Analysis: survey predicted Sinn Féin's slump
Pat O'Toole
The recent Irish Farmers Journal survey showed Sinn Féin at 6%, which seemed nonsensical. But using the slide rule of doubling that vote, it proved eerily accurate.
5 June 2024 Letters
Letter commenting on recent developments in Dairygold
"The poor weather this spring was only one of numerous reasons as to why production is dropping." - Frank O'Mahony, Cork
5 June 2024 News
Price of services is increasingly driving business costs higher
Much focus in the past two years has been on feed, fertiliser and fuel prices, but other costs have also risen substantially.
Lifting the lid on a professional engine rebuild
Fergal O’Sullivan met with Jerry McCarthy of McCarthy Engine Reconditioning to find out more about the engine rebuilding process.
5 June 2024 Farm machinery
Profits soar at Greencore
Maker of convenience food sees the benefit of cost-cutting measures.
22 May 2024 News
Wet spring delays planting in strawberry sector
Due to wet weather, strawberry supply will not meet demand and there is an expected scarcity for the next few weeks.
15 May 2024 News
Milk production on the wind-down in NZ
Zac Elkin from Craigantlet in Co Down is currently managing a dairy farm in Canterbury, New Zealand.
15 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Spike in injuries when farm workload increases
As the weather picks up and workload increases, Teagasc is urging farmers to keep an eye on farm safety.
17 April 2024 News
Do cow collars improve fertility?
Aidan Brennan looks at some recent data from over 2.4m cows in New Zealand which assessed fertility performance in herds with and without automated heat detection systems.
10 April 2024 Breeding
Slatted floors for sheep and calves: the pros and cons
With the recent straw shortages and another mediocre harvest on the cards, Martin Merrick analyses what merits there are in having slatted flooring vs. straw bedded for drystock.
10 April 2024 Buildings
Sheep and beef worst hit by UK trade deals
Michael Haverty from The Andersons Centre was the main speaker at the Irish Farmers Journal spring conference in Cookstown, Co Tyrone.
3 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Muir pushes London for more farm money
At present, NI receives around £300m of ring-fenced funding each year for direct payments to farmers
27 March 2024 Northern Ireland