AgriLand’s Top Stories This Week

Top stories on Agriland this week

NEWS:

All things dairy: Limerick scoops dairy top prize
All things E&Y: Top honour for Kerry Group founder
All things agri-business: Keenan talks dairy, innovation and strategy

All things great: €33m expansion for Dairygold in Cork
All things tradeCoveney kicks off Middle East visit in Qatar and Ireland’s largest-ever Gulf trade mission

All things grass: Grass growth remains strong as grazing conditions deteriorate
All things paperwork: ‘Changes in pay and file date will cause cashflow difficulties’
All things fines: Drummonds fined €125,000 after death of two workers in grain silo

All things education: Can you dig it?
All things China: Chinese dairy imports set to grow rapidly
All things researchDoes butter taste better when the cows are happy?

All things Food Summit: Largest food showcase in Ireland launched
All things Aurivo: Steady as she goes for dairy in the West
All things climate change: ‘Climate change threatens Irish agriculture’

All things marts: Strong weanling trade nationwide
All things Recipe for Success: Little company with big vision
All things nitrates: 8,800 farmers to receive Nitrates texts and High uptake of Nitrates derogation predicted

All things wind farmBord na Móna launches €1bn wind energy export business
All things subsidies: Subsidies account for 73.1 per cent of agricultural income
All things potatoesPotato harvest continues apace 

All things ACC:
ACC Bank withdraws from standard banking
IFA seeks immediate ACC Bank meeting

Markets
Anger grows over Irish beef prices
Strong weanling trade nationwide
Latest factory prices: steers, heifers, cows
10,000 less sheep killed last week
Good activity in sheep trade nationwide
Cattle slaughtering’s up 13.8 per cent in September

Animal Health Ireland National Conference

BVD – Eradication timetable remains on track
BVD: The Swiss experience
Calls for national controlled IBR programme
Awareness challenges at Animal Health Ireland
Vigilance is key with Johne’s disease, NI expert
‘Hygiene and teat inspection key to combat mastitis’
Vigilance is key with Johne’s disease, NI expert

Macra na Feirme National Conference

Minister champions new generation of Irish farmers
Macra raise the roof
Lively CAP debate at Macra think-in
Independent dairy advice key, ACA President
New young farmer banking package launched
Macra calls for installation aid, as national rally kicks off

Grocery Goods Sector Report, spotlight on retailer-supplier relationship 

Review of retailer-supplier relationship under way
Calls for compulsory grocery code, tighter labelling, profit transparency and retail ombudsman
Retail Ireland slams grocery sector overhaul plans

Teagasc Annual Report 2012

42,600 farmers seek Teagasc advice, as farm incomes fall 15%
Teagasc by numbers
Staff moratorium situation critical at Teagasc, Prof Boyle

The View from Northern Ireland:

A measured approach
Targeting high-feed efficiency this winter
Winter feeding – Plan now for next spring

All opinions, all talk

Battle of the breeds
Identifying your top performing paddocks
Irish livestock farming 10-year comparison
Regional divide in herd sizes
Deal with Canada is a good news story for Ireland
Simon Coveney gets my vote as ‘EU Politician of the Year’

By all accounts, a good Bank Holiday Weekend read, enjoy!

Also some sweet AgriLand news, we are a finalist as a Best Daily Publication Web Only at the Web Awards 2013, wish us luck! #agriland #justgettingstarted

Yours in farming,

The AgriLand Team

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