public consultation has been launched on amending the nitrates directive to allow this.
Turnout two months behind on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods has the latest from Tullamore Farm, the Irish Farmers Journal beef and sheep demonstration farm in Co Offaly.
17 April 2024 Editorial
Is the battle for milk about to kick off?
With milk supply crashing in Ireland and further afield, the answers to the greening questions are getting or are about to get more difficult.
Farmer Writes: round one of grazing done
I did another grass walk last week and I was pleasantly surprised to have a growth of 41kg per day. Fingers crossed it stays increasing, writes Padraig Callanan.
17 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Getting back on track in Kilkenny
Aidan Brennan reports from the Teagasc farm walk on the Bowden farm in Co Kilkenny, where weather issues dominated discussion.
17 April 2024 Grass & feeding
CAFRE advice on cutting waste in dairy
David Wright reports from a farm walk organised by CAFRE, on the McConnell farm outside Armagh.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Drystock farmers 'sleep walking' into nitrates penalties
Farmers with high-phosphate soils are still purchasing fertiliser compounds such as 18-6-12 and 10-10-20, because it is what they have always done.
17 April 2024 News
Up to £20/t to come off livestock rations
Livestock rations will see significant price cuts being applied from 1 May in NI.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
First real period of grazing commences for many
After a long and harsh spring, the settled period of weather may mean the return of stock to grass for many farms.
17 April 2024 Grass & feeding
Normality to grazing regime begins
With a more settled forecast on the horizon, it seems normality is beginning to return for grazing 2024.
17 April 2024 Grass & feeding
€3,500 advance payment for Tirlán grain suppliers
Tirlán has announced further support measures, including an advance payment for tillage farmers and Twenty20 Beef Club members, as well as interest-free credit on fertiliser.
16 April 2024 News
Dairy management: ground remains very tender
More rain over the weekend has reversed some of the improvement in ground conditions experienced towards the end of last week, writes Aidan Brennan.
15 April 2024 Management