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National Potato Conference and Trade Show 2007

The potato industry has gone through a number of difficult years but financial returns to growers have improved somewhat in recent times. Supply and demand is one of the key driving forces of financial returns to the grower. However, these returns are being eroded year on year due to the availability of suitable land to grow high quality potatoes. Access to land will continue to be a problem especially in light of the Nitrates Directive.

14 February 2007
Type
Event Proceeding
44 Pages
1,446KB
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TResearch: Spring 2007

Teagasc Research Magazine - Spring Edition 2007 Breeding new potato varieties New era in bovine genomics Harnessing the power of IP Fuels of the future Anti-tumour milk protein

01 February 2007
Type
Magazine
32 Pages
3,071KB
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Teagasc National Rural Development Conference 2007

The aim of the conference is to expose practical examples of rural development and rural enterprise, alongside broader discussions of rural development and rural policy within Ireland and in the EU. Practical examples of alternative rural enterprise initiatives and innovation and diversification on farms, presented by rural entrepreneurs themselves, will feature prominently throughout the conference programme. Equally so, broader issues relating to sustainable rural livelihoods, will be addressed in the context of the larger rural policy and rural development debate.

01 February 2007
Type
Event Proceeding
0 Pages
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Latest Results on Alternative Low Cost Winter Accommodation and Crossbreeding Studies at Moorepark

The ability of the dairy farmer to remain profitable into the future is dependent on having information to make informed decisions which would allow increased efficiency and scale of production. Acquiring and applying newer skills and knowledge for more efficient milk production are essential. New technology will allow dairy farmers to increase scale while at the same time reduce the unit cost of production.

01 February 2007
Type
Event Proceeding
42 Pages
1,569KB
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National Tillage Conference 2007

The recent rally in the price of grains was caused by factors which are now well understood e.g . economic growth especially in Asia and the Far East where expanding GDP means diet upgrade, higher per capita food consumption and more demand for protein. China remains the main engine with 7-10% GDP growth, changing their diet to oil/fat/meat instead of rice, and contracting forward for energy and minerals, as well as investing billions of dollars in African infrastructure to secure access to raw materials. Other factors such as population growth along with the global rundown of stocks have also played their part.

31 January 2007
Type
Event Proceeding
108 Pages
636KB
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Courses in Agriculture, Horticulture and Food: Prospectus 2008

A career in agriculture, horticulture or forestry can be very rewarding and fulfilling. You will have an opportunity to develop a lifestyle which competes very favourably with other professionals, particularly with regard to quality of life and job satisfaction! All of our courses have been reviewed to meet your changing needs in terms of knowledge, skills and competence. You can now complete your training in one of our eight colleges, at a local training centre or on line through our new eCollege facility. This flexibility allows some students to pursue an off-farm job or an apprenticeship while completing our training programme.

01 January 2007
Type
Magazine
86 Pages
1,778KB
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Spring Oilseed Rape

The use of oilseed rape for biofuels has resulted in a renewed interest in spring oilseed rape. Spring oilseed rape is a useful break crop but rising cereal prices have made it less attractive to growers.

01 January 2007
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
355KB