Ireland’s beef trade is the single biggest component of the country’s €10 billion food and drink export business.

Farmers’ groups have reacted angrily to a report suggesting the proposed EU-US trade deal is likely to damage Irish beef exports.According to an asses(...)

Fabien Peyaud of Herdwatch, who was crowned the winner of the AIB Start-up Academy 2015. Photo: Conor Mulhern

Herdwatch, a farming app and software package for dairy and beef cattle farmers, was last night crowned the overall winner of the AIB Start-up Academ(...)

Photograph: Dominic Lipinski / PA Wire.
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 Declan Farrell from Bord Bia, Gerry McNally of Irish Country Meats,  Xibin Chen of Heilongjiang Grandfarm Group China, and Wei Chen of China Meat Association. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

If the average Chinese person increases their meat intake by 50g a day – the equivalent of a modest-sized hamburger – the country will need to bolste(...)

Simon Coveney said the Irish beef industry is already very engaged on the ground in China Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney says China is likely to be a bigger market for Irish beef exports than the US.He also expects beef producers h(...)

Official figures show the State’s milk supply was more than 5 per cent over-quota at the end of February  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Irish farmers are now certain to be stung with a record fine of up to €80 million for exceeding the State’s milk quota this year.With Europe’s long-st(...)

Theo Spierings, chief executive officer of Fonterra Cooperative Group, speaks during a news conference in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday. Fonterra, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, unexpectedly cut its dividend forecast as earnings fell amid a global milk glut. (Photograph: Brendon O’Hagan/Bloomberg)

Fonterra Cooperative, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, unexpectedly cut its dividend forecast as earnings fell amid a global milk glut. The dividen(...)

A TTIP deal could encompass almost half the global economy, potentially generating €92 billion in added output for the EU and US.

EU negotiators must ensure the interests of Irish and European farmers are not sacrificed in pursuit of an overall trade deal with the US, the Irish F(...)

“Investing in a dairy expansion operation takes a lot of money; and if you don’t manage your budgets, when you have a fodder crisis you can’t feed your animals”

Farmers who do not take financial planning seriously could lose their farms if they run into difficult times, the State agricultural agency Teagasc h(...)

Nicola Mitchell, founder and CEO of Life Scientific with Laurent Martel, director of InVivo Agriculture Division and chairman of Life Scientific. Photograph:  Des Harris/The Picture Desk.

Irish research and development firm Life Scientific is to double its workforce after a deal with French co-op Invivo was officially signed. Lif(...)