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IFA calls for single organisation to deal with aquaculture job creation

A farming body has urged a single accountable body must be made responsible to government for breaking down the barriers to businesses creating jobs and exports from aquaculture.

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Ireland pushes for increased lamb products on the dinner table

Ireland’s role in a €7.7m campaign to be launched in six European countries to encourage people to cook with lamb has been outlined by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.

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Ireland 6.93% over quota as milk supplies boosted by good weather

The volume of milk supplies up to the end of September, taking into account the butterfat adjustment, leaves Ireland 6.93% over quota.

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IFA chief threatens action over ‘intolerable’ cattle price gap

Irish Farmers Association president Eddie Downey warned yesterday that action will be taken unless beef prices rise in line with market returns.

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Paddy feted for selfless service

THE voluntary work being done by thousands of farmers and others in communities across rural Ireland is an extension of their families.

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Farmers urged to use safety scheme to upgrade farms

Farmers are being urged by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association to quickly to take full advantage of the new Farm Safety Scheme announced by Agriculture, Food, and Marine Minister Simon Coveney.

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Farmers have mixed views on contents of Budget 2015

Farmers looking at the details of Budget 2015 will have mixed views.

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Tax measures facilitate farm transfers, says Teagasc expert

Succession planning in Irish farming has been given a big boost, thanks to land lease and farm transfer taxation measures in Budget 2015, says one Teagasc expert.

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Cows, technology feted at Millstreet

Beautiful cows and modern farming technology were the winners at Saturday’s National Dairy Show at Millstreet.

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Dairygold CEO is Cork person of the month following €117m investment

Dairygold CEO Jim Woulfe has been named Cork Person of the Month in recognition of the €117m investment which the co-op has made in its Mallow and Mitchelstown sites.

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