Fodder Crisis

Fodder measures of 2018: How much have applicants been paid so far?

Fodder measures of 2018: How much have applicants been paid so far?

Government spending on measures implemented last year to ease fodder restrictions has been released by the Minister for Agriculture, Food...

January 23, 2019

No water and a fodder deficit on a dairy farm in Co. Wicklow

No water and a fodder deficit on a dairy farm in Co. Wicklow

The effects of the summer’s drought are still very evident around the country. Fodder remains in short supply and water...

October 18, 2018

40,000t of fodder identified for importation by ‘key players’

40,000t of fodder identified for importation by ‘key players’

About 40,000t of fodder has been identified by “key players” for importation into Ireland, according to Minister for Agriculture, Food...

September 4, 2018

Feed trade calls for action as 73% more compound feed needed

Feed trade calls for action as 73% more compound feed needed

The Irish Grain and Feed Association (IGFA) estimates that 73% extra compound feed is needed to supply the national cattle...

July 31, 2018

10-point plan proposed to combat ‘unprecedented fodder crisis’

10-point plan proposed to combat ‘unprecedented fodder crisis’

The potential for an unprecedented fodder crisis this coming winter is growing by the day, according to the Irish Creamery...

July 25, 2018

‘Minister fiddles with rules while rural Ireland burns’ – McGrath

‘Minister fiddles with rules while rural Ireland burns’ – McGrath

Farmers are being driven to the limits of their endurance, as the consequences of an unprecedented lack of available fodder...

July 24, 2018

Hogan and Creed to discuss ‘prudent’ fodder plans

Hogan and Creed to discuss ‘prudent’ fodder plans

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan will meet with Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael...

July 23, 2018

Dairygold issues 4-step guide for farmers without second cut

Dairygold issues 4-step guide for farmers without second cut

As drought conditions drag on – particularly in the southern half of the country – Dairygold has issued a guide...

July 23, 2018

Collective industry approach needed to mitigate fodder challenges – Creed

Collective industry approach needed to mitigate fodder challenges – Creed

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has given an update on the fodder situation, following a meeting...

July 19, 2018

Key steps to stretch feed as pressures continue to mount

Key steps to stretch feed as pressures continue to mount

Following the release of the Interagency Fodder Committee fodder census results earlier today (Thursday, July 19), Teagasc has issued a series...

July 19, 2018

Census results: Estimates of national fodder deficit now at 28%

Census results: Estimates of national fodder deficit now at 28%

The fodder census results have been announced by Teagasc earlier today (Thursday, July 19). The Interagency Fodder Committee conducted a...

July 19, 2018

Lakeland sets up fodder advice line as drought extends

Lakeland sets up fodder advice line as drought extends

Lakeland Dairies Agribusiness has set up a dedicated line for milk suppliers and feed customers looking for advice during the...

July 6, 2018

‘We have to avoid a scenario where we are importing fodder’

‘We have to avoid a scenario where we are importing fodder’

Ireland has to avoid a scenario where it is forced to import grass-based fodder, according to Fianna Fail’s agriculture spokesperson,...

July 4, 2018

Fodder crisis: ‘I stand over the timeline of events 100%’

Fodder crisis: ‘I stand over the timeline of events 100%’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed recently sat down with AgriLand to give an insight into the...

May 11, 2018

‘It is important that we learn some of the lessons from this spring’

‘It is important that we learn some of the lessons from this spring’

Moving forward, it is important that we learn some of the lessons from this spring, according to the Minister for...

May 10, 2018

Agriculture Committee to focus on fodder crisis yet again

Agriculture Committee to focus on fodder crisis yet again

The ongoing fodder crisis is set to be focused on by the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine on...

May 4, 2018

‘Fodder crisis supports must be extended to see out May’

‘Fodder crisis supports must be extended to see out May’

A further extension to the fodder transport support schemes – in light of the continued poor ground conditions in many...

May 2, 2018

Fodder transport support measures extended

Fodder transport support measures extended

The fodder transport support measures currently in place have been extended by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine,...

April 26, 2018