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RSA issue road safety alert

RSA issue road safety alert

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to remain cautious while using the roads, as Met Éireann warn...

December 19, 2013

National BVD eradication programme update

National BVD eradication programme update

Animal Health Ireland has today released summary statistics from the first year of the national compulsory BVD eradication programme. Headline...

December 19, 2013

UK/NI beef price difference highlighted

UK/NI beef price difference highlighted

The View from Northern Ireland: The Livestock and Meat Commissions (LMC) of Northern Ireland  launched a report this morning on Northern...

December 17, 2013

EirGrid operators under the spotlight

EirGrid operators under the spotlight

EirGrid chairman designate John O’Connor will be appearing before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications this morning to...

December 3, 2013

‘Dairy, pig expansion driving agriculture lending’

‘Dairy, pig expansion driving agriculture lending’

Statistics released by The Central Bank this afternoon show agriculture continues to comprise the largest share of gross new lending...

December 2, 2013

ABP supplies beef to research-hunger students

ABP supplies beef to research-hunger students

ABP Beef is to supply Dundalk Institute of Technology culinary arts students with beef for use in training to work...

November 28, 2013

1000 herds signed up for Johne’s pilot programme

1000 herds signed up for Johne’s pilot programme

Animal Health Ireland (AHI) has reached its target of 1,000 dairy herds enrolling in its voluntary Johne’s disease control pilot programme. Mike Magan, chairman of...

November 20, 2013

Allerton project could provide options for greening on arable farms

Allerton project could provide options for greening on arable farms

The View from Northern Ireland: Taking productive land out of production goes against many farmers‘ interest in producing food. Many...

November 20, 2013

100,000th BVD tag sold in NI today

100,000th BVD tag sold in NI today

The View from Northern Ireland: The purchase of the 100,000th BVD tissue tag today is “something worth celebrating” especially given that...

November 14, 2013

Collaborative farming initiatives post 2015, cow leasing, contract rearing, share farming

Collaborative farming initiatives post 2015, cow leasing, contract rearing, share farming

The View from Teagasc: The major challenge in Irish farming is to mobilise scarce land resources into productive and profitable...

November 12, 2013

Top stories this week

Top stories this week

Top Stories This Week All things machinery Huge Irish presence set for Agritechnica All things community: Farmers are the heart of...

November 9, 2013

High Court hears Henchy cattle claims

High Court hears Henchy cattle claims

The former chief executive of Dairygold has told the court that in order to pay the outstanding balance on his...

November 8, 2013

46% drop in young bull kill week year on year

46% drop in young bull kill week year on year

One of the highlights from last week’s beef kill statistics released from the Department of Agriculture is the reduction in the...

November 6, 2013

Online forestry services available from November

Online forestry services available from November

A new digital forestry service has been announced today to facilitate online applications for 2014 forestry premiums. The service will...

November 5, 2013

Renewed sense of optimism among pig producers

Renewed sense of optimism among pig producers

COMMENT: There was a renewed sense of optimism among pig producers at this year’s Pig Farmers Conference, which was held...

October 31, 2013

EU agriculture – latest structural trends

EU agriculture – latest structural trends

The View from Europe: The average farm size in the EU has increased by 3.8 per cent per year in...

October 24, 2013

Deal with Canada is a good news story for Ireland

Deal with Canada is a good news story for Ireland

COMMENT: The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) was quick to point to the possible downside of the recent ‘free trade’ agreement...

October 24, 2013

BVD – Eradication timetable remains on track

BVD – Eradication timetable remains on track

Animal Health Ireland (AHI) Chief Executive Joe O’Flaherty has told Agriland that Ireland remains on course to eradicate BVD within...

October 24, 2013