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The latest farming news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with breaking news stories from the agriculture sector.

Claas intensifies involvement with Dutch robot manufacturer
Claas has increased its involvement with AgXeed BV, having initially acquired a minority shareholding of the Dutch start-up robot manufacturer over a year ago.
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Editorial: is Teagasc beef message aligned to emission reduction targets?
One of the core messages from Teagasc to the majority of suckler and beef farmers is to effectively double their stocking rate.
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Kverneland Balers – heavy silage, heavy-duty balers
With the grass season in full swing, Kverneland balers are doing their fair share of work in the field.
Farmer Writes: my life in combines
Tillage farmer Gerald Potterton has seen his fair share of combines over the years.
In search of the perfect work-life balance
Derek Robinson would like to be able to take more time away from the farm.
Wanted: single farmers for new TV show
The makers of Gogglebox are on the lookout for farmers and rural dwellers whose career ties them to the countryside.
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Embrace FARM to hold remembrance service this Sunday
The special event on Sunday will also be livestreamed through the Embrace FARM website.
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Kverneland Balers – heavy silage, heavy-duty balers
With the grass season in full swing, Kverneland balers are doing their fair share of work in the field.
Forestry regulatory review published
Focus “on practical and implementable options” for forestry based on comparisons with European countries and “constraints imposed under EU law as interpreted by the courts”.
Egg producers could have no option but to destock, Teagasc warns
Teagasc's Rebecca Tierney looks at the challenges facing Ireland's egg sector, with input costs soaring in recent months.
Lidl chicken sales ‘grossly irresponsible’ – IFA
Across the horticulture, poultry and pig sectors, retailers are using food as a loss leader, according to emails sent to TDs and MEPs by the IFA.