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Climate prospects revisited – methane is controllable
Matt Dempsey
Lactic acid bacteria can reduce methane, meaning we are going to see more of it used in both silage inoculants and feed additives, though more work is needed to identify the most suitable strains.
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NEWS
Delvin Mart restaurant served with closure order
Delvin Mart restaurant was served with a closure order in the month of November for evidence of rodent droppings in the kitchen.
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Man appears in court accused of stealing from Ireland's oldest sheep drover
Patrick Hurley of Carhoogarriffe, Leap, Co Cork, appeared at Kenmare District Court last week, accused of stealing cash from a 93-year-old Kenmare man.
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Watch: Sense of security is dangerous
Despite the prolonged dry periods this summer, farmers shouldn’t dismiss the risk of important internal parasites like liver fluke, lungworm and gutworm later this year.
DAIRY
Dairy markets: milk price forecast cut again in New Zealand
Fonterra has cut its milk price forecast for the third time since August as global milk supply rises.
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Good autumn milk supply in Kilkenny
Grazing at Greenfield farm has been more off than on for the last week, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Watch: Understanding Liver Fluke
Research published in 2016 suggested that 82% of Irish dairy herds have been exposed to liver fluke1.
Meet the 39 Origin Green farmer finalists
This week Bord Bia profiles 39 finalists in its Origin Green Sustainable Dairy, Beef and Horticulture Farmer Awards
Watch: Sense of security is dangerous
Despite the prolonged dry periods this summer, farmers shouldn’t dismiss the risk of important internal parasites like liver fluke, lungworm and gutworm later this year.
Labour saving solutions this winter
Protect your herd this winter with an effective vaccination programme.
MACHINERY
Pottinger appoints Atkins to take charge in the Midlands
Pottinger Ireland has recently appointed Atkins Farm Machinery Birr as its new dealer for the region.
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Bauer to introduce noise-insulated irrigation pump sets
Bauer have recently introduced a new range of irrigation pump sets for applications where an exposed diesel engine running for hours on end is likely to cause disturbance.
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TILLAGE
Tillage growers needed for €1m sugar beet co-op
Beet Ireland attracted a large crowd to Tipperary to hear about its proposal for a new beet factory by 2022.
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Tillage management: up to nine inches in places in November
A deluge of rainfall, especially in the southern half of the country, in recent weeks brought most of the field work to a halt.
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