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Welcome from Director of Knowledge Transfer

Dr Tom Kelly, Director of Knowledge Transfer Irish farmers are currently experiencing higher costs arising from the difficult weather in 2012 and up to June of 2013. Market prices driven by global demand for major commodities has led to unprecedented volatility in output and input prices. This has the potential to dramatically reduce profitability when demand slackens. The risk of volatility in the future remains and the only way an individual farmer can protect him or herself is to adopt low cost systems that utilise all the available research recommendations and improved practices that will maximise efficiency. Only through low cost and high efficiency can farmers ensure that they can survive during the difficult periods and maximise profit in the periods when output prices are most favourable.

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