Sights set on big show: Abbey to give punters ‘both barrels’

As Abbey Machinery heads into its 71st year, it will also make the journey across the water to the big LAMMA 2018 farm machinery show in the UK. This tanker comes with a full-length, four-point chassis system, a parabolic leaf-sprung drawbar, collared dish-ends, internal anti-surge reinforcement baffles, a front level-indicator and bracketry for a 6in […]

New Case IH dealer appointed in the midlands region

It has been confirmed that D & E McHugh in Co. Longford has been appointed as a new Case IH dealer. Based just outside Longford town, the company will now sell and service the Case IH product range in its midlands area. The family-run business was founded by brothers Derek and Elliot; the business has over […]

More than a 30% boost in farm incomes recorded in 2017

The mixed income in agriculture in 2017 shows an annual increase of 33.7%, according to the latest estimates from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The increase is in line with trends shown by other CSO short-term indicators in agriculture. The main drivers of the change are attributed to milk and livestock outputs; which increased by […]

Glanbia the latest processor to announce November milk price

Glanbia Ireland has decided to hold its milk price in the processor’s latest milk price announcement for the month of November. The processor will pay its milk suppliers 35c/L, including VAT, for November manufacturing milk supplies at 3.6% butterfat and 3.3% protein. Glanbia Ireland chairman, Henry Corbally, said: “Higher global milk supply has led to […]

Lakeland Dairies announces November milk price

Lakeland Dairies has held its price for November milk at 36.5c/L including VAT and including a 1c/L butter bonus, the processor has announced. This is the second consecutive month for Lakelands to hold its base price, having paid out 36.5c/L for September supplies also. Other processors are set to reveal their milk prices for the […]

Ornua PPI drops for November

Ornua’s Purchase Price Index (PPI) has taken a hit for the month of November, reducing to 115 for this month – down from 116.4 for October. While still higher than September’s figure of 114.3, today’s announcement nonetheless brings an end to six consecutive monthly increases in 2017. In spite of the slight decrease, the PPI […]

Mercosur talks on hold until new year without agreement

EU-Mercosur trade discussions are on hold until the new year without agreement in Buenos Aires, according to the IFA. Speaking from Argentina, Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Joe Healy, said the serious threat from a bad deal on beef and poultry has not gone away. He said the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, and EU Agriculture Commissioner […]

Creed confirms continued supports towards BVD eradication

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has confirmed the continuation of supports from his department for the early removal of PI (persistently infected) calves under the national Bovine Viral Disease (BVD) Eradication Programme in 2018. Minister Creed said he is “very pleased” with progress made on the eradication of BVD during […]

‘EU land eligibility fine’ to be addressed in New Year

Officials from the European Union are expected to meet with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine early next year to discuss a potentially massive EU fine for “land eligibility failings”, AgriLand understands. The alleged fine, feared to amount to a multi-million euro figure, is said to be linked to rock and scrub located […]

Irish food sustainability start-up lands top EU award

FoodCloud, an innovative Irish food waste company, has won a prestigious European award for being a leading green start-up. Mairead McGuinness, MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament, has offered her congratulations for the company – previously earmarked for success by iconic publication Time magazine. FoodCloud tackles food waste through an app that connects supermarkets, […]

First badger report reveals 41 crimes in 2015

Northern Ireland’s first badger report shows just over 40 potential badger crimes were reported in 2015. The report was published on Monday by the “Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime – Northern Ireland” (PAW) showed badger crime was widespread in the region. The incidents include 14 reports of sett disturbance; 21 of suspected badger baiting; and […]

Insecticides under review: What does it mean for winter cereals?

A vote is expected to take place on the future of neonicotinoids – the most widely-used insecticide in the world – in the new year. EU member states have been discussing the future of neonicotinoids at a meeting of the European Commission Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) this week. The meeting […]

100,000 NI lambs slaughtered down south since September

Just over 100,000 Northern Irish (NI) lambs have been slaughtered in sheepmeat plants in the Republic of Ireland since late August / early September. Figures from the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) show that 112,143 NI-origin lambs have crossed the border for direct slaughter between August 28 and December 3. Over the past five weeks, […]

Progressive farmer focus: Share farming the order of the day in Bandon

‘Progressive farmer focus’ is a series of articles, in partnership with AIB, profiling progressive farmers around Ireland and how they are planning for the future. April 2015 brought about a seismic change to the Irish agricultural sector; the loosening of milk quota shackles gave many farmers the opportunity to expand and grow their dairy businesses. […]

Looking for a new beef bull? It’s just got a whole lot easier

To help farmers find the stock bull they are looking for, the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) recently launched an online beef bull sales section on its website. Only bulls from Whole Herd Performance Recording (WHPR) herds, that have been weighed and scored, are displayed on the ‘Stockbull Finder’. So for a beef pedigree breeder, […]

‘Boo-hoo-hoo; that’s politics for you’

Rumblings of “member registration anomalies” in the run up to the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) presidential election have been roundly dismissed by officials. In recent weeks it has been alleged that family members, friends and acquaintances of one of the two contenders have been signing up for membership of the association, in […]