FARMING NEWS

Bright future for the dairy sector

A global population soaring at a rate of 75m a year will add a market three times the size of the EU within 10 years, according to Bord Bia CEO Aidan Cotter.

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Celtic tiger is alive and well in suburban Paris

I am delighted today to be in a position to solve a mystery which has baffled the elitist innards of the most educated heads of the nation for almost a decade now.

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The sporty Kingstons are fit for farming and for milking 450 cows every day

With so much talk about post-quota dairy expansion and large scale dairy units which have hundreds of cows, there are fears for the future of Ireland’s family farm model.

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The ‘incredible’ gift of Irish Friesian Holstein heifers

Agricultural charity Bóthar has airlifted 70 heifers to Romania in a bid to lift families out of poverty.

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Fast finish is most efficient

“What’s the least amount of meal I can get away with for finishing cattle this winter?"

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I’ll sit on the fence about this new idea

Preventing livestock from roaming can be the bane of a farmer’s life.

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IFA turn their attention on CCPC

Following last week’s beef roundtable agreement on actions to address beef farmers’ concerns, IFA turned their attention this week on the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), staging a protest at their Dublin office on Tuesday.

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Farm schemes could be delayed to May

The European Commission has been urged to speed up adoption of national rural development programmes, because they may be delayed until May, 2015, if not ready for adoption by December 31, 2014.

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Duffy to chair Lakeland

Alo Duffy of Corbrack, Ballybay, Co Monaghan, has been appointed chairman of Lakeland Dairies Co-op.

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Louth farmer takes top Goldcrop grower award

Louth tillage farmer John McGrane from Dunleer has been awarded the overall quality seed grower award by seed assemblers and distributors Goldcrop.

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