Q&A ... Do you want to be a dairy farmer?

Do you want to be a dairy farmer? Here’s what you need to know.


The 50 most frequently asked dairy questions

Q&A: Basics of dairy farming
Teagasc has compiled 50 frequently asked questions and answers for prospective new entrants to dairy farming.


Funding must be secured to open GLAS scheme

IFA has asked Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to organise meetings around the country to outline his plans for commonages.


Major changes loom for NI farm payment system

Following decisions taken at the end of the June, farmers in Northern Ireland know major changes lie ahead, compared to their existing Single Payment Scheme system of many different entitlement rates per hectare.

European Parliament vice-president Mairead McGuinness calls on the EU to more to balance power between producers and retailers and other players in the food supply chain.

Time to build stronger links in food supply chain

European Parliament Vice-President Mairead McGuinness


Piedmontese breeders bypass meat factories, sell direct to consumer

Tipperary and Laois farmers team up to service the public’s healthy appetite for low-fat Italian beef.


EU review of labelling only answer to beef crisis

Q&A: Martin Ferris
Sinn Féin to meet MEPs to put EU focus on beef.

About 8,500 attended Beef 2014 at Teagasc, Co Meath, last week, to see Ireland's largest ever display of technical improvements farmers can make inside the farm gate to improve efficiency and productivity.

Control is key to helping your animals thrive

Q&A: parasite control
The importance of monitoring cattle and reviewing parasite control strategies three months into the grazing season (July) was emphasised at last week’s Beef 2014 event.