Wexford farmer Patrick Kent was elected President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association after the vote in Portlaoise, defeating Gabriel Gilmartin of Sligo in a keenly contested election.
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.
At a special event in Ballyboy House today organised by Forestry Services Ltd (FSL) Tom Hayes, Minister of State Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
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.