European Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos

Targeted dairy market support welcomed in wake of Russia ban

The decision by European Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos to introduce targeted market support measures for the dairy sector, to alleviate the impact of the closure of the Russian market, has been welcomed in Ireland.

Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association deputy president Pat McCormack

Dairy farmers ‘lost €60m’ over declining milk prices in summer

A declining milk price over the summer months has already cost Irish dairy farmers €60m, a farm leader has claimed.


New assessment service to predict quantity, type, and value of timber

A new service designed to provide an assessment of a forestry plantation and an accurate prediction of the quantities of timber it can produce, including the types of log products and their potential value, has been launched by the Irish Farmers’ Association.

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Accidental deaths of two Limerick farm boys

Two separate farm accidents in County Limerick claimed the lives of a toddler and a teenage boy, a coroner’s court heard yesterday.

IFA members protest outside the Aldi supermarket in Mitchelstown, Co Cork. Picture: O'Gorman Photography

Munster protest by farmers over beef

Munster, a heartland of livestock production, last evening became the latest battleground in an escalating protest campaign by farmers over falling beef prices and specification cuts.

Jerry O'Callaghan, director of investor relations with Sao Paulo-based JBS

Leading global and Irish agri-sector figures for ASA annual conference

A global meat industry leader from Cork is among the key speakers at the annual conference of the Agricultural Science Association (ASA) in Killashee House Hotel, Naas, on Friday, September 12.

EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Dacian Ciolo: Export earnings were being lost in a number of EU member states

Commission forced to act after admitting Russia trade ban is biting

Price signals on the European dairy market show that the Russian ban is starting to hit the sector, the European Commission accepted yesterday.


Co-Op SuperStores’ online service shortlisted for e-commerce award

The changing retail shopping habits of rural people is reflected in the response to Dairygold Co-Op SuperStores’ new online service.


Seminar to address difficulties faced by farmers with disabilities

A study has found that 6% of farmers in Ireland reported a disability, a public seminar on Farming Safely with a Disabling Condition will be told in Dublin next week.


Price squeezes forcing farmers ‘to question grain production viability’

Many professional tillage farmers are questioning the long-term viability of cereal production given the relentless price cost squeeze and the subsequent low or negative margins.