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CEO Gerard Brickley, at the Bandon Co-op Dairy Seminar.

Economy stabilising, bumpy ride for dairy farmers

I attended a dairy conference hosted by Bandon Co-op last week, at which ICOS Dairy Policy Executive TJ Flanagan and economist Jim Power spoke.

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How taxman can help the homeless

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) annual Presidents Charity Dinner in Dublin. 

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Agri-food groups in sponsor prize bid

Bank of Ireland have announced that five agri-food companies in Munster have been short-listed in its ‘Sponsor for a Day’ competition which offers businesses the opportunity to have their company logo on the Munster rugby team’s jerseys in a high- profile European Rugby Champions Cup.

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Stamp duty relief: Lie of land for young trained farmers

It is worthwhile recapping on the existing stamp duty relief for young trained farmers— before looking at the most recent changes.

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Could be good time to gift a site but keep it legal and above board

My daughter wants to build a house on my land. She has just obtained planning permission and been granted loan approval. What is involved in gifting the site to her?

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New 2015 requirements in tax-efficient farm transfers

The Select Sub-Committee on Finance has progressed the Finance Bill 2014 one step closer to finalisation, with some amendments to the proposed legislative changes on Agricultural Relief.

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Farm protest at Coveney office

West Cork farmers who have been hit with penalties to their single farm and disadvantaged area payments will stage a peaceful protest at Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney’s office in Carrigaline next Saturday, November 29, at 10 am, organised by the West Cork Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association and the West Cork Communities Alliance.

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Price rise of €30-50 a head seen at marts as buyers anticipate beef price improvement

Will the IFA protests outside the meat factory gates raise the price for the finished animal? Alas, my old crystal ball refuses to reveal any information. So your guess is as good as mine.

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Hogan’s bad news for EU pig farmers

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has rejected calls to introduce private storage aid for pigmeat, which came from Denmark, Belgium, Hungary, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Ireland, and Austria.

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Beef processors keep lid on prices as supply rises

Beef processors maintained their resistance to paying higher prices for beef cattle, during the latest 48-hour farmer protest at beef plants, which ended Tuesday.

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