Agribusiness

The latest agribusiness news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all company and co-op news developments in the agribusiness sector.

Claas grows machinery sales by 25% in 12-month period
Claas grows machinery sales by 25% in 12-month period
The Claas group has reported a massive 24.7% year on year jump in sales, with net sales for the past 12-months totalling €6.1bn.
Kuhn shows strong sales but order book down by 30.5%
Kuhn shows strong sales but order book down by 30.5%
Kuhn has reported that in the first nine months of 2023, the firm achieved almost the same turnover as in the same period last year, but that the order book is down 30.5%.
Bluetongue risk heightened as virus continues to spread in Europe
Bluetongue risk heightened as virus continues to spread in Europe
June Fanning, deputy chief veterinary officer, at the Department of Agriculture outlines the current Bluetongue situation in Europe and outlines how we can keep the virus out of Ireland.
Farming’s first real climate change test under way in Spain
Farming’s first real climate change test under way in Spain
Another weak olive oil harvest is met with government plans and spending to save the industry.
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Increase in organic hectares doesn't relate to production or markets
Increase in organic hectares doesn't relate to production or markets
Government funding is driving conversion to organic, but greater area doesn't necessarily relate to volume of output or markets.
Ireland is one of best climate performers in EU
Ireland is one of best climate performers in EU
Data released as part of an update on the green transition shows the country’s rapid progress.
Policy incoherence 'hitting' milk output
Policy incoherence 'hitting' milk output
Milk intakes by Irish dairies fell by a massive 365.5m litres or 4.1% in 2023 relative to 2022.
Department to seek three-crop rule flexibility
Department to seek three-crop rule flexibility
The Irish Farmers Journal understands that work is under way to try to get some flexibility on crop diversification requirements, but there is no guarantee that it will come.
BioBalance Next-Gen: delivering strong, healthy calves this springSPONSORED
BioBalance Next-Gen: delivering strong, healthy calves this spring
With calving well under way on most dairy farms around the country and calf accommodation filling up every day, it is timely to look at the major influence of the microbiome in calf health.
Lamlac®: providing lambs with the best start in lifeSPONSORED
Lamlac®: providing lambs with the best start in life
Peadar Coyle, a long-time customer of Volac Milk Replacer, farms on a 500-acre holding at Curraghboy, Co Roscommon, approximately 15 kilometres to the northwest of Athlone.
Coolnagree Holsteins reaping success with GAIN Easi-MixSPONSORED
Coolnagree Holsteins reaping success with GAIN Easi-Mix
Seamus O’Leary with wife Bridget, children Patrick and Kate, and dad Pat, operates Coolnagree Holsteins outside Enniscorthy. He discusses how he prepares and manages the dairy cow and calf for spring.
Protecting valuable Simmental calves from scour in early lifeSPONSORED
Protecting valuable Simmental calves from scour in early life
Nevin Smith is a vet and pedigree Simmental farmer based in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. In 1978, Nevin and his wife Sandra established Garvagh Veterinary Clinic.
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