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The Big Dealer: Biggins takes on rural development
The Dealer The Dealer
Rural development, diesel suppliers, election turnouts, air travel, new butter brand, Blasket jobs, Hereford bidding and more in this week's The Big Dealer.
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NEWS
CAP: Taoiseach pledges to protect farmers’ money
Both the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste have given an undertaking to protect Irish farmers from a CAP budget shortfall.
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New Zealand women set shearing record
The youngest member of the team, 23-year-old Megan Whitehead, led the count for the women, shearing 608 lambs.
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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.
DAIRY
Big interview: Tánaiste Simon Coveney on trade deals, CAP and dairy expansion
Justin McCarthy talks to the Tánaiste about a trade deal with the UK, how Fine Gael will fund a CAP shortfall and whether he foresees a quota for dairy expansion.
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Mandatory recording of dam breed on cattle ID cards
The move will leave farmers in a better position to inform themselves on the breeding of any calves they are purchasing.
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Powering the future with Marshill Renewables
Marshill Renewables is seeking farmers and land-owners to rent their land for the construction of wind turbines in the Republic of Ireland.
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.
Colostrum Management "I don't have time for scouring calves" says Wicklow farmer
Colostrum is the single most important nutrient for the newborn calf as it contains high levels of energy, growth promoters, vitamins and immunoglobulins.
Reduce labour next spring, vaccinate early this winter
Now is the time to plan to reduce the workload in the busy spring and introduce some laboursaving solutions to make life easier and more effective for both man and beast.
Powering the future with Marshill Renewables
Marshill Renewables is seeking farmers and land-owners to rent their land for the construction of wind turbines in the Republic of Ireland.
MACHINERY
1,968 new tractors sold in Ireland in 2019
FTMTA figures show that a total of 1,968 new tractors were registered during 2019 which represents a reduction of 16 units on the 2018 figure. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
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1,968 new tractors sold in Ireland in 2019
FTMTA figures show that a total of 1,968 new tractors were registered during 2019 which represents a reduction of 16 units or less than 1% on the 2018 figure.
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TILLAGE
Dairygold announces spring bean price for 2020
The co-op has announced a 2020 contract price for beans at its annual spring conference which took place in Co Cork.
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Long read: a look back on the story of neonicotinoids in Europe
As another neonicotinoid active loses registration in the EU this week, we look back at the developments of this controversial group of pesticides over the past decade.
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