FARMING NEWS

Teagasc imports ‘genetically elite’ NZ sheep to view Irish performance

Teagasc has imported genetically elite Texel and Suffolk sheep from New Zealand to evaluate their performance in Irish farmland, sheep farmers have heard at a seminar in Athenry, Co Galway.

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Pain for equipment makers could continue well beyond upturn

Farm equipment makers in the US insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived.

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Lawsuit over China’s rejection of GM US corn an important test case

Cargill’s lawsuit against Syngenta over rejections of genetically modified US corn by China may be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world’s biggest markets.

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ICMSA urges processors and co-ops to ‘stay strong’ on milk prices

Dairy processors are well positioned to repay farmers for investing in expansion by keeping their milk price well ahead of global market ‘spot’ commodity prices, the ICMSA has stated.

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Dairy farmers ‘must embrace new technology to succeed post-quota’

Dairy farmers must embrace the era of smart farming and new efficient technologies if they are the succeed in the post-quota era, according to Teagasc director Gerry Boyle.

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Brothers are chip off the old block

THE five Flynn brothers, Gerry, Laurence, Vincent, Paul and Fergal, are the fifth generation of their family to farm in Rush, Co Dublin — a heart land of vegetable and potato growing.

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Hogan has the ability to ‘dig in’ on behalf of EU farmers

The scale and nature of the challenges facing the EU’s farming sector are such that we can set out certain characteristics as practically a prerequisite for anyone seeking the office of EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner.

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‘Vital’ farm schemes underpin agriculture’s role in recovery

The critical importance of farm schemes in underpinning agriculture’s continued contribution to the economic recovery has been highlighted in an analysis undertaken by the Irish Farmers Association.

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Rural crime is top of the agenda at Ulster farmers’ conference

Farmers are set to go to prison to highlight the growing levels of rural crime including cattle rustling and the theft of machinery and other property.

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Research into farming technologies will reap rewards, conference told

Climate change is a major challenge facing global food production over the coming decades, according to Juergen Voegele, Director of Agricultural Global Practice at the World Bank in Washington.

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