Watch: sunshine drives silage ‘fever’
The spell of good weather will see farmers and contractors take to the fields this weekend.
Are plastic mineral buckets a thing of the past?
The Crystalyx BioBarrell, which will biodegrade in the field, was showcased at the Alltech ONE Conference in Kentucky.
Poland loses 3m mushroom pickers to war in Ukraine
President of the Polish Mushroom Association Dr Kyrstian Szudyga told the Irish Farmers Journal that labour is a huge concern for its industry at the moment.
War threatens to tip tens of millions into food insecurity - UN
UN Secretary General says that there should be no restrictions on exports or some countries may face long-term famines as a result of the war.
Russia turning wheat into a weapon of war
A new environmental budget should be established outside of the CAP to reward farmers for delivering environmental dividends.
Tight supply to hit winter feed prices
The war in Ukraine is a major factor affecting international markets, but weather conditions in other grain growing regions could also cause further disruption.
Sustainability can't be sidelined in response to Ukraine – webinar
A webinar on the topic of food security hosted by Colm Markey MEP discussed food security in the context of Ireland, Ukraine and internationally.
European buyers hungry for organic Irish beef – Bord Bia
EU consumers would be willing buy more organic Irish beef, Bord Bia’s Joe Burke has said.
Organic beef sector ‘losing value’ at the weanling stage
Producing organic beef could be more attractive if the marketing options for organic weanlings were developed, a webinar heard.
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In pictures: vibrant trade as dry cows sell to €2,870 in Tullamore
The keenest demand was for slaughter-fit cows or cattle and short-keep types, while prices for lighter cattle have also experienced a significant lift in recent times.
Camera at the Mart: prices and numbers remain strong in Balla
Saturday’s sale of all cattle types in Balla saw just over 800 lots on offer, a large sale for the time of year.
Sheep Watch: 100% clearance rates common in sales
A number of mart managers report that demand is such that agents are keen not to let any sheep leave the yard unsold.
Camera at the Mart: Cooley Sheep Breeders sale tops €392 for Cheviot ewes
The top price was paid for a batch of 10 Cheviot first-crop ewes with 18 lambs at foot, while 13 more of the 108 lots traded sold from €300 upwards.
Watch or listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
The sunshine is out, the silage is on the ground in fields all over the country and farmers are happy with prices
Still areas in Food Vision dairy group report that need agreement – Minister
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has encouraged all members of the Food Vision dairy group to continue to work together.
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Silage 2022 photo competition kicks off
The Irish Farmers Journal has teamed up with Gouldings to find the best silage photo of 2022. The winner will receive 2t of Goulding Sweetgrass Fertiliser.
Farmers have to see benefits of reaching BVD targets - IFA
Any failure to conclude the BVD programme in a satisfactory way for farmers will have long-term reputational damage for Animal Health Ireland (AHI), says the IFA.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Free sheep scab control for NI farms
There is a budget for around 100 flocks with scab outbreaks to receive testing, advice, and treatment for up to 500 ewes each.
Deer populations around TB outbreaks must be addressed – IFA
The IFA has called for better co-ordination in TB management with the re-establishment of the Deer Management Group.
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Useful tools to help farm scheme members with sustainability
Mick Houlihan, senior manager of agricultural sustainability at Bord Bia, explains the tools Bord Bia has to help farmers with sustainability.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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Best advice on weed control in grazing pastures
For a growing number of Irish farmers, Forefront T is the product of choice to control weeds such as docks, thistles, nettles and dandelions in grazing pastures.
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Experience boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School - Taster Weekend for fifth class
Boys starting secondary school in September 2023 are invited to stay in the school's Norman castle on the 4-5 June, to learn about boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School in Murroe, Co Limerick.
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Deepening food crisis risks destabilisation
The reality that food crisis will impact everyone was the stark message for global leaders and businesses as they met in Davos this week.
Enterprise Ireland makes final call for agri-innovators at Ploughing
The winners of awards such as the Young Innovator of the Year will display their businesses at the Innovation Arena at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.
Dairy Trends: Arla lifts June farmgate milk price by 5c/l
Infant formula sales will rise on the back of the US decision to source as much milk powder as it can from across the world, including Ireland.
More co-ops move on fixed milk price increases
With a gap of over 15c/litre between fixed milk prices and market prices a lot of the co-ops have made a move to increase the fixed milk price.
Watch: sunshine drives silage ‘fever’
The spell of good weather will see farmers and contractors take to the fields this weekend.
26ft Broughan cattle trailer from 2018 commands €26,600 at online auction
Among the highlights from Hennessy Auctioneers' May sale was a 2018 26ft cattle trailer, which sold for €26,600.
Continental unveils intelligent combine tyre monitoring system
Continental CombineMaster and CombineMaster VF tyres can now be specified with ContiPressureCheck, a tyre monitoring system designed to prevent downtime.
€700,000 funding boost for agricultural shows in 2022
Adam Woods has details of new funding announced for agricultural shows in 2022 by Minister for Community and Rural Development Heather Humphreys.
House and equestrian yard in Laois
The property stands on 49ac and includes a large sand arena. The house has four bedrooms.
53ac holding for auction in Galway
The farm is located near Ardrahan. It lies in two portions which can be bought separately.
Top land offered up near Maghera
Most of the farm has been reseeded within the past three years, but approximately three acres is classified as rough grazing.
Weekly podcast: shed building costs spiral, fertiliser prices and new Macra CEO
Rising farm building costs, fertiliser prices, the new Macra CEO and IFA member unease over its leadership’s salary increases all feature.
2,238ac solar farm on tillage land proposed in UK
The solar PV site will be built on predominantly arable agricultural land near Rutland in England.
Fruit and vegetable land area down 12% in 2022
Fruit and vegetable cropping area has dropped massively, according to Department of Agriculture figures, as growers leave the sector.
Sustainability the theme at RDS awards
RDS awards make a welcome return as top forestry prizes go to Wicklow, Down and Cavan, with excellent projects in Laois, Clare, Cork and Meath running them close.
Forestry sector calls for forestry development agency
Forestry is the only natural resource without an independent statutory agency to represent the sector. Donal Magner reports.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
New Zealand deal is a ‘blow’ to UK dairy
The trade deal offers little opportunity for UK food producers and exporters, as New Zealand has a relatively small market of five million consumers.
Average price of estate purchases up 87% at Savills
The average estate sold for £8.8m which was a rise of 87% on the year at Savills.
‘Derisory’ offer from Government to control geese
Crofters frustrated by the level of funding to support goose management.
Meet The Maker: Laoise Leahy of By Leahy fine jewellery
In this week’s Meet The Maker, Maria Moynihan talks to Laoise Leahy about creating fine jewellery with a message.
Songs of praise for Weld’s super filly
The daughter of Frankel just about stole the show at the Curragh following a breathtaking performance in the Irish 1000 Guineas.
Arrabawn to host Women in Agriculture event
When the idea of hosting an event for Women in Agriculture originally occurred to Jade Fielding - Agricultural Specialist with Arrabawn - she didn’t anticipate just how positively it would be received
Can Clare stop Limerick from making it a double?
Denis Hurley looks at the sports for the coming weekend, and whether the Shannonsiders can their first Munster double in 88 years.