EU states fear that the opening up of the EU market to cheaper food from Brazil and Argentina would disadvantage their farmers. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The EU is set to withdraw a series of tariff concessions on beef and other imports from its proposed trade deal with South America. This follows pres(...)

Barrister Ciaran Lawlor, counsel for 77-year-old cattle exporter Hubert Maxwell, told the Circuit Civil Court on Wednesday that his client was abandoning any claim of financial loss and should therefore not have to disclose financial documents.

One of the country’s leading exporter of pedigree cattle, who alleges he was defamed in an article in the Irish Farmers Journal three years ago, has b(...)

Lakeland markets 230 dairy foodservice and food ingredient products to 77 countries worldwide

(...) exported last year, including caseins, and over 31,000 tonnes of butter. The group said its agribusiness(...)

Acquisition will allow Lakelands process up to 1.1 billion litres of milk a year

(...) overseeing the two agribusiness divisions. “In the end, it was evident that some of the complexities(...)

 First Citizen Finance has won approval from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) to offer low-cost financing to agri-business SMEs. Photo: Bloomberg

Ireland (SBCI) to offer low-cost financing to agri-business SMEs. SBCI said First Citizen is offering a(...)

Donegal Investment Group reported further progress for its speciality dairy division

Dublin-listed Donegal Investment Group saw pretax profits fall by more than 10 per cent last year despite a rise in turnover. The food group, which r(...)

Vincent Carton: “Businesses are there to change and develop, and if one set of owners can’t develop it then it’s only right that someone else develops it.” Photograph: Barry Cronin

“I love that we can bring value to rural Ireland,” says Vincent Carton as we wash our hands for the umpteenth time at Manor Farm’s vast chicken proces(...)

Manor Farms managing director and co-owner Vincent Carton:  wants to increase sales of Manor Farm-branded products from 7 per cent of turnover currently to 10 or 11 per cent over three years. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Irish chicken processor Manor Farm plans to spend €25 million over the next five years to expand its facility in Shercock, Co Cavan. This will resul(...)

Rapseed plants in  fields in Gloucestershire, England. Origin Enterprises has reported “disappointing” trading for the third quarter, with the group achieving lower revenues across its markets in Ireland, the UK and Poland.

Origin Enterprises has reported “disappointing” trading for the third quarter, with the group achieving lower revenues across its markets in Ireland, (...)

The new president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Joe Healy (above) has said transparency “will be maximised” within an organisation rocked by controversy over executive pay. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The new president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has said transparency “will be maximised” within an organisation rocked by controversy over e(...)