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IFA: Farmers who sign up for GLAS must be accepted into the scheme

Farmers who sign up for GLAS on commonage lands must be accepted into the scheme, said IFA rural development chairman Flor McCarthy.

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15 of Europe’s top chefs give Irish beef thumbs up after ABP plant visit

Irish beef was given a seal of approval during a visit to the ABP Plant in Bandon, Co Cork by 15 of Europe’s most prominent chefs — including a chef from Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner restaurant in London.

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Phone-based cattle health and fertility monitor hotly aniticipated

Dairy farmers will welcome the much anticipated arrival of MooMonitor+, Dairymaster’s much anticipated mobile phone-based cattle health and fertility monitoring device, according to the European commissioner for research and science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn.

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James Keane: Newly appointed Teagasc cattle knowledge transfer specialist.

Implementing research findings ‘can boost profits for beef farmers’

Beef farmers can boost their profits by implementing the findings of scientific research into their production plans, said newly appointed Teagasc cattle knowledge transfer specialist James Keane.

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Launching SuperValu's 'All Star' line up for the  Ploughing Championships are, from left: 'Mini Paul Galvin', Rocco Kelly, 4; 'Mini Bernard Brogan' Harley Smith, 4; and 'Mini Aidan O'Shea', Noah Lynch, 2.  Picture: Matt Browne

SuperValu backing of food start-ups to create 300 jobs

Grocery chain SuperValu expects 300 new jobs to be created this year as a result of its stores stocking goods from 85 Irish food start-ups.

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Arrabawn boss denies merger reports

Arrabawn Co-op chief executive Conor Ryan has denied that the co-op is on the verge of a major merger.

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Pestaurant offers ploughing punters chance to take a bite out of insects

A pest eradication company’s novel idea brings a treat for adventurous foodies at next week’s National Ploughing Championship in Co Laois.

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Mart goes digital for armchair bidders

Mayo Sligo Mart, Ballina, recently became the first mart in the country to provide an online bidding service to its customers.

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Officials to inspect live export licensing

The Competition Authority is “looking into” Irish regulations that affect the export of live cattle from Ireland by boat.

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Comic bachelors to shoot a movie at National Ploughing Championships

Visitors to the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois, could well feature in a new movie being shot on site by the hilarious duo Bachelors in Trouble.

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