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Beef
Beef Management: grass tetany and hitting BDGP deadlines
Adam Woods Beef and suckler editor
Adam Woods takes a look at grass tetany and hitting BDGP requirements in this week's beef management notes
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NEWS
Weather warning issued for Connacht, Donegal and Clare
Saturday night will bring very strong winds, with gusts of up to 90km/h to 110km/h.
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UFU confirms new AGM arrangements
The drive-in event will take place at Balmoral Park, Lisburn, on Saturday 25 July.
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SPONSORED
COVID-19 is changing food choices for good
Rory McDonnell, head of strategic insight and planning at Bord Bia, examines some of the changing consumer habits as a result of COVID-19.
DAIRY
Watch: Farm Tech Talk away from the politics
With politics dominating the airwaves, Farm Tech Talk gets back to basics on factory prices and the grass explosion.
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Department defends culling of extra TB inconclusive cattle
Farm organisations says this will worsen the problem of inadequate compensation paid for cattle culled for TB.
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Silostop - who we are & what we do
Silostop is the leading manufacturer of oxygen barrier (OB) silage films, providing a complete silage protection system made up of OB films, protective nettings and covers, as well as gravel bags.
Grass-fed standard for beef could be approved in coming weeks
Mark Zieg, beef sector manager with Bord Bia, outlines the details of what will form the 'grass-fed' standard for Irish meat and what benefits it could bring for prices.
Bonanza Calf Nutrition key points to be aware of preparing for calves at grass
We are improving our calf management year-on-year; refining it, focusing on new aspects, raising the target bar.
Funding with no security up to €50k available
John Finucane is a dairy farmer from Askeaton, Co Limerick, who wanted to develop his farm.
MACHINERY
Pöttinger launch new 17m tedder
Pöttinger have launched its largest top-end tedder. The trailed HIT 16.18 T encompasses 16 rotors and working width of 17m.
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Krone Big X forager hits 20-year milestone
The first 540hp version of the Krone Big X self-propelled forage harvester rolled off the production line in Spelle, 20 years ago. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott look at its development.
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TILLAGE
Tillage Management: frost has caused very visible ear damage
Desiccation of oilseed rape is the main outstanding task on farms that grow the crop while rare frost damage is evident in some areas.
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Boortmalt to stick with reduced intake
Ireland’s largest buyer of malting barley, Boortmalt, continues to face serious uncertainty around malt demand as a result of COVID-19
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