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The farmer's daily wrap: inspections, milk price and silage 2019
Here is your news round-up of the five top farming stories and weather outlook for 16 February 2019.
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EDITORIAL
Editorial: climate leadership extends beyond achieving national targets
Irish farmers are among the most efficient dairy and beef producers in the world, so it makes little sense for us to curtail production only for it to be increased in less efficient countries.
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SPONSORED
Glanbia Co-op to pay €10.9m Trading Bonus to Members
Glanbia Co-operative Society (“Glanbia Co-op”) has confirmed that a total of €10.9 million will be paid to milk supplier Members of the Co-op this month as part of its 2018 Trading Bonus Scheme.
Farmer Writes: we've lost 1,000 cattle to floods and cold
Colin Burnett runs the Lara Downs cattle station in Queensland, Australia. In the last week they have lost 1,000 cattle in record floods.
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Farmer Writes: pressure easing after burst of calves
It can get very intense for a short period of time at calving, writes Bill O'Keeffe, with two-thirds of the herd now calved.
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SPONSORED
Glanbia Co-op to pay €10.9m Trading Bonus to Members
Glanbia Co-operative Society (“Glanbia Co-op”) has confirmed that a total of €10.9 million will be paid to milk supplier Members of the Co-op this month as part of its 2018 Trading Bonus Scheme.
DEALER
The Big Dealer: Goodman’s mansion upgrades fall foul of council planners
Beef baron's new pool, lobbying Hogan, Lanigan's Ball at GII, suckler farmers' winning streak and more in The Big Dealer.
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Watch: farmer tells survivor story after cow attack at calving
The HSA has published a video detailing a near escape by farmer Brendan McLaughlin after he was attacked by a cow at calving.
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SPONSORED
Glanbia Co-op to pay €10.9m Trading Bonus to Members
Glanbia Co-operative Society (“Glanbia Co-op”) has confirmed that a total of €10.9 million will be paid to milk supplier Members of the Co-op this month as part of its 2018 Trading Bonus Scheme.
FORESTRY
Almost half of forestry payments made to non-farmers in 2018
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has revealed that of the €23.2m in forestry premiums paid out in 2018, 45% went to non-farmers.
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Loophole in country of origin labelling must be resolved – IFA
The Irish Farmers Association protested outside Kerry Foods in Shillelagh, Co Wicklow, on Friday.
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Kerry Foods 'misleading consumers with chicken labelling' - IFA
The IFA has slammed Kerry Foods for failing to support locally-produced Bord Bia Quality Assured chicken.
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