AgriLand’s Top Stories This Week

Winter Fair
Patterson family carries the day at Royal Ulster Winter Fair #winterfair
Hanley totally upbeat regarding the future for Irish dairy
Results are out for Royal Ulster Winter Fair 2013
Winter Fair set to become two-day event

Bord Bia Dairy Quality Assurance Scheme
‘Landmark day for dairy sector’
No cost, streamline of audits, farm inspections every 18 months for new dairy QA scheme
Bord Bia aims for 100% uptake of sustainable dairy scheme by 2016
Communication key to sustainable dairy assurance scheme

Slaney Meats Animal Health Beef Seminar
Poor animal health and diseases cost money
Concerns over retention of BVD positive calves
National disease genetics database key for herd health

ICSA Elections
ICSA president elect in fighting form
Wexford man wins the day: Kent elected ICSA president
ICSA Ireland elections tonight

Teagasc Outlook 2014
Production costs expected to decline in 2014 – Teagasc
Cereal prices to remain static in 2014 – Teagasc
Sheep farm incomes set to recover in 2014
Fall in feed, fertiliser use for dairy farmers predicted
Irish dairy income boom
‘Steady as she goes for cattle prices’
Teagasc economic outlook for 2014, review of 2013


Good management key to dairying on wet land
Milk output has increased by 25%, CSO
Good week, bad week for farming

Grasp the nettle and chew
No ‘Fluke’ as Tyndall nukes parasites with innovative toolkit
‘1,000 farmers lose Farm Assist over changes’

‘Interfering’ with foot-and-mouth disease
IFA election voting closes tonight
‘Dairy farmers must move their focus beyond that of milk price’

High-level cross-border labelling discussions under way
Vive la France, Irish food trade reception under way in Paris
Glanbia to create 90 jobs in Dublin and Monaghan

NI agri-food research fund opens for small businesses
Teagasc links in with open access portal

Department newsletter comes under fire
IFA, Pieta House launch rural suicide helpline supports

France to repay €140m in Commission recovery of CAP money
Teagasc releases perspective on first year of GM potato trials

124% increase in cattle reported stolen this year
Free range turkey sellout

Coping with extreme weather in tillage production
Pre-nups, goats & can you dig it? #ettg
IDB index shows return to growth

Calls for a national food bank
And may all your Christmases be green and yellow
Latest beef and sheep slaughtering figures

Grassland sheep payments out
Use of biomass by Aurivo to lead to halving of carbon emissions
Consumers urged to buy Irish vegetables this Christmas

IFMA calls for ag education re-think
Disharmony in the IFA
Farm cash flows on the up

New late diploid ryegrass launched by AFBI
Grass breeders continue to break new ground

Further action from the EU on food labelling
RDP co-funding decision expected next Tuesday

Total confinement Vs pasture systems: What does the science say?
Mild weather to remain this week
Fendt among the winners at Agritechnica

59 per cent of Leader funding spent to date
Better international demand may improve pig prices
Norbook adds dosing calculator to app

Markets strengthen to deliver ‘win:win scenario’ for dairy industry – Dobbin
A US perspective to understanding and using SCC to improve milk quality
Cork Harbour milk residue research

World dairy markets on the up as superlevy anger grows
Ham it up

Farm safety training reaches new milestone
IFA christmas crib comes to life

Farm incomes forecast to increase by 10% next year
Research finds special wildlife scheme beats organic at boosting birds

Sheep scanning results confirm high pregnancy rates
Markets strengthen to deliver ‘win:win scenario’ for dairy industry – Dobbin
Is the climate change debate just a lot of hot air?

Festive food delights from Bord Bia
A US perspective to understanding and using SCC to improve milk quality
Cork Harbour milk residue research

The impact of mastitis on profit
Keenan hails Japanese visit a success
AIB confirms ongoing farm investment