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Midlands company champions willow

Farrelly Bros, based in Kells, Co Meath, have launched their 2009/10 promotional campaign for the growing of willow. They see willow as a crop that can help supply their growing needs for high quality woodchip for the commercial and industrial sectors. Woodchip is still less than half the price of oil and the demand that these sectors have for a renewable and carbon neutral fuel like willow, is such that Farrelly Bros could plant over 1,000 acres each year and still not meet the demand. In short, demand exceeds supply – a rare thing in modern agriculture.

Fine imposed after dog bites child

man whose dog bit the hand of an eight-year-old boy has been fined €250 and ordered to make a €500 contribution to the child.

Greenfield — an innovative approach to low cost dairy farming

Glanbia and The Agricultural Fund have come together with local Kilkenny farmers, the Phelan’s, in Clara and set up a company which is aiming to create a new low cost dairy farm.

EPA urges Westmeath households to watch their waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is urging households in Westmeath to stay green this Christmas by recycling their wrapping and packaging, and composting their leftovers.

Agri-consultant Fergal Boyle - helping farmers through difficult times

The continual erosion of farm incomes over the past 18 months has led to severe difficulties for farmers. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), farm incomes will have fallen by 30 per cent at the end of 2009, this is on top of a 10 per cent drop in 2008. Clearly, the farming industry is in crisis as this figure signifies the biggest drop since Ireland joined the EEC in 1973.

Cold comfort

Are you miserable and hot all over due to a cold or flu? If so Chillow, the only non electrical cooling product on the market, may be a welcome addition to your home.

NUI Galway scientists to lead crop research in developing world

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Details of funding for crop research involving collaborations between NUI Galway Botany and Plant Science and leading agricultural research centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in the developing world have been announced this week.

NUI Galway scientists to lead crop research in developing world

Details of funding for crop research involving collaborations between NUI Galway Botany and Plant Science and leading agricultural research centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in the developing world have been announced this week.

Greenfield diary farm open days spark national interest

The Greenfield Dairy Project in Kilkenny is hosting an open day next week for local and national farmers.

Ó hArgáin calls for closure of hemp shops in Kilkenny city

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Hemp shops in Kilkenny are to be fully examined by the local authorities in Kilkenny following a motion raised by Labour Councillor Sean O hArgáin at a meeting of Kilkenny Borough Council this week.

 

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