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Scotland
Grass let subsidy wrong
John Sleigh Scotland editor
Farmers Journal Scotland editor John Sleigh has hit take on the week's big issues.
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NEWS
Greenfield Global 'not ruling out' ethanol production in Ireland
Canadian firm Greenfield Global will be shipping ethanol from Canada to its new base in Portlaoise when it is built.
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Bales reported stolen in Co Kilkenny
Gardaí are investigating after hay was allegedly taken from a farm this week.
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SPONSORED
Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
BEEF
In pictures: Friesian bullocks make up to €1,650 in Bandon
Demand for good-quality Angus and Hereford store bullocks remains on par with other springs, but poorer-quality stock are really feeling the pinch as finishers are more cautious about what they purchase.
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DAIRY
Greenfield: breeding under way in Kilkenny
The breeding season is up and running in Kilkenny and the weather suits everyone, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Danone reports falling infant formula sales in China and the UK
The French dairy company said it expects to return to growth in the third quarter of 2019.
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SPONSORED
Feed additive lifts cow fertility and health
Co Limerick dairy farmer Ned Frost credits a feed additive with improving herd health while simultaneously lifting fertility in his 180-cow Holstein Friesian herd.
SHEEP
Taking note of lambing records while the iron is hot
It is good practice to review lambing performance and identify if there are changes that need to take place. Now is also a good time to check sheep numbers for the Sheep Welfare Scheme.
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Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
Working to deliver cost savings and a better environment
Smart Farming targets €250,000 in savings for farmers in 2019. The seminar is on Tuesday, 30 April at 1.45pm in Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise
Feed additive lifts cow fertility and health
Co Limerick dairy farmer Ned Frost credits a feed additive with improving herd health while simultaneously lifting fertility in his 180-cow Holstein Friesian herd.
Cocci TV –Preventing coccidiosis and the 750 ewe part-time flock
New episodes in the popular coccidiosis mini-series brought to you by Chanelle Veterinary.
MACHINERY
Watch: first of Yara’s new ALS2 nitrogen sensors in action in Kilkenny
Stephen Robb visited Kilkenny From the Tramlines farmer James O’Reilly, who recently took delivery of the first of Yara’s new ALS2 nitrogen sensors in Ireland.
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New tractors sales up 5% for Jan-March 2019
Despite the continued uncertainty in the agricultural industry, positive March tractor sales mean that 2019 sales of new units are up 5% on the same period in 2018. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
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TILLAGE
Red clover generates conventional interest at Summerhill organic walk
Donal and Frederique Keane hosted a Teagasc organic beef and tillage walk on their 145ac farm in Summerhill, Co Meath.
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Boortmalt seed barley anger
Growers angry at proposed pricing changes where Boortmalt want to change the reference form a bonus over malt barley price to a bonus over feed price
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