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Will Irish Slaughter Deal Affect Competition?

The European Commission’s competition authority has given the go-ahead to the deal that will see the leading Irish beef processor ABP take a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods. … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Agricultural Trade Balance Shifting to Developing Countries

The balance of global agricultural trade is continuing to shift from the developed blocs to developing countries. The latest World Trade Statistics Review published by the World Trade Organisation shows … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

EU Global Leader in Agri-food Exports

The European Union is the global leader in exports pf agricultural produce and food. According to the latest annual report on the EU’s agri-food trade, over the last year these … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Quickly Can Russia’s Poultry Meat Production Grow?

Russia could be heading towards self-sufficiency in poultry meat production more quickly than anticipated. Latest figures from the Russian statistical office and the Russian Agriculture Ministry show that production of … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Will Agriculture Be Affected by Review on Antibiotic Use?

Reducing the unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture globally is one of the main conclusions in the O’Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance published last week. The report lays down 10 … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Is Russia Nearing Self-sufficiency in Meat?

How far has Russia come down the road to self-sufficiency in the meat sector? The government has declared the aim of not relying on meat imports to sustain the market … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Good Grass Quality Silage Basis to Dairy Profits

  Grass, combining good forage with quality grass-based silage is the most cost-effective way to feed dairy cows. While grazed systems for dairy cattle have the potential for the best … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment