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Straw shortage looms this autumn
Kieran Mailey Northern deputy editor
Livestock farmers in Northern Ireland are facing higher straw prices this year as the likelihood of a straw shortage grows.
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NEWS
Listen: gap between large and small food exporters in Brexit readiness
Bord Bia's Brexit Barometer shows that agri-food companies have made progress in planning for the UK's exit from the EU, but work remains to be done especially for smaller ones.
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New ICOS president announced
Michael Spellman has been elected president of the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS), following a meeting of the board today.
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DAIRY
Aurivo launches new app for milk suppliers
The new Aurivo app allows milk producers to access all milk collection details at the click of a button.
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Keenan gets the nod of approval from customers
A large crowd, mainly of existing customers, travelled to the Keenan Alltech open day in Carlow to see what was on offer.
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Improving your Oilseed Rape Harvest Management
This season more than ever correct pre-harvest Roundup® Brands desiccation will be essential for growers.
Saving money while reducing the workload
“It definitely saves money, a healthy cow is a profitable cow. If you have to get the vet to clean out a cow it delays breeding, it delays everything.” Mike McCarthy is farming in Co. Limerick.
Farmers urged to use best practice when spraying pesticides
Exceedances in pesticides have been detected in drinking water sources across the country, as a result Irish Water working in partnership with NPDWAG is appealing to farmers to follow the guidelines.
Vaccinate NOW and Get with the Programme!
Do changes in IBR vaccination recommendations irritate you? Confused with the mixed messages about use of IBR vaccines? Want a robust, reliable and simple IBR vaccination programme for your herd?
MACHINERY
Under the Hood: Cereals, classic Cases and seven seats
This week we take a look around what was on show at Cereals 2018 and visit a contractor who runs some classic Case tractors with a modern fleet.
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JCB launches compact tracked Teleskid for agriculture
JCB's new ew tracked telesscopic gives added flexibility and manouverability. Alistair Chambers reports.
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TILLAGE
Dry weather continues to strangle spring crops
With a largely dry week expected, many crops won’t receive the rainfall they desperately require.
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Raising the profile of the arable sector
Just like Ireland, the UK arable farmer is one step removed from your average consumer and, as a result, their significance is sometimes overlooked.
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