Amy Forde

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Amy Forde

Amy Forde - Author - Agriland.ie

Amy holds an MA in Journalism from Griffith College Dublin and prior to that attended NUIG, where she obtained an Arts degree in Geography and Irish. Amy covered the IFA pay scandal and the elections thereafter. Hailing from Co. Galway, she has a keen interest in all things sport and plays both camogie and soccer.

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Video: The dairy farm in the desert producing 11 litres of milk every second

Video: The dairy farm in the desert producing 11 litres of milk every second

Some 22,500 cows are milked on the Al Badiah dairy farm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia four times each day, producing...

‘4 areas where farmers shouldn’t try and save money on bought-in calves’

‘4 areas where farmers shouldn’t try and save money on bought-in calves’

Before purchasing calves, beef farmers are advised to estimate production costs and carcass value of the system they are aiming for to...

€3.75m campaign for Irish beef and lamb promotion in Asia approved

€3.75m campaign for Irish beef and lamb promotion in Asia approved

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has signed a contract with Bord Bia which will see Irish beef...

Embrace FARM to host accident support group meeting this weekend

Embrace FARM to host accident support group meeting this weekend

Embrace FARM will host an accident support group meeting in the Mullingar Park Hotel, at 8pm on Friday, March 10...

Ornua PPI unchanged after seven months of increases

Ornua PPI unchanged after seven months of increases

The Ornua Purchase Price Index (PPI) for February is unchanged from January at 105.4 percentage points. This is the equivalent...

Calls for more supports to encourage women to take a central role in farming

Calls for more supports to encourage women to take a central role in farming

Marking International Women’s Day 2017, IFA President Joe Healy has called for more supports and incentives to encourage women to...

Glanbia extends MilkFlex Loan Fund until December 2017

Glanbia extends MilkFlex Loan Fund until December 2017

Glanbia Co-operative Society, the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Rabobank and Finance Ireland have announced the extension of the ‘Glanbia MilkFlex...

‘Essential that co-ops put GDT results in perspective, including when setting milk price’

‘Essential that co-ops put GDT results in perspective, including when setting milk price’

It is essential that co-ops would at all times put Global Dairy Trade results, both positive and negative, in proper...

Minister Naughten ‘failing to recognise reality’ on North-South Interconnecter

Minister Naughten ‘failing to recognise reality’ on North-South Interconnecter

The North East Pylon Pressure Campaign (NEPPC) has warned that a repeat attempt by the Minister for Communications, to seek...

‘Harsh reality of beef sector highlighted in EU report’

‘Harsh reality of beef sector highlighted in EU report’

The harsh reality of the challenges faced by the beef sector have been highlighted in a new report for the...

‘Department’s Clean Livestock Policy for sheep being ignored by processors’

‘Department’s Clean Livestock Policy for sheep being ignored by processors’

The spirit of the Department of Agriculture’s new Clean Livestock Policy (CLP) for sheep is being ignored by processors in...

11 companies selected for Bord Bia’s Foodservice Academy

11 companies selected for Bord Bia’s Foodservice Academy

Sustainably grown seaweed, whiskey-flavoured popcorn and Cork’s finest gluten-free fresh chilli sauce are just some of the innovative products selected...

15% drop in SMP prices sees overall prices fall at Global Dairy Trade auction

15% drop in SMP prices sees overall prices fall at Global Dairy Trade auction

Prices at today’s Global Dairy Trade auction fell 6.3%. It follows a drop in prices at the last auction of...

Nitrates derogations ‘up for renewal’ as review of Nitrates Programme launched

Nitrates derogations ‘up for renewal’ as review of Nitrates Programme launched

A public consultation on the review of Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme has been announced by the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community...

Poultry section of 2017 Balmoral Show cancelled due to bird flu

Poultry section of 2017 Balmoral Show cancelled due to bird flu

The poultry section of the 2017 Balmoral Show has been cancelled, Rhonda Geary, The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) Operations...

‘Making pig farming great again’ the theme of this year’s Pig Health Society Symposium

‘Making pig farming great again’ the theme of this year’s Pig Health Society Symposium

‘Making pig farming great again’ will be the theme at the 2017 Irish Pig Health Society Symposium, which moves to...

How does Irish milk production compare to other countries?

How does Irish milk production compare to other countries?

Last week, the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed that Irish milk production was down 4.6% on...

Creed highlights need to reduce CAP audit burdens on farmers at EU Council

Creed highlights need to reduce CAP audit burdens on farmers at EU Council

At today’s EU Council in Brussels, the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, highlighted the need to reduce the regulatory and audit...