Professor Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc, the Agricultural Research and Training Authority, has said that European opposition to genetically modified food research is ''profoundly regrettable''.
A year on from the horsemeat scandal and its legacy is back to bite beef farmers it would seem.
Sheep production is a significant contributor to the agricultural and national economy with an output valued at €209m, with about 80 per cent of this exported.
Over 100 senior representatives from the Irish dairy industry gathered in Dublin recently for the launch of Bord Bia’s national ‘Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme’ (SDAS).
Kerry Group recently reported revenues of €5.8bn for 2013, which it says reflects a 4.6 per cent underlying sales growth.
Last month, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney presented the 2014 RDS Champion of Champions Awards
LEADER has had a significant impact in shaping rural Ireland.
Glanbia Agribusiness recently honoured its top quality grain growers at an Awards Ceremony in Portlaoise.