Northern Ireland
Peasant farmers are forgotten in history
Peter McCann
There are similarities between peasant farmers of the past and small part-time farmers of today.
15 May 2024 News
Fertiliser suppliers' profits jumped 160% when prices soared in 2022
Companies boosted earnings by holding percentage gross margins steady.
8 May 2024 Viewpoints
Time for candidates to work for their farmer constituents
At the very mention of water quality, anger levels rose in the western farmers and the very same happened in Kilkenny.
Dairy Management: grass growth and dairy beef bulls
Aidan Brennan goes through some of the requirements for the new dairy beef schemes in terms of what bulls qualify.
8 May 2024 Management
Strategic thinking with current weather very important
This wet weather reinforces the insurance option – an extra pit of silage is almost an absolute necessity more so than a cost to the farm.
27 March 2024 Viewpoints
Transparency in farmers margin
If the ambition and willingness on both sides (the regulator and the industry) is present, we could see more transparency for farmers.
27 March 2024 Viewpoints
Derogation loss would cut margins €980/ha in high-yielding herds - ICOS
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture is three weeks into its series of hearings on the derogation.
28 February 2024 News
Teagasc sounds alarm bells on milk production costs
Teagasc described the jump in costs as “sobering” and cautioned that a concerted effort will be needed to address the issue in 2024.
14 February 2024 News
Rollercoaster year for factory prices
As always, there is a big spread between factories of prices paid for the same grade of cattle in 2023.
24 January 2024 News
Home Farm: Inspecting stock in the sheds
We heaved a sigh of relief - he was a good forward store, about six weeks from bring finished.
17 January 2024 Viewpoints
Delayed payments and ICBF indexes immediate priorities for Gorman
Taking up their roles at the IFA AGM, new IFA president Francie Gorman and deputy president Alice Doyle set out their immediate priorities.
13 January 2024 News
Farmers won’t tolerate cuts to their margins, IFA warns
Any reduction in farmers margins will inevitably lead to farmers going out of business, as has already happened in the vegetable selector, the IFA warned.
4 January 2024 News