FARMING NEWS

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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The ‘incredible’ gift of Irish Friesian Holstein heifers

Agricultural charity Bóthar has airlifted 70 heifers to Romania in a bid to lift families out of poverty.

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Fast finish is most efficient

“What’s the least amount of meal I can get away with for finishing cattle this winter?"

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I’ll sit on the fence about this new idea

Preventing livestock from roaming can be the bane of a farmer’s life.

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