LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart – 06/02/2023
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LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 03/06/2022
Friday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. SHEEP 30-40KG Avg Price/KgSHEEP 3.30/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 40kg 3.62/kg 143.00SHEEP, 32kg 3.29/kg 104.00SHEEP, 38kg 2.97/kg 113.00 SHEEP 40-50KG Avg Price/KgSHEEP 3.46/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 40kg 3.97/kg 160.00SHEEP, 43kg 3.80/kg 165.00SHEEP, 44kg 3.73/kg 164.00SHEEP, 40kg 3.7/kg 148.00SHEEP, 46kg 3.69/kg 168.00SHEEP, 44kg 3.68/kg 162.00 SHEEP 50-60KG Avg Price/KgSHEEP 3.25/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 51kg 3.56/kg 180.00SHEEP, 51kg 3.54/kg 180.00SHEEP, 51kg 3.54/kg 181.00SHEEP, 50kg 3.47/kg 175.00SHEEP, 55kg…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 05/12/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 03/06/2022
Friday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. SC 500-600KG Avg Price/KgCHX 2.57/kgFR 2.07/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 585kg 2.62/kg 1530.00CHX, 540kg 2.52/kg 1360.00HEX, 595kg 2.40/kg 1430.00FR, 515kg 2.12/kg 1090.00FR, 595kg 2.02/kg 1200.00 SC 600-700KG Avg Price/KgCHX 2.51/kgFR 2.09/kgLMX 2.59/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LMX, 655kg 3.31/kg 2170.00LMX, 695kg 3.11/kg 2160.00LMX, 670kg 2.84/kg 1900.00LMX, 660kg 2.73/kg 1800.00CHX, 685kg 2.63/kg 1800.00CHX, 675kg 2.59/kg 1750.00 SC 700-800KG Avg Price/KgBBX 2.63/kgCHX 2.94/kgLMX 2.75/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LMX, 770kg 3.06/kg…
Irish mushroom sector
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Irish mushroom sector gets a welcome boost
The mushroom sector will soon benefit from funding made through the Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR). An amount of €210,000 has been confirmed, which is planned to go towards the promotion of Irish produce in the UK. Brexit has impacted the sector, resulting in reduced volumes and additional costs. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has commented that this has reduced the competitiveness and attractiveness of Irish mushrooms in…
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Duckweed protein for use in livestock and aquaculture sectors
Duckweed has come under scrutiny for potential use as a protein source. Cultivated in shallow ponds, it thrives on nutrients from natural sources, as well as farm waste rich in nitrogen and phosphorus. Researchers are finding the plant especially interesting from an ecological perspective, as it can close the nutrient loop and help protect soils and waterways. It has been suggested that  it can also provide an exceptional crop with…
potato market
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Potato market figures update – latest
The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) says in its June 1 potato market report that demand is just about on par with 2019 levels before the pandemic hit. However, the start of the school holidays could negatively impact this. Liftings of the earliest varieties continue this week. But it will be a few weeks before the first lifting of queens takes place in the southeast. Stocks of premium-quality packing material are…
irish farmer
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The Irish Farmer moves 60,000 litres of slurry
Tom Slattery, the Irish Farmer, is “cracking on” towards Sunday when he expects to complete “a torturous week” of spreading slurry on silage ground. His 140-acre family farm is in Dingle, in the heart of west Kerry, southwest Ireland. They also work 25 acres of rented land. Wednesday’s video showed him using the Valtra T172 to spread 60,000 litres of slurry just a week after baling. This job has to…
farm walk
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Join a June organic farm walk with Teagasc
Register for a farm walk during Teagasc’s June series of organic farming demonstrations and learn more about organic production first-hand. Teagasc advisers, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine representatives, the Organic Certification Bodies, and the farmers themselves will be available on the day. They will answer questions and give guidance to farmers and members of the public interested to see organic farming in practice, and keen to meet and…
Food prices
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Food prices prompt a review of luxury spend
In light of the current economic climate, The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) in Wicklow has highlighted the fact that as farmers’ escalating costs drive up food prices, consumers may need to prioritise food costs over other luxury spend. Treasurer James Hill commented that, “Food supplies are suddenly being threatened as farm inputs escalate in price – a tripling of fertiliser price and a doubling of fuel and energy cost, and…
Farm to Fork
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Farm to Fork policy must be revisited – EU
The EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Janusz Wojciechowski said the EU Farm to Fork policy will have to be revisited in light of food security concerns. The EU Commissioner was addressing the IFA National Council in the Irish Farm Centre this week. IFA President Tim Cullinan said Commissioner Wojciechowski committed to looking at how EU policy including the Farm to Fork can be adjusted to respond to the current food…
Irish chefs
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Irish chefs demo top tips for healthy eating
Brian McDermott, the award-winning Irish chef, cookery book author and presenter, is back for his ninth Bord Bia Bloom event. See him at the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen Stage on Sunday, 5 June, 2022 at 10.30am and Monday, 6 June at 12.25pm. The ever-popular Bord Bia Quality Kitchen Stage returns to Bloom this June with a packed line-up of demonstrations from top Irish chefs. Over the five days of the festival, the…
Farmer Phil
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Farmer Phil takes the wheel at silage event
Farmer Phil recently attended a Krone silage event day, where he was able to see all the kit working and drive a Fendt with a four-rotor rake. View the footage below. Farmer Phil’s family has farmed land in Co. Longford since 1938. His grandfather, Harry Stewart established the farm at age 19 with two horses, a cart, plough, and a bag of oat seed. Today, they farm more than 500…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 05/12/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 01/06/2022
Wednesday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. DRYCOW-F 500-600KG Avg Price/KgAAX 2.35/kgHEX 2.32/kgLMX 2.26/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LMX, 565kg 2.53/kg 1430.00LMX, 570kg 2.53/kg 1440.00AAX, 500kg 2.4/kg 1200.00HEX, 500kg 2.38/kg 1190.00AAX, 550kg 2.35/kg 1290.00LMX, 535kg 2.30/kg 1230.00 DRYCOW-F 600-700KG Avg Price/KgLMX 2.63/kgSIX 2.65/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LMX, 670kg 2.99/kg 2000.00LMX, 605kg 2.94/kg 1780.00SIX, 655kg 2.82/kg 1850.00LMX, 630kg 2.73/kg 1720.00LMX, 635kg 2.57/kg 1630.00CH, 675kg 2.53/kg 1710.00 DRYCOW-F 700-800KG Avg Price/KgCHX 2.62/kgLMX 2.77/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LM,…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 20/07/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 01/06/2022
Wednesday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. LB 30-40KG Avg Price/KgLB 3.61/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LB, 37kg 3.62/kg 134.00LB, 37kg 3.59/kg 133.00 LB 40-50KG Avg Price/KgLB 3.59/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LB, 46kg 3.91/kg 180.00LB, 45kg 3.87/kg 174.00LB, 45kg 3.87/kg 174.00LB, 42kg 3.86/kg 162.00LB, 41kg 3.85/kg 158.00LB, 41kg 3.85/kg 158.00 LB 50-60KG Avg Price/KgLB 3.16/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LB, 50kg 3.48/kg 174.00LB, 50kg 3.48/kg 174.00LB, 50kg 3.46/kg 173.00LB, 50kg 3.46/kg 173.00LB, 52kg 3.37/kg 175.00LB, 53kg…
CAP beneficiaries
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CAP Beneficiaries Publication lists all the CAP beneficiaries
The total amount dispensed to CAP beneficiaries has been disclosed as €1.8bn. This was allocated to 129,000 beneficiaries. Details of the payments have been published by the Department of Agriculture, under an EU regulation that requires annual publication of beneficiaries’ names, counties and amounts they received. Stud farms, farmers, colleges, a concrete company and legal entities benefitted from payments under the Common Agriculture Policy last year. The published payment details…
pig price
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IFA welcomes 8c/kg increase in pig price
The Irish pig price increased by 8c/kg this week across primary processing plants with farmers receiving quotes ranging from €1.78c/kg to €1.82 or from €1.84 to €1.88/kg.  The 8c/kg increase is a welcome move in the right direction for farmers, but much more is required as a matter of utmost urgency, the IFA says in its 30 May, 2022 report.  The IFA Pigs Committee together with the Poultry Committee held a…
Irish Agropreneur
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Irish Agropreneur Series aims to support development of SFSCs
The Irish Agropreneur Series is the first of a programme of online interactive workshops established within the EU-funded project agroBRIDGES. Launched by Teagasc and MTU, the series aims to support the development of short food supply chains (SFSCs) across Europe. What’s more, it seeks to build bridges between producers and consumers and rebalance farmers’ market position by empowering them with knowledge about new business and marketing models based on SFSCs.…
LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 06/12/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 31/05/2022
Tuesday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. M BULLOCK 300-400KG Avg Price/KgAAX 2.61/kgFR 1.89/kgFR,FRX 1.99/kgFRX 1.96/kgFRX,FR 1.99/kgHEX 2.68/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 327kg 3.30/kg 1080.00HEX, 320kg 2.88/kg 920.00AAX, 330kg 2.73/kg 900.00AAX, 308kg 2.73/kg 840.00HEX, 360kg 2.58/kg 930.00HEX, 380kg 2.58/kg 980.00 M BULLOCK 400-500KG Avg Price/KgAAX 2.59/kgFR 2.02/kgFRX 2.08/kgJEX 1.82/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:AAX, 470kg 2.81/kg 1320.00LMX, 430kg 2.51/kg 1080.00CHX, 415kg 2.48/kg 1030.00AAX, 485kg 2.37/kg 1150.00SIX, 497kg 2.31/kg 1150.00FRX, 497kg 2.27/kg 1130.00 M…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 16/09/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 31/05/2022
Tuesday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. LB 30-40KG Avg Price/Kg3.49/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:, 39kg 4.01/kg 157.00, 40kg 3.96/kg 157.00, 39kg 3.96/kg 153.00, 40kg 3.90/kg 155.00, 39kg 3.89/kg 150.00, 39kg 3.81/kg 147.00 LB 40-50KG Avg Price/Kg3.67/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:, 42kg 3.98/kg 167.00, 43kg 3.95/kg 170.00, 41kg 3.95/kg 161.00, 47kg 3.94/kg 187.00, 43kg 3.92/kg 169.00, 40kg 3.92/kg 158.00 LB 50-60KG Avg Price/Kg3.13/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:, 51kg 3.40/kg 172.00, 51kg 3.40/kg 174.00, 51kg…
Anti-meat campaign
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Anti-meat campaign may affect livestock farmer’s subsidies
An anti-meat campaign, themed ‘a world without slaughterhouses’, is pushing for a reduction in subsidies for livestock farmers. The initiative has been green lighted by the the European Commission, who has agreed to register the campaign, which is designed to pull funding from livestock farmers. The venture needs one million signatures gathered across at least seven member states to be successful. If the target is met, the Commission will be…
Love This Place campaign Leave No Trace
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Love this Place promotes good outdoor behaviour for the summer
The Love this Place campaign, run by Leave No Trace Ireland and other sporting, tourism and outdoor organisations, was launched on 30 May, 2022. The initiative promotes good outdoor ethics this summer, with special emphasis on managing dogs and preventing livestock worrying. CEO of Leave No Trace Ireland, Maura Kiely, commented that, “this summer, we are highlighting pressure points that are bearing the brunt of the increase in outdoor activities.…
Irish whiskey industry
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Irish Whiskey Association pledges support for Irish grain
The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has said it will support Irish farmers by buying more Irish produce and supplying more co-product for feed. It added that Irish whiskey producers will also need traceability and sustainability credentials for any imported malt, maize or grain. This was all outlined in the IWA’s sustainability roadmap 2022, which was published this week. The roadmap lays out various “actions” for whiskey producers across sustainability areas,…
slaughterings data
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Cattle, pig and sheep slaughterings – latest data
The Central Statistics Office’s (CSO) latest slaughtering data shows that cattle slaughterings in the Republic rose by 11.4% between January to April 2022 and the same period in 2021. But an analysis of the data for April 2022 compared to April 2021 shows that cattle slaughterings increased by 17.5%. The update showed the number of pigs slaughtered grew by 1.5% between January to April 2022 and the same period in…
silage season
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Silage season – The Irish Farmer’s first cut
It’s silage season and Tom Slattery, aka The Irish Farmer, is busy with one of the largest silage crops they’ve ever experienced. “In this video, we bale the first part of the first cut. Enjoy all,” he says. Slattery is a dairy and beef farmer in Dingle, in the heart of west Kerry, southwest Ireland. He is also an artificial insemination technician so he works with animals “all the time”.…
LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 16/02/2023
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LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 30/05/2022
Monday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. CO 300-400KG Highest Price/Kg Lots:HEX, 385kg 1.48/kg 570.00FR, 375kg 0.96/kg 360.00 CO 400-500KG Avg Price/KgFR 1.77/kgFRX 1.48/kgHEX 1.90/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:FR, 465kg 2.45/kg 1140.00FR, 415kg 2.36/kg 980.00BBX, 495kg 2.22/kg 1100.00FR, 470kg 2.06/kg 970.00FR, 430kg 2.05/kg 880.00HEX, 445kg 2.04/kg 910.00 CO 500-600KG Avg Price/KgAAX 2.48/kgCHX 2.07/kgFR 1.79/kgFRX 2.02/kgSHX 2.18/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LMX, 595kg 2.71/kg 1610.00FRX, 540kg 2.70/kg 1460.00AAX, 560kg 2.52/kg 1410.00AAX, 540kg 2.44/kg 1320.00SHX,…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 30/11/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 30/05/2022
Monday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. SH 30-40KG Avg Price/KgSH 3.47/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SH, 38kg 3.76/kg 143.00SH, 38kg 3.74/kg 142.00SH, 37kg 3.73/kg 138.00SH, 36kg 3.42/kg 123.00SH, 36kg 2.72/kg 98.00 SH 40-50KG Avg Price/KgSH 3.57/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SH, 40kg 4.02/kg 161.00SH, 41kg 3.88/kg 159.00SH, 44kg 3.86/kg 170.00SH, 42kg 3.83/kg 161.00SH, 45kg 3.82/kg 172.00SH, 45kg 3.82/kg 172.00 SH 50-60KG Avg Price/KgSH 3.16/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SH, 52kg 3.52/kg 183.00SH, 50kg 3.48/kg 174.00SH, 50kg…
Grocery Inflation
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Shoppers are changing their buying habits to counter grocery inflation
The latest figures from Kantar indicate that shoppers are adjusting their buying behaviour to juggle grocery inflation. One ploy is turning to cheaper alternatives, and also making four fewer trips to the supermarket on average per month, than they were the same time last year. The statistics show that grocery inflation has hit 5.5%, marking the first time it has risen above 5% since August 2013. Branded items previously made…
Agri-Food Supply Chain
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Food supply chain could benefit from greater transparency
The Department of Agriculture has said that a group is being formed to advance the beef and sheep sectors identified in the Food Vision 2030 strategy, taking into consideration the requirement for the sectors to contribute to achieving the targets set for the agriculture and land-use sector in the Climate Action Plan 2021. This is as an opposition TD said the Office for Fairness and Transparency in the Agri-Food Supply…
farmland biodiversity
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Virtual Festival of Farmland Biodiversity
The National Biodiversity Data Centre is hosting a month-long (virtual) Festival of Farmland Biodiversity for May 2022. The Festival of Farmland Biodiversity focuses on challenges to addressing the biodiversity crisis across much of the farmed landscape in Ireland. The purpose of the festival is to encourage a more positive engagement around the topic of biodiversity and farmland and to highlight some of the ways that farmers are working to support…
Dairy herd
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Largest dairy herd ever, CSO census states
In its 10-yearly census of agriculture up to 2020, the Central Statistics Office shows that around 278 000 people worked on 130 200 Irish farms of more than five hectares in size. That number of farms is down 9 660 since 2010, and 11 327 since 2000. Even though the total number of farms fell between 2010 and 2020, there was a 46.4% increase in the dairy cow herd –…
handling facilities
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Handling facilities can be a safety issue
Following a recent inquest into the death of a farmer crushed when his cow broke through a holding pen, Teagasc Health and Safety Specialist Dr John McNamara says it is “crucial” that farmers check handling facilities for wear and tear and update them if needed. Early detection of signs of wear and tear could save lives. For example, “corrosion can be prevalent where pillars and steel go into”. Corrosion in…