Investment

Tractor sales are up, but for how long?

Tractor sales are up, but for how long?

As a general rule of thumb, the farm machinery industry believes that for every tractor sold, twice the value in...

September 11, 2021

Investment ceilings proposed for 2021 TAMS applications

Investment ceilings proposed for 2021 TAMS applications

A new investment ceiling should be applied to the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) applications from January 1, 2021, according...

November 19, 2020

4,900 TAMS applications to be considered – McConalogue

4,900 TAMS applications to be considered – McConalogue

More than 4,900 farmer applications are to be considered under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) II, according to Minister...

September 14, 2020

Investments and debt: How did Irish farms fare in 2019?

Investments and debt: How did Irish farms fare in 2019?

The national average percentage of farms with farm-related debt in 2019 stood at 38%, according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey...

June 30, 2020

Pig and poultry TAMS ceiling to be raised under new proposal

Pig and poultry TAMS ceiling to be raised under new proposal

A proposal has been made to have the upper ceiling limit on one measure under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme...

December 18, 2019

EIB approves €3.4 billion for new investment in business and agriculture

EIB approves €3.4 billion for new investment in business and agriculture

The board of directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of €3.4 billion of new financing that...

May 20, 2019

Creed confirms €5 million in food innovation investment

Creed confirms €5 million in food innovation investment

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, was speaking today (Tuesday, June 12) at a Food Gateway event...

June 12, 2018

Does it pay to invest in grazing infrastructure?

Does it pay to invest in grazing infrastructure?

In order for expansion to be successful, Teagasc says, there will be a requirement for significant investment on many farms....

May 18, 2018

Rising milk price sees dairy investment confidence grow

Rising milk price sees dairy investment confidence grow

Rising milk prices are having a positive impact on dairy farmers’ confidence when it comes to investing in their businesses,...

August 16, 2017

Time we woke up to the income crisis facing Irish agriculture

Time we woke up to the income crisis facing Irish agriculture

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Irish agricultural sector is facing into one of the most uncertain periods in its...

August 7, 2017

Investment can add up to €825/ha onto the cost of leasing land

Investment can add up to €825/ha onto the cost of leasing land

The first thing usually mentioned when discussing land rental is the cost of the rent; it’s actually not the most...

July 27, 2017

English farmers downbeat on Brexit ‘despite voting leave’

English farmers downbeat on Brexit ‘despite voting leave’

Farmers across Britain have lost confidence in the outlook for the industry over the next three years, according to the...

June 11, 2017

Tranche 6 of TAMS II scheme opens for applications

Tranche 6 of TAMS II scheme opens for applications

Farmers can now submit applications with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for Tranche 6 of the Targeted...

January 14, 2017

On-farm investment down in 2015, but farm building is on the increase

On-farm investment down in 2015, but farm building is on the increase

Total on-farm investment for 2015, which includes breeding stock, was valued at €713m, which is a 9% decrease (or €141m...

July 20, 2016