The team here at Agriland would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

It was another year of phenomenal growth for Agriland, with over 250,000 monthly unique visitors to the website and over 20,000 daily readers.

As Ireland’s largest farming news portal, which is updated 365 days a year, our news app remains the most downloaded farming news app in the country.

We’d like to thank all of our readers, for continuing to provide us with feedback across all of our platforms and for picking up the phone to call us.

We will be announcing exciting developments early in 2017 so stay tuned!

Many farmers will be glad to see the back of 2016, with prices on the floor across all the commodities, but there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

We’d like to ask farmers to look after themselves this Christmas, both on the farm and off it. In 2016, there was 21 farm fatalities on Irish farms – 21 too many. Farm safety and mental health should be a priority for all farmers next year.

So, from all the team here at Agriland, we wish you all a Happy Christmas and a healthy 2017.