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James Keane: Newly appointed Teagasc cattle knowledge transfer specialist.

Implementing research findings ‘can boost profits for beef farmers’

Beef farmers can boost their profits by implementing the findings of scientific research into their production plans, said newly appointed Teagasc cattle knowledge transfer specialist James Keane.

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Launching SuperValu's 'All Star' line up for the  Ploughing Championships are, from left: 'Mini Paul Galvin', Rocco Kelly, 4; 'Mini Bernard Brogan' Harley Smith, 4; and 'Mini Aidan O'Shea', Noah Lynch, 2.  Picture: Matt Browne

SuperValu backing of food start-ups to create 300 jobs

Grocery chain SuperValu expects 300 new jobs to be created this year as a result of its stores stocking goods from 85 Irish food start-ups.

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Arrabawn boss denies merger reports

Arrabawn Co-op chief executive Conor Ryan has denied that the co-op is on the verge of a major merger.

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Pestaurant offers ploughing punters chance to take a bite out of insects

A pest eradication company’s novel idea brings a treat for adventurous foodies at next week’s National Ploughing Championship in Co Laois.

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Mart goes digital for armchair bidders

Mayo Sligo Mart, Ballina, recently became the first mart in the country to provide an online bidding service to its customers.

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Officials to inspect live export licensing

The Competition Authority is “looking into” Irish regulations that affect the export of live cattle from Ireland by boat.

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Comic bachelors to shoot a movie at National Ploughing Championships

Visitors to the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois, could well feature in a new movie being shot on site by the hilarious duo Bachelors in Trouble.

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Watch out for waste hazards

Types of hazardous wastes that are typically generated on farms include waste oils, oil filters, oily containers, brake fluids, unused, de-registered or partly used pesticides and their containers, some veterinary healthcare wastes, needles, waste paints, aerosol cans, corrosives, batteries, used light bulbs and waste electronic and electrical equipment.

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Crop tasks: stubble cultivation, budgeting, and seed choice

This is an opportune time to stubble cultivate, encouraging annual grass-weeds to germinate, and reducing slug numbers.

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Groups to collaborate on major rural issues

The Irish Countrywomen’s Association and the Irish Farmers’ Association are to collaborate on issues of common concern. The announcement came after a recent meeting between IFA president Eddie Downey and ICA president Liz Wall.

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