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EU ban on single-use plastics could threaten maize farming
Irish farmers and contractors are concerned that a new EU ban on single-use plastics could have a detrimental affect on maize production.  The new EU directive, which came into force on 3 July, no longer allows the use of oxo-degradable plastic which is used to grow nearly all of the country’s maize. The plastic creates a micro-climate, with the hot and dry conditions helping to produce high quality maize for cattle…
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Cattle Mart – Price Roundup 22-07-2021
Thursday’s selected Cattle mart price report: copyright LSL. BULLOCK 300-400kg Thu 22 Jul Avg Price/KgAAX 2.33/kgBK 2.40/kgCHX 2.71/kgHEX 2.06/kgJEX 1.47/kgSIX 2.20/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 380kg 2.87/kg 1090.00CHX, 360kg 2.81/kg 1010.00LMX, 340kg 2.74/kg 930.00CHX, 390kg 2.64/kg 1030.00AAX, 330kg 2.61/kg 860.00BK, 350kg 2.54/kg 890.00 BULLOCK 400-500kg Thu 22 Jul Avg Price/KgAAX 2.14/kgBK 2.13/kgCHX 2.56/kgHEX 2.10/kgLMX 2.48/kgSIX 2.42/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 485kg 2.99/kg 1450.00CHX, 480kg 2.90/kg 1390.00CHX, 495kg 2.85/kg 1410.00LMX, 435kg 2.74/kg 1190.00SIX, 410kg 2.73/kg…