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IS MINISTER GOVE GOING TO BREXIT BY THE GREEN DOOR?

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 20th September 2017 Is a prerequisite for a politician to be able to balance one’s principles with the winning of votes? One wonders if Michael Gove is not showing himself to … Continue reading

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MARKETING CHAROLAIS CATTLE IN THEIR HOME MARKET

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 15th October 2017 How the French go about labelling Charolais Beef As one should expect with beef produced in France from Charolais cattle, there is no such thing as ‘French Beef’ … Continue reading

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IT IS TIME TO RESET THE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 6th October 2017 In recent days another report emerged about methane emissions from livestock. Cue, a vocal response from the environmental lobby. Before that a more specific report concerning the declining … Continue reading

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SEPARATING THE MILK FROM RURAL EMPLOYMENT

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 15th September 2017 Last week saw the opening of a new milk dryer; it would provide economies of scale and strengthen the capacity of the co-operative to supply ingredients. What caught … Continue reading

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FROM THE CONSUMER’S FORK TO THE FARM-GATE PRICE

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 8th September 2017 If the consumer pays a premium price for the final product who gains? Where in the supply-chain is the value added? Is it attributable to using higher-quality raw … Continue reading

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TIME TO STOP THINKING THAT LAMB IS LAMB

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 6th September 2017 The third Love Lamb Week [#lovelamb] is happening across in the UK and some Irish farmers are joining in as, although, they are separated by the Irish Sea, … Continue reading

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JUST WHY IS IRELAND IN THE LIVE EXPORT TRADE?

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 4th September 2017 Just why do the words live export raise the hackles of those concerned with animal welfare? After all, to export is only to cross a national boundary so … Continue reading

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