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Dairygold to import fodder 'if necessary'
Declan O’Brien
The co-op estimates that it will provide interest-free credit to the value of €35m to its suppliers this spring.
10 April 2024 News
Milk supplies plummet by up to 10%
The sharp fall-off in milk output comes on the back of this spring’s atrocious weather conditions.
10 April 2024 News
Farming sidelined in Leaving Cert 'climate' course
There is no direct reference to tillage or livestock farming in the 35-page document which sets out the specifications for the proposed subject.
No agreement on ash dieback funding
Talks between the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform are ongoing but no agreement has been reached regarding financing the ash dieback implementation plan.
10 April 2024 News
Seed shortages compound potato growers' woes
Many growers have only received 50% of the seed potatoes they need for this year's maincrop.
10 April 2024 News
Weather supports for milk suppliers
While the bulk of the focus has been on the €15-30/t rebates on feed purchases, milk processors are offering other supports as well.
10 April 2024 News
Addressing the continuing relevance of co-ops
Former ICOS executive Maurice Colbert is adamant that well-run co-ops will continue to deliver for Irish farmers.
7 April 2024 News
Punch takes aim at 'detached' Commission
The Clare candidate for Europe said EU officials had “become detached from the reality of life for ordinary people”.
7 April 2024 News
Fodder support for farmers still on the table – Heydon
Mixed messaging from the Department on the issue of fodder supports as the poor weather continues to hammer farmers.
3 April 2024 News
Farmers urged to get cows out on grass
Too many farmers are waiting for four or five days dry weather rather than grazing areas of the farm that can carry stock.
3 April 2024 News
Dealing with the fallout from ash dieback
Simon White of the Limerick Tipperary Woodland Owners and Derek McCabe of the Irish Forestry Owners are two growers directly impacted by ash dieback. They share their experiences of the disease.
3 April 2024 News
Poor weather driving feed sales
Farmers who are struggling to get animals out on grass are purchasing increasing quantities of baled silage, fodder beet and concentrate feed.
3 April 2024 News