The insurance industry is going through challenging times, as companies have to contend with heightened competition, increased claims costs, low investment returns and increasingly complex regulation.
By Eoin Lowry on 30 July 2015
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co has paid $12 million to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to end its investigation into the company’s promotional practices in China between 2008 and 2013.
It has emerged that EU money from member states is going out of the union to fund a Sheep Technology Centre of Excellence in Uruguay.
The weather will be dry for much of Saturday but rain will affect the western part of the country on Sunday, leading to persistent and prolonged showers.
Interim Nitrogen and Phosphorus statements for the period January to June 2015 will be available online from today, Friday 31 July, to all farmers registered with agfood.ie.
The latest international benchmarking report has moved Ireland nine place up the rankings.
By Lorcan Allen on 31 July 2015
US farm gate milk prices remain much higher than in other exporting regions, and their strong export support body can take credit for that.
By John Boylan on 31 July 2015
The Dairy Industry Assocation in Germany has labelled the protests by French farmers over the last few days as unacceptable, saying that in a functioning internal market everyone has benefits.
Tommy Roche installed a diaphragm slurry pump to move slurry from a collecting yard to an outdoor lagoon and is happy with the results.
By Peter Varley on 30 July 2015
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Thomas O’Connor checking stock on his farm at Moone, Co Kildare. Photo: Jack Caffrey