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What Budget 2021 has in store for farmers

With this year’s budget eagerly anticipated, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine announced an increase of spending of 11% (179m) for Irish...

Letter from editor: Story removal

That’s Farming has removed this article posted yesterday (Thursday, October 22nd). Apologies to the parties involved.

Opinion: This scheme has been developed entirely by processors for farmers for the benefit of processors

In recent times, we have seen a lot of developments in the beef sector concerning PGI and the Grass-Fed Standard, writes Pat Maher, Co....

Exclusive: Mart buyers may boycott sales over Covid-19 restrictions

A decision not to allow a limited number of registered buyers into mart rings under level 5 restrictions has been slammed by Ireland’s Future. Leader...

How beef farmers can prepare for a lockdown of their own – winter housing

It has been an abnormal year for the most part following all the restrictions we have faced and are facing with Covid-19, writes Mícheál...

Beef cow numbers fall by over 180,000

If we look at CSO data and compare the year 2000 with 2019, dairy cow numbers have increased by 328,000 or 28%, writes Liam...

Choosing a concentrate type for finishing

Is there a difference between concentrate types i.e. standard beef mixes, “specials” (i.e. ingredient content specified) and home-mixed concentrates? asks Teagasc beef specialist, Aidan...

How this autumn-calving dairy herd is improving milk produced from grass

The Kirkwood farm, Co. Down is predominantly an autumn-calving farm with 145 cows plus replacement stock on the 100% grassland farm. Calving started on the...

Farmer’s Diary: Paint branding and crutching sheep

Edward Earle, Gorey, Co. Wexford, works as a quality engineer and farms over 300 ewes in partnership with his parents. This week, we moved the...

Opinion: Ireland’s 65,000 suckler farmers deserve a break

The 65,000 suckler farmers of Ireland deserve a break, writes Gerard O’Brien, ICSA suckler chair. They produce the cattle that Bord Bia profile on their...

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