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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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Why you may want to transfer your farm before 2014 ends

Changes announced in this year’s budget are set to alter one of the main tax reliefs applicable in the case of farm transfers.

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Finance Bill clarifies Budget announcements for farmers

They say the devil is in the detail, and this adage is particularly apt when it comes to that the recently published Finance Bill, which breathes legislative life into the Budget announcements.

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Horse owners warned over tree seed poisoning

Horse owners have been warned to beware of sycamore tree seed poisoning.

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Last chance to maximise your tax reliefs as deadlines loom

Tomorrow, October 31, marks the deadline for filing income tax returns for 2013, but as with previous years, Revenue grant an extension to filing tax returns in the case of individuals who both pay the appropriate tax and file their return online using Revenue’s ROS system.

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Where there is a will, there is a way forward

There have been more farm-related deaths in Ireland this year than in 2013.

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Budget measures enhance leasing over conacre schemes

Now that the dust has settled on last week’s budget, we can better evaluate the impact on farming.

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I have loan approval to expand farm. What’s next?

Solicitor Karen Walsh answers your legal questions and queries.

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