AgriLand’s Top Stories This Week

IFA welcomes compulsory ‘country of origin’ food labelling rules
‘Land transfer and succession, it burdens young and old’
In the limelight: Ground conditions ideal for liming

Feed back your costs #SmartFarming
Irish fuel prices in line with EU average
Meeting the dry cow’s protein needs

GIIL takeover positive for WMP – chairman
IFA cranks up RDP funding campaign

‘Racing for Macra’ a barking success!
Strogs: ‘Ex-straw-ordinary’ new concept

Lively debate on CAP Pillar 2 co-funding
Rollover cows: Hoof crate innovation proving a big hit!

New head of HR for Lakeland Dairies
The Danish approach to food safety

700 turfcutters still waiting on re-allocation
GIIL welcomes Wexford shareholder endorsement

Farmers lives made easier with apps
Festive flavours…with a dairy twist

Recipe for success: Caherbeg Free Range Pork keeps things real
Milk bubble, homeless and living on five acres #ettg

Taisce challenges UK nuclear plant station over agri-food concerns
China – food exporting opportunities abound

IFA cranks up RDP funding campaign
Compulsory testing for BVD set for NI

‘Management of grasslands key to combating weather volatility’
ICMSA says outlook for beef in 2014 is stable

Dairy industry must address the challenge of adding value
Laois meat processor among 10 food firms served closure orders

World-class satellite grass innovations to go online
New Holland dealers celebrate success with prestigious national awards

ICSA presidential race update
Fodder crisis cost Irish farming €500m, Teagasc

Loving a farmer
UFU concerns that Polish beef imports will drive down local beef prices
New automatic heater system for JCB

Purchased cattle are high risk, AHI
The Scottish dream: 70 per cent grant on multimillion dairy unit

Dairy quality assurance scheme set for next week
Top dairy and beef sires 2013
Irish fuel prices in line with EU average

Are you sandwiched to your desk?
No money for Blue Ear eradication
Meeting the dry cow’s protein needs

‘High level of discretion for Ireland’s roll out of CAP, RDP’
Ulster Bank extends a helping hand to farmers across Ireland

Irish fans spring to the top of John Deere
FDII launch guide to new food labelling rules

Emergency pigmeat meetings under way tonight as prices fall
Start-up: Good seed makes a good crop
Food labelling changes under way

ICMSA demands significant ‘end-of-year’ milk bonus
Keep it real this Christmas

‘Land transfer and succession, it burdens young and old’
‘Dairy, pig expansion driving agriculture lending’

Allister upbeat regarding prospects for dairy
Liver fluke forecast warning

Get your milking machine ready for spring 2014
Land of the Rising Sun shines on Irish beef
Spirited away: What does the Japanese beef market have to offer?

It’s a wrap for JFC!
Irish research can’t rest on its laurels, Teagasc head

Take stock of your feed
Jerseys come out tops in grazing trial

European focus on animal ‘gene pool’ management
The big mac
Birds of a feather flock together, Farmers to Market


Incoming EirGrid chairman refutes conflict-of-interest claims
‘Our objective is to keep the lights on’ – EirGrid CEO

Teagasc Milk Quality Conference

The image of dairy is key, NDC
Control of Bacillus cereus mastitis in dairy cows vital
Milk quality trends in Ireland 2006-2011
Teagasc infant quality milk research to the fore
Tackling residues in milk

Future Weather, Future Farming Conference

Lessons to be learnt from fodder crisis
Severe weather has cost Ireland €892m since 2009 – FBD
Met Eireann to rollout new tailored farming forecasts next year
Drainage drive across Ireland


Hear no evil, see no evil needs to stop
The challenge of succession

It’s been a good week for farmers
Some reflections on ICOS conference