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Chlorine monitoring programme

Dairygold will be introducing a chlorine monitoring programme and increasing testing for suppliers providing milk for Danone infant milk formula this year. Maeve O'Connor, milk quality advisor with the co-op speaks to Hannah Quinn-Mulligan.

Brexit compensation

Dairy farmers have been urged to sell their cull cows to the factory rather than the mart in order to avail of future Brexit compensation. President of the ICMSA Pat McCormack told Hannah Quinn-Mulligan that he believes compensation will be based on cattle the farmer has sent to the factory, not sold through the mart.


Niall Hurson speaks with IFA farm business chair Martin Stapleton and deputy president Richard Kennedy at a protest against the sale of AIB farm loans to vulture funds.

Solar panels

While pig, poultry or dairy farmers can reduce their electricity bills with solar panels, drystock farmers will have to wait for an opportunity to sell excess power into the grid to make investments worthwhile – but this is coming, Alan Jackson of the Tipperary Energy Agency told Thomas Hubert.


Catherine Lane of the National Women's Council of Ireland is calling on the Government to introduce a once-off retrospective payment for farm women who lost out on pensions as a result of the marriage bar.

Mental health

Dairy and beef farmer Joe speaks to Hannah Quinn-Mulligan about his struggles with depression and mental health at a talk organised by Macra na Feirme as part of their "Make a Moove" talk series.

European Innovation Partnership projects

European Commission policy officer Inge Van Oost talks to news correspondent Odile Evans about the European Innovation Partnership projects happening in Ireland.

Farm safety

Niall Hurson speaks with Tipperary North IFA chair Imelda Walsh about the farm safety experience held on the Moran family farm in Co Tipperary. Padraig Moran also speaks about his decision to remain as a suckler and sheep farmer.

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