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People grocery shop less often, but buy more

People grocery shop less often, but buy more

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show the Irish grocery market returning to growth for the...

May 12, 2014

No exemption for farmers on water rates

No exemption for farmers on water rates

Farmers cannot expect any exemptions on the recently announced water rates according to the Department of the Environment. Despite calls...

May 9, 2014

Co-ordinated effort to fight Chalara ash dieback

Co-ordinated effort to fight Chalara ash dieback

The importance of continued co-operation in tackling plant disease throughout Ireland was highlighted at the Chalara conference in Dundalk today...

May 8, 2014

Reduced sales of livestock products for Zoetis in Europe

Reduced sales of livestock products for Zoetis in Europe

Sales of livestock products decreased 6% operationally for Zoetis in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, according to the latest...

May 7, 2014

Cattle out, bales in at Greenmount!

Cattle out, bales in at Greenmount!

By Dr Norman Weatherup, Senior Grassland Technologist, CAFRE, Greenmount The damp and generally mild conditions over winter permitted considerable grass...

May 6, 2014

Brazil cow tests positive for BSE

Brazil cow tests positive for BSE

The suspected case of BSE in a 12-year-old cow in Brazil has tested positive. According to the World Organisation for...

May 6, 2014

Danone moves to cut out middle man between New Zealand and Asia, with two acquisitions

Danone moves to cut out middle man between New Zealand and Asia, with two acquisitions

In the midst of taking legal proceedings against Fonterra, french dairy group Danone is believed to be in the process...

May 1, 2014

China beefs up imports as domestic cattle production continues to struggle

China beefs up imports as domestic cattle production continues to struggle

A new report by Rabobank shows that Chinese domestic beef production is having difficulty keeping up with demand for beef....

April 28, 2014

‘Farmers could help reduce obesity levels’

‘Farmers could help reduce obesity levels’

Farmers have a contract with society in producing their food and it’s imperative that higher quality, more nutrient-dense food is...

April 27, 2014

More tines for Joskin Scariflex

More tines for Joskin Scariflex

Well-known machinery manufacturer Joskin says its Scariflex aerator has already proven its worth of the aggressive flexible tines acting as...

April 12, 2014

Fischler says sustainable farming is the future

Fischler says sustainable farming is the future

Sustainable farming is about innovation, according to Franz Fischler, former EU Agriculture Commissioner, but biotechnology does not provide the full...

April 11, 2014

Two years’ notice on five-year Glanbia milk supply agreements

Two years’ notice on five-year Glanbia milk supply agreements

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited (GIIL) has announced that its Milk Supply Agreement (MSL) with suppliers will run for five years,...

April 9, 2014

Beef kill almost 50,000 ahead of 2013

Beef kill almost 50,000 ahead of 2013

Supplies of cattle to meat plants continue to remain at high levels according to Department statistics released today. To date...

April 9, 2014

Single Farm Payment forms ‘in the post’

Single Farm Payment forms ‘in the post’

Single Farm Payment application forms have been issued and farmers who haven’t received their Single Farm Payment application form in...

April 7, 2014

Antibiotic resistance debate flares up in the UK

Antibiotic resistance debate flares up in the UK

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called for clarification around remarks made by the UK’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in...

April 2, 2014

‘Report Offers Pylon-Free Alternative to Grid 25’

‘Report Offers Pylon-Free Alternative to Grid 25’

A new report commissioned by ReThink pylons claims to offer an Alternative to EirGrid’s Grid 25 project. A key element of...

March 31, 2014

Industry has delivered on price – MII

Industry has delivered on price – MII

The beef industry has delivered on price in the past number of years, according to Cormac Healy of Meat Industry...

March 4, 2014

Investigation into ‘illegal slaughter houses’ continues in Armagh

Investigation into ‘illegal slaughter houses’ continues in Armagh

An investigation is under way after a PSNI operation uncovered suspected illegal animal slaughter and meat operations in County Armagh...

March 4, 2014