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06 August 2015
View news from Ireland Responsible Rodenticide Use Encouraged in Ireland
IRELAND - Rodenticides can have negative impacts on a wide range of non-target wildlife, but good practice by farmers can reduce such effects....
30 July 2015
View news from Ireland 70 Per Cent of Irish Fields Need Liming
UK - More than two thirds of Ireland’s cattle pastures are below pH targets, says the country’s agricultural levy board....
28 July 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland Plans to Have Europe's Fastest Growing Dairy Industry
IRELAND - Irish Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has big plans for the dairy sector in Ireland. In a recent conversation, Coveney said that Ireland strives to have the fastest growing dairy sector in Europe in the coming years....
22 July 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Prices Rise Despite BSE Case
IRELAND - Ireland's recent BSE scare has shown the level of confidence importers have in Ireland's system and has ironically been followed by higher beef prices. ...
15 July 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Minister Calls for Further EU Action on Dairy Support Measures
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has called on the EU Commission to take further action on dairy market support measures. ...
08 July 2015
View news from Ireland New Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector to Improve Exports, Jobs
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects exports to increase to €19 billion and the creation of 23,000 new jobs by 2025. ...
29 June 2015
View news from Ireland Irish BSE Cow Displayed Signs of “Nervousness and Hyperexitability”
IRELAND – A County Louth cow confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy last week has been described as showing “neurological signs” as well as reduced health prior to being euthanized....
26 June 2015
View news from Ireland Classical BSE Confirmed in Irish Cow
IRELAND - A five year old cow has tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after authorities were alerted last week....
25 June 2015
View news from Ireland Could Potential New BSE Case in Ireland Hit Trade Agreements?
IRELAND - A new potential case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Ireland has come just days after the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) reduced the country’s BSE status from controlled to negligible risk....
24 June 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farm’s Beef Prices ‘Auger Well’ for Post-Quota Era
IRELAND – Average per head beef prices achieved by a County Limerick dairy and beef operation are a good signal for an industry without quotas....
01 June 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland Seeing Quota End Impacts
IRELAND – There is “no doubt” that a sizeable spike in production is evidence of Irish farmers responding to the post-quota era....
27 May 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Finishers Still Better Off on Welfare
IRELAND - Irish cattle producers would have been better off claiming welfare payments last year rather than fattening cattle, a farm income survey has shown....
11 May 2015
View news from Ireland Low Fat Milk From May Grass Down to Fatty Acids Not pH
IRELAND – Low milk fat caused by spring grazing is often down to fatty acids and not falling rumen pH, Irish farmers have been advised....
08 May 2015
View news from Ireland €300 Million Beef Data and Genomics Programme Launched
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has launched a special Beef Data and Genomics Programme under Ireland’s 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme....
01 May 2015
View news from Ireland Farmers Reminded of Electricity Danger
IRELAND - Statistics show that 49 people have died after coming into contact with electricity on farms in Ireland since the year 2000....
30 April 2015
View news from Ireland Bull Finishing Works Out as Most Profitable System
IRELAND - Finishing male cattle as nineteen month old bulls is the most profitable beef system in Ireland right now, says a study of grass-based suckling systems....
29 April 2015
View news from Ireland Alltech, Ridley Agree Merger
IRELAND - A merger of two global livestock feed companies has been agreed....
23 April 2015
View news from Ireland Help for Irish Farmers to Control Johne's Disease
IRELAND - The Johne's Disease pilot control programme will expand to include more farms in Ireland, after the provision of more cash from the government....
15 April 2015
View news from Ireland Lower Irish Live Cattle Exports
IRELAND - Irish Live exports of cattle have eased so far this year to stand at 58,000 head, according to Eoin Kelly, Business Analyst at Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board....
10 April 2015
View news from Ireland Soil Improvement Worth 5 Tonnes Dry Matter Per Hectare
IRELAND – Irish soils can be improved dramatically through a soil care plan, dairy farmers are hearing....
View news from Ireland Quotas Off Needs Better Before Bigger
IRELAND - Quota removal takes the “shackles” off Irish dairy farmers but a leading economist insists that the best way to grow is to improve first....
31 March 2015
View news from Ireland “Positive” Trade Deal to Hurt Irish Beef Sector
IRELAND – The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will benefit the Irish economy as a whole but is bad news for beef farmers, concludes an impact assessment....
20 March 2015
View news from Ireland Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major role agriculture is playing in the Irish economic recovery....
19 March 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Board Price Index Shows Milk Price Improvement
IRELAND – Returns on milk are now back in line with current milk prices for dairy cooperatives, according to a national index....
03 March 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Herd Grows Fourth Year in Row
IRELAND – Irish dairy cow numbers have increased for the fourth consecutive year....
06 February 2015
View news from Ireland Dairy Co-op and Supplier Relationships Post-2015
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has reviewed how the relationship between co-ops and their milk suppliers/shareholders needs to evolve post-quota....
04 February 2015
View news from Ireland Reducing Superlevy Exposure a Priority for Ireland
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said the dramatic 17.1 per cent fall in December 2014 milk production, as published today (Friday) by CSO is a clear sign that dairy farmers are actively working...
27 January 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Exports Lift in Volume and Earnings
IRELAND – Ireland’s live cattle exports leapt 13 per cent last year, increasing by 28,000 head, largely thanks to recovery in continental markets and strong UK buying....
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