The 2017 Marine Institute Fish Stock Book, which provides the latest scientific advice for 61 fish stocks, has been published and presented to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed.
The lack of a clear Brexit plan could potentially wreak havoc on the decades of progress made in the areas of animal and public health across the island of Ireland, according to the president of Veterinary Ireland, John V O'Connor.
IFA national livestock chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is driving on, with factories paying more to get cattle to meet strong Christmas demand. He said factories are paying up to €3.90 base on steers and €4.00/kg base on heifers is much more common.
Northern Ireland dairy farmer Andrew Reid says that optimising rumen fermentation efficiency is an integral part of a feeding strategy that has seen annual yields hit 10,000 litres/cow, with butterfats at 4.11 per cent, on a system using grass as the primary forage.
Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) environment chairman, Thomas Cooney, has renewed the IFA’s call on the Government to introduce further measures to avoid climate fines and reduce Ireland’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Speaking at the launch of the ‘Future of the Tillage Sector in Ireland’ report by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, IFA national grain committee chairman Liam Dunne, said the report is a welcome first step in developing policy to regenerate the sector and enhance growers' incomes.