Seán Cummins

Seán Cummins Profile Picture
Seán Cummins

Seán Cummins holds an honours degree in Animal Science for UCD. At Agriland, he has a particular focus on the beef, dairy and sheep sectors. Hailing from Co. Wexford, he comes from the typical Irish part-time farm.

EMAIL:
Almost 50% of Northern Irish lambs slaughtered down south in November

Almost 50% of Northern Irish lambs slaughtered down south in November

Approximately 50% of the Northern Irish lamb supply was slaughtered in the Republic of Ireland during the month of November....

Record breaking amounts spent on flood relief in 2016

Record breaking amounts spent on flood relief in 2016

The Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, Seán Canney, said 2016...

Poor weather conditions take a toll on EU cereal harvest

Poor weather conditions take a toll on EU cereal harvest

Adverse weather conditions has seen the quantity of cereal available for use in Europe fall below the five-year average, according...

No let up in US milk supplies as November collections jump 2.6%

No let up in US milk supplies as November collections jump 2.6%

Milk production in the US increased by 2.6% this November when compared to the corresponding month last year, figures from...

Irish sheepmeat exports to France and UK climb

Irish sheepmeat exports to France and UK climb

The volume of Irish sheepmeat exported to both the UK and France climbed during the first three quarters of 2016,...

Beef-sired dairy cattle become more common in Northern Ireland

Beef-sired dairy cattle become more common in Northern Ireland

Beef-sired dairy cattle are becoming more common in Northern Ireland and are likely to add to the beef supply in...

What does the future hold for the European suckler cow numbers?

What does the future hold for the European suckler cow numbers?

The number of suckler cows present on EU-15 farms, which includes Ireland, is expected to decline in the coming years,...

Sterling strengthens considerably over the past month

Sterling strengthens considerably over the past month

The value of Sterling compared to the euro has strengthened considerably over the past month, figures from the European Central...

‘Dairy recovery guaranteed as long as we produce what the market wants’

‘Dairy recovery guaranteed as long as we produce what the market wants’

Recovery of the dairy market is guaranteed as long as the industry produces what the market demands, Commissioner Phil Hogan...

Video: Taking the hardship out of silage bales – New Hayknife hits Irish market

Video: Taking the hardship out of silage bales – New Hayknife hits Irish market

Fastparts, a division of Farmhand, has recently launched a new Hayknife on the Irish market to take the hardship out...

Northern Irish farmer fined for allowing silage effluent to enter waterway

Northern Irish farmer fined for allowing silage effluent to enter waterway

A farmer in Northern Ireland has been fined for polluting a waterway with silage effluent. William Steele from Liswatty Road,...

How one bull cost the dairy industry millions due to reduced conception rates

How one bull cost the dairy industry millions due to reduced conception rates

One Holstein bull, Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief (Chief), has cost the dairy industry millions, recent research from US has shown. Research...

Almost 30,000 Northern Irish lambs slaughtered in the Republic in November

Almost 30,000 Northern Irish lambs slaughtered in the Republic in November

The number of Northern Irish lambs slaughtered in the Republic of Ireland almost hit 30,000 head during the month of...

Video: A robotic feeding system with a difference in Co. Cork

Video: A robotic feeding system with a difference in Co. Cork

Glen South Farm finishes close on 1,200 cattle on an annual basis on the outskirts of Banteer, Co. Cork. Since...

Managing herd health on a 1,200 head finishing unit

Managing herd health on a 1,200 head finishing unit

Glen South Farm finishes 1,200 cattle on an annual basis and since its formation herd health has played a key role...

Is your farm up to the six-week in-calf rate challenge?

Is your farm up to the six-week in-calf rate challenge?

A six-week in-calf rate is important for driving dairy farm profitability, according to LIC’s Joyce Voogt. Voogt, Manager of the...

Video: Behind the scenes access to one of Morocco’s largest dairy farms

Video: Behind the scenes access to one of Morocco’s largest dairy farms

Ferme Laitiere is one of Morocco’s largest dairy farms with some 2,500 cows passing through the 100 unit milking parlour...

Pics: 7,000 cattle feedlot with a difference in Morocco

Pics: 7,000 cattle feedlot with a difference in Morocco

The Copag Co-operative is one of the largest in Morocco, consisting of a number of different enterprises including a 7,000...