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National Dairy Open Day, Solohead Research Farm, July 2000

The Open Day at Solohead Coincides with the Start of A new research programme on the farm. The optimum use of nitrogen in the dairy production system, and the environmental impact of nitrogen use will be assessed in association with animal productivity. The economic implications of alternative strategies of nitrogen use (including REPS) can then be more accurately assessed. In future, the milk production industry in Ireland will face a more competitive environment which is dictated by the customer's requirements for a wider range of quality products at competitive prices, produced in a clean environment and meeting stringent health and safety standards.

31 July 2000
Type
Event Proceeding
18 Pages
118KB
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National Dairy Open Day

The Open Day at Solohead coincides with the start of a new research programme on the farm. The optimum use of nitrogen in the dairy production system, and the environmental impact of nitrogen use will be assessed in association with animal productivity. The economic implications of alternative strategies of nitrogen use (including REPS) can then be more accurately assessed. In future, the milk production industry in Ireland will face a more competitive environment which is dictated by the customer’s requirements for a wider range of quality products at competitive prices, produced in a clean environment and meeting stringent health and safety standards.

01 July 2000
Type
Event Proceeding
18 Pages
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Ready Meals Conference

This paper discusses the ready meals sector in the Irish market. It firstly defines what is meant by ready meals. Secondly, it profiles the Irish market for ready meals. It then briefly discusses some consumer trends influencing the growth in the sector and presents some consumer attitudes to ready meals before finally identifying some market and export opportunities and outlining some on-going relevant research work at The National Food Centre.

01 June 2000
Type
Event Proceeding
21 Pages
67KB
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Agri-Food Biotechnology - the Way Forward 2000

Biotechnology: a set of powerful tools that use living organisms, or components from those organisms, to make new products and processes, or modify existing ones; improve plant and animal productivity; and develop new and useful strains of micro-organisms.

01 May 2000
Type
Event Proceeding
20 Pages
61KB
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Objective Beef Carcass Classification

The McKinsey Report (Enterprise Ireland, September 1998) and the Report of the Beef Task Force (Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, June 1999) recommended that the Irish beef industry should move towards a mechanical carcass classification system as soon as possible. This could then form the basis of a quality based payment schedule agreed between producers and processors. A pilot study of three of the commercially available systems was carried out by The National Food Centre, Teagasc and The Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development in collaboration with Dawn Meats (Midleton) Ltd. This report contains the results and conclusions of that study.

01 May 2000
Type
Report
35 Pages
314KB