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France

Both US and European markets recorded losses over the previous week with weather continuing to dominate market direction.
By Stephen Robb on 17 April 2018
The man in charge of redeveloping Elivia's ageing meat factories is rising through the ranks.
By The Dealer on 12 April 2018
My Farming Week: Ian Davidson, Larne, Co Antrim
Ian and his father run Ballyrickard Limousin, in 2014 Ian had a double lung transplant
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 04 April 2018
The Irish Farm Buildings Association (IFBA) visited a number of different farms while on a recent trip to France. Included in this was an 82-cubicle robotic milking unit. William Conlon reports.
By William Conlon on 29 March 2018
Domestic meat production in one of Ireland's key export markets is expected to fall this year after livestock numbers reduced in 2017.
By Thomas Hubert on 22 March 2018
Under increased scrutiny after the food safety scandal affecting its infant formula products, the French dairy giant has begun to reveal its accounts – but key figures are missing.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 March 2018
Two French nationals and two Dutch citizens face trial for fraud in connection with the mislabelling of horsemeat as beef in 2013.
By Thomas Hubert on 08 March 2018
Biotricity, a renewable energy company planning a biomass power plant in Co Offaly, is moving ahead with a similar project in France after receiving state backing.
By Thomas Hubert on 08 March 2018
The French Government has proposed a revised map of areas eligible to the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme after weeks of farmers' protests, outlining possibilities for the same process in Ireland.
By Thomas Hubert on 01 March 2018
The French president has outlined a number of protective measures he says have now been included in the proposed trade agreement with South American countries.
By Thomas Hubert on 23 February 2018
The combined approach of direct-drilling, companion cropping and cover crops has allowed many French farmers to reduce pesticide reliance, improve soil health and increase margins.
By Stephen Robb on 22 February 2018
Asian markets showed the biggest growth for Irish beef and offal products, though it was for the lower-value parts of the animal.
By Phelim O'Neill on 21 February 2018
Recent hearings by the French Senate have confirmed that successive detections of salmonella in infant formula were slow to translate into consumer protection measures, threatening the wider industry.
By Thomas Hubert on 15 February 2018
ANC protests spread in France
French farmers blocking major roads have extended their action this week in protest at proposed changes to the areas eligible for Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) payments.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 February 2018
Dry weather continues to dominate market sentiment. Anticipated rainfall in the US and particularly in Argentina failed to dampen gains made in future markets over the past week.
By Stephen Robb on 13 February 2018
No new cases reported in its latest and final report on the outbreak to the OIE. It will now begin seeking to have export restrictions lifted.
By Paul Mooney on 08 February 2018
Protesting French farmers have offloaded produce and waste outside supermarkets and blocked roads .
By Thomas Hubert on 02 February 2018
Lactalis contamination went on for 12 years
The French dairy giant at the centre of a health scandal is decommissioning the milk drier linked to infant formula bacterial contamination after investigations showed it dated back to 2005.
By Thomas Hubert on 02 February 2018
The troubled Swiss-based company has agreed to sell its legacy Cloverhill facilities for considerably less than what it bought them for.
By Eoin Lowry on 07 February 2018
A weekly selection of global news stories that affect demand, supply and prices.
By Eoin Lowry on 01 February 2018
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