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Land Price Report: reclaiming VAT on farmland and buildings
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VAT is seldom considered in the sale, lease or transfer of farming businesses but Margaret Balfe of ifac warns that there can be significant implications for some farms.
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NEWS
One in three new Greencore products vegan or 'free-from'
The Irish-owned leading UK sandwich maker is focusing innovation on plant-based foods, while Brexit threatens its fresh ingredients and labour needs.
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Gardaí prosecute tractor driver with unsecured bales
A tractor driver in Co Clare is facing court proceedings after being stopped by a patrol.
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DAIRY
New Zealand dairy scholarship open for applications
Interested in travelling to New Zealand for six months to work on a dairy farm? Why not apply for the Stephen Cullinan scholarship?
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Greenfield Farm: better grazing helps March performance
Higher temperatures and dry ground making grazing better in Greenfield Kilkenny, writes Jack Kennedy.
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SPONSORED
Glanbia Co-op to pay €10.9m Trading Bonus to Members
Glanbia Co-operative Society (“Glanbia Co-op”) has confirmed that a total of €10.9 million will be paid to milk supplier Members of the Co-op this month as part of its 2018 Trading Bonus Scheme.
Heiferlac is the milk replacer of choice on award-winning dairy farm
Award winning dairy farmer Darran McKenna has fed Volac Heiferlac milk replacer to his replacement heifer calves for the past three years.
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Cocci TV – First three episodes now live
A new, seven-part series of short videos, brought to you by Chanelle Veterinary, covering coccidiosis.
Valio increased their whey and milk powder production by 10%
Valio Oy is the largest producer of dairy products in Finland. In order to increase production, they installed NAPCON Controller to their whey powder production line in Lapinlahti in 2013.
MACHINERY
Kubota teams up with Versatile to offer higher horse power
Kubota has recently entered an agreement with Canadian tractor manufacturer Buhler (Versatile) to expand its tractor portfolio.
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In pictures: almost €34m worth of kit changes hands at UK disposal auction
Peter Thomas Keaveney reports on the Hawks auction that took place on Thursday and Friday of last week across the water in Shropshire.
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TILLAGE
Chlorothalonil ban ‘a hammer blow’ to tillage farmers
The Irish Grain Growers Group has come out against the discontinuation of chlorothalonil.
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Chlorothalonil to be discontinued
The decision has been made that chlorothalonil (Bravo) will not be re-registered for use in the EU.
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