Good week for…

  • Beef producers as the imminent arrival of a Chinese minister brings with him the promise of Irish beef finally gaining access to the huge Chinese market.
  • James Healy, who won over Macra na Feirme members to become the 36th president of the young farmers’ organisation.
  • FBD boss Fiona Muldoon, who doubled her pay in 2016 to €898,000, it was revealed this week.
  • Aurivo chief executive Aaron Forde, who announced €3.6m in operating profit but warned that the dairy recovery is fragile.
  • Irish AI companies, who are reporting booming demand for Irish-bred dairy and beef sires in Europe, Vietnam and South America.
  • Bad week for…