Jack Russell

Jack Russell: Another strategic alliance is occurring – the one between ‘Clap’ and ‘Trap’

Jack Russell: Another strategic alliance is occurring – the one between ‘Clap’ and ‘Trap’

Jack is fascinated by the news that Fonterra is to form a “strategic alliance” with Coca-Cola. Was there ever such...

May 18, 2019

Jack Russell: The whole model of ‘expansion’ was actually an admission of defeat

Jack Russell: The whole model of ‘expansion’ was actually an admission of defeat

Another day, another problem for farmers. Just once the Terrier for the Truth would like to learn of a problem...

May 11, 2019

Jack Russell: Synthetic foodies and vegan vigilantes – a grisly marriage of convenience

Jack Russell: Synthetic foodies and vegan vigilantes – a grisly marriage of convenience

Regular readers (and God bless both of ye) will recall Jack Russell’s article of a few weeks back, entitled “Irish...

May 7, 2019

Jack Russell: Fly-tipping – it’s almost the perfect crime

Jack Russell: Fly-tipping – it’s almost the perfect crime

Jack Russell’s lip curled up to reveal a fang as he scrolled down the AgriLand report on the disgusting industrial-scale...

May 4, 2019

Jack Russell: My local mart looks more like an active retirement club

Jack Russell: My local mart looks more like an active retirement club

Jack Russell has high personal regard for Michael Creed. He’s a gentleman in the sense that he’s a ‘gentle man’...

May 3, 2019

Jack Russell: NBP – it’s as broad as it is long

Jack Russell: NBP – it’s as broad as it is long

One of the cautionary axioms closest to Jack Russell’s heart warns you to be careful about what you wish for....

May 1, 2019

Jack Russell: Beef grid in a state of gridlock – go figure!

Jack Russell: Beef grid in a state of gridlock – go figure!

Jack Russell’s beady black eyes have been watching the Beef Plan Movement (BPM) very closely. He sympathises entirely with their...

April 28, 2019

Jack Russell: Irish farmers are facing the ‘axis of eejits’

Jack Russell: Irish farmers are facing the ‘axis of eejits’

You might remember the phrase the ‘axis of evil’? It was made famous back in 2002 by the then president...

April 25, 2019

Jack Russell: All aboard the unstoppable ‘Convergence Express’

Jack Russell: All aboard the unstoppable ‘Convergence Express’

What is it about the subject of convergence and colourful comparisons? While he was rather curiously converging on his point,...

April 14, 2019

Jack Russell: I wonder if Jackie has any plans up his sleeve?

Jack Russell: I wonder if Jackie has any plans up his sleeve?

The idea that we can go on planning and achieving double-digit annual growth in milk production, while everyone else struggles...

April 7, 2019

Jack Russell: What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine

Jack Russell: What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine

Jack Russell – an informed industry writer – is always amused when The Irish Times turns its gaze on matters rural....

April 2, 2019