Monthly Archives: December 2015

THE IRISH BEEF FARMER NEEDS TO HAVE OPTIONS?

So another Beef Round Table has come and on gone. And has it moved the Irish beef industry forwards; has it made it a more cohesive, supply-chain-partnership-driven whole? From an outsider’s perspective, the export-focused supply-chain remains largely antagonistic; it is … Continue reading

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GRANT FUNDING, FARMING AND PREMIUM FOODS

If there is a central theme to my writing on the Irish farming and food sectors it is that the country needs a far clearer vision about how it is going to create a premium-foods segment. It needs to link … Continue reading

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ONE CANNOT IGNORE THE TOTAL COST OF PRODUCTION

Thankfully there are now more people like Eddie Punch from the ICSA talking about the full cost of production on Irish farms. When I first started looking into the way Food Harvest 2020 was prepared I was immediately concerned by … Continue reading

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