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Innovation

There are many good farmers out there who have been operating ‘lean’ for many years.
By Justin McCarthy on 15 February 2018
Yield Lab targets ag tech start-ups with €800,000 investment opportunity
Venture capital support is available to successful companies operating in the ag-tech sector.
By Eoin Lowry on 31 January 2018
Robots, big-data and computer programs all sound like buzz-words better suited to Silicon Valley in California. However, they are starting to make waves in the hills of Fife, writes Barry Cassidy.
By Barry Cassidy on 04 January 2018
A look at BHSL Hydro, an award-winning Limerick-based company that converts poultry manure to energy and fertiliser. Michael Keaveney looks at the company
By Contributor on 30 November 2017
Peter Young meets John Concannon, the founder and manging director of JFC who says it has been more about people and innovation than plastics.
By Peter Young on 09 November 2017
Michael Collins preview’s some of the machinery that will be unveiled at this year’s Agritechnica which have been awarded both gold and silver medals.
By Michael Collins on 09 November 2017
The innovation centre has been developed by CoreFX Ingredients, a subsidiary business of Ornua’s.
By Lorcan Allen on 07 November 2017
There is nothing that you cannot achieve when you have ambition, drive and solid support; the women of ACORNS are proof of just that, writes Tracey Donaghey
By Tracey Donaghey on 02 November 2017
Food economist Ciaran Fitzgerald questions supermarket dominance in the food supply chain and highlights how it stifles innovation and limits competition.
By Contributor on 12 October 2017
Many aspects relating to food production and the food chain were discussed and debated at Bayer’s Future of Farming Dialogue 2017.
By Andy Doyle on 05 October 2017
All products from the Comber-based company are sold under the Mash Direct brand.
By Tom Morrow on 28 September 2017
A €40m Government-supported investment fund and a new heat detector for cows were among the reasons for optimism as Irish agricultural technology companies pitched to French buyers last week.
By Thomas Hubert on 23 September 2017
Ireland has all the right ingredients to become a global AgTech powerhouse if the Innovation arena at the Ploughing is anything to go by.
By Justin McCarthy on 21 September 2017
Peter Young reports from the Innovation Arena at the Ploughing Championships, where over 60 companies battled it out for the awards.
By Peter Young on 21 September 2017
Under the Hood - heading back to Tullamore
As outdoor shows go, the Ploughing is the biggest one in Europe and always a great day out. This year promises to be no different.
By Michael Collins on 14 September 2017
Innovation Arena: farm security and soil sampling
In the build-up to this year’s Ploughing championships, each day we profile four of the companies at the Innovation Arena.
By Amy Forde on 12 September 2017
The Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships is bursting with ideas and has become a must-visit for everyone. Peter Young reports.
By Peter Young on 14 September 2017
Under the Hood: Innovation in Tullamore
Innovation was the name of the game in Tullamore and The Netherlands.
By Michael Collins on 31 August 2017
The companies that will be exhibiting in the Innovation Arena at this year's Ploughing Championships got together for a special boot camp. Peter Young reports.
By Peter Young on 31 August 2017
Innovation Boot camp - The best innovations that will show case at the Innovation areana came together for the first ever boot camp to get them business fit for this years ploughing.
By Peter Young on 31 August 2017
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