Siobhán Walsh

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Siobhán Walsh

Siobhán Walsh is from a tillage and beef farm in Co. Laois. She recently completed a PhD, investigating soil nitrogen supply from Irish tillage land, from UCD. She previously completed a masters in crop science and a degree in Animal and Crop Production. The qualified pesticide advisor also worked as a part-time sports reporter for almost seven years with The Laois Nationalist and completed an internship with the Irish Farmers Journal.

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Potato prices: Weather affecting lifting…yields down 15%

Potato prices: Weather affecting lifting…yields down 15%

This week the Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) Potato Market Update stated that lifting progress is at approximately 50%. Many growers...

Soils are low on moisture in many parts of the US

Soils are low on moisture in many parts of the US

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its latest Crop Progress Report on Tuesday (October 19). 97% of corn...

Beans survey hopes to identify growers’ challenges

Beans survey hopes to identify growers’ challenges

The area of beans planted in this country is relatively small. In 2020, almost 13,000ha of beans were planted –...

Glanbia prices show commitment to members – IFA

Glanbia prices show commitment to members – IFA

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that Glanbia Ireland’s grain prices show commitment to suppliers after a difficult harvest....

Dramatic decline of crop production displayed by the CSO

Dramatic decline of crop production displayed by the CSO

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) released its Statistical Yearbook of Ireland for 2020 this week. The crop production figures show...

Glanbia announces 2020 grain prices

Glanbia announces 2020 grain prices

Glanbia Ireland has announced its grain prices for 2020. Members of the co-op will be paid a price of €160/t...

Agriculture features strongly on Rich List with interesting new entries

Agriculture features strongly on Rich List with interesting new entries

AgriLand noted with interest the agricultural representatives on The Sunday Times Rich List, which was published on Sunday. New entries...

Politics and economics affecting grain prices

Politics and economics affecting grain prices

At last week’s Grain Market Outlook Conference, held by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in the UK, grain...

‘The ringfencing of €10 million for the tillage sector is a positive move’

‘The ringfencing of €10 million for the tillage sector is a positive move’

Last week’s announcement in the budget that €10 million will be dedicated to pilot agri-environmental schemes for the tillage sector...

Import figures: UK barley travelling ahead of Brexit

Import figures: UK barley travelling ahead of Brexit

Barley imports increased this month, while maize imports took a dramatic drop compared to the same time last year, according...

Think carefully about your seed source

Think carefully about your seed source

Tillage farmers are making the most of the drier weather at present and some are taking the opportunity to plant...

Department report fails to mention unlevel playing pitch

Department report fails to mention unlevel playing pitch

In last week’s Annual Outlook and Review released by the Department of Agriculture, some of the challenges faced by Irish...

Grain price: Prices at home start strong as international markets increase

Grain price: Prices at home start strong as international markets increase

This week saw the first official announcement of Harvest 2020 grain prices by an Irish grain buyer. Dairygold came out...

Potato prices: Average yields and uncertain markets

Potato prices: Average yields and uncertain markets

This week, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) stated that potato growers supplying the food service sector “have had one of...

Winter planting: The drills are out in force

Winter planting: The drills are out in force

Tillage farmers across the country are making the most of the drier weather this week. While some farmers have continued...

Dairygold grain prices welcomed by IFA

Dairygold grain prices welcomed by IFA

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has welcomed Dairygold’s announcement of grain prices today and stated that the prices show strong...

Dairygold announces Harvest 2020 grain prices

Dairygold announces Harvest 2020 grain prices

Dairygold has become the first co-op to announce harvest grain prices for 2020 today (October 14). The Munster-based co-op will...

€10 million for tillage in Budget 2021

€10 million for tillage in Budget 2021

€10 million of the €79 million in new funding for pilot measures in the agri-environment area will go towards the...