NEWS
KT farm improvement deadline extended
The deadline for submission of data for farm improvement plans has been extended to facilitate weather conditions.
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EDITORIAL
Taoiseach hits right notes on big issues facing farmers
This week we carry an exclusive interview with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar where we discuss the key challenges facing farmers.
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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.
Farmer writes: credit where it’s due this week with Glanbia
Glanbia's extended credit scheme allows qualifying milk suppliers to purchase inputs over the next two months and spread the payments over the next two years.
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Farmer writes: the environment as a market and direct payments are useless
Jaco de Groot and his parents run a 240ha organic dairy farm in Kamerik, The Netherlands.
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DEALER
Kepak and 2 Sisters getting very close
It has been the talk of the trade for months but it looks like the Kepak and 2 Sisters deal will go public soon.
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Watch: Keeping children safe on farms
On the fourth day of #FarmSafetyWeek, the focus is on keeping children safe on the farm.
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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.
FORESTRY
New information on forest estate
Forest estate at 11% of land area is now “an expanding sink for carbon”, while broadleaves continue to increase but the reasons for a major rise in volumes felled in private forests are undetermined.
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'Non-food grade' CO2 permitted for animal stunning
As the carbon dioxide shortage continues to affect businesses, pig and poultry processors have been permitted to use non-food grade CO2.
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Third confirmed case of bird flu in NI
Another wild greyleg goose has been confirmed to be carrying Avian flu.
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