Get more from your green


Grazing early in the springtime can have many positive effects on the cow, farm and farmer because of DMI and cost savings, and for environmental and mental reasons as well, writes Bernard Stack, InTouch feeding specialist, Alltech Ireland.

Concern about US focus on EU farm supports


Vice-president of the European Parliament and MEP, Mairead McGuinness, has voiced concern over US tariffs on European food exports, following the imposition of a 17 per cent customs duty on Spanish olives in recent days. Ms McGuinness, who is a member of the Parliament's Agriculture Committee, voted in favour of a parliamentary resolution urging the Commission to investigate the issue and react appropriately.