NEWS

Agricultural Science Association to highlight Brexit fallout at conference

The Irish agrifood industry has found itself at the beginning of an unprecedented time of uncertainty as a direct result of Brexit.

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Farmers urged to join in agriculture crime survey

Farmers are being urged to take part in a survey as part of an independent study of agriculture crime in Ireland.

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Carrauntoohill farm sells for €5,600/acre

Farmland is continuing to sell at auction, albeit with some mixed fortunes.

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Technology: Little Grey Fergie’s 70 years at work celebrated

Massey Ferguson is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the start of production of its famous Ferguson TE20 tractor.

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‘Less milk may mean quicker price rise’

The EU’s new scheme to pay dairy farmers to produce less milk can increase milk prices much earlier than expected, and get farmers back into a profitable situation, said ICMSA president John Comer.

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Organisations face up to tough EU plans cracking down on Irish emissions

Agriculture must share in Ireland’s bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% relative to the 2005 level.

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Online is new route to China for Irish exporters

A host of opportunities in China has opened up for Irish food and beverage suppliers, via the online shopping route.

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News Q&A: Statement sets out how your entitlements change

News Q&A: Entitlements 2015-2019
Basic Payment Scheme national average is €184.34.

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EU dairy scheme may see price hike

As the EU moves to pay dairy farmers to produce less, Irish CAP expert Alan Matthews said the measure could raise EU dairy farm incomes in the last quarter of the year by as much as €289m.

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Forpadydeplastereris a winner again

With multiple times British champion jump jockey Tony McCoy judging the Racehorse to Riding Horse class at last week’s Dublin Horse Show, he chose Forpadydeplasterer, shown by Joanne Quirke, Ashbourne, Co Meath as this year’s winner.

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Machinery and Equipment: Recalling 80 years of the Ferguson tractor at Harvest Day

Roberts Cove Vintage Festival and DeCourcey Harvest Day take place this weekend

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The future of your suckler herd

Replacement heifer rearing is an important component of suckler farm management.

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Veterinary advice: Worm parasites thrive in wet and warm weather

We are at the time of year when all involved are trying to sell you the best dose, the cheapest dose, the most economical dose etc.

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Advice for dairy farmers: Can you justify the cost of reseeding?

Excluding the costs of fertiliser and lime (necessary for both old and new pastures), the extra cost associated with reseeding varies from €200 to €250 per acre.

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Advice from Teagasc: Glyphosate still available for pre-harvest use

Tillage
Losing glyphosate would make tillage farming very difficult.

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ICA news: Bread, buttonholes, and bingo ‘tri Ghaeilge’ in Clare ICA

Clare Federation is always up for fun ways to promote Irish, so it’s no surprise that their summer meeting featured a free game of Bingo with numbers called ‘trí Ghaeilge’.

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Macra news: Mindfulness should be on the school curriculum

Mindfulness is something that should be explored more as a method of combating potential mental health difficulties, according to Macra na Feirme’s Rural Youth Committee chairperson Cara O’Mahony.

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Macra news: ‘Young-farmer proof EU aid measures’

New measures introduced under the EU Aid Package at national level should be co-funded, innovative, and young-farmer proofed, according to Macra na Feirme national president Seán Finan.

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Cattle marts report: National Ploughing Championships next stop for Kanturk weanling champ

On Tuesday last if you happened to be at Kanturk mart, you would have found a mart yard packed with jeeps, trailers and trucks, and mart pens full of quality weanling stock.

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Beef market report: Beef market steadier as intake slips under 30,000

There is a steadier tone to the beef trade this week at factories, where the slide in quoted prices has come to a welcome halt.

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Agri-events

Today, July 28
Dungarvan Agricultural Show, Co Waterford ( www.dungarvanshow.com )

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IFA seeks budget to support farm incomes

The Government must deliver on short-term measures in the Budget to directly support farm incomes, the Irish Farmers Association declared yesterday.

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National ploughing championships takes a global look

The 85th national ploughing championships in Screggan in Tullamore, Co Offaly, in two months time are going global.

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Phil Hogan highlights MilkFlex-type funds

Traditional bank lending institutions have failed to understand the nature of the agri-food sector and its enormous potential for growth and profitability.

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Northern farmers ‘hardest hit’ by Brexit fallout

Northern Irish farmers will be the hardest hit by the Brexit fallout given the agriculture sector’s dependence on EU customers and the potential loss of billions of euro in grants, according to a leading economist.

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Ireland donates €20m to UN Food Programme

Ireland has provided €20 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said yesterday.

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IFA joins forces to boost skin cancer campaign

Thousands of people have enjoyed the recent glorious sunshine, but the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have joined forces to remind farming families and all outdoor workers of the importance of protecting their skin to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

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Michael Creed highlights beef sector on Brexit vote

There is no room for complacency when it comes to developing the Irish beef sector, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed told a meeting of the Beef Forum.

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Macra president: Vital need to keep on top of market forces

As farmers, we are price takers and have little control over the price we receive for our products. A huge proportion of our time is consumed dealing with external factors to our businesses and those of the farmers we represent.

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Sky’s the limit for farm drones

The flying of drones was banned in the air space over the site of the national ploughing championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois, last September.

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