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Dempsey at Large: farmers run faster to stand still
Matt Dempsey
Over time we can see very clearly that over the last 110 years or so, the fall in real terms, ie after inflation is taken into account, has been continuous.
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NEWS
Offer of €220/t for beans with Quinns ends Friday night
At the Quinns tillage conference on Thursday night in the Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Quinns made a 2019 contract offer of €220/t for beans.
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Farmers to take Brexit hit before Government acts
Speaking in the Dáil on Thursday, An Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that support mechanisms kick in after a crisis happens.
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DAIRY
Carbery cuts support payment for December
The board of Carbery Co-op decided to maintain the base price for December supplies.
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New Zealand dairy numbers continue to fall
The number of dairy cattle in New Zealand has dipped for a second year in a row, while beef cattle numbers are on the up.
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Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
They say you should never let a good crisis go to waste, and those farmers who have come through challenging times will tell you that those experiences helped them to refocus on their core business.
Switch and Save with Pinergy
In the second instalment of our six part series, we catch up with Richard Hinchion from Crookstown, Co. Cork.
Reducing your costs with Pinergy
Richard switched to Pinergy in early 2018 to reduce his energy usage and costs by being able to effectively and easily monitor his energy consumption.
Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
They say you should never let a good crisis go to waste, and those farmers who have come through challenging times will tell you that those experiences helped them to refocus on their core business.
Watch: Understanding Liver Fluke
Research published in 2016 suggested that 82% of Irish dairy herds have been exposed to liver fluke1.
Brexit: what happens next?
Following the rejection of the withdrawal agreement by the UK parliament on Tuesday, Theresa May is expected to present her plan B next Monday. But what happens next?
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MACHINERY
New JCB Cab factory project pushes ahead
Construction work on the new £50m JCB Cab Systems factory pushes ahead to meet summer opening target.
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2018 new tractor sales down by 2%
The latest registration statistics issued by the Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association indicate that the Irish new tractor market declined by slightly less than 2% during 2018.
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TILLAGE
Tillage management: extraordinary weather poses unusual questions
Good ground and overhead conditions have enabled field work to be done and the mild conditions are forcing questions on BYDV risk.
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IFA potato report: growers plan for 2019 season
The new year has got off to a reasonably good start, as growers continue to report good demand for product.
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