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Debt levels up at farm service providers
Jack Kennedy
Small businesses must stand up for themselves and complete cash flows.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Up to £20/t to come off livestock rations
Livestock rations will see significant price cuts being applied from 1 May in NI.
10 April 2024 Dealer
Farmers need finance more than fodder
The winter looks like it may be coming to an end, but the long shadow cast by the last 18 months means farmers need financial backing. So how about a low-interest loan fund for smaller farmers?
Fertiliser prices ease as sales increase
Fertiliser prices have seen significant discounts being applied, helping to boost sales going into April
3 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Silage stocks tighten as rain persists
There has to be a contingency plan in place if this weather is to continue, it’s a big challenge out there at the moment, IFA representatives say.
2 April 2024 News
Straw prices steady as demand slows
Buying demand for straw has slowed during March, helping to settle prices
13 March 2024 Northern Ireland
IFA calls on farmers to shop around for inputs
The call comes after the association’s farm business committee found that there is a significant price range for key farm inputs this spring.
27 February 2024 News
Your supplier is not your bank
In many cases, farmers would be better getting a bank loan than relying on trade credit.
14 February 2024 News
Over 3,500t of fertiliser imported from Northern Ireland
The National Fertiliser Database came into effect last September in order to record all fertiliser sales along the supply chain.
14 February 2024 News
Fertiliser sales slow to take off
Fertiliser prices are remaining relatively unchanged this spring.
14 February 2024 News
Straw shortage continues to impact prices
Straw availability continues to be an issue, with many farmers relying on bales imported from Britain.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
A year of elections, with one big selection
The Goverment is likely to go to the polls in October, predicts The Dealer , but needs to pick a new European Commissioner before it does.
3 January 2024 Dealer