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EU announces emergency market support measures for dairy products
Anger at the imposition of a tendering system for fresh vegetable procurement was vented at a recent growers meeting.
By Andy Doyle on 28 August 2014
Increased demand for ewes has seen factory prices rise by 20c/kg to a top price of €2.90/kg, inclusive of bonuses this week. Lambs remain on a general price of €4.60/kg to €4.65/kg.
By Kieran Mailey on 28 August 2014
Farm leaders are calling for more urgent action to deal with the impact of the Russian import ban on European markets.
By Pat O'Keeffe on 28 August 2014
Minister pledges to become directly involved as farmer pressure mounts.
By Darren Carty on 28 August 2014
IFA grain committee chairman Liam Dunne calls for a voluntary code of practice on farm safety.
By Pat O'Toole on 28 August 2014
Farm Safety conference is told we need more awareness of the level of non-fatal accidents.
By Patrick Donohoe on 28 August 2014
Progress at last on commonage issues following a summer of strife.
By Pat O'Toole on 28 August 2014
A group of hill farmers called the Concerned Hill Farmer Action Group are planning to picket the Taoiseach's office demanding changes to Glas proposals.
By Nathan Tuffy on 28 August 2014
Germany is set to introduce new guidelines on animal welfare after meat processors, retailers and farmers gave their approval to the new scheme which will reward compliant farmers with €500.
By Kieran Mailey on 28 August 2014
The UK has recorded a drop of 7% in the volume of sheep meat imported in the first half of 2014.
By Kieran Mailey on 28 August 2014
Meath engineering firm Falcon Forestry, a division of Hand Engineering, has launched the first ever Irish designed and manufactured compact forestry forwarder this week.
By Michael Moroney on 28 August 2014
While many parts of the country are now within the last 20% of harvest, broken weather has slowed progress in places but a good forecast could see harvesting nearly completed in the coming week.
By Andy Doyle on 28 August 2014
Australia has seen major growth in the volume of beef exported in 2014
By Kieran Mailey on 28 August 2014
Organic food companies can win marketing and PR support if they are successful in the Organic Food Awards 2014 run by Bord Bia.
By Paul Mooney on 28 August 2014
Energy regulator representative confirms private wells face no new charges.
By Pat O'Toole on 28 August 2014
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Mike Quirke, a dairy and beef farmer, Milltown, Co. Kerry, moving his weanling beef stock of angus, hereford and friesian heifers to get them ready for sale. Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan
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