New mowers and tedders at Grassland

New mowers and tedders at Grassland

On display at this year’s Grassland and Muck 2014 will be the latest additions to the Claas Disco mower and...

Farm unions seek clarification on spec requirements

Farm unions seek clarification on spec requirements

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) along with National Farmers’ Union, NFU Scotland, NFU Cymru and the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU)...

Environment strategy key as dairy sector expands, minister

Environment strategy key as dairy sector expands, minister

Environmental strategies are in place to deal with the inevitable increase in greenhouse gas emissions and the impact on the...

Key guide to new Nitrates derogation published

Key guide to new Nitrates derogation published

Ireland’s application for a renewal of its derogation under the Nitrates Directive has completed all stages of the approval process...

Fonterra pleads guilty to food safety breaches

Fonterra pleads guilty to food safety breaches

Dairy giant Fonterra has pleaded guilty today to four food safety violations following a botulism scare last year. NZ Government officials...

Cash is king on dairy farms

Cash is king on dairy farms

While March is a very busy time on dairy farms, it is important to continue to monitor your cash flow. This is...

Milk price to farmers ‘still behind’

Milk price to farmers ‘still behind’

Commenting on the Glanbia decision to hold its February milk price, ICMSA deputy president, Pat McCormack, said he didn’t think...

A good year for Friesland Campina with historically-high milk price

A good year for Friesland Campina with historically-high milk price

Dutch dairy giant Friesland Campina reported a full financial year revenue increase of 10.8 per cent to €11.4bn boosted by...

Glanbia’s revenue tops €3.3bn

Glanbia’s revenue tops €3.3bn

Glanbia, the global performance nutrition and ingredients group, has reported increased revenues and earnings for 2013. Its reported earnings for...

English suckler herd declining, as dairy numbers rise

English suckler herd declining, as dairy numbers rise

Similar to the situation in Ireland, the English suckler herd is also declining significantly, as the dairy herd sees growth....

Ireland’s energy crops at a cross-roads

Ireland’s energy crops at a cross-roads

Achieving success in growing energy crops on Irish farms is at a cross-roads. While the significant potential for expansion exists,...

Meath teens develop sheep collar monitor to combat attacks

Meath teens develop sheep collar monitor to combat attacks

A sheep collar in-built pulse monitor, which sends a VHF signal to a GSM receiver that texts a farmer when...

Improving trade in processed agricultural goods

Improving trade in processed agricultural goods

The European Commission welcomes today’s European Parliament vote on its proposal to update the trade regime for processed agricultural products (PAPs)....

Precision herbicide moves toward commercialisation

Precision herbicide moves toward commercialisation

Precision farming technology that will allow reduced herbicide use by accurately identifying and spot-spraying weeds, developed from research funded by...

Fodder warning still in place

Fodder warning still in place

The improvement in weather and ground conditions has been welcomed by Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, but he also warned...

Ireland’s forestry to be evaluated

Ireland’s forestry to be evaluated

Ireland’s forestry programme for 2014-2020 is to be evaluated. The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the...

‘Stand out from the crowd to win over UK market’

‘Stand out from the crowd to win over UK market’

“We are a small company with big ideas for growth in the UK – how can we be successful? The...

EU predicts good harvests, rising meat and milk production

EU predicts good harvests, rising meat and milk production

Prospects for the 2014 harvests are good as the winter climatic conditions have been broadly favourable so far, according to the...