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Will the white paper bring white smoke to Brussels?
Phelim O'Neill Markets Specialist
Phelim O'Neill reports from Brussels on the initial reaction to the UK White Paper, published on Thursday.
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NEWS
Cow price collapse hasn't happened in rest of the EU
Falls in Irish prices over the past month much higher than those in our main markets or the EU average.
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New report on how Irish agriculture will reach Water Framework Directive targets
Junior Minister for Agriculture Andrew Doyle has announced the release of two publications, ‘Forest Water’ and ‘Draft Plan for Forests and Freshwater Pearl Mussel in Ireland’.
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SPONSORED
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.
DAIRY
All-silage-and-meal diet beckons for Greenfield
The little bit of grass will be a thing of the past next week as a diet of soya hulls, pit silage and meal will be on menu for Greenfield, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Outscourcing catch crops – a fodder shortage solution?
The opportunity exists for tillage and livestock farmers to benefit from contract-growing forage catch crops to bulk feed stocks.
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SHEEP
Watch: reducing the risk of quad-related injuries
With quads involved in a high number of farm accidents each year, the demonstration delivered at Sheep 2018 Farm to Fork by Pat Reilly from the FRS training division was particularly beneficial
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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
A swather, a splasher and 100 years of Deere
In this week’s machinery section we look at a Shelbourne Reynolds swather which is being used to great effect and look at irrigating potatoes in Waterford.
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Combination baler test results clarification
In last week’s machinery section, we had the results of a combination baler and wrapper test.
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TILLAGE
Outscourcing catch crops – a fodder shortage solution?
The opportunity exists for tillage and livestock farmers to benefit from contract-growing forage catch crops to bulk feed stocks.
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Farmers blockade motorway constructors
There has been ongoing tension between farmers and the motorway construction firm BAM.
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