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Dramatic footage has emerged of dead and injured cattle after the articulated truck transporting the animals crashed while on a freeway in the US. The incident is believed to have taken place on Wednesday, November 22, at approximately 11:40am on a section of freeway near Riverdale in Utah. It is believed that the articulated truck and ...
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Since 2015, black-liveried ‘special-edition’ Warrior models have been part of Deutz-Fahr’s tractor line-up. At last week’s Agritechnica show, the manufacturer wheeled out two new Warrior models – from the current ‘9’ and ‘7’ Series. The larger of the two is the 336hp 9340 TTV Warrior (336hp); the other is the 246hp 7250 TTV Warrior (pictured above).
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A farmer in Co. Cavan was caught by surprise when he got a call this week to say that some of his cattle were trapped as a result of rising floodwaters. Earlier this week, Met Eireann issued a rainfall warning for parts of the country. Up to 40mm of rain was forecast to fall, while ...
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Kelly’s of Borris will hold a “jam-packed” Tillage Information Day this Tuesday, November 28. Sprayers, drills and rollers will be the key highlights. Horsch and Dal-Bo tillage equipment – which will be front and centre at the event – will be on display from 10:00am. New Horsch seed drills will be on display, as well ...
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Applications for the role of chairperson with Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, must be submitted within three weeks. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today invited people to apply to become the new chair of Bord Bia. Expressions of interest from “outstanding ...
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A total of 20,515 farmers have received their 85% advance payment under the Sheep Welfare Scheme, according to the latest figures. This represents 100% of the approved applicants under the scheme, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, confirmed this in response to a recent parliamentary question from Fianna Fail’s agriculture spokesperson, Charlie McConalogue.
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Farm visits, advice stands and vehicle check points were posted across Northern Ireland earlier this week as Operation FarmWatch got underway. The operation will also include gathering intelligence on ‘travelling criminals’. The issue is a big concern in Northern Ireland; in 2016 rural crime cost the region £2.5 million (€2.8 million). The annual statistics ...
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Two pork processors in Northern Ireland are among a select few in the UK given the green light to ship products to China. One of the UK’s largest food producers – Cranswick – has received official notification to start supplying pigs’ trotters to China, following a successful inspection by Chinese authorities. Karro, in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, ...
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Hundreds of commonage management plans (CMPs) have yet to be completed under the Green, Low-Carbon, Environment Scheme (GLAS), according to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed. In response to a recent parliamentary question from Fianna Fail’s agriculture spokesperson Charlie McConalogue, Minister Creed declared that his department is aiming to pay as many ...
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An increase in revenue of almost 4% has been reported by Origin Enterprises plc in a “satisfactory start” to the 2018 financial year, in the “seasonally quiet” first quarter. The agri-services group issued a trading update for the three-month period ending on October 31 in advance of its AGM in Dublin this morning. For the three ...
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This weekend is set to bring a mixture of wintry showers, frost and below freezing temperatures, according to Met Eireann. This morning, Friday, will be cold and frosty – with temperatures expected to reach between 3º and 6º throughout the day. Good sunshine is forecast for many places, but wintry showers of rain, hail, sleet and ...
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The final week of breeding for many early April lambing flocks is fast approaching and farmers will be preparing to turn their rams out for their 11-month holiday in the coming days. Farmers are hoping that their rams have been fruitful and that the 2017 breeding season has been a success. However, unless raddle has been ...
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Calving heifers at 24-months-of-age has raised some concerns among farmers in the past. There are many factors which deter farmers away from breeding heifers at the age of 15 months. Many farmers have questions on calving at 24-months-of-age. These include: Will this stunt the growth of the heifer? Will there be difficulties at ...
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A report on the future of the tillage sector in Ireland has outlined 35 recommendations to improve the industry’s prospects. Launched on Wednesday morning, farming organisations hope that it isn’t simply another ‘talking exercise’ by the government. Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Grain Committee chairman Liam Dunne welcomed the report on the tillage ...
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The farming community and the rail system have been chugging together since long before the foundation of the state. Broadly speaking, it has been a good relationship – albeit there have been some unfortunate bumps in the road. These include: tragic farmer deaths at land level crossings; cases of livestock drifting out in front of fast ...
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