FARMING NEWS

Big Irish presence at SIAL exhibition

Sustainable food production to feed an anticipated world population of nine billion people by 2050 was the central themes at the five-day SIAL exhibition in Paris which ends in Paris today.

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Innovative parlour restriction

A restriction bar which prevents sideways cow movement in the milking parlour won the silver medal in the National Dairy Show Innovation Awards.

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Smart cow collar 93% accurate

Herdinsights, a smart collar system which detects when cows are ready for breeding with 93% accuracy, won the National Dairy Show gold award for innovation.

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Anthrax-linked beef in nine EU states

A new beef scare has flared up on the Continent, after nine EU member states received batches of beef potentially contaminated with anthrax.

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Action urged in grazing rights row

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has urged all parties directly involved to come together and seek a resolution to a long-running dispute over grazing rights on Glenahiry Commonage in Clonmel.

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Farm energy costs dealt a healthy blow

Electricity costs rank among the main overheads for Irish farmers and more wind microgeneration could help to significantly reduce these costs, while allowing farmers to earn additional income by contributing surplus electricity from their farms to the national grid.

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Alan Matthews

GHG cloud hangs over Irish farming

Ireland stands out as the EU country facing by far the biggest challenge in reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, warned EU agricultural policy expert Alan Matthews, ahead of this weekend’s European heads of state meeting to decide the EU’s new climate and energy policy framework.

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The jingle of the single farm payment advance is loud and clear in the marts

The return to inclement weather over the past week has had little or no detrimental affect on the mart trade.

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A few cent extra despite 35,736 weekly supply

Farmer pressure on beef processors to increase cattle prices continues to intensify, but is being undermined by the strength of the cattle intake at factories.

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Two Rebel clubs eye Club of the Year title

Two clubs from the Rebel county are in the running to take the prestigious title of AIB Club of the Year.

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