Agriculture bank lending tops €173m

Agriculture bank lending tops €173m

The agriculture sector continues to comprise the largest share of gross new SME lending, with more than €173m lent out...

AHI stress vital few BVD PIs remain on farm

AHI stress vital few BVD PIs remain on farm

“Good progress has been made by the end of the first year of the compulsory phase of the BVD eradication...

Glanbia embraces digital

Glanbia embraces digital

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited (GIIL) is set to embrace and strengthen its digital strategy over the next 12 months as...

Investigation into ‘illegal slaughter houses’ continues in Armagh

Investigation into ‘illegal slaughter houses’ continues in Armagh

An investigation is under way after a PSNI operation uncovered suspected illegal animal slaughter and meat operations in County Armagh...

Record growth for Total Produce, as revenue grows by 13%

Record growth for Total Produce, as revenue grows by 13%

Total Produce has recorded a strong performance in 2013 as its revenue grew by 13 per cent to €3.2bn, from...

‘Last and final’ opportunity to sell quota announced

‘Last and final’ opportunity to sell quota announced

The deputy president of ICMSA, Pat McCormack, has welcomed the news that any dairy farmers who missed the deadline for...

Lakeland Dairies talks strategy

Lakeland Dairies talks strategy

The Lakeland Dairies Agribusiness Division is taking a strategic and supportive approach in meeting the future needs of dairy, beef...

Slight fall in profits for FBD, as Storm Darwin damage to top €130m

Slight fall in profits for FBD, as Storm Darwin damage to top €130m

Insurer FBD has reported a fall in pre-tax profits in 2013, which it said was caused by a small number...

Dairy herd increased by just 1% last year

Dairy herd increased by just 1% last year

Northern Ireland’s dairy herd stood at 281,800 cows in December 2013, a year-on-year increase of just one per cent. This...

The pros and cons of dairy heifer contract rearing

The pros and cons of dairy heifer contract rearing

Given the large potential expansion in the dairy herd over the next number of years, some dairy farmers are actively...

243 applications received so far for Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme

243 applications received so far for Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme

The Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme, which was launched in December by Bord Bia, has to date received and has had 243...

Leading vet claims corruption is endemic within EU food industry

Leading vet claims corruption is endemic within EU food industry

UPDATE: A leading veterinarian with a strong track record in dealing with fraud and corruption within the meat industry has called...

Good ingredients for Kerry as revenue tops €5.8bn

Good ingredients for Kerry as revenue tops €5.8bn

International food and ingredients firm Kerry Group has reported group revenue of €5.8bn, with a sales growth of 4.6 per...

Managing hedgerows to benefit wildlife as deadline looms

Managing hedgerows to benefit wildlife as deadline looms

More than 450,000ha or 6.4 per cent of the country is covered by hedgerows, individual trees and small woodland patches...

Commission publishes scope of CAP payouts for 2012

Commission publishes scope of CAP payouts for 2012

According to the European Commission, the proportion of farmers receiving low amounts of direct payments decreased in 2012 relative to...

Genetic clues to TB-resistant cattle

Genetic clues to TB-resistant cattle

Scientists have identified genetic traits in cattle that might allow farmers to breed livestock with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis...

Live life, love milk

Live life, love milk

County Kerry showed strong support for The Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation when more than 600 people attended a health and...

Report critical of EirGrid plans

Report critical of EirGrid plans

The case for EirGrid’s Grid 25, based on a need to upgrade the transmission system to accommodate additional wind generation and...