Some 60-70 per cent of dairy output is due to improved genetics, and huge improvements can be made in beef production, outgoing Editor of the Irish Farmers Journal, Matt Dempsey, told the recent Cattle Association of Veterinary Ireland (CAVI) conference.
Alltech has opened its newly-extended European headquarters at the site of its facility in Dunboyne, Co. Meath.
Ireland is not the only country planning on increasing its milk production levels post-quota.
The Macra annual conference was attended last month by more than 3000 young people Macra’s Annual Agricultural Conference was held in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, October with the theme ‘New Cap New Era’.
Dawn Meats has launched a new product, Cheeky Chef, onto the European market.
There is no significant difference between food produced through GM farming and food produced through non-GM farming in scientific terms, according to David McConnell, Professor of Genetics, Trinity.
The first genetically modified organisms (GMO) were grown in 1986.
The vast majority (84 per cent) of Irish food companies expect to grow both revenue and profit next year according to Grant Thornton’s ‘Hunger for Growth’ report.