NEWS
Dairy Day: ‘strong movement towards non-GMO milk in Europe’
In Sweden, Denmark and Germany, Arla is asking its farmers to produce GMO-free milk by 2020, James Caffyn of GIRA told those at Dairy Day 2018.
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Dairy Day: busting the myths about dairy
Is veganism here to stay? Tackling dietary fads was the key focus of the Dairy Day session ‘understanding milk and making the most of it’.
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DAIRY
LacPatrick drops milk price
The dairy processor has decided to drop its milk price by 1c for October.
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Watch: what do farmers think of the dairy industry?
A number of farmers shared their thoughts on the industry at Dairy Day.
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Meet the National Champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
Eamon Sheehan is farming 70 hectares near Cuffesgrange in Co Kilkenny. The new entrant to dairy is a Nuffield Scholar and an avid sport horse fan. Eamon milked 150 cows this year.
Meet the Ulster champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
Stephen Gibson is the sixth generation of Gibson’s to farm near Hillsborough in Co Down. Stephen was a beef and sheep farmer up to 2012, before taking the plunge to get into dairy farming.
Meet the Munster champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
In 1994, Sean Cronin took over what was then an outside block attached to the family’s dairy farm at Mallow, in Co Cork.
IFA Branch AGMs- Make your Voice Heard
Our branch AGMs begin this week and will take place in 947 locations around the country. It has never been more important to give feedback on what matters to you, so we encourage you to come along.
MACHINERY
Machinery show returns to Cavan in January
The Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery Show will return to the Cavan Equestrian Centre on January 30 and 31 from noon to 10pm daily.
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Round-up: Case IH tractor lands top title and new FTMTA president
The Case IH Maxxum 145 Multicontroller tractor has been awarded the title of Tractor of the Year 2019.
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TILLAGE
Fodder scheme payments to commence by year end
Inspections of fodder crops planted as part of the fodder production incentive have commenced, with the Department aiming to begin issuing payments before the year is out.
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€1,000 buy-in for beet factory co-op
Beet Ireland have put their case to ITLUS members, and will address IGG members this Thursday evening
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