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Beef
Camera at the Mart: farmer buyers very active at Balla
Nathan Tuffy Western livestock specialist
Demand was strong for all types of stock at Balla Mart on Saturday. The main demand was for stores from farmers, but feeders were sourcing all types of short-keep cattle also.
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NEWS
'We’re one of the most carbon-efficient countries in the world to produce beef'
Adam Woods was at a Teagasc beef seminar in Cavan on Wednesday night where Andy Boland from Teagasc gave a presentation on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and climate change.
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IFA president backs Taoiseach’s ‘strong comments’
‘The Taoiseach is right to reject the current proposals,’ said the IFA president, speaking from Brussels.
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DAIRY
Aurivo increases price paid for January milk
The board of Aurivo met on Wednesday and decided to increase the price paid for January milk supplies, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Dairy trends: coronavirus nerves grow in dairy markets
Dairy markets are growing increasingly nervous over what effects the coronavirus could have on global trade.
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SHEEP
Hill sheep farmers prioritise generation renewal in next CAP reform
Getting more young farmers incorporated into sustainable sheep systems came out top in a survey carried out in the 2018 National farm Survey which was presented at Teagasc's hill sheep conference.
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It's back Pr€vention for Profit competition
Now we’re looking for the best dairy calf rearer in the country #MyCalfOurFuture
McHale range of machinery gives Monaghan contractor confidence
Paul Meehan from outside Tydavnet in Co Monaghan has over 20 years of valuable experience in providing a reliable round bale silage contracting service.
AgriNet HerdApp takes the stress out of record-keeping
We spoke to dairy farmers Ger Buckley and Rickey Barrett about their farming systems and how using AgriNet has taken the stress out of record-keeping on their farms.
Mitsubishi Motors hybrid electric event
At the Mitsubishi hybrid electric event, you’ll get all the information you need from the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle brand.
MACHINERY
Cork contractor set to sell fleet at auction
A retiring agricultural contractor in Carrigaline, Co Cork, is set to sell his entire fleet of tractors and equipment at an auction on Friday 13 March.
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JCB facing parts shortage due to coronavirus outbreak
JCB is set to reduce production levels at its UK factories due to anticipated component shortages from Chinese suppliers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
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TILLAGE
Ireland’s renewable energy ambitions are only going one way – SEAI CEO
William Walsh, CEO of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, was among the first speakers at the Renewable Energy Summit.
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