NEWS

Irish Dairy Board gearing up for post-quota opportunities

The Irish Dairy Board’s accounts for 2013 show a company gearing up for the growth opportunity presented by the post-quota era.

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Group records growth across global businesses

Carbery Group has had solid growth across its global food ingredients, flavours, and dairy businesses, with pre-tax profits for 2013 up 23% to €13m and turnover up 11.9% to €318.3m.

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Kelly seeks beef market probe over possible breach of competition rules

Sean Kelly has called upon the European Parliament to investigate the Irish-UK beef market for a possible breach of EU competition rules.

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Dairy division sales dip impacts on Danone as growth slows

French food group Danone has reported a slowdown in first-quarter sales growth as sales volumes at its core dairy division were hit by the company passing on higher milk prices and sales in the baby food business also fell, though less sharply than feared.

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Kernel Capital invests €900k in Clare food diagnostic company AltraTech

The Cork-based investment firm Kernel Capital is leading a €900,000 investment drive in Shannon-based food diagnostics firm, AltraTech.

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New Forest Owners Co-op for private land

A forest-management plan to cover thousands of hectares of privately owned plantations across the south of Ireland is the aim of the Forest Owners Co-op, which will be launched in Macroom on Friday, May 9.

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Fines of €15m for quota breach

The Department of Agriculture has announced that Ireland went 0.94% over quota for 2013-14, based on milk delivery estimates submitted by milk purchasers for the year to March 31.

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Children being treated in the hospital at Mithi in Pakistan, where nearly 200 deaths, mostly of children, are linked to severe recent drought and famine in the Thar desert region.

Food shortage predictions a major concern

The latest UN report on climate change makes for uncomfortable reading.

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Only 5%-10% of spring barley has been drilled

Only 5-10 % of spring barley has been drilled up to last week, with progress mainly on lighter soils.

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Parasite risk high in latter half of season

The greatest risk of parasite infections is during the second half of the season and up to housing.

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