Monthly Archives: November 2014

THE WATER BUFFALO – AN ENTERPRISE MADE FOR IRELAND

The Water Buffalo – a genuine dual-purpose alternative to the dairy cow The buffalo produces around 10% of the World’s milk but within Europe the buffalo has been primarily limited to southern Italy and Transylvania in the Carpathian Mountains. Wherever … Continue reading

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AGRIFOOD SOLUTIONS’ FOOD HARVEST 2020 REVIEW

I arrived in Ireland on the 1st June 2013 at the start of a warm and long Irish summer and shortly after the end of an extended and arduous winter. The fodder crisis was to the forefront of everyone’s thoughts; … Continue reading

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IRISH BEEF AND THE NEED FOR A PARTING OF THE WAYS

It was some 25 years ago that we at Wye College, University of London moved to develop the food industry management group to work alongside those of us working in agricultural and farm business management. It was a recognition of … Continue reading

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Irish and British cattle price comparisons

It is fascinating to read in the IFJ a little about what Bord Bia presented to the Beef Forum last week. It was a variation of former comparative analysis of cattle prices in Ireland and in its main export prices. … Continue reading

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THE TRANSATLANTIC TRADE & INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP

A while ago I found myself at a round table discussion hosted by the Kennedy Summer School in New Ross on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The round table was addresses by Barbara Nolan, the Head of the … Continue reading

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