Sowing the seeds of co-operation

A new era has begun for food producers and retailers with the launch of Irish Food Co-op.


Ukraine agri has potential despite conflict

The protests that started in Kiev last November, which led to former president Viktor Yanukovych fleeing into exile, were a direct consequence of a Ukrainian populous weary of corruption and cronyism.


Dairygold and Arrabawn remain coy over possible merger

Dairygold and Arrabawn co-ops remained coy over the week-end about speculation that they might be considering merger talks.


Coveney critical of supermarkets’ absence at beef forum

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association has queried the absence of supermarket representatives from the round-table forum set up by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney earlier this year in response to the crisis in the beef industry.

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.