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RTÉ News (@rtenews) – 21/10/2013 – Two-thirds of Irish farms not economically viable bit.ly/180AJX7

Check out this interesting article – Younger farmers ditch cattle marts for online sales
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/younger-farmers-ditch-cattle-marts-for-online-sales-29637905.html

Animal Health Planning For Your Flock

http://smallholderseries.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=618:example-flock-health-plan-autumn-2013&catid=29&Itemid=141

 Preparing Your Rams for Mating

http://www.smallholderseries.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=609:preparing-your-rams-for-mating&catid=137:moredun-foundation-news-sheets&Itemid=296

Read the EU Press Release on the CAP Agreement – Political agreement on new direction for common agricultural policy: europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-613_en.htm

ICOS Briefing Note on the CAP Proposals available here: www.icos.ie/2013/06/02/icos-briefing-note-on-cap-proposals

Bovine TB factsheet: tacklingbovinetb.tumblr.com/post/50420438291/tackling-bovine-tb-please-click-on-the-image-to

Check Out Sheep and Lamb Prices here: lambprices.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/sheep-factory-prices-may-14th-2013

National Farm Survey 2012 Preliminary Estimates – Get full Document Here: www.teagasc.ie/publications/view_publication.aspx?PublicationID=1935

Progressive Genetics (@progressivegen) – 09/04/2013 22:06 – Congratulations to Ciaran Daly, Tawnytallan, Tullaghan, Co. Leitrim on his success at the Charolais sale in Tullamore – fb.me/2pF1yDVgt

ICBF (@HerdPlus) – 21/01/2013 – Some timely tips from AHI on calving and care of the new born calf. Wishing all our farmers well for the calving… fb.me/2bZUAghry

ICSA (@ICSAIreland) 09/01/2013 – ICSA renews call for compulsory microchipping of all dogs in light of horrific attacks on sheep in recent weeks: icsaireland.ie/news/33-press-…

Farming Life (@FarmingLifeNI) – 09/01/2013 – Check your farm maps now, farmers urged: The coming weeks will see 38,000 farmers across Northern Ireland receiv… bit.ly/WMp9tn

Alistair Driver (@AlistairDriver) – 03/01/2013 – OFC13: Study reveals farming’s ‘great’ contribution to society farmersguardian.com/home/latest-ne…

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ICSA (@ICSAIreland) – 22/11/2012 – ICSA president Gabriel Gilmartin says Taoiseach must stand firm in opposition to EU Budget Cuts: fb.me/viRnghaW

ICBF (@HerdPlus) 14/11/2012 – Animals can be related from a pedigree view point but totally unrelated from a genetic point #genomics

Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) 05/11/2012 – Pat to come up with game plan for rural boost ow.ly/f1pgg #PatSpillane #G

Defra UK (@DefraGovUK) – 21/10/2012 – Myths Busted: cattle vaccination not currently possible in UK bit.ly/TIS8wr

Animal Health IRL (@animalhealthire) 12/09/2012 – Press release on ordering of official calf tags for 2013. See animalhealthireland.ie/news.php?id=31 for full details

Irish Farmers’ Assoc (@IFAmedia)12/09/2012 – Two week extension secured for both chemical and slurry spreading. A welcome move to assist farmers dealing with difficult conditions

Farming Life (@FarmingLifeNI) 12/09/2012 – What can we learn from Sweden? – News – Farming Life: farminglife.com/news/what-can-…

EBLEX (@EblexTweets) – 31/07/2012 – Lamb crop this year expected to be the highest since 2008 – Lamb outlook briefing tinyurl.com/dxpn25d

RTÉ Business (@RTEbusiness) – 27/07/2012 – Unemployment rate of 39% among 15-24 year olds: The Central Statistics Office have released the latest publicati… bit.ly/Qd8MmE

Rural Enterprise Skillnet – Income and Expenditure Software Package pic.twitter.com/F7MUcW97

Alan Spedding (@RuSource) 20/07/2012 – “@graigproducers: “To be a successful farmer one must first know the nature of the soil.” Xenophon (400 B.C.). Still haven’t learned this!”

Irish Farmers’ Assoc (@IFAmedia) – 16/07/2012 – Minister must secure 70% Single Farm Payment advance as impact of weather deepens bit.ly/Nc85xC

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Carole Youngs (@Smallholder) – 03/07/2012 – Sheep: things to do this month smallholderseries.co.uk/index.php?opti…

Farming Life (@FarmingLifeNI) – 25/06/2012  – FFA calls for grant aid for safety equipment – News – Farming Life: farminglife.com/news/ffa-calls…

Helen Carroll (@MsHelenCarroll) – 25/06/2012  – M&S move to get more young people into farming “@RuSource: M&S launch new agricultural education programme producerexchange.marksandspencer.com/news/ms-launch…

@HerdPlus: The latest Euro-Star and Suckler Cow Reports are currently being packed and should be with every Beef HerdPlus… http://t.co/h27Qz65w

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Carole Youngs (@Smallholder) – 18/06/2012 – “extensive use of badger vaccination” would be used on tracts of land within the cull area: farmersguardian.com/home/hot-topic…

Bovine Tuberculosis (@MBovis) on Twitter - twitter.com/MBovis

Follow Bovine Tuberculosis (@MBovis). Latest on Bovine TB  The badger culling trial in Ireland was called the Four Areas Trial.

@HerdPlus: Bob Webber (USA) presenting on US Program for Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle http://t.co/6MNCiPVV #icar2012         .org/Cork_2012/Manu…

@HerdPlus: Presentation by Pat Donnellan at the ICAR conference on HerdPlus Beefhttp://t.co/3U3yiUoJ                                        .me/158YUI8FL

 Attention job seekers: Bad spelling, poor grammar: survey highlights CV horrors http://t.co/AdA2dOm                                      .ie/#!story/Home/N…

 bit.ly/KyQ70J  - Collaborative Farming including Farm Partnerships and Contract Rearing of Replacement Heifers – Teagasc information day, Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey – Tuesday, May 29th, 10.45am until 1.30pm. – Admission free – For more information please see: http://www.teagasc.ie/collaborativearrangements/

See sheep shearing tutor George Graham  with his Jedward hair @Sheepshearing12: http://t.co/fL7QFIyf – Check out Ray & Mairead Shearing Sheep – Our Family festival is on June 2nd & 3rd @PunchestownRace Pls RT

@philoquotes: “No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness”. ~ Aristotle http://t.co/f4loa27z

@animalhealthire: BVD Eradication Programme TWG launches Herd Testing Strategies. For more: http://t.co/mHC1o5bw

KUHN Farm Machinery (@KUHN_UK) -14/05/2012 – FACT SHEET : Big Bale #Silage Handling and Storage… fb.me/1vJVArxlh

@AberdeenAngusIE: Angus Producer Group - Fermoy Seminar Videos http://t.co/qGIO8dEt

@vetsonline: Sheep farmers warned to be vigilant for nematodirus – changing temperatures could see a surge in worm numbers http://t.co/6xDoVz7V

Farmers check out this link on cattle handling techniques :    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1_mA9dWc8I&feature=youtube_gdata_player

@EblexTweets: Latest beef briefing – English producers losing out by not calving heifers until 34 months of age: http://t.co/5lqPdObF

RSPB earned £13m in CAP payments in ’11. RSPB denies conflict over CAP stance http://t.co/ddyuhvDZ

Alistair Driver (@AlistairDriver) – 04/05/2012
Nat Trust (see bit.ly/IKHlzk ) and RSPB earned £13m in CAP payments in ’11. RSPB denies conflict over CAP stance bit.ly/IBgnvn

 @Smallholder: Unemployed Italians are flocking to the hills http://t.co/2OH2cugs

 @farmsubsidy: List of 1500+ beneficiaries who get more than €1 million in #EU farm subsidies: https://t.co/CAxxiLzv #dataharvest

Sheep farmers this might interest you: – @MsHelenCarroll: Love this – Dubarry in talks with schoolboy inventors about leather & velcro ‘sheep shoe’ to prevent foot rot in sheep http://t.co/6Cnzb92L

 @ULearning09: CPL host National Jobseekers Roadshow from the 23rd to the 30th of April 2012 http://t.co/IPbCF9Ng

Minister Coveney Announces Details of the 2012 Single Payment Scheme National Reserve. Deadline15th May 2012. http://t.co/9hTalHLJ                                                                   ow.ly/arXDn

@Independent_ie: Met Eireann warns of thundery April showers, ground frost and fog as sun disappears http://t.co/O79T0AJc #irish #weatherow.ly/arXt1

Ella McSweeney (@ellamcsweeney)
23/04/2012 - The elusive corncrake – a globally endangered species – has been spotted in malin head, donegal (via @romclaughlin). it’s clinging on!

Well done to local entrepreneur James Mc Namara  -  businesspost.ie/#!story/Home/N…

@_CEJA_: The European Court of Auditors’ Opinion on the Commission’s legislative proposals for #CAP reform are out today http://t.co/bGdSiDAT

Farming in the age of the smartphone – 10/04/2012 – Farmers Weekly: http://t.co/SRx3jRkT      bit.ly/HDMrzt

@teagascforestry: – Forest fire risk remains very high. Check out our Fire Weather Index at http://t.co/gx8neOXS

@Independent.ie: New hope for families in negative equity trap http://t.co/5hzDdugF           ow.ly/9WLKm

@Independent_ie: It’s not good to talk – horrifying truth about drivers on mobile phones http://t.co/cXmkfUmf                                                                                                                                                            ow.ly/9WOBQ

Leitrim Development (@leitrimdevco) – 28/03/2012 - We have approx. €700,000 available to support micro enterprises in Leitrim. For further info, please contact us 071 9641770

 The Business Post@BizPost  - Taoiseach signs strategic partnership with China http://www.businesspost.ie/#!story/Home/News/Taoiseach+signs+strategic+partnership+with+China/id/19410615-5218-4f72-e5c2-d8eb45589156

MRCVS online@mrcvsonline  - NFU pledges to underwrite costs of cages for badger cull pilot program if controlled shooting proposal falls through. http://www.mrcvs.co.uk/en/news-story.php?id=6868

@MacranaFeirme  - Calling all sheep farmers-travel and get work experience with our RDS Scholarship @TheRDS http://tinyurl.com/6vnp7th

Irish Co-ops BXL quota expert George Kearns predicts Dairy Superlevy fine of €10 million in Ireland. 35 million litres over. http://t.co/2FWnOagk

Irish Farmers’ Assoc@IFAmedia  - Banks must support farmers with superlevy bills http://t.co/gUTdc0rF

@TeagascPR: Researchers at Teagasc & @ucddublin have succeeded in identifying the best sites to plant Sitka spruce in Ireland http://t.co/5OFr8MYZ

The latest CSO data shows the number of cattle slaughtered in February 2012 was 7.5% lower than in February 2011 http://t.co/EFF7gMLw

@farmersforum: Breaking News: Badger Cull in N. Ireland a possibility http://t.co/p8Duxdqcbit.ly/xf7WjW

The Farmers Journal – www.farmersjournal.ie – @farmersjournal – Approximately 7,100 farmers have submitted applications under the Beef Technology Adoption Scheme (BTAP).

21/03/2012 – Check out – j.mp/GDkRvE

Animal Health Ireland- “Marts commence display of BVD test results” For more http://www.animalhealthireland.ie/news.php?id=23

 Teagasc PR – New Initiative Launched to Support Next Generation Food Entrepreneurs http://bit.ly/zKZKOW

 Irish Farmers’ Assoc. – IFA issues warning not to purchase animals of unknown origin http://bit.ly/wNWgYA

Irish Farmers’ Assoc.: An IFA delegation raise Irish concerns on CAP post-2013 with the Chair of the EU Ag Comm Paulo de Castro in Strasbourg http://t.co/8OfAX9cf                                          pic.twitter.com/8OfAX9cf

Irish Farmers’ Assoc. – New animal health and welfare bill cannot impose any additional costs or bureaucracy on farmers – IFA http://bit.ly/xNeDZ3

IFA – feeders digging in for beef price increase http://t.co/Ms4FQKI1

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 Irish Farmers’ Assoc. – Major “Fracking” concerns remain unanswered http://bit.ly/zOjDeR

Tree Care Ireland- Official Husqvarna and Tree Care Ireland Pole Climbing Video http://ning.it/p7Ak89

 ICBF -  @HerdPlus – One of the key recommendations in the “Value for Money review of the Suckler Cow Welfare Scheme” (see link below)… http://fb.me/PPkwDz1W

 ICBF – See this excellent handout from DairyCo on how genomic evaluations are calculated, how to use genomic… http://fb.me/1yHRkSVKE

 ICBF – The viral disease known as Schmallenberg, which causes birth defects and miscarriages in livestock has been… http://fb.me/1x0I8hV8t

 Macra na Feirme – News – http://t.co/T675VtSJ

 Animal Health Ireland – latest news – animalhealthireland.ie/news.php?id=23

 Edward Bray – what’s going on in agriculture & CAP reform? check out EU briefing: http://www.vieuws.eu/issues/10-eu-agriculture/22-eu-experts-vieuws/282-brussels-briefing-agriculture/

Irish Co-ops BXL – Nice article from the Japan Times praising how we played our Agri Strategy with the Chinese during Vice Pres Xi’s visit . http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120305a2.html

Budget 2012 changes to Agriculture « Mark McConnell Agricultural Consultants http://www.agriculturalconsultant.net/site via @agriculturalcon

Animal Health Ireland Newsletter – The AHI Newsletter, February 2012 is available at http://www.animalhealthireland.ie/page.php?id=109

DAFM announces details of financial supports for the BVD Programme. For more go to http://www.animalhealthireland.ie/news.php?id=19

Gerry Gallagher – Great day training on Marty Lenehan’s farm near Sligo http://yfrog.us/ghxk1z

Teagasc PR – New Beef Technology Adoption Programme Launched http://bit.ly/wwKvKk

Irish Farmers’ Assoc – IFA dairy meeting with Ulster Farmers Union shows substantial common ground. http://bit.ly/yIEBbK http://pic.twitter.com/FygIeI6o

Irish Farmers’ Assoc – Septic tank check-list provides necessary clarity – IFA http://bit.ly/ABToi8

Pat O’Keeffe – If you want some “lambing live” on twitter, try @j0hn_k @Llandre @KateBeavan @SuzannaCrampton

Farmers Forum – Breaking News: Millions of Farming Euros go unclaimed http://bit.ly/wdSTDD

Check out – fb.me/RGw3TGxf

 Shane McAuliffe (@ShaneMcAuliffe1)agricultural economics ahhh too many percentages… fact of the day: 53.6% of irish farmers have an off farm job.

 

 

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