Monthly Archives: September 2016

CLIMATE CHANGE – THINKING BEYOND THE EMISSIONS

I imagine that using such a title is to court controversy, but so be it as it is an issue I find myself considering all too often now. It sounds all too obvious to say that if we are looking … Continue reading

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ARE SOME COWS NOW MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS?

Having spent much of this Millennium working on investment plans for dairy farming and milk processing, I am used to looking at variations in those that supply the milk. They have included species variables [cows, sheep and water buffalo] and … Continue reading

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THE NEXT 35 YEARS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT!

“The next 35 years will be the most important ever in agriculture and that’s why we need to get it right today”, Jack Bobo, Agricultural Science Association, 2016, Kilkenny. A quote from the ASA conference that I completely agree with. … Continue reading

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WHERE TO NOW FOR ‘CHEMICAL AGRICULTURE’?

From the perspective of the casual observer of agriculture, all may appear relatively quiet. Dig deeper and one begins to understand that farming is heading into an era of profound change. The goalposts are going to be moving fast in … Continue reading

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