Sustainability

Lakeland: ‘A fair reflection of a sustainable business is the number of new entrants’

Lakeland: ‘A fair reflection of a sustainable business is the number of new entrants’

Between 1983 and 2015, there was a “stagnation”, according to Lakeland Dairies, which saw “generations of farmers missing the opportunity...

April 14, 2021

Dairygold: ‘There is a huge amount of work to be done on sustainability’

Dairygold: ‘There is a huge amount of work to be done on sustainability’

Sustainability challenges and the matter of putting policies in place to meet climate action targets are a key concern for...

April 11, 2021

Using LESS is a more efficient way to spread slurry

Using LESS is a more efficient way to spread slurry

For a long number of years, many farms will have spread their slurry using a tanker and splash-plate. This was...

January 5, 2021

Improving productivity goes to the very heart of modern dairy farming

Improving productivity goes to the very heart of modern dairy farming

Dale Farm CEO Nick Whelan is quick to point out that milk producers and processers are both joined at the...

December 22, 2020

Teagasc publishes 9 sectoral roadmaps for farmers to 2027

Teagasc publishes 9 sectoral roadmaps for farmers to 2027

Teagasc has published nine new roadmaps looking forward to 2027 to guide the agricultural sector over the coming years. The...

December 8, 2020

8 out of 10 Irish businesses consider themselves environmentally friendly

8 out of 10 Irish businesses consider themselves environmentally friendly

Eight out of 10 Irish businesses consider themselves environmentally friendly, according to new research. SSE Airtricity has today (Tuesday, November...

November 3, 2020

Fonterra posts ‘most encouraging progress to date’ in latest sustainability report

Fonterra posts ‘most encouraging progress to date’ in latest sustainability report

Fonterra has reported its “most encouraging sustainability results since starting its annual reporting four years ago”, according to the Kiwi...

November 3, 2020

Teagasc unveils new report on sustainability of Irish farms

Teagasc unveils new report on sustainability of Irish farms

Teagasc has released its latest report benchmarking the sustainability of a range of farm systems in Ireland. The report uses...

November 3, 2020

Net zero by 2050: Kerry Group reveals new sustainability strategy

Net zero by 2050: Kerry Group reveals new sustainability strategy

Kerry Group has unveiled its new sustainability strategy “Beyond the Horizon” along with a new brand identity today (Wednesday, October...

October 7, 2020

Bank of Ireland launches debit card made from corn

Bank of Ireland launches debit card made from corn

Bank of Ireland launched Ireland’s first bio-sourced Visa Debit Card last week. The new card is composed of 82% bio-sourced...

October 5, 2020

Hackett ‘delighted’ to support sustainable farming initiatives

Hackett ‘delighted’ to support sustainable farming initiatives

Minister of State Pippa Hackett has said she is “delighted to be providing financial services” to Irish sustainable farming initiatives....

July 4, 2020

62% of tillage farms ‘economically viable’

62% of tillage farms ‘economically viable’

The Teagasc National Farm Survey 2018 Sustainability Report, published yesterday, Tuesday, June 23, classified 62% of overall tillage farms as...

June 24, 2020

Any attempts to cull suckler herds ‘will not be tolerated’

Any attempts to cull suckler herds ‘will not be tolerated’

“Any attempts to cull our environmentally-sustainable traditional suckler herds will not be tolerated,” according to the Irish Natura and Hill...

May 11, 2020

Aurivo cuts annual emissions from processing by 50%

Aurivo cuts annual emissions from processing by 50%

Aurivo has announced that measures taken over the past five years, underpinned by significant capital investment of over €37 million...

April 29, 2020

Smart Farming: Farmers encouraged to ‘ensure long-term sustainability’

Smart Farming: Farmers encouraged to ‘ensure long-term sustainability’

Keynote speakers at the online Smart Farming seminar are calling for increased participation in the Smart Farming Programme, according to...

April 28, 2020

EU corporations called out on sustainability ‘green-washing’

EU corporations called out on sustainability ‘green-washing’

It is about time that EU businesses backed up their sustainability claims with facts – rather than the “green-washing” that...

February 26, 2020

Sustainability ‘underpinning everything consumer looks for’ – Kerry Group

Sustainability ‘underpinning everything consumer looks for’ – Kerry Group

Sustainability underpins everything that today’s consumer is looking for, according to Kerry Group CEO Edmond Scanlon. The CEO was speaking...

February 19, 2020

Dairy throwback: ‘Eating the grass and producing the goods’ in Co. Monaghan

Dairy throwback: ‘Eating the grass and producing the goods’ in Co. Monaghan

For today’s dairy throwback, we will be going back in time to June of this year, when we visited last...

December 30, 2019