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Dempsey at Large: maximising potential for Irish beef in China
Matt Dempsey Chairman of The Agricultural Trust
Should Bord Bia, in conjunction with farmers, have some real marketing and supply management function on the Chinese market?
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NEWS
Batch AI crushes covered in TAMS II
The special crushes, designed to make the AI service quicker and easier on dairy farms were included in TAMS II recently.
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Around half of commonage management plans completed – IFA
Recent Department of Agriculture figures quoted by the IFA show that around 2,000 CMPs remain to be finalised.
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DAIRY
Batch AI crushes covered in TAMS II
The special crushes, designed to make the AI service quicker and easier on dairy farms were included in TAMS II recently.
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Sudden drop in SMP sales from intervention
It may have to do with the summer break, but demand for skimmed milk powder (SMP) released out of the EU's intervention stocks fell significantly in this week's tender.
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Your Association. Your Voice – Get Involved in IFA
The IFA is about farmers, standing together, supporting each other. I encourage all farmers to get more actively involved in what IFA does, to strengthen the IFA and ensure we are fully representative
Liming – what a difference a year makes!
Trevor Boland from Sligo won a lime and nutrient management plan worth €2,500 in the 2017 Smart Farming Competition.
Improving your Oilseed Rape Harvest Management
This season more than ever correct pre-harvest Roundup® Brands desiccation will be essential for growers.
Saving money while reducing the workload
“It definitely saves money, a healthy cow is a profitable cow. If you have to get the vet to clean out a cow it delays breeding, it delays everything.” Mike McCarthy is farming in Co. Limerick.
MACHINERY
Baby plough joins Amazone range
Amazone has expanded its Cayros plough range to fulfil customer needs by adding additional models and equipment options.
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Under the Hood: wholecrop chopping and rare Countys
Alistair Chambers previews a busy week in the motoring section, where wholecrop cutting and silage cutting are on the agenda.
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TILLAGE
GLAS catch crop derogation sought
Under current GLAS terms and conditions, catch crops cannot be utilised until 1 December, the IGGG wants the date moved forward this year.
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