Opinion

Opinion: Does McConalogue seek to put milk quotas back on the agenda?

Opinion: Does McConalogue seek to put milk quotas back on the agenda?

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue may be of the view that his new Food Vision Dairy...

February 7, 2022

Opinion: Exciting week for agriculture and food in Northern Ireland

Opinion: Exciting week for agriculture and food in Northern Ireland

It would be fair to say that it has been an exciting week for everyone involved with agriculture and food...

February 4, 2022

Opinion: Gene editing is Frankenstein science

Opinion: Gene editing is Frankenstein science

Gene editing (GE), as defined by the latest UK legislation, is ‘Frankenstein science’ and should be called out as such, in...

January 28, 2022

Opinion: Fertiliser in 2022 – the debate has moved on

Opinion: Fertiliser in 2022 – the debate has moved on

Having sat in on a number of industry webinars over recent days, it seems that price has become an almost...

January 26, 2022

Opinion: Groundhog Day for the Irish potato industry

Opinion: Groundhog Day for the Irish potato industry

Correct me if I’m wrong, but did agriculture minister Charlie McConalogue not meet or speak to potato sector representatives a...

January 21, 2022

Ciaran Fitzgerald: Food pricing – red herrings and sacred cows

Ciaran Fitzgerald: Food pricing – red herrings and sacred cows

I have written previously about the disconnect between the ever increasing regulatory costs that the EU Green Deal will impose...

January 20, 2022

Opinion: Do you drink milk straight from the bulk tank?

Opinion: Do you drink milk straight from the bulk tank?

I know at least five dairy farming families who use milk straight from their bulk tank. And they all have...

January 18, 2022

Opinion: Irish dairy is working hard to tackle emissions

Opinion: Irish dairy is working hard to tackle emissions

By Zoe Kavanagh, CEO of National Dairy Council (NDC) Irish dairy is working hard to address the emissions targets it...

January 12, 2022

Ciaran Fitzgerald: Irish agri sector needs to ‘up’ its communications game

Ciaran Fitzgerald: Irish agri sector needs to ‘up’ its communications game

The greatest challenge for the Irish agri sector is the representation and communication of its unique economic and social impact in the...

January 11, 2022

The tyranny of expectation

The tyranny of expectation

Farmers are continually plagued with what can only be described as the ‘tyranny of expectation’ as they go about their...

January 10, 2022

Opinion: Will it be a happy 2022 for Irish agriculture?

Opinion: Will it be a happy 2022 for Irish agriculture?

A new year beckons, so here is the question: Will it be a happy 2022 for Irish agriculture and for...

December 31, 2021

Opinion: Stay safe on farms over the festive period

Opinion: Stay safe on farms over the festive period

The need to stay safe will always be a priority for farmers and all their family members, so cutting corners...

December 29, 2021

Happy Christmas and New Year from Agriland Media

Happy Christmas and New Year from Agriland Media

As 2021 comes to a close and each of us prepares to take some time to rest and reflect over...

December 24, 2021

2021 review: It’s been a majestic year for farming in Ireland

2021 review: It’s been a majestic year for farming in Ireland

It is that time of year again when we look back on the year that was, and how Irish farming...

December 24, 2021

Opinion: End of year and grass is still growing

Opinion: End of year and grass is still growing

It’s hard to believe that the grass is still growing at this time of year and ground conditions remain excellent...

December 23, 2021

Opinion: Spreading slurry on a calendar basis is the only show in town

Opinion: Spreading slurry on a calendar basis is the only show in town

I totally buy into the principle of Irish farmers spreading slurry on a calendar basis. It’s the only approach that...

December 21, 2021

Opinion: Sorting out NI Protocol should be a ‘slam dunk’ affair

Opinion: Sorting out NI Protocol should be a ‘slam dunk’ affair

If Lizz Truss MP has any gumption, it shouldn’t take her too long to wrap up the small matter that...

December 20, 2021

Ciaran Fitzgerald: Why does inflation not apply to food?

Ciaran Fitzgerald: Why does inflation not apply to food?

Inflation is every where, but not in food or agriculture because the sector does not have selling power. There is...

December 16, 2021