MFF proposal ‘not acceptable’ to EU Parliament

The European Parliament’s budget negotiating team has stated that the proposed new EU budget – the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) – is “not acceptable”. The parliament’s MFF negotiating team, which represents MEPs in the budgetary talk, has expressed its opposition to the proposed long-term budget for 2021 to 2027. “Despite welcoming the contact we have […]

Clare cow gives birth to twin calves…of different breeds

A dairy farmer in Co. Clare has expressed his surprise after one of his cows delivered twin calves – fathered by both of his stock bulls. Sean Culligan explained that his nine-year-old Holstein-Friesian cross cow delivered the surprise at approximately 7:00am this morning, Tuesday, February 19. He told AgriLand: “I was expecting that she would […]

Opinion: Does Irish farming need to brace for a sharp, sudden jolt?

Just a few short days ago, AgriLand published an article detailing a stark proposal from the President of the European Council – Charles Michel. The proposal concerns the next EU budget and, more pointedly, how much funding should be available for the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). In short, if such a proposal were to be […]

4 men found not guilty of illegal turf-cutting in Galway

Four men have been found not guilty of illegal turf-cutting on protected sites in the west, according to local reports in Galway. Galway Circuit Court ordered a jury to find all four not guilty to the charges they faced yesterday, Tuesday, February 18, according to local radio station Galway Bay FM. The men in question […]

EU agri-budget ‘not a honey pot for all and sundry’

The proposed new EU budget – the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) – has come in for heavy criticism from the chairperson of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Norbert Lins, from Germany, made the comments during a meeting of the committee on Monday, February 17. Though the MFF proposal was not on […]

ICMSA outline the necessity of ‘a single waterways authority’

The current flooding along stretches of the River Shannon – which weather reports are indicating could get considerably worse – “raises the need for a single waterways authority”. The president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has said that a single authority “would take over responsibility for the oversight and maintenance of the […]

Letter to the editor: Make your voice heard

Are you interested in all things agri-related? Are you committed to the most accurate and up-to-date news? Do you have a concern and want your – or others – voice to be heard? AgriLand – Ireland’s largest farming news portal – invites the public to send in a “letter to the editor”. Such a letter […]

Job alert: AgriLand is looking for a technical dairy reporter

AgriLand is looking for a technical dairy journalist. If you’re motivated, enthusiastic and have a good knowledge of the technical aspects of Irish farming – and dairy farming in particular – then we have the opportunity. The successful candidate will have an agricultural science (or related) qualification. Additionally, some post-college experience (in industry) is needed. […]

Increase to TAMS investment ceiling proposed for pig and poultry

Plans to increase the investment ceiling for the Pig and Poultry Investment Scheme as part of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS) have been announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, today, Wednesday, February 19. This proposal will be submitted to the EU Commission for approval and will require an […]

Arrabawn lifts milk price for January supplies

Arrabawn has become the latest processor to announce its January milk price, and continuing the recent trend with a price increase on the cards for its suppliers who sent in milk last month. Revealing its hand this week, the Co. Tipperary headquartered cooperative has announced a 0.5c/L lift in price. This follows on from a […]

‘Claas’ acts set for show as machinery open days beckon

Two open days are being organised where farmers and agri contractors can check out Claas, Schaffer, Takeuchi and Redrock machinery up close and in person. Set to be held later this month, Breens Farm Machinery in Cashel, Co. Tipperary, will be presenting its newly updated premises. The open days will be held on Friday, and […]