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Amy Forde speaks with European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan on the €100m Brexit beef fund.

Barry Cassidy speaks to Miriam Parker from Livestock Wise, a UK-based company specialised in increasing the efficiency in handling systems, about how farmers can make small changes to improve sheep flow through a handling unit.

As the deadline for EID sheep tagging looms, Darren Carty speaks to Liam Egan of Mullinahone Co-op about the surge in demand for electronic tags at last week’s Irish Grassland Association sheep event.

Dr Francis Lively of AFBI outlines the current fertility performance of the NI suckler herd with Peter McCann.

Isolde Goggin, chair of the Competition and Consumer Protection Authority, says that while she has not found evidence of price fixing by beef factories a dedicated regulator is needed for the agri-food industry.

Niall Hurson speaks with the Department of Agriculture’s James Caplis on how farmers can avoid contamination of public waterways while spraying this summer. We also hear from the chief executive of the Animal and Plant Health Association John Keogh about the TOPPS pesticide use training event which was held at Ballyhaise Agricultural College on Tuesday.

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