Sustainability

Bord Bia to ‘revamp’ farm standards over next two years

Bord Bia to ‘revamp’ farm standards over next two years

Bord Bia has confirmed that it is to overhaul its farm standards over the next two years. During the food...

January 14, 2022

Farmers urged to partake in EU sustainable food-system survey

Farmers urged to partake in EU sustainable food-system survey

A European-wide survey is being launched, which aims to promote entrepreneurship and innovation for a more sustainable food system. Irish...

January 13, 2022

Tillage farming couple to open visitor centre next to brewery

Tillage farming couple to open visitor centre next to brewery

A Laois tillage farming couple has used the last challenging year to focus on the construction of a visitor centre...

December 26, 2021

Certified Irish Angus embarks on genetics programme to reduce emissions

Certified Irish Angus embarks on genetics programme to reduce emissions

Certified Irish Angus has embarked on a breed improvement programme with the aim of “improving the environmental and economic sustainability...

December 15, 2021

Agriculture 4.0 breaks the surface at LAMMA

Agriculture 4.0 breaks the surface at LAMMA

Agriculture 4.0 is the term now being given to the wave of digital technology which, we are informed, is going...

December 10, 2021

High input costs make case for sustainable farming – MEP

High input costs make case for sustainable farming – MEP

The continuing rise in input costs on Irish farms is making the case for a move to a more sustainable...

December 7, 2021

Only 17% of cattle farms considered economically viable – report

Only 17% of cattle farms considered economically viable – report

The recently published Teagasc National Farm Survey 2020 Sustainability Report reveals economic differences including profitability between dairy, cattle, sheep and...

December 3, 2021

Sheep: Only a quarter of farms economically viable in 2020

Sheep: Only a quarter of farms economically viable in 2020

Only around a quarter of farms involved in the sheep sector were economically viable last year, according to the Teagasc...

November 30, 2021

Total GHG emissions on the average dairy farm increased in 2020

Total GHG emissions on the average dairy farm increased in 2020

Total farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on the average dairy farm increased in 2020, largely due to an increase in...

November 30, 2021

Woollen mills increases number of partner farmers

Woollen mills increases number of partner farmers

A Co. Kilkenny based woollen mills that works with Galway fleece is increasing its number of partner farmers yearly as...

November 27, 2021

Clonakilty farmers win overall Carbery Milk Quality Award

Clonakilty farmers win overall Carbery Milk Quality Award

Ronald and Brian Shorten, farming in Woodfield, Clonakilty, Co. Cork were the overall winners of the 17th Carbery Milk Quality...

November 10, 2021

White’s Oats unveils new ‘eco-scores’ as part of sustainability ambition

White’s Oats unveils new ‘eco-scores’ as part of sustainability ambition

As part of its sustainability vision for the future, Co. Armagh-based White’s Oats, has unveiled a full sweep of A+...

November 10, 2021

Bord Bia launches online learning hub for farmers

Bord Bia launches online learning hub for farmers

Bord Bia has launched a new online learning hub to provide guidance on sustainability and animal welfare to farmers. The...

October 26, 2021

49% of Irish firms focusing more on sustainability after Covid-19

49% of Irish firms focusing more on sustainability after Covid-19

Almost half of Irish businesses are placing a greater priority on sustainability for their firms now than before Covid-19, according...

September 18, 2021

Nestle unveils plans to reduce emissions and support farmer education

Nestle unveils plans to reduce emissions and support farmer education

Nestle is laying out its plans to support and accelerate the transition to a regenerative food system with the aim...

September 17, 2021

Dairy Open Day 2021: Social sustainability – cow and calf welfare

Dairy Open Day 2021: Social sustainability – cow and calf welfare

The term sustainability is commonly used in Irish agriculture, but to achieve sustainability we must achieve economic, environmental and social...

September 14, 2021

A sustainable September: Eating seasonal produce and shopping second-hand

A sustainable September: Eating seasonal produce and shopping second-hand

Consumers are being encouraged to live a sustainable September, with a number of initiatives taking place this month. All the...

September 6, 2021

Survey: 80% of adults ‘adopting greener behaviour’ since Covid

Survey: 80% of adults ‘adopting greener behaviour’ since Covid

People are “thinking in a more sustainable way” since the Covid-19 pandemic hit – with 8 out of 10 adult...

August 25, 2021