The latest agribusiness news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all company and co-op news developments in the agribusiness sector.

Tipperary Co-op opens up options with high-spec dryer investment
Tipperary Co-op held its annual general meeting this week announcing financial results for 2020.
Profits trimmed at Glanbia Cheese
Glanbia Cheese is the third largest buyer of milk from farmers in Northern Ireland.
Dairy Trends: lower New Zealand milk flows set better market tone
Irish milk processors have this week moved to increase milk price to reflect higher market prices and improved market sentiment.
Ornua buys US cheese ingredients business
Ornua, formerly the Irish Dairy Board, has made a complementary business move in North America.
Specific tillage schemes needed under new CAP to stop area decline
Mark Browne has called for specific tillage funding and increases in budgets for schemes already in existence as tillage farmers face large cuts in payments due to convergence.
How is global trade likely to develop through the 2020s?
While Irish farmers have always had to contend with EU trade policy, they must now also live with UK trade policy which will have as great, if not a greater, impact writes Phelim O’Neill.
Brexit shockwaves will be felt this decade and beyond
It took four and a half years for the UK to leave the EU with a basic trade deal and while the full consequences of that have not yet been felt, they will by the end of this decade.
Similar format for Areas Facing Natural Constraints (ANC)
Eligible areas will be based on the land designation undertaken in 2019, with land falling in to one of four payment categories.
Royal treatment paying dividends for Meath sheep flock
The Clarke sheep flock is achieving a fine output figure of 1.65 lambs weaned per ewe and ewe lamb joined to rams with a strong focus on attention to detail underpinning positive performance.
Preventing new infection with blanket teat sealant
Blanket antibiotic dry cow therapy is no longer justified, sustainable or responsible in the modern Irish dairy herd.
Study shows selection using genomics leads to healthier and longer-lived cows
Selecting replacement heifers using the CLARIFIDE® Plus Dairy Wellness Profit (DWP) genomic index leads to healthier and longer-lived cows and calves, data from 1,390 animals has found.
Maxol Lubricants and the Cork West plough team
To celebrate the start of this year’s Ploughing, we chat with the West Cork plough team, proudly sponsored by Maxol Lubricants, to find out what drives them to compete at this great event each year.
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