Tillage Farmers

Minister rules out increasing ceiling in Straw Incorporation Measure

Minister rules out increasing ceiling in Straw Incorporation Measure

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has ruled out increasing the ceiling for eligible land under...

December 1, 2021

Beef focus: Winter finishing on straw bedding in Laois

Beef focus: Winter finishing on straw bedding in Laois

Raymond and Richard Carter are mixed tillage and beef farmers based just outside Stradbally in Co. Laois. The father-and-son duo...

November 13, 2021

Tillage farmers to see ‘large decrease’ in margins in 2022

Tillage farmers to see ‘large decrease’ in margins in 2022

Tillage farmers are facing a substantial decrease in margins for 2022 compared to 2021 due to increasing costs, especially the...

October 8, 2021

Tillage conference: What’s on tillage farmers’ minds?

Tillage conference: What’s on tillage farmers’ minds?

At the Teagasc National Tillage Conference event today, January 29, farmers completed a survey and it provided some interesting answers....

January 29, 2020

‘ArableApril’: Rise in farmers obeying 2 and 3-crop rule in 2018

‘ArableApril’: Rise in farmers obeying 2 and 3-crop rule in 2018

A total of 3,081 farmers claimed over 30ha of tillage ground in 2018 according to the Department of Agriculture, Food...

April 10, 2019

Calls for milk price boost following Ornua PPI increase

Calls for milk price boost following Ornua PPI increase

Calls have been made for a milk price boost following the recent increase in Ornua’s Purchase Price Index (PPI). The...

September 13, 2018

Tillage farmers needed to grow high-quality forage crops

Tillage farmers needed to grow high-quality forage crops

Tillage farmers are needed to grow high-quality forage crops. This comes as dairy farmers, especially those pushing stocking rates, look...

October 5, 2017

Pics: IFA protest for a crisis fund for grain growers

Pics: IFA protest for a crisis fund for grain growers

Tillage farmers staged a protest outside Leinster House today, calling on the Minister for Agriculture to provide a crisis fund...

January 18, 2017

‘Poor prices have tillage farmers at the end of their tether’

‘Poor prices have tillage farmers at the end of their tether’

Current grain price offers are below the cost of production and this will accelerate the wind-down of cereal production as...

September 25, 2015