Episode 11 - 15th March

Country Life with MJ Clery

Thursday, 16 March 2023 - 45 minutes

This week MJ covers the much debated topic of banding in the dairy sector. Dairy farmers have recently received figures which will impact their businesses seriously. Aidan Brennan from the Irish Farmers Journal speaks about this and what dairy farmers are doing to maintain numbers. George O Malley from Farmers Alliance speaks about the areas of agriculture this new organisation wishes to challenge.

With the new CAP payment model proving very confusing for farmers, Teagasc are holding an information night to give clarity to the area. Paul Fox from Teagasc speaks about this event and how farmers need to look into the new payment model well in advance of the closing date to decide what direction their farm is going to take.

Aberdeen Angus bulls are commanding great prices at the moment. The breed is really on a high and there is a concern about the supply of bulls among farmers. Sean Kilkenny from the Irish Angus Cattle Society chats on what farmers can expect when buying an Angus bull this year.

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