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Seed and fungicide sales fuel Bayer’s first quarter results

Seed and fungicide sales fuel Bayer’s first quarter results

German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer has recorded first quarter group sales of €11.8m. For the quarter ending March...

US beef imports to sink to lowest level since 2005

US beef imports to sink to lowest level since 2005

The US Department of Agriculture has predicted US beef imports will drop 16%  this year, resulting in their lowest level...

Syngenta looks to greater seed profitability as sales drop

Syngenta looks to greater seed profitability as sales drop

Group sales of Swiss agrochemical and seed manufacturer Syngenta dropped to $3.7 billion for the first quarter of 2016, according...

Devenish animal nutrition lands Queen’s top award

Devenish animal nutrition lands Queen’s top award

Northern Ireland animal nutrition company Devenish has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. The company is...

U.S. wheat stocks set to be largest in 29 years

U.S. wheat stocks set to be largest in 29 years

U.S. wheat ending stocks for 2015/16 are projected to be 10 million bushels higher than last year, making it the...

Poll shows most Europeans want glyphosate banned

Poll shows most Europeans want glyphosate banned

Two-thirds of Europeans want glyphosate banned according to a poll by the international market research firm YouGov. According to the...

Falling farm incomes to be key issue new UFU President must address

Falling farm incomes to be key issue new UFU President must address

The Ulster Farmers’ Union’s presidential elections which take place this month will focus on farmers’ profitability and sustainability, according to...

Infant formula key to Kiwi dairy company’s growth

Infant formula key to Kiwi dairy company’s growth

New Zealand dairy processor Synlait has reported a net profit after tax of NZ$12.3m for the first half of the...

New EU animal health laws to clarify farmers’ responsibilities

New EU animal health laws to clarify farmers’ responsibilities

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, has welcomed the adoption of a new Animal Health Law by...

Irish milk ‘war’ could lead to British blockade

Irish milk ‘war’ could lead to British blockade

The continued growth of Irish milk production may ultimately lead to a blockade of Irish dairy products by British farmers....

Vets take top training award to help get key messages to farmers

Vets take top training award to help get key messages to farmers

XLVets Skillnet has won the top award for Best Learning & Development Organisation – Networks & Groups at the Irish...

Brexit fears for farming presented to Westminster

Brexit fears for farming presented to Westminster

A British secretary of State document presented to Westminster has publicly aired concerns about the impact of Brexit on Northern...

Dairy bull calves better shot than exported or mistreated, says animal welfare group

Dairy bull calves better shot than exported or mistreated, says animal welfare group

It is better to promptly and humanely slaughter unwanted dairy bull calves born this spring than for them to be...

Have your say on EU bioenergy policy

Have your say on EU bioenergy policy

The European Commission is seeking your views on an EU policy for sustainable bioenergy from 2020 to 2030. Bioenergy is...

Herd management system a national first for Kerry farmer

Herd management system a national first for Kerry farmer

A Kerry farmer has become the first in the Republic of Ireland to install a new farm management system that...

Cyanide proposed for gold plant worrying farmers

Cyanide proposed for gold plant worrying farmers

Farmers near Greencastle in Country Tyrone are concerned about how a planned gold processing plant may impact on local agriculture...

Kiwi dairy farmers told by government to ‘stand on their own two feet’

Kiwi dairy farmers told by government to ‘stand on their own two feet’

New Zealand’s Finance Minister Bill English has ruled out any Government intervention as its dairy sector faces further milk price...

Food stocks down, but considered a ‘safer haven’ during market volatility

Food stocks down, but considered a ‘safer haven’ during market volatility

Food stocks are perceived to be less exposed to economic cycles than other industrial sectors as they are recognised as...