Discussion of agricultural news and rural affairs from Ireland's leading farming and agri-business newspaper, the Irish Farmers' Journal. Every Thursday.
On this week's podcast Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh discuss field work, tillage allocations in the budget and talk to a head distiller. Tillage podcast main recording is straight through apart from slotting in the Waterford Whisky interview at 17.40.
With an extended panel at Ploughing 2022 we talk about the sheep industry this year, what supports are needed for suckler farmers and what Nitrates Derogation is going to mean for the dairy sector. We also explain how underpants can help test soil health on your farm.
We were live from the National Ploughing Championships at Rathnieska, Co Laois for this week's news podcast with all the latest farming news and views, energy scheme details, our farmer survey and news of a €50,000 Government grant to do up rural dwellings.
This week's Agribusines Podcast comes from the ploughing where the team debated the energy and policy issues that are impacting farm and food businesses. The expert analysis is accompanied by comments and questions from political and industry leaders who were in attendance.
This week we ask what price is really needed for winter finishers, sheep stocking rate and dipping. And, swards of the future; David Corbett from Grassland AGRO talks about the role multi species can play on some farms.
Get details of the Department of Agriculture proposals to fine farmers €250 for missing cattle tags, the Commission on Taxation recommendations to change how farmers are taxed and issues with ACRES. We also get an update on the Agriculture Science Association (ASA) conference this week and hear from Galway sheep breeders Tom Murphy and Gerry Daly.
Lorcan Roche Kelly hosts Barry Murphy just back from Japan and Singapore and Phelim O'Neill. They discuss Irish exporters efforts in these Asian markets and a worrying forecast from USDA on shrinking Chinese market for beef imports in 2023.
Agribusiness editor Lorcan Roche-Kelly, Anne Finnegan and Phelim O'Neill debate the latest developments in the European fertiliser industry and contrast with the US and middle east and how Japan could become the first meaningful market for Irish beef outside the EU
The livestock team talk BDGP heifers, dipping gone wrong, Johnstown Castle Open Day, forward buying fertiliser; or not, fodder crisis and all the ups and downs of the mart trade this week.
Jack Kennedy, Anne Finnegan and Phelim O'Neill debate the impact of volatile gas prices on fertiliser, Rabobank's issues with funding farming and how Irish agrifood exports performed in the first half of 2022
We talk about the new Acres Scheme and what it might bring to farmers and the lack of moisture on diary farms. John O'Loughlin from Grassland AGRO also chats about the challenges of improving soil fertility with new soil test results just released.
On this weeks pod we chat around the cautionary tale of Irish companies doing business with and investing in China. We discuss the 2021 financials for Tipperary Co-op as they complete one full year with their new dryer and listen back to October last year at the official opening ceremony.
We chat to Adam Woods on why he thinks genotyping is the key to dairy beef success. Declan Marren talks about the key takeaways from the Thrive Open Day in Cashel and we pose key questions on the new nitrate rules to Aidan Brennan.
Get detail of the payments set to be available to farmers under ACRES (Agri Climate Rural Environment Scheme), news of the tillage sector's €700m record heatwave harvest and farmer views from the Irish Farmers Journal THRIVE demo farm open day.
On this week's show, we talked to Adam Woods about what farmers can see at the dairy beef open day. We chat Phelim O'Neill on what the 25% emission reduction really mean. And we asked Aidan Brennan all about the new details on the nitrate derogation emerging for dairy farmers.
Get detail of the measures set to be available to farmers under ACRES (Agri Climate Rural Environment Scheme), reaction to the emissions reduction ceiling now set for the farm sector, Bord Bia's organic trade mission to Germany and the new CEO at the state's food body. We also include farmer views on a range of topics from across the country.
This week, we discuss making money on Tullamore Farm, details on the lamb price drop and red clover with our livestock team. We also talk to David Corbett from Grassland AGRO about the variation in grass growth around the country.
Political correspondent Pat O'Toole delves into the implications and next steps following the agreement that agriculture must reduce its emissions by 25% by 2030. The news team also discussed a proposed payment to cull cows, fixed milk contracts, Dutch farmer protests and farmer views at the Tullamore Farm beef and sheep open day.
This week, we speak to our specialist team on the price of round bales of straw, creep feeding lambs, the Tullamore Farm Open Day and lump sum payments for farmers to go organic. Plus, we speak to ESB Network's Michael Murray on farm safety.