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Manor Farm Becomes First Irish Producer to Launch Omega 3 Irish Chicken

    Manor Farm Becomes First Irish Producer to Launch Omega 3 Irish Chicken

Manor Farm, which is the largest chicken processor in the Republic of Ireland, and Tesco Ireland have launched the first Omega 3 Irish chicken. The 100% Irish chicken is fed

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New Campaign to Boost Irish Beef Sales in Italy

    New Campaign to Boost Irish Beef Sales in Italy

Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has launched its new trade communications strategy for Irish beef in the Italian market. The strategy emerged from research begun by Bord Bia’s Thinking House

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Price Rises and Private Label Drive Up Sales of Olive Oil Across Europe

    Price Rises and Private Label Drive Up Sales of Olive Oil Across Europe

The success of private label and the impact of price increases across European countries is driving up value sales of olive oil, according to the latest figures from IRI, the provider

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Danish Crown Launches Ambitious Growth Package

    Danish Crown Launches Ambitious Growth Package

In response to the continued demand for Danish pork in the key export markets, Danish Crown, the world’s largest exporter of pork and the largest cattle slaughtering business in Denmark,

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EU Agri-food Exports Remain Higher than Previous Years

    EU Agri-food Exports Remain Higher than Previous Years

The monthly value of EU agri-food exports increased by +1.2% (+ €131 million) compared with February last year, according to the latest figures.  The monthly exports particularly increased for Russia (+86

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NSF International Launches Raised Without Antibiotics Certification

    NSF International Launches Raised Without Antibiotics Certification

Global public health organization NSF International has developed an independent certification protocol — Raised Without Antibiotics — to certify animal products have been raised without exposure to antibiotics. The new

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The Co-op Ends Fresh Meat Imports

    The Co-op Ends Fresh Meat Imports

Meat imports into the UK have doubled over the last 20 years, according to new research by the Co-op, the British convenience retailer. It comes as the Co-op announces it

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Major International Meat Science Congress to Take Place in Cork, Ireland

    Major International Meat Science Congress to Take Place in Cork, Ireland

Teagasc will host the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), in collaboration with University College Cork. This prestigious global Congress will be held in the Rochestown Park Hotel

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Ireland Still One of the Lowest Cash Cost Producers of Milk Internationally

    Ireland Still One of the Lowest Cash Cost Producers of Milk Internationally

A detailed report and analysis of trends in the competitiveness of the main sectors in Irish agriculture has been published by Teagasc, as part of an international workshop on measuring

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Glanbia to Sell 60% of Dairy Ireland

    Glanbia to Sell 60% of Dairy Ireland

Glanbia plc, the global nutrition group, has agreed to sell 60% of its Dairy Ireland segment to Glanbia Co-op. Dairy Ireland is currently 100% owned by Glanbia plc and is

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Meat Technology Ireland Launched

    Meat Technology Ireland Launched

Meat Technology Ireland, a new Enterprise Ireland, industry-led initiative that will build a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheepmeat processing in Ireland, has been launched. The Centre

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International Best Practice Being Shared to Support Vibrant Food Chains

    International Best Practice Being Shared to Support Vibrant Food Chains

Teagasc (the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) recently hosted 20 EU experts in Galway for a 2-day meeting to examine short food supply chains. This network, known as the

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EU and Norway Conclude Negotiations to Enhance Trade of Agricultural Products

    EU and Norway Conclude Negotiations to Enhance Trade of Agricultural Products

The European Union and Norway have come to an agreement which will facilitate bilateral trade in agricultural products, allowing EU exporters to reinforce their position on their 8th largest export

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Cargill to Establish New European Logistics Platform For Malt

    Cargill to Establish New European Logistics Platform For Malt

Cargill’s malt business has announced a partnership with Zuidnatie, a Belgian logistics service provider, to build a new logistics platform in the port of Antwerp. Set to open in August

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Keelings Celebrates Harvest of First Irish Strawberries

    Keelings Celebrates Harvest of First Irish Strawberries

Keelings, Ireland’s largest supplier, and producer of fresh fruit, has celebrated its harvest of the First Irish Strawberries of 2017.  Keelings produce can be found north and south of the

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EU Agri-food Exports Start 2017 at High Level

    EU Agri-food Exports Start 2017 at High Level

The monthly value of EU agri-food exports in January 2017 reached a level of €10.3 billion, which is almost €1 billion higher than in January 2016, according to the latest agri-food

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EU Support Scheme Helps to Reduce Milk Production

    EU Support Scheme Helps to Reduce Milk Production

Nearly 44,000 farmers from across the EU have applied for support from the EU for agreeing to voluntarily reduce their production of milk by nearly 852,000t in the last quarter

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Organic Starches to Meet Growing Food Industry Demand

    Organic Starches to Meet Growing Food Industry Demand

The organic German food industry is booming, with organic farming playing, once again, a key role in the food and agriculture industries. So much so that in 2017, the federal

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Short-term Outlook For Agricultural Markets Shows Recovery in EU Milk Prices

    Short-term Outlook For Agricultural Markets Shows Recovery in EU Milk Prices

The European Commission has published its short-term outlook for arable crops, olive oil, meat and dairy markets in the EU for 2017-2018, confirming that the reduction in the EU milk

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One in Four British Dairy Farmers to Benefit From £31 Million Arla Windfall

    One in Four British Dairy Farmers to Benefit From £31 Million Arla Windfall

Arla Foods UK, Britain’s leading farmer-owned dairy company, has announced that its British owners will receive £31 million as their 2016 year-end bonus. Arla is owned by 12,000 dairy farmers

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WTO Confirms Russian Pork Ban is Illegal

    WTO Confirms Russian Pork Ban is Illegal

The WTO’s Appellate Body has confirmed that Russia’s import ban from 2014 on live pigs, pork and other pig products from the EU violates international trade rules. The ruling concerns

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Additional €124 Million Paid Out to Arla Farmers

    Additional €124 Million Paid Out to Arla Farmers

Arla Foods’ Board of Representatives has decided to distribute a total of €124 million to the farmer-owners as the annual supplementary payment, also known as the 13th payment. On average,

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Green Credentials of Ireland’s Dairy Sector Could be Key to Addressing Climate Change Challenge

    Green Credentials of Ireland’s Dairy Sector Could be Key to Addressing Climate Change Challenge

The impact of climate change represents a significant opportunity for Ireland’s dairy Sector but also poses a threat, a special

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EU Agri-food Exports Reach Record High in 2016

    EU Agri-food Exports Reach Record High in 2016

The annual value of EU agri-food exports in 2016 reached a new record level with total exports reaching €130.7 billion,

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Glanbia to Create New €1.5 Billion Turnover Irish Dairy Business

    Glanbia to Create New €1.5 Billion Turnover Irish Dairy Business

Glanbia plc, the global nutrition group, has agreed to sell a 60% interest in its wholly-owned Dairy Ireland segment to

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A Positive Future for the UK Beet Sugar Industry

    A Positive Future for the UK Beet Sugar Industry

The lifting of European Union (EU) sugar quotas in October 2017 and leaving of the EU, offers exciting opportunities for

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Tesco’s Organic Food Sales Grow By 15%

    Tesco’s Organic Food Sales Grow By 15%

Organic foods in Britain are experiencing the strongest growth in customer demand for over a decade. In the last year

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Morrisons Launches Search For the Local UK Foodmakers

    Morrisons Launches Search For the Local UK Foodmakers

British supermarket group Morrisons is starting a search for the best local food producers, as a new report calls for

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Irish Food Research Presented to Chinese Food Companies

    Irish Food Research Presented to Chinese Food Companies

Teagasc, the Irish agriculture and food development authority, recently outlined its dairy and nutrition research to Chinese food companies at

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Public Consultation on Future of Common Agricultural Policy

    Public Consultation on Future of Common Agricultural Policy

The European Commission has launched the first phase of the modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with

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Jaffa Orri Mandarin Export Sales Expected to Increase by 50%

    Jaffa Orri Mandarin Export Sales Expected to Increase by 50%

The Plant Production and Marketing Board of Israel predicts an export increase of 50% for Jaffa Orri mandarin fruit in

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Dutch Agri and Food Exports Achieve Record High in 2016

    Dutch Agri and Food Exports Achieve Record High in 2016

The Dutch agri & food sector has further strengthened its leading position in the world market. In 2016, Agri &

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Walsh Mushrooms Acquires Golden Mushrooms in Positive Move For Irish Mushroom Industry

    Walsh Mushrooms Acquires Golden Mushrooms in Positive Move For Irish Mushroom Industry

Walsh Mushrooms Group has acquired the business and assets of Golden Mushrooms, one of Ireland’s top mushroom growers. Walsh Mushrooms

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EU Agri-food Exports Remain at Record Level

    EU Agri-food Exports Remain at Record Level

The monthly value of EU agri-food exports in November 2016 reached a new record level of €11.7 billion, which is

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EU Trade Surplus in Agri-food at €18 Billion Over 12 Months

    EU Trade Surplus in Agri-food at €18 Billion Over 12 Months

For the 12-months period November 2015 to October 2016, EU agri-food exports reached a value of €129.9 billion, corresponding to

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Avian Influenza – Biosecurity Measures Key to Protecting Poultry Farms

    Avian Influenza – Biosecurity Measures Key to Protecting Poultry Farms

Strict enforcement of high levels of biosecurity measures is the most effective way to prevent the introduction of the highly

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Irish Agri-tech Firm BHSL Secures €13 Million in UK Sales

    Irish Agri-tech Firm BHSL Secures €13 Million in UK Sales

Irish agri-tech business BHSL has agreed €13 million in sales of its pioneering manure-to-energy technology which is aimed at transforming

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€17.6 Million Strategic Research Partnership Between Origin Enterprises and University College Dublin

    €17.6 Million Strategic Research Partnership Between Origin Enterprises and University College Dublin

Origin Enterprises, the Irish agri-services group, and University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland’s largest university, have announced the establishment of a

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New Appointments in Teagasc Food Research Programme

    New Appointments in Teagasc Food Research Programme

Teagasc (Ireland’s Agriculture and Food Development Authority) has just put in place a new structure for its food research programme.

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Nestlé and USAID Partner For High Quality Maize in Ghana

    Nestlé and USAID Partner For High Quality Maize in Ghana

Nestlé and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are partnering to help farmers in Ghana produce high quality

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Total Agricultural Output in the EU Down by 1.8% in 2015

    Total Agricultural Output in the EU Down by 1.8% in 2015

The economic accounts for agriculture show that total agricultural output in the European Union (EU) stood at €411.2 billion at

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Barry Callebaut Targets 100% Sustainable Chocolate By 2025

    Barry Callebaut Targets 100% Sustainable Chocolate By 2025

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has published its new sustainability strategy “Forever Chocolate”

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Do Food Retailers Hold the Key to Small Scale AD Success?

    Do Food Retailers Hold the Key to Small Scale AD Success?

The move towards sustainable food retailing shows no sign of slowing down, with consumers more aware of environmental issues than

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European Milk Package Strengthens Dairy Producers’ Position in the Supply Chain

    European Milk Package Strengthens Dairy Producers’ Position in the Supply Chain

The European Commission has published the second report on the operation of the so-called Milk Package, a series of measures

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Report Highlights Economic Importance of Scottish Red Meat Industry

    Report Highlights Economic Importance of Scottish Red Meat Industry

The importance of red meat production to both the national economy of Scotland and the country’s rural areas, is very

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Teagasc National Dairy Conference – 6th & 7th December, 2016

    Teagasc National Dairy Conference – 6th & 7th December, 2016

The Teagasc National Dairy Conference is taking place on 6 December at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork and on 7

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Manor Farm Named Food Producer of the Year at Irish Agribusiness Awards

    Manor Farm Named Food Producer of the Year at Irish Agribusiness Awards

Irish chicken producer Manor Farm was named Food Producer of the Year at the Agribusiness Awards. The competition received more

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Cherkizovo Group Building New Meat Processing Plant in Russia

    Cherkizovo Group Building New Meat Processing Plant in Russia

Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, has commenced construction of a new meat processing

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Impact of Future Trade Agreements on EU Agricultural Sector

    Impact of Future Trade Agreements on EU Agricultural Sector

The European Commission has produced a study on the cumulative effects of 12 future trade agreements on the agri-food sector,

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Irish Businesses Urged to Help Save the Bees!

    Irish Businesses Urged to Help Save the Bees!

Irish businesses are being called on to take action in helping to save the bees. The National Biodiversity Date Centre

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WeFarm Reaches Over 100,000 Users and Secures £1.3 Million Investment

    WeFarm Reaches Over 100,000 Users and Secures £1.3 Million Investment

WeFarm, a peer-to-peer agtech network that enables small-scale farmers to access and share vital agricultural information even without internet, has

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New Record in EU Agri-food Exports in September 2016

    New Record in EU Agri-food Exports in September 2016

The monthly value of EU agri-food exports in September 2016 reached a record value of almost €11.5 billion exceeding the

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Budget For Promoting EU Agricultural Products is Increased

    Budget For Promoting EU Agricultural Products is Increased

EU producers will receive an increased budget of €133 million in 2017 to promote EU agricultural products outside and inside

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RT14 Calls Stakeholders to Collaborate For a Truly Sustainable Palm Oil Industry

    RT14 Calls Stakeholders to Collaborate For a Truly Sustainable Palm Oil Industry

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) 14th Annual Roundtable Meeting (RT14) urged corporate leaders, NGOs, policy makers and academics

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