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Cattle truck overturns on N11

Cattle truck overturns on N11

A cattle truck with live animals overturned earlier this morning on the N11. According to reports there was up to...

February 16, 2015

Scientists discover ‘fat gene’ in cows

Scientists discover ‘fat gene’ in cows

New Zealand-based co-op, Livestock Improvement Company (LIC) has discovered genetic variations which impact milk composition in dairy cows. All cows...

June 27, 2014

Whiskey and oats driving demand for cereals

Whiskey and oats driving demand for cereals

The prospects for cereal growers are good, with good yields predicted this year, while Irish whiskey sales are growing worldwide...

June 27, 2014

Southern plants paying top steer prices

Southern plants paying top steer prices

Agriland’s weekly beef export factory price report for the week ending June 25, 2014, shows a number of trends. Steers...

June 27, 2014

Farmers can’t expect miracles from beef summit – Coveney

Farmers can’t expect miracles from beef summit – Coveney

Farmers cannot expect miracles from the beef summit, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has said....

June 26, 2014

Cereal production up 13.0% in 2013 – CSO

Cereal production up 13.0% in 2013 – CSO

Production of the three main cereals (wheat, oats and barley) increased by 275,000 tonnes to 2,401,000 tonnes in 2013, according...

June 26, 2014

May sees another big uplift in beef production

May sees another big uplift in beef production

Irish beef production in May was once again significantly ahead of year earlier levels, according to EBLEX. It highlights Central...

June 26, 2014

Minister will continue to negotiate for soft(er) landing

Minister will continue to negotiate for soft(er) landing

Despite not getting agreement at last week’s council meeting the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he will continue...

June 26, 2014

Bad milking practices cost farmers €560/week

Bad milking practices cost farmers €560/week

Dairy farmers with an 80-cow herd could be losing up to €560 per week because of high somatic cell count...

June 25, 2014

Beef Data Programme payments this week

Beef Data Programme payments this week

The Department of Agriculture today announced the commencement of payments to almost 26,000 suckler cow farmers under the 2013 Beef...

June 25, 2014

Government TDs shoot down Ó Cuív’s beef regulator plans

Government TDs shoot down Ó Cuív’s beef regulator plans

Fianna Fáil last night used its Private Members’ Business in the Dail to highlight the beef crisis and call for...

June 25, 2014

Weak demand continues to impact on cattle prices – Bord Bia

Weak demand continues to impact on cattle prices – Bord Bia

Finished cattle prices continue to be impacted by weak demand from key export markets, according to Bord Bia. It says...

June 25, 2014

Irish Dairy Board opens new US facility

Irish Dairy Board opens new US facility

The Irish Dairy Board is today opening a new $12 million facility in Wisconsin, as part of a $80 million US...

June 25, 2014

Ministers farm household income comments outrageous – ICSA

Ministers farm household income comments outrageous – ICSA

ICSA President Patrick Kent has expressed surprise and disappointment at Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney’s comments on farm household incomes. The...

June 24, 2014

Who will be the next EU Farm Commissioner?

Who will be the next EU Farm Commissioner?

There now seems every likelihood that the Romanian politician Dacian Cioloş will be asked to serve a second consecutive term...

June 24, 2014

Coveney announces partial merger between Coillte and Bord na Móna

Coveney announces partial merger between Coillte and Bord na Móna

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, today welcomed the Government decision on the merger of Coillte...

June 24, 2014

Ó Cuív calls for Minister to Establish Independent Beef Regulator

Ó Cuív calls for Minister to Establish Independent Beef Regulator

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Éamon Ó Cuív, has called on the Government to establish a Beef Regulator to deal...

June 24, 2014

Department expects 25,000 GLAS participants next year

Department expects 25,000 GLAS participants next year

Some 25,000 participants in the new GLAS scheme by the end of 2015, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

June 24, 2014