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No sterling let up after ‘relentless’ fall

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Sterling was set for a record 10th week of consecutive losses against the euro as weak UK data and the growing possibility of British interest rate cuts in the event of a chaotic Brexit kept investors sidelined.
'Sterling was set for a record 10th week of consecutive losses against the euro as weak UK data and the growing possibility of British interest rate cuts in the event of a chaotic Brexit kept investors sidelined.'

Beef Plan to address Tanzanian delegates at trade mission

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The Tanzanian Chamber of Commerce will attend an an agricultural trade mission event in Dublin tomorrow morning.A spokesperson for the group said the delegation is here to meet the farmers and business people from all sectors.The chairperson of the
'The Tanzanian Chamber of Commerce will attend an an agricultural trade mission event in Dublin tomorrow morning.A spokesperson for the group said the delegation is here to meet the farmers and business people from all sectors.The chairperson of the Beef Plan Movement Eamonn Corley has been invited to speak at the event.At the event, the opening speech will be given by ambassador Anisa Mbega from Tanzania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Other speakers on the day will include Tanzanian Government official Amos Tengu who will discuss why an Ireland-Tanzanian trade partnership can work well.The spokesperson explained that the Tanzanian delegates “want to show Ireland that Tanzania is ready to trade with the Irish farming community” and noted that the country already imports Irish food brands such as Kerrygold.Farm bodies unite for Beef Plan protest The news comes as earlier this week, a number of the country’s farm lobby groups stood side-by-side with the Beef Plan Movement at a major rural-led protest outside Leinster House in the capital today, Wednesday, July 10.The purpose of the protest was to highlight the “grave concerns” that rural and farming communities have about the future of the family-farm model – particularly in light of political agreement being reached on a proposed EU-Mercosur trade deal.Under the proposed agreement, 99,000t of beef from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay could make its way onto EU market shelves at preferential tariff rates – a move that has led to a serious backlash from Irish farmers who adhere to strict EU environmental regulations on food production. . The post Beef Plan to address Tanzanian delegates at trade mission appeared first on Agriland.ie .'

IGA Dairy Summer Tour to display the message ‘good practice is essential’

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This year’s Irish Grassland Association (IGA) Dairy Summer Tour will display the message ‘good practice is essential’. The popular event is due to take place on Tuesday, July 23.
'This year’s Irish Grassland Association (IGA) Dairy Summer Tour will display the message ‘good practice is essential’. The popular event is due to take place on Tuesday, July 23.During the event, farmers will visit two dairy farms who will both share their success stories in making the conversion to dairy, along with their expansion journeys from then until now.The two farmers, Peter Hamm and Robert English – which are both farming close to Athlone in Co.Westmeath – focused on not settling for being average dairy farmers, but being amongst the top performers.Peter Hamm Peter was previously suckler farming on a 16ha farm of owned land, with a rented-out farm of 8ha – with the farm being a secondary operation to his own construction business.With the downturn in the building industry, and the increasing pressure to be on the road less to be more available for family, Peter focused on improving the farm income to secure a viable living and lifestyle for the future.He began milking in 2014 with 30 bought-in heifers, with a minimal investment of €40,000 to get up and running.In 2017, Peter acquired a further 3ha which allowed him to increase cow numbers to 50 cows.It was from this that allowed Peter to be in a good position to take 32ha of neighbouring land when it became available for long-term lease.The land needed a lot of work but it was a golden opportunity for Peter.In 2018, half of this land was brought into the system which meant he could increase cow numbers to 74 cows.Now in 2019, he is milking 109 cows with the ambition to reach 135-140 cows in 2020.Underpinning the development of this farm is a high level of performance of the herd, with milk solids per cow hitting 539kg in 2018.Mervyn and Robert English The opportunity of converting a block of 113ha of owned land into a dairy farm was what attracted Robert English to switch career from being a civil engineer to returning home to farm in partnership with his father, Mervyn.The farm had previously been in a beef and sheep enterprise up until 2014 – when they began milking cows.The dairy enterprise commenced with 50 bought-in heifers filling milk quotas allocated from the National Reserve.Cow numbers and facilities developed over the succeeding years to reach 166 in 2018, as did herd performance, hitting 537kg milk solids per cow in 2018.The herd – with an EBI of €151 – has now taken on cross-breeding, mainly driven by Robert’s ambition to reduce the cow maintenance requirements.In 2018, an additional 28ha of neighbouring land became available for lease.Cow numbers have since increased to 260 in 2019.A focus on grass and cows has served both farmers well in their expansion journeys.Book Early The event is sure to be an insightful day out for all dairy farmers or farmers considering entering the sector.To avoid disappointment book your place now by visiting the IGA website or by contacting Maura on: 087-9626482.The event usually sells out each year, so it is advised not to leave it till the last minute to book your place.Registration and parking will be at Athlone IT.The bus will depart to the first farm at 9:00am and will return from the second farm at 4:30pm. . The post IGA Dairy Summer Tour to display the message ‘good practice is essential’ appeared first on Agriland.ie .'

Cavan Macra to host celebration night this Saturday

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Cavan Macra na Feirme is set to host a celebration night to mark its 70th anniversary and to recognise the county’s first president of the organisation taking office.The event will take place this Saturday, July 13, at the Cavan Crystal Hotel.
'Cavan Macra na Feirme is set to host a celebration night to mark its 70th anniversary and to recognise the county’s first president of the organisation taking office.The event will take place this Saturday, July 13, at the Cavan Crystal Hotel.All are welcome to attend the event which organisers are saying “is sure to be a great night for all”. While Macra is celebrating 75 years in operation this year, the organisation is only in its 70th year in Cavan.The event will consist of a dinner dance with live music afterwards.Past Macra members as well as current members will be attending and there will be a showcase of memorabilia from 7:00pm.Dinner will be served at the event from 8:00pm.Tickets for the event are €30 and must be booked in advance. ‘The golden age’ Speaking at the Macra na Feirme’s national annual general meeting (AGM) on Saturday, May 11, in Athy, Co.Kildare on the 75th anniversary of the organisation, the 37th president of Macra, Thomas Duffy, said that, in spite of the “golden age” in which we live, there are still a number of challenges: “Loneliness and isolation are growing.Hope for the future is lower in our generation, challenges are seen as insurmountable.Populists prey on our culture of fear like carrion crows.So what has this to do with Macra?Everything.Macra’s foundation was about education, connection and community; we still serve that role – but there’s more we can give. “Macra has become a force for change in the agricultural sector in the past 75 years; this isn’t a zero-sum game.As we have created a vision for agriculture, we must now make a vision for the whole of Ireland. “The challenges we face must not define us; agricultural, economic or environmental – these things cannot be what we restrict ourselves to. . The post Cavan Macra to host celebration night this Saturday appeared first on Agriland.ie .'