Weekly podcast: China, EID tagging and CPOs in Kerry
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On the trade mission to China this week, ABP signed a three year €50m deal with Asian restaurant chain Wowprime. Mark Goodman from ABP spoke to Phelim O'Neill about exporting Irish beef to China.
In Shanghai, Irish Farmers Journal news correspondent Thomas Hubert met Erlend Ek, who analyses Chinese agri food for the consultancy China Policy. He says China’s agri food focus is shifting from quantity to quality
Glanbia Ireland’s commercial manager for nutrition John O’Donnell spoke with Irish Farmers Journal news correspondent Thomas Hubert at the SIAL food exhibition in Shanghai.
Moving away from China, farm organisations have reacted with anger to the introduction of EID sheep tagging. Selena MacKenzie from Wicklow IFA and Kevin Comiskey from Leitrim IFA talked to Amy Forde.
Meanwhile Odile Evans joined an ICSA protest outside Agriculture House on Kildare Street on Monday.
In Kerry, Tommy Moyles spoke to a number of farmers who are protesting against Compulsory Purchase Orders for the Kerry Greenway.
IT Tralee lecturers Fergal O’Sullivan and Chris O’Donoghue told Irish Farmers Journal news correspondent Thomas Hubert about the latest changes to agricultural mechanics apprenticeships and ag engineering graduate courses.
Tommy Moyles also talked to 2013 FBD Young Farmer of the Year winner John Buckley on what changes he has made to his farm since then.
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