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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lemken update for trailed sprayers

Lemken have updated their Primus and Albatros trailed sprayers.

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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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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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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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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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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

Send your news for this page to macra@examiner.ie

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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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