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Could the Dutch derogation plan rebound on Irish farmers?
The Dealer
As the new Dutch government says it will scrap cow cull plans, how will its opposition to climate action plan targets affect the temperature in Brussels?
22 May 2024 News
CVS sells Irish vet practices for just €2
The practices are being sold to Global Veterinary Excellence, owned by vet James Cahill.
17 May 2024 News
Dutch likely to row back and seek further derogation
This comes as a coalition was formed in the Netherlands this week, with the new government saying it will seek to renew the country’s nitrates derogation.
Calf exports to Europe running 11% below 2023
The number of calves sold to other EU markets continues to catch up after a slow start to trade in 2024.
15 May 2024 News
No plans for bluetongue vaccine in Ireland
The Department of Agriculture said the bluetongue situation is being monitored closely and keeping the virus out of the island of Ireland is a main priority.
8 May 2024 News
Using the lightning effect to create nitrogen
Aidan Brennan reports from the Netherlands, where GEA have launched a new machine that increases the nitrogen content in slurry and reduces emissions.
Spanish demand for Irish calves increases
Spanish buyers continue to close the gap between themselves and the Dutch as the main outlet for Irish calves.
8 May 2024 News
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Bluetongue vaccine approved in the Netherlands
Sheep will require one dose of the vaccine, with cattle needing two doses before they are optimally protected against the virus.
Martbids Database: another big week for bullock trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s cattle trade, including what’s happening in the country’s marts.
1 May 2024 Markets
Why Denmark won’t be renewing its nitrates derogation
From 1 August 2024, a 170kg N/ha stocking rate will be in place for Danish farmers. It has decided not to renew its nitrates derogation.
18 April 2024 News
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.
17 April 2024 Editorial