While the UK remains the most important market for Irish beef, farmers are exporting successfully into other countries and sales continue to grow year on year.

Brexit talks between London and Brussels have ramped up in recent weeks with the hope that a free trade agreement can be reached before the clock runs(...)

Ammonia gas – a nitrogen-based compound – is released during slurry spreading

Going vegan, buying organic, eating locally produced meat and dairy are all seen as ways consumers can help protect the environment, boost animal welf(...)

The Beef Finisher Payment scheme is a one-off, exchequer-funded grant aid programme

The European Commission has formally approved a €50 million Irish scheme to support those working in the beef sector who have been affected by the cor(...)

The Teagasc national farm survey for 2019 shows dairying yields by far the largest income for Irish farmers. Photograph: iStock

The Teagasc national farm survey for 2019 shows dairying yields by far the largest income for Irish farmers, while beef farmers continues to struggle.(...)

The 42km Great Western Greenway in Co Mayo cost €5.7m to develop. The 32km South Kerry Greenway is now estimated to cost more than €20m. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The original application for funding for the South Kerry Greenway “made no provision” for the cost of land acquisition from more than 170 individual l(...)

The parties have  agreed to carry out an ‘economic and sustainability assessment’ of the Mercosur trade deal. Photograph: Todd Korol/Reuters

There will be a national review of how land such as forests, farms, and peat bogs are being used under the programme for government, which will consid(...)

Beef prices have been hit hard by the closure of the food service sector here and in other countries.  Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The Government has approved a €50 million support scheme for beef farmers affected by the pandemic. The new direct payments package, which targets be(...)

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has warned about the dangers of filming stunts involving farm equipment and machinery. Image: TikTok.

TikTok, the video-sharing website, is investigating after footage emerged on its platform, apparently of machinery being misused on Irish farms for da(...)

Proposals to cut the national agriculture herd to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was a ‘lazy narrative’ the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Proposals to cut the national agriculture herd to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was a “lazy narrative” based on “flawed” calculations, the Irish Far(...)

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