Fendt Rotana balers
Enhanced features on Fendt’s Rotana balers
Fendt’s four model Rotana variable chamber round baler range will include a new netting system and improved guarding for the 2022 season. The range spans 160V, 160V Xtra, 180V and 180V Xtra. Sam Treadgold, Fendt’s baler sales engineer, explained that the netting system uses net chute tying, which replaces the previous steel and rubber roller combination. Fendt affirms that the new system provides a more positive delivery of net into…
Dairy cows
New technology will convert dairy sludge into farm fertiliser
The Munster Technological University (MTU) has initiated a circular economy project that hopes to advance technology which would create zero waste from the dairy processing sector. CircBioCityWaste intends to facilitate the conversion of dairy sludge into a sustainable fertiliser for use on farms. Work will focus on the southwest region of Ireland and partners MTU with University of Limerick, Technological University Dublin, clean technology company BHSL and the Circular Bioeconomy…
aphid monitoring
Aphid monitoring project seeks the help of growers
A call has been put out for growers who are interested in getting involved in Teagasc’s aphid monitoring network. Louise McNamara made the request at a recent National Tillage Conference. Three aphid monitoring towers have been erected by Teagasc in Carlow, Dublin and Cork since 2020. A fourth tower is planned for north Leinster, and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute also has a tower in its research centre in Co…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 02/02/2022
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 02/02/2022
Wednesday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. LB 20-30KG Avg Price/Kg3.08/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:, 30kg 3.55/kg 106.00, 25kg 3.44/kg 86.00, 29kg 2.24/kg 65.00 LB 30-40KG Avg Price/Kg3.32/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:, 35kg 3.61/kg 127.00, 31kg 3.55/kg 110.00, 38kg 3.49/kg 133.00, 35kg 3.49/kg 122.00, 33kg 3.48/kg 116.00, 32kg 3.47/kg 110.00 LB 40-50KG Avg Price/Kg3.16/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:, 40kg 3.35/kg 134.00, 40kg 3.35/kg 134.00, 47kg 3.25/kg 152.00, 45kg 3.24/kg 146.00, 48kg 3.24/kg 154.00, 46kg…
LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 02/02/2022
LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 02/02/2022
Wednesday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. WHF 300-400KG Avg Price/Kg2.54/kgBBX 2.44/kgCHX 2.68/kgHEX 2.33/kgLMX 2.42/kgSIX 2.52/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 370kg 2.95/kg 1090.00CHX, 355kg 2.85/kg 1010.00LM, 355kg 2.82/kg 1000.00CHX, 325kg 2.8/kg 910.00CHX, 340kg 2.79/kg 950.00CHX, 395kg 2.78/kg 1100.00 WHF 400-500KG Avg Price/Kg2.40/kgAAX 2.36/kgAAX,AAX 2.39/kgCHX 2.66/kgFR 1.75/kgHEX 1.85/kgLM 2.61/kgLMX 2.52/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 420kg 2.79/kg 1170.00CHX, 420kg 2.76/kg 1160.00CHX, 490kg 2.76/kg 1350.00BBX, 475kg 2.74/kg 1300.00LM, 400kg 2.72/kg 1090.00CHX, 430kg 2.72/kg 1170.00 WHF…
Five-day office week still not on the cards
Banks in the Republic of Ireland have, in a survey, ruled out the possibility of returning to the five-day office week due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and safety control measures. The Republic’s financial industry players operating in Dublin international financial services, through KPMG, conducted a survey on 11 of Ireland’s banks, and none of them expressed any interest in having their workers back in office fulltime. The banks outlined a…
Lot 160
Best Sales at LSL Auctions App – 01/02
Here are the best sales for yesterday, Tuesday February 1, 2022, via LSL Auctions. Lot 160, Price 2010.00, Tag ****, (WBU) sold at Carnaross Mart Watch the full video here. Lot 13, Price 1760.00, Tag ****, (BULL) sold at Kanturk Mart Watch the full video here. Lot 150, Price 2520.00, Tag x1, (SC) sold at Ennis Mart Watch the full video here. LSL News.
Cattle Ireland
Upsurge in cattle numbers processed at Irish factories
Irish food board, Bord Bia has projected a sharp upsurge of 70 000 in the number of cattle processed in Irish factories. This comes after a steep drop in the head of cattle recorded last year. Board sector manager, Mark Zieg, said the cattle quantity dropped by 112 000, resulting in the total number of processed cattle for that year dropping to below 1.69 million. He said there is a…
Farm Vehicle & Machinery Auction at Cootehill Livestock Mart – 02/05
Cootehill Mart Machinery Auction – 02/05
The Cootehill Farm Vehicle & Machinery Auction takes place on Saturday 5 Feb, 2022, at 11pm. The auction will have over 600 lots.   An absolutely cracking, meticulously finished Ford 4600 will be presented – Lot 539 Ford 4600. Online Registration and Deposit facility opens on the LSL App at 12pm Wednesday, 2 February, 2022. Register to Bid and Pay Deposit Online here. Call 087 944 4895 for bookings. LSL News.
Make a submission on new mart and co-op legislation
A public consultation process has been launched to gather views on forthcoming co-operative society legislation. This is as government seeks to initiate legislation that will require more modern governance, accounting and compliance measures for Irish co-ops. It is understood, according to Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation Robert Troy, that the legislation will affect mart and dairy co-operations, and such groups are invited to make submissions.…
Beef exports
Irish beef exports to the UK on the rise
A recently published AHDB report has forecast an increase in Irish beef exports, as it continues to gain popularity in the UK. The republic of Ireland has since become “UK’s main supplier of beef”, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)’s outlook report. The report outlook has shown that Irish cattle are being sold at a discount as compared to UK animals, hence it is “likely to become…
Cows milk creamery
Creamery milk intakes rocket to a record high 
Stronger milk prices and an increase in cow numbers resulted in a 458m litre lift in output last year. Milk intakes by creameries reached a record level of 8,754m litres. This represents an increase of 5.5% when compared with 2020. Data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicates that the volume of milk processed by creameries increased from 8,296m litres in 2020 to 8,754m litres in 2021. Figures from the…
Cleaning your home
Obvious factors that impact the potential sale of a home
It makes sense for prospective buyers to examine a potential acquisition with a critical eye. With this in mind, there’s often simple mistakes that people make when trying to sell their homes that drastically devalues their property in buyers’ eyes. Property expert Sarah Beeny highlights three basic elements. Homeowners should obviously pay attention to both the inside and the outside of the home. “The most important thing, is to clean…
LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 01/02/2022
Tuesday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. FAT COW 300-400KG Avg Price/KgBBX 1.14/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LMX, 390kg 1.64/kg 640.00BBX, 390kg 1.18/kg 460.00BBX, 310kg 1.10/kg 340.00JE/JY, 390kg 0.85/kg 330.00 FAT COW 400-500KG Avg Price/KgFR 1.39/kgJE/JY 0.61/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:FR, 490kg 1.65/kg 810.00FR, 465kg 1.48/kg 690.00FR, 445kg 1.42/kg 630.00FR, 490kg 1.39/kg 680.00BBX, 415kg 1.30/kg 540.00FR, 460kg 1.28/kg 590.00 FAT COW 500-600KG Avg Price/KgBBX 1.50/kgFR 1.39/kgFRX 1.35/kgRW 1.34/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:FR, 530kg 1.81/kg 960.00FRX,…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 01/02/2022
Tuesday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. SHEEP 40-50KG Avg Price/KgSHEEP 2.97/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 45kg 3.16/kg 142.00SHEEP, 48kg 3.07/kg 146.00SHEEP, 44kg 3.07/kg 136.00SHEEP, 49kg 3.06/kg 150.00SHEEP, 43kg 3.01/kg 130.00SHEEP, 49kg 2.90/kg 143.00 SHEEP 50-60KG Avg Price/KgSHEEP 2.73/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 51kg 3.07/kg 156.00SHEEP, 54kg 3.05/kg 166.00SHEEP, 52kg 3.04/kg 157.00SHEEP, 51kg 3.04/kg 156.00SHEEP, 52kg 3.02/kg 158.00SHEEP, 52kg 3/kg 156.00 SHEEP 60-70KG Avg Price/KgSHEEP 2.06/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 61kg 2.61/kg 160.00SHEEP, 64kg…
Carnew Auction
Carnew machinery auction – 02/02
There will be a clearance sale of machinery, dairy equipment and silage by on-line auction via the LSL Auctions App on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 7.00pm. For Mr. Tom Furlong, Castleview, Adamstown, Co. Wexford Y21Y721. The sale will include:   8 Unit Dairymaster Milking Machine 2018 Dairymaster Automatic Feed System to include 5 Tonne Feed Bin Auger System 7000 Litre Muller Bulk Tank 2019 A 2010 Case 105 Tractor…
New UTP rules for buyers of agricultural and food products  
Buyers of agricultural and food products have been reminded that three months remain to meet legal supply agreement obligations under new Unfair Trading Practices (UTP) rules. Under these regulations, which Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue introduced last year, all supply agreements for agri-food products must be in full compliance with the provisions of the UTP regulations from April 28, 2022. “The UTP Enforcement Authority is available to…
Help to buy scheme
What you need to qualify for the Help to Buy scheme
The Help to Buy (HTB) scheme is an incentive for first-time property purchasers to help with the deposit needed to purchase or self-build a new house or apartment. To be eligible for HTB, you must purchase or build the property to live in as your home. Some of Irish solicitor Terry Gorry’s TikTok video’s cover the property industry, one of these being an explanation of what you need if you…
Remote working hub
Hub space demand surges as remote work remains popular
As the government unveils new guidance on how to return to the office safely, the demand for remote workspaces has escalated. One platform for remote working hubs, NoCo, has reported seeing a 150pc increase in inquiries in the last month – from large and small firms across multiple industries, including tech, legal and accounting services. “The demand here has just jumped through the roof,” said NoCo founder Brian Moran. “There…
Lot 437
Best Sales at LSL Auctions App – 31/01
Here are the best sales for yesterday 31/01 via LSL Auctions. Lot 437, Price 1830.00 – Sold at Omagh Mart Watch the full video here. Lot 67, Price 2340.00, Tag ****, (CW) – sold at Tullamore Watch the full video here. Lot 187, Price 2030.00, Tag ****, (BLK) – sold at Carnaross Mart Watch the full video here. Lot 703C, Price 1940.00, Tag ****, (S) – sold at Kilmallock Mart…
New Holland Agriculture
New Holland Agriculture backs Giro d’Italia 2022
New Holland Agriculture is the official sponsor of the Giro d’Italia 2022. Sean Lennon, vice president Europe New Holland Ag expressed his excitement. “New Holland is known for its widespread network and close relationship with its customers, and with this collaboration, during the three weeks of the Giro d’Italia, we will be alongside the many fans and rural communities who follow the competition with passion.” The 2022 edition is set…
Property investment
€5.5bn activity on the Irish property market last year
More than €2bn (£1.67bn) of investment was secured on the Irish property market in the last quarter of 2021, bringing full-year activity to €5.5bn. One of the largest deals in the final quarter was Blackstone’s deal for Facebook’s HQ in Dublin. Savills research shows that the yearly total was €2.5bn more than the €3bn in 2020, and the second-highest level ever recorded. Divisional director of investments at Savills Ireland, Kevin…
Seasonality of organic lamb a problem for some large retailers  
Sheep sector manager of Bord Bia, Seamus McMenamin, spoke at the Teagasc National Sheep Conference last week. One of the points he noted is that there is resistance to stocking organic lamb from certain large retailers. This is being attributed to the seasonality of the meat.  McMenamin shared that, “We have seen strong growth in organic produce across all categories – witnessing about a 9% increase.” “Organic lamb production in…
bale wraps
Plastic packaging tax on bale wrap could lower recycling levels
A plastic packaging tax on silage bale wrap at a rate of £200/t will affect UK farmers from April 1, 2022. It is hoped that this will offer a “clear economic” incentive for businesses to use recycled plastic in the manufacture of plastic packaging. This is according to a statement from government. HM Revenue and Customs guidance states the tax will apply to plastic goods with less than 30% recycled…