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How base milk price compares
Jack Kennedy Deputy Editor
Milk price is crucial to farmers and while not the only measure of success, it's one farmers are most concerned with - rightly or wrongly.
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NEWS
Gift guide: 10 Christmas presents for farmers
Do you find it difficult to find the perfect present for the farmer in your life? We have some ideas.
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Over 1,000 farmers excluded from beef schemes on lack of quality assurance
Being a member of a quality assurance scheme was a key requirement of the Beef Finisher Payment and BEAM.
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Euronit – Tegral, for the next generation
Since 1936 Tegral has been at the heart of agriculture and farms in Ireland, proud to be the farmer’s choice. They are now ready for the next generation, and proud to introduce their new name Euronit.
DAIRY
How base milk price compares
Milk price is crucial to farmers and while not the only measure of success, it's one farmers are most concerned with - rightly or wrongly.
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Watch: Farm Tech Talk - the Livestock Show
It's the last week in November, but there is lots happening in markets and also on-farm issues that need attention.
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CalfChat poll shows calf rearers adopting simpler time-saving feeding methods
Calf rearers using milk replacer are being reminded to base their feeding calculations on the number of grammes of the product fed to calves rather than the volume of mixed milk.
Euronit – Tegral, for the next generation
Since 1936 Tegral has been at the heart of agriculture and farms in Ireland, proud to be the farmer’s choice. They are now ready for the next generation, and proud to introduce their new name Euronit.
50% of rearers risk calf health by omitting transition milk from feeding
Calf rearers are vastly under-estimating the speed at which a newborn calf’s gut closes, leaving that animal highly vulnerable to enteric diseases.
The search is on for Ireland’s greatest friendship
Capture what friendship means to you and be in with the chance to win €750 Blue Book Vouchers, while two runners-up will get a €250 Blue Book Vouchers.
MACHINERY
In pictures: continued demand for good kit at Laois machinery auction
We look at some of the stand-out lots which went under the hammer at this month’s machinery auction in Portlaoise held by Hennessy Auctioneers.
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First look: take a peek inside the Massey Ferguson 5700 M
Gary Abbott travelled to Clare to take a closer look at one of the first Massey Ferguson 5700 M series tractors in the country, the replacement series for the 5700 Global and 6700 models.
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TILLAGE
No hazard from gene editing of plants - EFSA
In a new scientific opinion, the EFSA has said that gene editing which modifies the DNA of plants does not pose more hazard than conventional breeding.
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Grain trends: prices edge up as supply surplus shrinks
Grain prices remain strong for the crop in store, but a big gap between nearby and harvest prices will have to be bridged at some point.
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