FARMING NEWS

Teagasc highlights positive impact of research on farming and food

The impact of Teagasc research on farming and food in Ireland is highlighted in a new document.

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Farmers warned to plan cash-flow amid fears of record super levy

Prudent cash-flow planning is required by farmers for the last year of the milk super levy, the IFA advised yesterday.

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Commonage committee to begin work as appointments completed

All members of the new Commonage Implementation Committee have now been appointed, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney announced yesterday.

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The six-bed farmhouse on 33 acres in Guarranes, Drimoleague, Co. Cork.

Well-kept six-bed on 33-acre farm with commonage share

An extended, well-maintained house could be bought as a retirement/hobby farm, or as a rather grand residence for a family, at Guarranes, Drimoleague, Co Cork.

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Bountiful harvest eases preparations for winter

It may only be the end of July, but planning for the winter is well under way.

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Warning: secure farms against ASF

Biosecurity has never been more important on pig farms, warned Ciarán Carroll, Teagasc Pig Development Department chief, last week, following the first confirmed case of African swine fever on a commercial pig farm in Europe.

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Beef Pricewatch launched with detailed statistics on meat

Comprehensive week-by-week statistics on the Irish meat industry are now available under the Beef PriceWatch heading on the www.agriculture.gov.ie website of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

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3,000 calves culled due to antibiotic in feed

The discovery of a banned antibiotic in feed in the Netherlands has led to the shutdown of 102 Dutch pig and veal farms and 11 in Germany.

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Good year for ‘toad farmers’

Farmers have been congratulated for their role in the recovery of the endangered natterjack toads in Co Kerry.

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Average milk price to hold

A milk price average in 2014 close to that achieved in 2013 is predicted by Teagasc.

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