Agri-Business

Smashing pumpkins

Smashing pumpkins

Retail store SuperValu is expecting to sell 85,000 Irish pumpkins this Halloween. Grown by Oisin O’Gradaigh in Louth, SuperValu expects...

October 7, 2013

17 Irish agri-food firms eye German business

17 Irish agri-food firms eye German business

Seventeen Irish food companies are participating at the world’s largest trade fair in Cologne, Germany, this week. Bord Bia is...

October 7, 2013

Cork food companies reach for the stars

Cork food companies reach for the stars

Twenty-five Cork food companies together took home an impressive haul of 81 stars at the prestigious Great Taste Awards 2013....

October 5, 2013

China’s infant formula market – a continuing growth story

China’s infant formula market – a continuing growth story

China imported more than 90,000 tonnes of infant formula in 2012. As can be seen from the graph below, The...

October 5, 2013

Content is key, mobile agri-food innovations

Content is key, mobile agri-food innovations

The View from Bord Bia: “No interested Total Produce customer should be more than two clicks away from any required...

October 4, 2013

Cross-border dairy council dispute

Cross-border dairy council dispute

The Dairy Council Northern Ireland and its case against the National Dairy Council (NDC) with the European Commission Directorate-General for...

October 4, 2013

Retired vet inspector pleads guilty to unauthorised animal remedies

Retired vet inspector pleads guilty to unauthorised animal remedies

Today at a sitting of Carlow District Court, John Hughes, a retired vet, from Orchard, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow pleaded guilty...

October 4, 2013

670 sheep seized in cross-border crackdown

670 sheep seized in cross-border crackdown

Police in Northern Ireland have said some 670 sheep were seized in the Bellanaleck and Derrylin area of Fermanagh on...

October 4, 2013

‘Agriculture payments are behind target’

‘Agriculture payments are behind target’

Payments from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine are running €100m or 15 per cent behind target as of...

October 4, 2013

Tax and credit accord with Ethiopia under way as Irish agri-food links advance

Tax and credit accord with Ethiopia under way as Irish agri-food links advance

Closer agri-food links between Ireland and Ethiopia have been advanced, following the announcement of a joint agri-business initiative between the...

October 3, 2013

‘Farmers are in the health business’

‘Farmers are in the health business’

Associate Professor of Public Health at University College Dublin Patrick Wall told delegates attending today’s Global 500 event that dairy...

October 3, 2013

Entrepreneurial spirit key to farm success, DCU Ryan Academy

Entrepreneurial spirit key to farm success, DCU Ryan Academy

In collaboration with industry, the DCU Ryan Academy has developed a Farm Entrepreneurship and Leadership Programme. The next running of...

October 3, 2013

IFA demands payout of all DAS payments, in excess of 31,000 on hold

IFA demands payout of all DAS payments, in excess of 31,000 on hold

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has today called for the immediate payout of all disadvantage area scheme (DAS) payments where...

October 3, 2013

Significant Irish agri-food expansion to China

Significant Irish agri-food expansion to China

Irish agri-food exports to China for the first six months of this year have increased by 25 per cent, from...

October 3, 2013

Budget 2014: ‘€54m in cuts, no REPS rollover, no AEOS, new suckler and horse welfare supports’

Budget 2014: ‘€54m in cuts, no REPS rollover, no AEOS, new suckler and horse welfare supports’

Budget cuts of €54m are set for the Department of Agriculture next year and this figure will rise when new...

October 2, 2013

Ireland will increase milk output by 50% beyond 2020, Glanbia

Ireland will increase milk output by 50% beyond 2020, Glanbia

Glanbia’s strategy director Sean Molloy has indicated that milk output in Ireland will increase by at least 50 per cent...

October 2, 2013

Tesco profits slide, as Irish €70m investment continues

Tesco profits slide, as Irish €70m investment continues

Tesco’s half-year profits have fallen by nearly 25 per cent after  sales declines in the UK and every one of...

October 2, 2013

NI CAP consultation on policy options

NI CAP consultation on policy options

The View from Northern Ireland: A public consultation on direct payments policy options arising from the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy...

October 2, 2013