FARMING NEWS

ICSA demands action on land parcel system

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association has said it is outraged that 2,261 appeal cases under the 2013 Land Parcel Information System review are still not processed. Suckler committee chairman Dermot Kelleher said farmers who appealed 2013 penalties are those who have suffered significant penalties.

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Producer organisations ‘can help beef sector’

Producer organisations could help the beef sector to rebalance the negotiating power along the supply chain.

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New agri-food strategy in the pipeline till 2015

Plans for a new Agri-Food Strategy up to 2025 were announced yesterday by Agriculture, Food and Marine Minister Simon Coveney.

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Opportunity for significant growth in seaweed sales

Seaweed farming offers Ireland the opportunity to become a producer of one of the EU’s fastest growing food categories.

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Irish seafood making waves

A number of Irish companies are now eyeing the export potential in the €20bn seafood market in China, which accounts for one-quarter of the world’s consumption.

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Bank predicts rise of online retail to boost frozen food sales

Europe’s food retail landscape is about to witness an “ice storm” with a marked shift coming towards frozen goods sold online, Rabobank analysts are predicting.

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Cost savings of €6,600 for farmers in ‘smart’ study

A national seminar recently held in Portlaoise focused on ways to improve farm returns through better resource management.

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Bright future for the dairy sector

A global population soaring at a rate of 75m a year will add a market three times the size of the EU within 10 years, according to Bord Bia CEO Aidan Cotter.

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Celtic tiger is alive and well in suburban Paris

I am delighted today to be in a position to solve a mystery which has baffled the elitist innards of the most educated heads of the nation for almost a decade now.

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The sporty Kingstons are fit for farming and for milking 450 cows every day

With so much talk about post-quota dairy expansion and large scale dairy units which have hundreds of cows, there are fears for the future of Ireland’s family farm model.

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