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Damien's Diary: the spirit of meitheal
Damien O'Reilly Columnist
As we celebrate meitheal, shouldn't farmers be coming together in the spirit of the season, asks Damien O'Reilly.
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NEWS
Mercosur: Hogan defends approved South American factories
Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan gave a press conference after the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on Monday this week.
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Almost one tonne of illegal meat seized at Dublin airport
A warning has been issued against the importing of illegal meat products into Ireland.
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DAIRY
Dairy markets: May milk production falls in Germany and France
Butter prices are in retreat this week, while cheese and milk powder prices remain steady.
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Global Dairy Trade auction up 2.7%
The Global Dairy Trade auction in New Zealand rose 2.7% at Tuesday's event.
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SPONSORED
The long-term solution for dock control
Where docks are a problem in silage swards, it pays to control them before the silage is cut. When it comes to your choice of herbicide, DoxstarPro is a highly effective product for controlling docks.
SHEEP
In pictures: strong trade for store lambs at Dowra Mart
Farmer buyers and dealers were active for all types of store lambs at Dowra Mart, placing a firm floor under the trade, while there was a firm trade for good-quality continental cattle.
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Maxammon helps to improve rumen performance and digestibility
Harbro has been working with and developing the Maxammon technology for more than 10 years.
€5,500 savings on Gillian and Neil’s farm
Earlier this year Gillian and Neil signed up to take the Smart Farming challenge and so in June the Smart Farming cost saving team did a farm visit to identify cost and environmental savings.
Next generation farming and planning ahead with AIB
Succession can often be a contentious issue among Irish farming families. We’ve taken the stress away by going through all that you need to know when it comes to discussing this sensitive topic.
Glasnevin Cemetery – it’s on your bucket list, right?
A seemingly unlikely place to visit this summer, but Glasnevin Cemetery is a must and if it isn’t on your bucket list now, it will be!
MACHINERY
In pictures: vintage silage event held by Tipperary family
Take a time out to enjoy Ger Donovan's photos of vintage silage gear hard at work.
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The winner and runners-up of the #FJSilage2019 competition
The winner of the #FJSilage2019 competition has been chosen and will be winning a €300 Glanbia Connect voucher, with prizes for the runners-up.
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TILLAGE
Watch: three Claas Lexion 670s making short work of winter barley
Stephen Robb visits Kilkenny From the Tramlines farmer James O’Reilly who began his winter barley harvest in Co Carlow last week.
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Straw contracts on offer from mushroom composters
IFA grain chair Mark Browne has called on all end users to source their straw immediately in order to secure supply.
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