Climate-friendly food doesn't have to be meatless
Rachel Donovan
Speaking about the low carbon footprint associated with broiler production in Ireland, Alltech's Paula McCooey said that farmers must know what their baseline is in order to track improvements.
27 September 2023 News
Potential store lamb margins of €12/head to €40/head
Hill lambs prices have been under pressure in recent weeks, but Teagasc finishing blueprints show there is potential for farmers to purchase lambs and deliver a significant margin.
20 September 2023 News
Farm transfers, Fair Deal scheme and timing top farmer concerns
Caitríona Morrissy spoke to Teagasc's financial management specialist James McDonnell about the main issues that farmers seek help on when planning to hand on the farm to the next generation.
'Rural race' to secure grid connections
The capacity of Ireland's electricity grid to connect new farm renewable electricity projects will be a significant problem for farmers as new export schemes are launched.
19 September 2023 News
Tillage Podcast: declining costs, recommended lists and improving wheat prices
On this week’s show, we talk crop production costs, tillage interim reports, talk to a European potato breeder and, of course, have the grain market and weather reports.
14 September 2023 News
Political decision to reduce derogation unjustified
The advice from Teagasc clearly states that stocking rate, in itself, was not found to be a primary driver of nitrate-N concentrations in most cases.
13 September 2023 Viewpoints
Timoleague derogation farmers face 20% cut in cow numbers
The Timoleague catchment is often mentioned as an example of where water quality is improving in area with a high number of derogation farmers.
13 September 2023 News
Tillage costs estimated down 20% for 2024
Teagasc has released estimated figures for crop production for 2024. Take a look through the tables to help you make decisions this planting season.
13 September 2023 News
'Export slurry and reduce need for leasing or sacrificing cow numbers' - Dempsey
Food Vision tillage group chair Matt Dempsey said better communication is needed with livestock farmers, while organisations such as Bord Bia need to make changes.
12 September 2023 News
Dr Karl Richards appointed head of Teagasc Climate Centre
The recently established Teagasc Climate Centre has a new boss at the helm.
11 September 2023 News
Tillage farms can get close to carbon neutral with MACC recommendations
Teagasc director Frank O’Mara has said that tillage farmers can get close to carbon neutral if they implement some of the recommendations in the Teagasc MACC.
10 September 2023 News
Dairy Industry Ireland examining implications of derogation cut
"The protection of the grass-based family farm model is paramount and this is a step in the wrong direction away from that," Dairy Industry Ireland has said.
10 September 2023 News