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Keogh’s error sees Bord Bia QA label used on French potatoes
Noel Bardon
Potatoes originating in France found their way on to some Irish supermarket shelves in packaging displaying Bord Bia Quality Assurance labeling.
13 January 2023 News
French farmers dump apples in call for ‘fair price’
Farmers are calling for a price increase of 20c/kg of apples to prevent the “death” of their orchards.
4 January 2023 Farm machinery
50% of all French farmers are in CUMA machinery sharing
While traveling through France, Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott took a look at the CUMA machinery sharing model, whereby farmers enter a co-op type agreement to share machines.
Watch: Claas building up to 75 tractors daily in Le Mans
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney visited the Claas tractor factory in LeMans, France, one of the world’s most modern assembly plants building up to 13,000 tractors annually.
28 December 2022 Farm machinery
French contractor with 1,000 farmer clients
While travelling through western France, Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott visited Hamon et Fils in the Brittany region, a contractor which operates 65 tractors across six depots.
21 December 2022 Farm machinery
Factory tour: Massey building up to 96 tractors daily in Beauvais
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney visited the Massey Ferguson tractor factory at Beauvais in France, which has a capacity to build up to 96 tractors per day and 23,000 transmissions per year.
16 November 2022 Tractors
Beef Trends: record cow kill ahead of burger bonanza
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including factory quotes for finished stock.
16 November 2022 Markets
French farmers face many of the same challenges as Ireland
Crops were emerging and being planted in France last week, weather was helping to make things a bit easier.
26 October 2022 Crops
A resourceful organic tillage farm in France
There was a clear plan and focus on efficiency on this organic farm in France, with plenty of innovation too. Siobhán Walsh reports.
26 October 2022 News
Exporting 30,000 weanlings the French way
Adam Woods visits a cattle export yard in the heart of France exporting over 50,000 weanlings to Spain and Italy on an annual basis.
26 October 2022 Breeding & health
France is the biggest producer of barley in the world
France is one of the biggest producers of agricultural products in the world. Here are some quick facts on what it produces and exports.
23 October 2022 News
Tillage Podcast: planting survey results and French crops
We talk planting progress in Ireland and France as weather halts progress with drills across the country.
20 October 2022 News