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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

Meat Industry Ireland defends price paid to beef farmers

Meat Industry Ireland defends price paid to beef farmers

Meat Industry Ireland has defended the price it pays to beef farmers, saying it paid a 40% increase to beef...

June 23, 2014

Farm incomes in the news again, for the wrong reasons

Farm incomes in the news again, for the wrong reasons

This week’s news was dominated with the Teagasc figures on farm incomes. The only positive from on the dairy side,...

May 31, 2014

Domestic milk intake up 22.2% in April

Domestic milk intake up 22.2% in April

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 694.9 million litres for April 2014. This was 22.2% above the corresponding 2013 figure...

May 30, 2014

Cattle slaughterings increased by 16.8% in April

Cattle slaughterings increased by 16.8% in April

The number of cattle slaughtered in April 2014 was 16.8% higher than in April 2013. According to data released by...

May 28, 2014

March domestic milk intake up by over 5m litres

March domestic milk intake up by over 5m litres

Domestic milk intake was up 5.3 million litres or 1.1% in March on the same month last year, according to...

April 30, 2014

Tractor sales on the rise in 2014

Tractor sales on the rise in 2014

The number of new tractors licensed for in March is up on the past two years, 2013 and 2012, according to...

April 8, 2014

Agri employment levels increase by approximately 30% in 2013

Agri employment levels increase by approximately 30% in 2013

Responding to a question from Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív in the Dáil today, Farm Minister Simon Coveney confirmed that agri...

March 26, 2014

Latest CSO figures shine light on agri price trends

Latest CSO figures shine light on agri price trends

Figures released today by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) confirm that Irish cattle prices dropped by 0.2 per cent between...

March 19, 2014

Number of dairy cows increased by 22,000 in 2013

Number of dairy cows increased by 22,000 in 2013

The number of dairy cows increased by 22,000 last year on 2012 numbers, according to figures released today by the...

February 28, 2014

Surge in fertiliser spending, €615m up 24.6%

Surge in fertiliser spending, €615m up 24.6%

Irish farmers spent more collectively on fertilisers in 2013 than any year since records began since 1990, with a spend...

February 25, 2014

Exports of food and live animals increased by €616m last year

Exports of food and live animals increased by €616m last year

According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) exports of food and live animals increased by €616m in 2013 to more...

February 15, 2014

Agriculture lending tops €577m

Agriculture lending tops €577m

New lending drawdowns in the agriculture sector continued to be strong at end-September 2013, amounting to €577m over the past...

January 29, 2014

Italian exports fall, highest decline since 2008

Italian exports fall, highest decline since 2008

A five per cent drop in the value of Irish food and drink exports to Italy  for the first 10...

January 18, 2014

Feed prices continue to fall

Feed prices continue to fall

Feed prices are continuing to fall, according to statistics released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) today. The statistics show that...

January 15, 2014

Pigmeat production down 2% due to impact of PRRS

Pigmeat production down 2% due to impact of PRRS

Pigmeat production was down two per cent last year. However, the value of Irish pigmeat exports was some three per...

January 9, 2014

Milk output has increased by 25%, CSO

Milk output has increased by 25%, CSO

Central Statistics Office (CSO) estimates released today for output, input and income in agriculture shows that the operating surplus in...

December 12, 2013