No farmer will not get lime under €8m liming scheme - Minister
Amy Forde
The average tonnage applied for under the scheme was just over 111 tonnes.
24 May 2023 News
€136/cow milk price gap between processors
The extraordinary high milk price in 2022 saw milk suppliers reap huge revenue but extremely high costs for energy, fertiliser and feed saw much of that revenue leave the farm.
24 May 2023 News
Buying calves based on breed alone has to change - Teagasc
“We have to get the dairy farmer and the beef farmer working together but it’s going to be based on the genetic merit of that calf for beef,” Teagasc’s Padraig French has said.
13-year-old dies following tractor crash in Mayo
The driver and sole occupant of the tractor, a 13-year-old boy, was treated at the scene for serious injuries.
21 May 2023 News
Second half of 2023 before milk prices rise – Tirlán chair
Big picture: dairy is not going to grow at the rate it has in the past - the outlook for dairy is good, but it’s a notoriously volatile game, Tirlán chair John Murphy has said.
17 May 2023 News
Cut herd numbers and red meat intake – health report
A consortium of health professionals has made a wide range of recommendations aimed at changing how we produce food and the types of food we eat.
17 May 2023 News
‘Not fair’ that farmers are at the mercy of supermarkets – Lakeland boss
Supermarkets are going to use certain products to get people in the door, CEO of Lakeland Dairies, Colin Kelly, has said.
17 May 2023 News
Impact assement to be carried out for rewetting law
Rewetting is going to be one of the “most contentious” and “politically sensitive” issues coming down the tracks for farmers, IFA environment chair Paul O’Brien has said.
Minister to reflect on turf cutting condition in ACRES
Under the ACRES scheme, commonage payments will be results-based depending on the quality of the habitat.
14 May 2023 Schemes
Minister McConalogue leads agri-food trade mission to China
This trade mission provides us with an important opportunity to promote our, safe, high-quality, sustainably produced meat, dairy, seafood and beverages, the minister said.
14 May 2023 News
Man dies following crash between tractor and motorbike
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, which occurred in Longford, to come forward.
13 May 2023 News
90% of consumers choose to buy locally produced food - survey
Consumers are seeking out locally produced products, with more than half of consumers expecting to buy locally produced products in the next six months.
12 May 2023 News