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This year’s FBD Young Farmer of the Year is Kevin Moran, a dairy farmer from Co Mayo who is now based in Co Galway. Irish Farmers Journal news correspondent Pat O’Toole caught up with him before the long night was out at the award ceremony in Drogheda on Tuesday.

More than 300 European delegates adopted a declaration on the future of EU rural development policy in Cork this week. Irish Farmers Journal digital editor Thomas Hubert heard from European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, his predecessor Franz Fischler and IFA rural development chair Joe Brady.

George Williamson of Dunbia speaks to Peter McCann on variations in cattle that come into factories, how processors deal with this and how they communicate with farmers.

Professor Eileen Wall from Scotland’s Rural College speaks to Peter McCann about the genetics of feed efficiency and methane emissions in livestock at the EAAP conference in Belfast.

Anna Marie McHugh, assistant managing director of the National Ploughing Association, speaks with Irish Farmers Journal reporter Anthony Jordan at the launch of the 2016 National Ploughing Championships.

Also at this year’s Ploughing, one winner of Irish Country Living’s cookery competition will stand next to Neven Maguire for his demonstration on the Irish Farmers Journal stand and walk away with a fantastic prize. Mairead Lavery and Ciara Leahy have the details.

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