Costs

Claim that farms could be overwhelmed by escalating costs

Claim that farms could be overwhelmed by escalating costs

2022 will be a challenging year for farming due to escalating costs, according to the president of the Irish Farmers’...

January 2, 2022

Soaring construction costs ‘wiping out’ farmer TAMS grants

Soaring construction costs ‘wiping out’ farmer TAMS grants

A massive rise in construction costs is “wiping out” farmer grants under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS), according to...

June 28, 2021

‘Worrying’ trend of overhead costs emerging in Irish dairy farming

‘Worrying’ trend of overhead costs emerging in Irish dairy farming

The 2019 National Farm Survey (NFS) preliminary results, which suggest a modest dairy farm family income increase, are less positive...

June 30, 2020

Slurry spreading: How much does it cost?

Slurry spreading: How much does it cost?

As slurry season approaches AgriLand has been pricing the cost of spreading in different parts of the country. There is...

January 11, 2019

BEEF 2018: €300/cow net margin difference between average and high-performing herds

BEEF 2018: €300/cow net margin difference between average and high-performing herds

Many beef farmers travelled to the BEEF 2018 event in Teagasc Grange today to hear of possible avenues of increasing...

June 26, 2018

Oilseed rape: Alternative methods to ploughing could save you money

Oilseed rape: Alternative methods to ploughing could save you money

Leave the plough in the shed and reduce your seed rate if you want to make more money from oilseed...

January 22, 2018

What lies ahead for the Irish beef sector in 2018?

What lies ahead for the Irish beef sector in 2018?

2017 has seen a difference in the performance levels of beef finishing farms and suckler farming enterprises. On cattle finishing...

December 7, 2017

What does 2018 hold for milk prices?

What does 2018 hold for milk prices?

2017 was a relatively good year for dairy farmers, as the average dairy farm income is expected to exceed €90,000....

December 6, 2017

‘Dairy farmers must be ‘brutal’ when cutting costs’

‘Dairy farmers must be ‘brutal’ when cutting costs’

Dairy farmers must know their costs, particularly during a difficult price period and be prepared to make ‘brutal’ cuts for...

August 19, 2015