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Talks on reform in the Irish beef industry will resume at 11:00am this morning in an effort to resolve the ongoing dispute between beef farmers ...
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Weather is set to remain changeable and unsettled for the rest of the week, according to Met Éireann. This week will be relatively cool at first, with temperatures a little below ...
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During the first six months of this year (January 1 to June 30), just shy of 891,060 head of cattle were slaughtered in Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine approved beef export plants. This figure includes: young bulls (130,543 head); aged bulls – 24+ months – (20,552 ...
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We have to look at what the asset is…it is the two major transmission lines between Moneypoint and Dublin. Effectively, along the east coast is where the biggest demand for electricity is. These were the sentiments expressed by Fianna ...
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AgriLand readers continue to send in their harvest pictures as part of the harvest photo competition. The shot at the top of the article came in from Rory Rushe. He caught John Donegan of Kilmartin Farm harvesting ...
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The Irish Hereford Breed Society recently held two cattle dressing and showing workshops as part of a competition it is running. The competition, which is in conjunction with Slaney Foods International and Lidl Ireland, is to select a team ...
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Farmers wanting advice on the opportunities presented by newly launched Government funding through the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) and Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS) are invited to attend the Energy and Rural Business Show which is taking ...
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Preparations are underway for a dairy farm walk, hosted by award-winning farmer, Shane O’Loughlin, near Oghill, Co. Kildare, later this month. Set to take place on Tuesday, August 27, at 11:00am, the event is being organised ...
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Concerns are mounting over the economic impact the downgrading of Moneypoint Power Station is going to have on the surrounding communities and throughout the entire west Clare region. These concerns were expressed by Willie Hanrahan, chairman of Clare IFA, ...
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As we move into the back end of 2019, most spring-calving suckler herds will be looking to sell calves at sales over the coming months. However, before this can happen, farmers must wean ...
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Waterford Distillery is a place that you leave with optimism. Its dedication to traceability and loyalty to growers is a simple, but complicated business model. Not a drop of anything has been sold, yet the company is already expanding. ...
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Jerry McCarthy from Kenmare, Co. Kerry, claims to have found an efficient solution to eradicate sheep-scab. He found that sheep were becoming resistant to the usual showers, doses and pour-ons that are regularly used on sheep farms across the country.
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The Brian Cody approach needs to be taken in the control of grass weeds on tillage farms – you have to hit its weak spots. That was the analogy that Ciarán Collins – Teagasc tillage specialist – used at this week’...
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It is well documented that every blade of grass that an animal eats represents a saving on winter feed costs and will have a positive impact on its live-weight gain. Grazed grass is the cheapest feed and suckler beef ...
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As the summer progresses into autumn, with rainy days making all-too-frequent an appearance once again, many farmers are considering the option of speeding up their daily treks to the fields and halving their time exposed out in the elements.
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