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Tenders have now opened for the establishment of a development programme for female rural entrepreneurs following the allocation of funding from the Department of Agriculture. A competitive public procurement procedure under the 2018 Rural Innovation and Development Fund for Rural Female Entrepreneurs has been announced by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed. Total ...
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Glanbia outlined its group ambitions at the company’s Capital Markets Day in its US “innovation center” in Illinois. The event was held yesterday (Wednesday, May 23) beginning at 8:00am and running through to 6:00pm local time. The group gave a breakdown of its 2018 full year guidance, as well as an outline of its five-year financial ...
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Monday of last week (May 14) saw the latest monthly Cambridge Machinery Sales auction take place at Cheffins Auctioneers’ sale grounds in Sutton, Cambridge (England). These monthly sales can attract a huge number of lots, including tractors, construction equipment as well as farm and horticultural machinery. They also attract Irish interest; some dealers, contractors and farmers ...
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The Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) says that registrations of new tractors started the year with a sizable year-on-year drop but have improved dramatically since then. It says that this mirrors the pattern seen last year.
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A community farm in the UK was targeted by criminals during the week, who threw bricks at the pigs enclosed on-site, as well as stealing and vandalising the establishment. The incident occurred in Hull, on the east coast of England, at East Hull Community Farm. It is believed that the break-in occurred on Tuesday night (May 22).
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It’s fair to say that the 2018 silage season has notched up a gear this week, thanks to the prolonged spell of fine weather. The dust has been blown off the mowers, balers and forage harvesters in recent weeks. Given the difficult weather conditions experienced in the past few months, farmers across the ...
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A 1987 Case IH 1455XL (pictured above), with 7,829 hours on the clock, sold for a hefty £27,000 (plus VAT) at an auction in England this week. This (hammer) price was also subject to a ‘buyer’s premium’ of 2%. The tractor was noted as having “one driver from new“. The ...
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The young man killed in Co. Fermanagh earlier this week has been named locally as 17-year-old Neil Edward Graham of Glen West, Garrison. The teenager, who was a trainee mechanic, was killed in an accident involving a tractor while on work experience at a garage, according to the
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Eddie Downey, the former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), has been elected to the Fine Gael (FG) Agricultural Affairs Committee. The tillage, beef and poultry farmer – who farms 140ac near Slane, Co. Meath – was confirmed as a new member of the committee at a meeting last night.
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All rural road users have been urged to be aware and extra vigilant over the next six weeks or so as silage season kicks into gear around the country. Chairperson of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) Farm and Rural Affairs Committee Denis Drennan said that there will be a very significant increase in the number ...
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It has recently emerged that the Irish Limousin Cattle Society has decided not to make it mandatory for its breeders to take part in the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation’s (ICBF’s) Whole Herd Performance Recording (WHPR) programme. This decision means that participation in the WHPR programme will not be a requirement for premier sales – such as ...
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McCormick – along with its sister brand Landini – has been busy launching new tractors of late. Pictured above, for example, is last year’s launch event for McCormick’s flagship X8 (at Agritechnica in Germany). More recently – just last week in fact – the most powerful version of a new three-model (mid-range) line of McCormick tractors made ...
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There must be no ban on live exports from the UK, according to the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU). The comments follow the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA’s) call for evidence on controlling live exports for slaughter and improving animal welfare during transport after the UK leaves the EU. Commenting on the ...
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Beef tycoon Larry Goodman has purportedly been purchasing numerous shares in Independent News and Media (INM), according to reports circulating today (Thursday, May 24). It has been suggested that Goodman – owner of ABP Food Group – is behind “several recent large purchases of INM’s shares, although he has not passed the 3% level at which he would ...
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The Case IH Red Power Tour is currently making its way around the country. Last Thursday, it landed in Ireland at the Grass & Muck event in Gurteen College (Co. Tipperary).
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