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Innovation

Eoin Lowry analyses the need for a research and development centre such as Meat Technology Ireland and how it can help develop Ireland's reputation for excellence.
By Eoin Lowry on 27 July 2017
Have you a new machine, product or innovation that you want to showcase at the Ploughing Championships?
By Peter Young on 15 June 2017
Dawn Farm Foods has grown in exponential proportions since the 1980s and now produces enough ham every year to cover the pitch in Aviva over 5,000 times.
By Alison Sinnott on 27 May 2017
 €80,000 prize fund at this year’s Innovation Arena Awards
The National Ploughing Championships Innovation Arena Awards, in conjunction with the Irish Farmers Journal and Enterprise Ireland, has opened for applications.
By Odile Evans on 13 June 2017
New research begins into producing carbon fibre from forestry by-products
Carbon fibre, when added to plastic, forms a composite material which is used in wind-turbine blades as well as many other products.
By Amy McShane on 06 March 2017
Speakers for Ag Tech Conference announced
The inaugural Ag Tech Conference will take place on Wednesday 29 March in the RDS, Dublin 4, and is brought to you by the Irish Farmers Journal.
By Farmers Journal on 27 March 2017
New Polish Bord Bia office to target 11 countries for Irish exports
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is opening the new office in Warsaw on Thursday.
By Amy McShane on 09 February 2017
Kepak and Carty acquire Greene Farm Foods after it goes into receivership
According to a statement, the company was appointed a receiver after investment talks broke down.
By Amy McShane on 10 February 2017
Ag Tech Conference – Connecting for the future
The inaugural Ag Tech Conference will take place on Wednesday 29 March in the RDS, Dublin 4, and is brought to you by the Irish Farmers Journal.
By Farmers Journal on 14 March 2017
Chinese students visit Ireland for five-week agri-food internship
A total of 11 Chinese students from agricultural universities in China are visiting Ireland as part of the Alltech-Elite Cattleman Program Alliance (ECPA).
By Odile Evans on 22 January 2017
Nine times the population of Leitrim to attend Ploughing 2017
Last year more than 283,000 visitors attended the Ploughing Championships. With high demand for bookings this year, it looks like another mammoth crowd will flow through the gates.
By Amy Forde on 07 July 2017
Watch: our best videos of 2016
You have watched more than 160,000 hours of videos on the Irish Farmers Journal's YouTube channel this year. Here are some of the best.
By Thomas Hubert on 17 May 2017
Seventeen shortlisted projects by Irish designers highlight wood as a versatile medium. Donal Magner reports
By Donal Magner on 24 November 2016
Farmers in the north west are looking at using GPS tracking technology to trace the movement of sheep in the uplands.
By Peter McCann on 17 November 2016
Limerick Macra na Feirme will host the Macra na Feirme annual conference 2016 at the Radisson Hotel from Friday to Monday, 28 to 31 October, sponsored by GVM Group.
By Contributor on 27 October 2016
Margaret Farrelly wins European Innovation Award for Women Farmers
Cavan poultry farmer, Margaret Farrelly has won the Innovation Award for Women Farmers in Brussels today.
By Laura Roddy on 12 October 2016
A mobile head scoop was among the winners of the innovation awards presented at the SPACE livestock show in France last month.
By Thomas Hubert on 13 October 2016
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast news: emergency funds wanted in west
Good morning. In the news today: Michael Fitzmaurice wants funding for western farmers and it's day three of the Ploughing.
By Amy McShane on 22 September 2016
Dairymaster wins at UK Cream Award for Swiftlo Commander
This is the second year the Kerry-based manufacturer has won a Farm Business Award.
By Alice O'Sullivan on 17 September 2016
According to the chief innovation officer at Alltech, we are now witnessing the last 10 years of the retailer as we know it.
By Odile Evans on 11 September 2016
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