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Tillage
Cereals down by 10,000ha
Siobhán Walsh
Crop area has declined this season by about 6,600ha. Cereals have taken a big drop of 10,000ha in 2024.
19 June 2024 News
Climate 'incentives' needed for farmers
Donnelly was reacting to the findings of the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions report.
16 June 2024 News
Main crops area down 2%, cereals down 4%
At this year’s Goldcrop open days crop area estimates were provided - and the outlook is better than expected.
Increased global risk for poultry production from bird flu this year – Bord Bia
Europe’s market conditions remain positive, but the industry faces pressure from rising imports, especially increased chicken imports from the Ukraine which 'rose significantly' in 2023.
16 June 2024 Poultry
Dale Farm adds 0.25p/l to its price for May milk
Dale Farm has announced its base price for milk supplied in May in Northern Ireland.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Lakeland sets course for higher solids milk
Kieran Mailey takes a look at how the changes to the Lakeland payment model might impact different suppliers.
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Lakeland makes the right decision on milk solids
Paying on milk solids sends the correct message to farmers to prioritise solids yield.
15 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Getting to grips with red clover silage
Red clover has been increasing in popularity, but its establishment and cutting procedure differ from that of traditional ryegrass swards.
15 May 2024 Soil
Kerry holds milk price for April
A statement from Kerry Group said the increase in global dairy prices seen in late 2023 and the first quarter of this year has “decelerated”.
14 May 2024 News
Consumers and investors aren’t buying Beyond Meat
Despite the signals from organisations such as the Olympic committee to move beyond meat, the businesses in that space are struggling.
10 May 2024 News
Paris Olympics going 60% meat-free
The Paris Olympics is to make 60% of the meals on offer to visitors meat-free in a move the Dealer thinks won't help with food waste.
8 May 2024 Dealer
Mixed results from winter grazing study
Experiments were conducted in Hillsborough, Co Down over two winters where silage swards were grazed by sheep for three to four weeks from mid-November.