Monthly Archives: August 2017

CHERRY PICKING CAN YIELD A BITTER HARVEST

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 23rd August 2017 When I started delving into the Irish agri-food industry, an early finding was a preference for focusing on partial farm-production costs. For some reason which, in my less … Continue reading

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CONSUMERS WILL NOT ALLOW COMPLACENCY OVER ANIMAL WELFARE

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 21st August 2017 This week That’s Farming post “Fatally injured Bullock left for over 10 hours in mart” has been viewed over 24,000 times. It is also a week when BBC … Continue reading

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BEEF’S FUTURE LIES WITH SMALL-SCALE PRODUCERS

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 17th August 2017 Stephen Carr wrote an interesting article in the Farmers’ Weekly concerning the future of beef in the UK. Those involved in beef farming policy making in Ireland should … Continue reading

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WHERE TO NEXT FOR OUR MUCH-VAUNTED QUALITY ASSURANCE?

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 14th August 2017 I have been around long enough to remember the passing of the UK’s Food Safety Act in 1990, it was when I first came across the Defence of … Continue reading

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INEXPLICABLE MILK PRICES THAT DEFY LOGIC

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 11th August 2017 In a press release this week the ICMSA expressed their disappointment that the Irish milk prices is only 14th in the EU milk price league. They said that … Continue reading

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WE NEED THE REAL FOODS THAT PEOPLE WANT TO FAKE

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 9th August 2017 So, Lidl provided That’s Farming with a positive response to recent queries about the origins of some pork found upon its shelves. To quote; “We have investigated your … Continue reading

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THERE ARE MORE THAN 550 DEAD-ZONES ACROSS THE WORLD TODAY

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 7th August 2017 And “the great majority due to agricultural and industrial pollution. Meat consumption is growing fast, encouraged by low prices that do not reflect the true costs… if the … Continue reading

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