THE VALUE OF GOOD ADVICE
Attention to detail and sound advice are among the key ingredients of a successful dairy business today according to producer Seamus Lappin who farms...

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US report drives protein markets
World protein prices are being driven up rapidly as the financial fund buyers have surged back into the commodity markets. Funds moved from near...

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Update on EU regulation
Farm commissioner Phil Hogan has declared his commitment to reducing the red tape which is slowly enveloping agriculture in the EU. This will be...

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Quality Assured Grain
As a new harvest gets under way growers have been issued with guidance on the use of the passport system for the sale of grain under the Northern...

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New rules for Medicated Feeds
The European Commission’s proposal for new regulations on medicated feed will have significant implications for farmers, vets and feed...

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Weather Hits Soya Harvest
A couple of weeks can make a big difference to global commodity markets and the predictions of a record soya crop in South America reported in this...

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GM – Sentiment or Science?
The decision of the Assembly Environmental Minister to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the Province doesn’t have any immediate...

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Trade Awareness Course Success
Quality Assurance, Safety  And Customer Requirements Were the Subjects at New Trade Awareness Course A new course aimed at promoting a better...

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Fertiliser in Focus
The lengthening days, the end of the slurry spreading ban and dwindling feed stocks all point towards spring around the corner. A new season beckons...

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Weak market for commodities
Feed materials are sharing in the general torpor of the global commodity markets as plentiful supply meets limited demand from consumers. The bumper...

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Feed Markets
The global commodity market is no place for the faint hearted – as dramatic swings in the world financial indexes throw everything into a spin.  The...

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Commission fudge on GM
The long running saga of the EU Commission’s struggle to deal effectively with approvals for the use of feed materials from new genetically modified...

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Safe Delivery of Animal Feeds
The working farm is recognised as a high risk environment and considerable effort has been made in recent months to reduce the catalogue of incidents...

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