FARMING NEWS

‘Live tests on genetically modified animals may tackle drug resistance’

Genetically modified farm animals could be bred in increasing numbers to tackle problems like drug resistance, a leading scientist has said.

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Cooler than usual weather sees US beef demand rise and futures gain

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures gained for a third straight session, fuelled by sharply higher wholesale beef prices, traders said.

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REPS farmers facing financial difficulty over eligibility for SFP

Compliance with environmental regulations could leave some farmers in severe financial difficulty if they are deemed ineligible for the Single Farm Payment scheme, the ICSA and Fianna Fáil have warned.

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IFA safety initiative welcomed as 80 lives lost on farms over past 4 years

The IFA National Farm Safety Awareness Day took place yesterday as figures show 80 lives were lost on farms in the past four years.

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Snack maker acquires New Zealand food products firm for €450m

A global rush for Australasian food assets continued yesterday with Pacific Equity Partners selling a New Zealand company to Philippine snack and beverage maker Universal Robina for NZ$700m (€450m).

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Martin and Maria Calvey, and their children, Ciaran, Conor, and Aisling.

Through seasons and generations

Family farms are the predominant form of agriculture and their role is being highlighted as 2014 has been designated by the UN as the ‘International Year of Family Farming’, writes Ray Ryan

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MEP Sean Kelly: Potential benefits of an EU-US trade deal are enormous.

Views vary on benefits or costs of transatlantic trade talks

The divergent agricultural and industrial views on the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks between the US and the EU seem to be widening.

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IFA president Eddie Downey

Families asked to identify risks as farm fatalities rise 70%

Farm families countrywide have been asked to set time aside today to think about health and safety.

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ICMSA president John Comer

Time for hard questions on plummeting beef prices

Farmers are being shamelessly taken advantage of by players further along the chain

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Aldi tops Bord Bia audit for meat products with Quality Assured mark

Bord Bia’s latest retail audit has found that 77% of Aldi’s fresh meat range displays its Quality Assurance mark, giving Aldi the highest ranking of the nine supermarket and convenience store chains surveyed.

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