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Joe Healy slams ‘dysfunctional’ beef grid

The failure to review the “dysfunctional” beef grid as promised has undermined the credibility of the beef forum, said IFA presidential candidate Joe Healy.

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US farmers seek bank loan renewals and extensions

Stubbornly low grain and livestock prices are driving US farmers to seek extensions and renewals of bank loans, states a quarterly farm economy report from the Federal Reserve Banks of St Louis and Kansas City.

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Bord Bia predicts increase in live cattle exports to Europe

Bord Bia is confident live cattle exports are set to rise in 2016, boosted by a series of promotional campaigns it is hosting in neighbouring EU states.

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Get ready to battle it out for a large self-contained holding in Knockardfree

A large self-contained holding in one block of level pasture land in north Cork. It’s not often that you can talk about such an exciting prospect being presented to the market but such is the case with a farm newly listed with Macroom-based Killian Lynch Auctioneers.

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Martin Barker’s 360° Free Farrowing Pen has many advantages

Martin Barker’s 360° Free Farrowing Pen won the Oxford Farming Conference/ Royal Agricultural Society of England RASE Practice with Science award last month.

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Genetically modified soybeans stir debate at EU as Facebook is used to exert influence

The European Parliament has voted to oppose the importation of three types of genetically modified (GM) soybeans into the EU. How is this connected to Facebook? Well, read on.

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Inniscarra-Ballincollig ICA puts on dazzling 80th birthday party

Inniscarra-Ballincollig ICA pulled out all the stops when celebrating its 80th birthday. They devoted all of 2015 to it, with events marking it practically every month.

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Leadership awards for top Macra trio from Cork and Dublin

Three winners, two from Cork, were awarded National Leadership Awards at a gala event in Dublin last week.

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Under-feeding can have serious long-term effect after calving

It is very important to realise that in the four weeks coming up to calving, the silage intake of cows drops off by 30-50%.

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Young farmers’ need for knowledge showcased by new EU report

The first startling fact I noticed about the Needs of Young Farmers report produced for the European Commission was that, according to guidelines, I’m no longer a young farmer.

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Every vote will count in IFA elections in April

IFA debates in every county before votes are cast.

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Agri events

Weekly events.

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Beef prices unchanged despite unusually high supply

Beef prices at the factories remain unchanged this week, while the supply of cattle to the processors continues to surge forward to record levels.

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Interesting debutants at Lamma 2016 show

Lamma 2016 was held three weeks ago, and record crowds browsed through more than 850 stands displaying machinery, crop protection equipment and supplies, plus a wide range of associated farming trade stands.

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Cattle marts deliver strong prices despite weather conditions

The biggest threat to the cattle trade at the present moment will come from the sky. And I’m not talking about Kim Jong-un and his rockets. I’m referring to the weather.

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Dairygold Co-op’s 1.75c/l boost in 2015

Dairygold Co-op has introduced extended credit facilities for feed and fertiliser purchases, and a loyalty reward scheme, to help members who support their agri-division.

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ICOS lobbies for ‘5-5-5’ Income Stability Tool

Dairy industry bosses have called on all political parties and general election candidates to support the ICOS “5-5-5” Income Stability Tool.

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Farm assist recipients given 14 days to verify income

Many farm assist recipients have been given only 14 days to return forms verifying their total annual income.

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Global grain prices continue to struggle

Global grain prices are likely to stay low for the foreseeable future, say French analysts as Paris wheat futures slid for a 10th day in a row yesterday.

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Farmer groups welcome changes to TB scheme

Farmer groups have welcomed changes which Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney introduced to TB compensation packages.

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Dairygold signs deal with Eir Business

Dairygold has appointed Eir Business to manage the data and voiceover IP telephony systems at its Co-Op Stores retail outlets.

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IFA hosts executive debates in Tipperary

IFA hosted the first in its series of regional debates last night in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, as it prepares for executive elections in April.

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All smiles at Adaire Springs and Tackle Shop in sunny South-East

A former dairy farmer and agricultural contractor, Ned Maher was hooked on the idea of setting up an angling centre on his family farm close to the Kilkenny/Waterford border from the moment he visited a similar enterprise in Mullingar almost 20 years ago.

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Specialist liquid milk producers being priced out of market

Supermarkets and other retailers will find it difficult to source locally produced fresh milk in the winter months, as low prices are driving away specialist liquid milk producers.

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Elections must put focus on rural issues

As the general election campaign enters its first full week, this is an opportunity for IFA to put farming issues before the candidates across the country and set out the key priorities for the association.

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All eyes focus on Tipperary in Agricultural Science Association climate change debate

Climate change and its impact on Irish agriculture will come under the spotlight at an Agricultural Science Association forum in Co Tipperary next Monday.

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Good signs for live cattle exports to Italian market

Prospects for live cattle exports to Italy are looking positive, said IFA director of livestock Kevin Kinsella.

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Colbourne takes on top Teagasc west coast role

David Colbourne has been appointed as Teagasc manager for the Galway-Clare advisory region, replacing Brendan Heneghan, who has retired after a successful career with the organisation.

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Dairy, beef farmers call for urgent action

Irish farmers urgently need a 28c per litre intervention milk price and a sustained effort to re-open the Russian market, ICMSA president John Comer has stated.

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Taoiseach admits rural Ireland left behind in broadband race

High-speed broadband has been connected to about 340 premises in North Kerry, in enet’s showcase project for the National Broadband Plan.

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