The Farm Show

Glanbia Farm Show – 14/12/2017

Joining us on the phone tonight was IFA President, Joe Healy, who brought us up to speed on the latest news from the MERCOSUR negotiations in Buenos Aires.

Our panel tonight was Eric Driver, Manager of Tullow Mart and Paddy Bruton, manager of Forestry Services Limited. Issues discussed included: MERCOSUR negotiations and its impact on Irish agriculture, especially in the beef sector; the ongoing issue of mart insurance which has a huge impact on the viability of the mart sector itself; the shortfalls in forestry planting; constraints on planting targets and the need to increase planting to assist in carbon emission targets; ash dieback and improving timber prices…

Adrian Brennan of Positive Farming joined us to tell us about their upcoming conference.

We had our weekly Farm Diary sponsored by Tullow Mart and George Candler joined us for this week’s Mart Report from Kilkenny.