The 30-year journey of JFC

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It is now 30 years since John Concannon set up his company, JFC, to supply specialised polyethylene products to the agricultural industry. From small beginnings making plastic multi-teat calf feeders, the company has grown into a hugely innovative international business with manufacturing and marketing facilities in Ireland and abroad, writes Matt O’Keeffe.

Ornua CEO to step down

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Kevin Lane, CEO, Ornua

Ornua, the largest exporter of Irish dairy products with annualised sales of c. €2bn across 110 countries, announced that its Chief Executive Kevin Lane is to step down in mid-2018, following eight-and-a-half successful years in the role.

Helping farmers to bee more friendly

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‘Above all, send the bees love. Every little thing wants to be loved’ wrote Sue Monk Kidd, in her beautiful book, The Secret Life of Bees. Such a message holds great weight today. The humble bee, often described as the hardest working creature on the planet – and for very good reason – is striving for survival in our ever-changing world, writes Bernie Commins