Irish Farmers Journal podcasts

Irish Farmers Journal podcasts

Discussion of agricultural news and rural affairs from Ireland's leading farming and agri-business newspaper, the Irish Farmers' Journal. Every Wednesday.

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May 27, 2022 46 min
Lessons from margin collapse in pig industry, butter fats in dairy food and castrate lambs or not.
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Analysis of this week’s beef prices, a pig farmer on the brink, our farmer survey and Ireland’s BVD status all feature in this week’s podcast. We also hear from Teagasc director professor Frank O’Mara at the Teagasc Beef Open Day 2022.
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On this weeks Tillage Podcast Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh discuss the new nitrates rules, all the news of the week, the upcoming World Potato Congress and take a look at crop area figures.
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On this week’s show, we talk the high seas leading to Israel for Irish weanlings, fixed milk price options and what to do with lameness with early born lambs. We also talk to David Corbett from Grassland AGRO on ways to improve silage quality.
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This week's podcast features Adam Woods on live exports and beef prices, Jack Kennedy on milk prices, Kerry Co-op and the Food Vision Dairy Group and Noel Bardon on pigs.
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This week Stephen, Andy and Siobhan run through key agronomy tips for the week, discuss net blotch and ask if it’s time to reconsider nitrogen rates on winter wheat given anticipated harvest prices. The team also discuss their recent trip to Flahavan’s, the new Philip Wreck Soil Farmers of the Year awards, solar farms, carbon and one member of the team says their farewell.
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On this week’s we talk beef prices taking another lift with Adam Woods, another boom in milk prices with Aidan Brennan and completing the most important job of the year with Darren Carty . We also talk to Michael Murray from ESPN Networks on the 24 hour helpline for those that want help from ESB Networks and Sean McMann from Grassland AGRO on why knowing our silage yield is crucially important.
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Analysis of the record beef prices seen in marts this week, the latest on dairy markets, carbon emission target negotiations, pig protests, sexed semen use and turf all feature in this week’s podcast. We also hear from the new secretary of the Tullamore FBD National Livestock Show Chelsea Cox McDonald on what attendees can expect this year.
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Jack Kennedy and Phelim O'Neill debate the positive vibe from a dairy conference in the UK and analyse the likely impact of unfair trading practices legislation on Irish farmers.
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This week Stephen Robb and Andy Doyle take a look at how crops are doing in the south, key crop management tips, the new mixed-crop scheme, blight warnings and grain markets.
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May 8, 2022 28 min
Ariba, ariba. This month in our Entertaining at Home series, Neven Maguire is embracing all these Mexican with a wonderful slow cooked pulled pork with pineapple salsa. And Ciara Leahy picks some fine Irish beers to compliment the dining experience.
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On this week’s show we talk pedigree breeders reaping rewards and the price of stock bulls with Adam Woods, Darren Carty visits a department run BPS clinic in Galway and we talk all things breeding on dairy farms with Aidan Brennan.
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This week on the tillage podcast, Stephen Robb is joined in studio with Andy Doyle and Siobhan Walsh where the team discuss producing a paper during covid-19 lockdowns, aphid pressure, leaf analysis, green grain prices at €330/t and nitrates regulations.
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Detail of a new €55m scheme to help farmers make hay and silage, Teagasc’s U-turn on stocking rate advice for suckler farmers, stolen calves, the CAP plan and problems for young farmers all feature. We also discuss the National Parks and Wildlife Service’s new strategic action plan.
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Jack Kennedy, Anne Finnegan and Phelim O'Neill discuss what an EU ban on Russian oil imports would mean for Irish business and the threat of an New Zealand trade deal for Irish exports. Also, have Fonterra found the solution to methane emissions from cows?
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On this week’s show we talk buying meal for expensive stores with Adam Woods, the right fencing for sheep with Darren Carty and preparing for next winter on dairy farms with Aidan Brennan.
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Detail of a Department of Agriculture clamp down on the use of map acres by intensive farmers, a crisis facing suckler farmers, beef prices, IFA unease, pension schemes and the Emerald Expo Dairy Show all feature.
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This week Stephen, Siobhan and Andy discuss if lack of moisture is beginning to cause issues for crops, the new range of potato chemistry in the pipeline, the Fodder and Food Security Committee, horticulture input prices, grain markets and much more.
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The Agbiz team, Jack Kennedy, Anne Finnegan and Phelim O'Neill debate what has delayed the PGI application, what scarcity of palm oil means and how Carbery results show them doing more with less
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In this week’s show we talk clover and flat pricing, ANC stocking rates, feed options for livestock and about the risk and dangers on farm with Christy Doherty of AXA and Michael Murray of ESB Networks.
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