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Vegan food producer Deirdre Collins exports to Sweden

Leading Swedish grocery chain ICA supermarkets is now stocking a range of vegan products created in Cork by Dee’s Wholefoods.

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Major marine projects launched in Donegal

Minister for Agriculture, Food, and Marine Michael Creed has launched two major marine projects in Killybegs, Co Donegal.

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IFA: Livestock sector reeling from impact of Brexit vote

Livestock farmers are still reeling from the sustained drop in beef prices since this summer’s Brexit vote, said IFA national livestock chairman Angus Woods.

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Pioneering technology set to transform global poultry production

A pioneering technology developed in Co Limerick is set to transform global poultry production by turning chicken waste into energy.

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Irish faith in EU all about democracy, not money

This week, Irish farming and agri-food bask in the post-ploughing afterglow.

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Review to help Horse Sport Ireland reach new heights

The structure of Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) is set to be reviewed following a report which sets out a vision for expansion and development of the sector.

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Farming Poll 2016: One in five rural people have experience of depression

Almost one in five people in rural areas said they had experienced depression, whether directly or through a family member.

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Farming Poll 2016: One-fifth of farm families are victims of crime

More than one-fifth of farm families say they or a member of their immediate family has been the victim of crime in the last 12 months, while almost 60% of respondents in an opinion poll do not believe there is an adequate Garda presence in rural Ireland.

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Farming Poll 2016: Majority of farmers have no interest in carbon issue

More than half of farmers have no interest in Ireland becoming more carbon neutral.

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#Ploughing16: Phyllis wins the great brown bread bake-off

It is up there with bacon and cabbage and floury potatoes as a cherished symbol of traditional Irish cuisine.

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#Ploughing16: Organisers looking to select Irish site for 2021 World Ploughing Contest

The World Ploughing Contest is set to return to the Republic of Ireland in five years, it was confirmed yesterday.

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#Ploughing16: Community Alert Programme sees funding double

Funding for the Community Alert Programme has been doubled to €350,000, Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald announced at the National Ploughing Championships.

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Farming Poll 2016: Old habits die hard as 23% of farmers admit to drink driving

Almost one in four farmers said they had driven home after consuming as many as three pints in the past six months, while one in five said they would feel “safe enough” getting behind the wheel after drinking as many as four pints, reports Noel-Baker.

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Farming Poll 2016: 33% say they might cut milk production, compared to 2% 12 months ago

One third of dairy farmers in the Irish Examiner ICMSA farming opinion poll wanted to accept an EU financial incentive to cut milk production.

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Farming Poll 2016: BPS satisfaction rises 69% but is only at 44% for Greening

Nearly 7 in 10 (69%) farmers are satisfied with the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS).

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Farming Poll 2016: Wind turns against all farmers as dairy balloon deflated

Optimism has ebbed away in farming every year since the Irish Examiner ICMSA farming opinion poll started in 2013.

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Farming Poll 2016: Poll reveals start of a conversion on the road to carbon neutral

Again this year, the 526 farmers surveyed in the Irish Examiner ICMSA opinion pol were asked what they thought of the statement that “Irish farmers should cut back production in order to reduce global warming”.

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Farming Poll 2016: Poll’s low level of satisfaction with TAMS is no surprise

Only 38% of farmers surveyed in the Irish Examiner ICMSA farming poll are satisfied with TAMS, making it the least popular farming scheme among farmers.

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Farming Poll 2016: Just 1 in 4 farmers satisfied with Tams

Only 25% of tillage farmers in the Irish Examiner ICMSA farmer opinion poll said they were “satisfied” or “ very satisfied” with the targeted agricultural modernisation scheme (Tams).

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Farming Poll 2016: Weather added to farmer gloom since poll carried out

The agriculture industry will give its verdict later this week on how the 2016 National Ploughing Championships went.

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Lissarda holding exceeds €12,800 per acre

Featured on these pages on the edition of July 21 last, a 35-acre holding in the townland of Curraclogh near Lissarda was recently sale agreed, we have learned, for a figure in excess of its asking price of €450,000 (€12,800/acre).

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JFC tip-over drinker takes prize

JFC Manufacturing Co Ltd are celebrating a prestigious European innovation award at the National Ploughing Championships this week.

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Brexit fears come to pass as North exports fall

Farmers’ Brexit fears have been proved correct by the decimation of prime beef cattle exports to Northern Ireland.

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Q&A: Deadline approaching for beef scheme participants

Q&A: Minister Michael Creed
BDGP: October 31 closing date for carbon navigator

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Machinery and equipment: Pick of the new implements launched at the Ploughing

Crop wilting machine from Acres generated a lot of international trade interest.

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Measures on way to ensure clean livestock at slaughter

A formal clean livestock policy (CLP) for sheep will be introduced shortly, after the Department of Agriculture warned that current arrangements for clean livestock are not functioning as effectively as required.

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28 most efficient farmers are Origin Green finalists

Bord Bia has shortlisted the 28 most efficient farmer members of its Beef and Dairy Sustainability Assurance Schemes.

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Advice for beef farmers: DMD and energy disappointing in most 2016 silage tests

At the ploughing this week, most farmers are discussing the prices of milk and beef.

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Advice for dairy farmers: Stretch high yield out into the autumn

ICBF milk recording reports for August 17-27 showed average milk production of 20.4 kg per cow at 4.1% fat, 3.54% protein, and 170,000 SCC.

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