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Co-ops add 1c to 1.5c to June milk prices

Glanbia Ireland’s first milk price announcement saw the country’s biggest milk buyer increase its base price by 1c per litre.

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Drains and buffer strips 19% of EFAs in Ireland

Farmers at the recent Teagasc Crops & Cultivation 2017 event at Oak Park, Carlow, learned that hedgerows are the primary ecological focus area (EFA) on Irish tillage ...

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1m signatures in glyphosate hearts and minds battle

EU approval of glyphosate will require a qualified majority of member states

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UK beef import share holding against the odds

Ireland maintained its UK beef import market share of 69% in May, shipping 14,600 tonnes, which was marginally up on a year earlier, according to the UK’s Agriculture ...

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Tech help to make right grass decisions

Two sensors for monitoring cow grazing have worked well in Teagasc trials at Moorepark, in comparison to visual observation.

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Seeking to spread the gospel of Macra

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Beef farming ‘must be profitable as career option’

Macra national president James Healy has said it is “critical that the foundations and structures of the future of the beef sector are robust enough to ensure generational ...

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John Deere dealers preferred partner for Kramer telehandlers

Kramer Telehandlers may soon be available through the Irish John Deere dealer network.

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Good queens are reigning

Bord Bia says the warm spring and earlier plantings have produced queens potatoes of particularly good eating quality.

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Kanturk mart, where it’s always business with a smile

The man who invented good humour must surely have been from Duhallow.

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Autumn beef health issues

As we enter late summer and head towards the back-end of the year, certain herd health issues on beef farms need to be considered.

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Simpler-spec McCormick X7

McCormick has announced the introduction of simpler-spec versions of the two most powerful models in the X7 series.

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Lemken update for trailed sprayers

Lemken have updated their Primus and Albatros trailed sprayers.

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Target 24 litres per cow milk yield in July

Herds milking around six gallons (27L) per day in June should be milking 24L in July and about 21L in August.

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Flying the flag for a vital service that could help save many lives

Rural Ireland is urged to get behind an air ambulance service that aims to bring those in need of vital care

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Beef trade better balanced than usual for late July

With the intake of cattle holding steady in the 32,000-33,000 head range, there is little scope for processors to squeeze prices tighter, having cut them as much ...

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Many pastures are under significant drought stress

The end of July is fast approaching and autumn calving will soon be upon us once more.

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Personal injury actions: Law now favours the employee

Nearly 200 years ago, in the Industrial Revolution era, it was not unusual to find people working in very dilapidated premises with dangerous equipment.

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Professor Tangney, rural pub saviour

I was delighted to see Professor Tangney of Edinburgh University on the paper last week.

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322,000 citizens have their say on re-shaping CAP

Only 1,609 (0.5%) of the 322,000 submissions came from Ireland, in the public consultation on modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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Brazil’s tainted meat rejected

Another contaminated shipment of Brazilian poultrymeat destined for Ireland has been detected by EU authorities.

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New Claas ideas on hydraulics in Axion 900 range

The new Axion 900 tractors from Claas will be unveiled to the public at Agritechnica 2017, and will be available to purchase from spring 2018.

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JEEPA is good news for EU farmers but it takes six years

Agreement in principle on the main elements of the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA) promises easier access for the EU to its fourth biggest market ...

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Airborne potato surveillance using drones

Drone images of potato crops show exactly where farmers should apply more or less nitrogen on their fields.

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How thermal imaging can help dairy farmers

Farmers heard at last week’s Teagasc Moorepark dairy open day how thermal imaging can be used to monitor lameness in dairy herds.

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53-acre farm near ancient treasure site

Coming up for sale by public auction on Thursday, August 3, is a 53-acre non-residential farm located in the townland of Rathroe, near Killenaule, Co Tipperary.

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Nasty Schmallenberg livestock virus hasn’t gone away

The Schmallenberg virus (SBV) which caused abortions and malformed calves and lambs in 2012 and 2013 hasn’t gone away.

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Many cows have no lungworm immunity

The sun was shining brightly, as I started Tommy’s herd test.

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Macra circulates New Zealand job openings

Macra has passed on details of New Zealand agricultural contracting job opportunities which may be of interest to members.

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Grass reseed needed every 5-10 years

After a mini-drought, recent rain was welcome, bringing a big grass growth boost. Those taking second cut silage hope rain holds off for another while, albeit that ...

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EU beet boom as sugar quotas to go

Tillage farmers’ dreams of reviving the Irish sugar industry may have missed the boat, as plans emerge for major sugar beet increases in the UK and France.

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One in three to get connected to broadband services in Tipperary

Over the next 76 weeks, broadband access will be delivered to one in three of the premises in Co Tipperary which currently do not have access, according to Minister ...

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New dairy cleaning products and routines evaluated by Teagasc

Bacterial counts and residue levels for chlorine-free or minimum-chlorine dairy cleaning products and routines are being evaluated by Teagasc on research farms.

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My life’s been ruined by whistleblowers

I detest whistleblowers. They are the scourge of this great nation, and have been so all my life, in the four provinces.

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Kilmeen make sweeping changes

Kilmeen ICA members had to make do with sweeping brushes when one of their guest speakers this year got them doing exercises to benefit shoulders and elbows.

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Trade picks up, but we are still in a different league to Cristiano Ronaldo

You’d have to wonder, after seeing pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo’s high life earlier in the week.

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Authorities land blow on pesticide counterfeiters

Ireland was one of 16 countries where law enforcement agencies recently discovered almost 122 tonnes of illegal or counterfeit pesticides.

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It’s today! ‘Priority’ deadline for college grant applications

The Leaving Cert exams of 2017 are well and truly confined to history, and the CAO change of mind deadline was July 1.

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64-Acre Farm near Hospital Features Traditional Home

For sale on lands that straddle the Tipperary and Limerick borders, a 64-acre residential farm offers a package that will most likely be best served in two pieces, ...

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60 acres of grass and forestry near Kanturk

A 60-acre farm near the North-Cork market town of Newmarket presents a mixed tapestry of sorts, according to the selling agent Joe McCarthy of Cork-based auctioneers ...

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Scholarship body seeks applications

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Alan Jagoe’s achievements in Europe praised

Macra na Feirme National President James Healy has acknowledged the contribution of former President Alan Jagoe over the past two years as President of CEJA, the ...

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No price changes in beef cattle market ‘stand-off’

Processors continue to carefully balance beef cattle prices against their need to keep an adequate supply of cattle flowing through their factory gates .

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Farmers urged to measure grass as equipment now grant-aided

Funding for precision grass-measuring equipment has recently been added to the list of items available for grant aid through Targeted Agricultural Modernisation ...

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