Agri-Business

Pet food firm claiming product is fit for humans loses tax appeal

Pet food firm claiming product is fit for humans loses tax appeal

By Gordon Deegan The Tax Appeals Commission (TAC) has rejected a claim by an online pet food firm that it...

May 17, 2022

Gallie: No white smoke yet on pig price increases

Gallie: No white smoke yet on pig price increases

The chair of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Pigs Committee has said that pig farmers are still waiting for an...

May 17, 2022

Truss announces unilateral action on Northern Ireland Protocol

Truss announces unilateral action on Northern Ireland Protocol

Today’s parliamentary statement from UK foreign secretary, Liz Truss, announced selective unilateral action regarding the implementation of the Northern Ireland...

May 17, 2022

Report: Ireland accounts for 9% of EU bovine population

Report: Ireland accounts for 9% of EU bovine population

Ireland has 9% of the total bovine population of the European Union, according to a report released today (Tuesday, May...

May 17, 2022

Significant increase in agri-scheme appeals in 2020 and 2021

Significant increase in agri-scheme appeals in 2020 and 2021

A significant increase was recorded in 2020 and 2021 in the number of agri-scheme appeals made by farmers dissatisfied with...

May 17, 2022

Next phase of organic grant scheme opens

Next phase of organic grant scheme opens

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Pippa Hackett announced today (Tuesday, May 17)...

May 17, 2022

Food trapped in Ukraine ‘a major worry for developing world’

Food trapped in Ukraine ‘a major worry for developing world’

The developing world could soon be faced with significant food shortages if Ukraine is unable to export crop products, according...

May 17, 2022

Survey: Input costs and inflation top threat to food business growth

Survey: Input costs and inflation top threat to food business growth

A research survey published today (Tuesday, May 17) by Love Irish Food and PwC and conducted among Irish food businesses shows that the majority...

May 17, 2022

Fleet upgrade at the Curragh brings Masseys to the market

Fleet upgrade at the Curragh brings Masseys to the market

For those in the market looking for a relatively new used tractor, Irish Machinery Auctions may well have something suitable...

May 17, 2022

Minister questioned about financial aid for organic-egg sector

Minister questioned about financial aid for organic-egg sector

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue was questioned recently on whether financial aid had been considered for...

May 17, 2022

New members appointed to Macra na Feirme board

New members appointed to Macra na Feirme board

Macra na Feirme appointed a number of new members to its board of directors at its recent annual general meeting...

May 17, 2022

25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

It has been estimated that up to 25 million tonnes of maize remains in Ukrainian feed stores. This is crop...

May 17, 2022

‘Agflation’ breaks through the 30% barrier

‘Agflation’ breaks through the 30% barrier

UK ‘agflation’ has been soaring since the beginning of the year and shows no sign of flattening off, according to...

May 17, 2022

Dursey Island temporary ferry service to begin this week

Dursey Island temporary ferry service to begin this week

A temporary ferry service to restore access to Dursey Island will begin operating this week, Cork County Council has confirmed....

May 17, 2022

Macra: Taoiseach’s famine comments in contrast to dairy recommendations

Macra: Taoiseach’s famine comments in contrast to dairy recommendations

Comments made by the Taoiseach about famine are in “complete contrast” to the Food Vision Dairy Group recommendations, according to...

May 17, 2022

MII director to step down following drinks industry appointment

MII director to step down following drinks industry appointment

The senior director of Meat Industry Ireland (MII), Cormac Healy, has been appointed as the new director of Drinks Ireland....

May 16, 2022

Gort biogas plant: Locals warn of potential water restrictions

Gort biogas plant: Locals warn of potential water restrictions

A proposed biogas plant for Gort in Co. Galway could lead to water restrictions within the town, and may impact...

May 16, 2022

Carbery to issue 5c/L payment to fixed-milk suppliers

Carbery to issue 5c/L payment to fixed-milk suppliers

Carbery has today (Monday, May 16) confirmed that it will be making a one-off payment to its suppliers on fixed-milk...

May 16, 2022