SECTOR BYTES
 
Outlook
Mixed Outlook Ahead

With the difficult Spring now behind us, the outlook appears somewhat mixed for different sectors, with increased input expenditure (price & volume related) and output price pressure likely to impact 2018 incomes in many sectors.

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HELPFUL BYTES
 
Getting to Grips with Paddock Systems
Getting to grips with paddock systems

If ever there was a period to demonstrate the true value of grass to Irish farmers – Spring 2018 was it.

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Plenty of Grass to be Grown yet
Plenty of grass to be grown yet – how are you fixed?

“Don’t lament over the grass that hasn’t grown this Spring, get yourself ready for the grass that’s still to grow”
Eddie O’Donnell, 2017 Grass10 Grassland Farmer of the Year

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Reducing Farm Workload
Reducing Farm Workload

Set you farm up to reduce workload and lower the requirement for hired labour.

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Fodder
Winter Fodder... Have you enough?

Activity levels have ramped up on many farms around the country in recent weeks as farmers and contractors scurry to harvest and save silage crops for the coming winter. Early indications are that although quality is relatively good, silage yields are below years previously.

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Farm Safety
5 Crucial Farm Safety Tips

There’s been a lot of work done by farmers, farm organisations and health and safety authorities to ensure that the farm is as safe a workplace as possible.Yet farming remains one of the most hazardous occupations in the country, according to Dr Shane Whelan, AIB Agri Sector Specialist.

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EVENT BYTES
 
Cat takes the cream for insights into beef
Cat takes the cream for insights into Beef

Stephen Kearns from Kilmacow Co. Kilkenny was announced the overall winner of the Waterford IT Land Management (Agriculture) Award sponsored by Allied Irish Banks plc (AIB).

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Paul Whyte
Paul Whyte: Retiring at 26 left me shell-shocked

In the dying embers of Waterford’s Division 4 clash with Carlow on February 24th, Paul Whyte fisted home a goal to put an unlikely comeback on the cards. Just a couple of weeks later, the Kilrossanty man was told he’d never lace up a pair of boots again

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BYTES-SIZED OFFERS
 
Grazing
Grass10 Grazing Guides

Teagasc research suggests that every extra grazing/paddock increases annual grass DM production by 1.5 t DM/ha. The Grass10 Grazing Guides help to achieve 10 grazing per paddock per year.

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FUTURE BYTES
 
leadership
Successful habits of successful leaders

The Irish Times ran an interesting article in early May, where they asked some of the most successful business leaders in the country what top tips / learnings / habits they had picked up along their career to date. Below are some of the key learnings which may be of interest:

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