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Agricultural input price index down 12.6% in April 2024
Niamh Murphy
Cereals saw a drop in price of 31.4%, while potatoes saw an increase of 73.6%. Fertiliser prices fell by almost one third, while motor fuel prices increased by over 10%.
5 June 2024 News
Market Digest: stories from around the world
Brief news snippets from Morocco, United States, England and Brazil.
27 May 2024 News
Opportunity for young farmers to become potato farmer for a day
Meade Farm is offering a young farming enthusiast and a friend the opportunity to become a potato farmer for a day, along with an annual family membership to Emerald Park.
Mixed crops, BYDV levels and yield potential in Louth
When the Irish Farmers Journal visited Co Louth last week we saw a huge mix of crops from good to poor.
22 May 2024 News
Farmer Writes: time for cows to go back in-calf
Hopefully a fertility lick and hotter weather will cause some action, though I’d nearly put money on a few arriving into heat immediately if a bull arrived in the field next to them.
22 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Planting continues on tillage farms
A survey of agronomists across the country has shown that there are still plenty of crops to be planted, but spraying is generally up to date.
15 May 2024 News
Watch: this week in photos - farmers get on with fieldwork
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers planting potatoes, feeding and moving stock, sowing grass seed, applying lime, spreading urea, some mart action and more.
12 May 2024 News
Don’t forget 6m buffer on forage crops and potatoes
Nitrates regulations require large buffer zones to be left beside watercourses in fields with late-harvested crops.
5 May 2024 News
Getting the goods in the ground with Grimme
Growing over 300 acres of potatoes, Gary Abbott caught up with Co Meath-based Meade Farm, to find out more about its Grimme GB 215 two-row belt planter as well as the planting process.
1 May 2024 l2
Cereal production down 21% last year - CSO
Further figures released by the CSO show that in the year to March, the number of cattle slaughtered rose by 1.7%.
25 April 2024 News
Spring has sprung for tillage farmers
Tillage farmers were able to move into fields over the last week as favourable weather took hold across the country.
24 April 2024 News
Potatos make up to €750/t due to limited supply as stocks tighten
With potato planting three weeks behind, potato farmers find themselves with a substantial workload.
24 April 2024 News