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‘Maximum return, minimum risk’ is best investment policy

Investment appraisal, cost- benefit analysis, and calculating your return on investment, or ROI, are financial terms that show you whether or not to make an investment, and then how to rank the investments that will give the greatest yield.

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Beware of step-fixed costs

At its simplest, calculating profit is a relatively straightforward equation.

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Financial planning is critical in these times of farm volatility

Volatility is becoming a bigger part of the Irish farming landscape.

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International cheese awards for Dairygold

Dairygold Food Ingredients UK was the top Irish winner in the 2014 International Cheese Awards at Nantwich in England.

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Land leasing rules come into force

The business of land letting has become much more complex due to changes in legislation introduced in recent weeks.

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1,000 island farmers set to benefit from ANC top-up

Islands connected to the mainland by a permanent access route will not be eligible for a proposed disadvantaged areas top-up.

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College grant applications deadline closes next week

The deadline for applications for college grants is next week, August 1.

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Social networks help spread the good news about butter

The more I hear about the latest item trending on Twitter, the more I can feel the gap growing between myself and the coming generation.

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Hill farmers, led by IFA President Eddie Downey, centre, recently protested in Dublin over rural development concerns. The IFA has welcomed progress on some key issues in the latest proposals.

State outlines rural development schemes

Rural environment is one of the central themes of the LEADER element of the 2014-20 rural development programme which the Government has submitted to the EU.

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Tax restrictions keep vets in traditional sole trader model

Ireland has about 2,400 veterinary practitioners serving 130,000 farmers.

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