Watching out for farmers
Jack Kennedy
Farmers getting messages with different sample numbers compared to what they sent away is hopefully just a blip in communications.
21 February 2024 Viewpoints
Grass means survival - our competitive advantage
Given our geographical location, our premium brands, and our weather patterns we need to keep grass front and centre.
21 February 2024 Viewpoints
ICBF needs to own suckler mistakes
Change takes time or else farmers are forced to the cliff edge and they walk away from farming.
Farm Tech Talk: Beef prices, ACRES and nitrates backstop
Tune into the latest Farm Tech Talk the livestock show, where we cover beef prices, ACRES and the nitrates derogation.
16 February 2024 l2
ACRES announcement only ‘fair’
This latest announcement from our Minister can’t be another delay tactic to buy time.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
West Cork co-ops on top of 2023 league
Some co-ops will wait until annual general meetings in March and April before they finalise payments on 2023 milk deliveries.
14 February 2024 News
Whitethorn planting - one month left
I understand we are importing about five times the amount of trees like Whitethorn quicks than we need given the demand from the number of farmers in ACRES.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
Water quality - lessons from New Zealand
Farmers had invested in the equipment themselves and were monitoring nutrients in the water to better inform themselves of what was happening in rivers and streams running through farms.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
Sexed semen revolution on Irish farms
The lower stocking rate cap will mean dairy farmers in general need less dairy replacements.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
Farm Tech Talk: weanling prices, ACRES and nitrates
Tune into the latest episode of Farm Tech Talk, where we discuss booming weanling prices, the delay to ACRES payments and where the nitrates derogation is at.
9 February 2024 l2
Hogan backs high EU food production standards
Hogan called out a number of examples to showcase the two way trade deals that have been very successful, including the recent EU deals with Canada, Japan and Vietnam.
7 February 2024 News
Have EU farm protests delivered?
We need a much more holistic debate at a national and EU level, rather than slamming farmers with regulations that pinpoint only small sub-sections unfairly.
7 February 2024 Viewpoints