The total volume of milk supplies up to the end of November 2014 leave Ireland 6.51% over quota, taking into account the relevant butterfat adjustment.
Irish researchers will undertake new research across a range of areas in dairy, beef and pig production, as well as climate change and the engagement of dairy farmers with health and safety on farms, following the award of nine new postgraduate fellowships to UCD being funded by Teagasc.
Awards of over €20 million for agri-food and forestry research projects have been announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, and Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Forestry, Tom Hayes TD.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued a reminder that farmers who have exported slurry or farmyard manure must submit Record of movement of organic fertiliser (Record 3) forms to the Department before December 31, 2014.
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) officially opened it new milk protein plant on its existing site in Virginia, Co. Cavan. Heather Humphreys Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Arlene Foster, NI Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, were on hand to open the new facility, which is the result of a €7.8 million investment.
The Government has approved a new forestry programme for 2014-2020.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has advised that sheep and goat farmers will this week receive the sheep and goat census 2014.
The horrific statistics on farm accidents and deaths continue to show that our farms are the most dangerous workplaces in Ireland.