The Farm Show

Glanbia Farm Show – 17/8/2017

Starting the show was a wide ranging interview with Joe Healy President of the IFA. Needless to say Brexit figured highly, but Matt also discussed the live export trade, fertilizer prices and EU Commission attempts to re-align the food chain margins.

Barry Caslin, Crops and Energy Specialist with Teagasc and Michael Somers, Forester and Forestry Advisor with Teagasc spoke with Matt about energy in agriculture, a very topical issue within the farming community.  James Murphy of the IFA also joined in the conversation giving the association’s perspective and called for a land survey as part of the fullest debate. Teagasc are holding an wide ranging Energy In Agriculture conference in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary on Tuesday, August 22nd. Full details are here

Josephine O’Neill, Callan Macra told us about the upcoming 70th anniversary celebrations and finally we were joined by Eric Driver, manager at Tullow Mart, previewing the Tullow Show and an outline of price trends in the cattle and lamb trades.