“Local means fresh and the fresher the strawberry is the tastier it is. The Irish strawberry is traditionally sweeter because of the cooler nights, they are slower at ripening so Irish strawberries are a bit like wine,” says Mark Conway of Conway Summer Fruits.
The Presidents of the four UK farming unions have met at the 100th Royal Welsh Show at Llanelwedd, in Wales, to call for urgent and collaborative action across the whole supply chain to support farmers affected by the ongoing beef price crisis.
UFU MPI: 28.28ppl (up from 27.95ppl) – After four successive falls the GDT index in New Zealand increased 2.7% on 16th July, an average of US$3,412/tonne. WMP rose by 3.6% to $3,074/tonne and cheddar was up 3.3% at $3,869/tonne. A total
In 2012 Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI), the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) and the Northern Ireland Masters of Hounds Association (NIMHA) signed a ’Memorandum of Understanding and Co-operation’ (MOU) to inform and advise on best practice and protocol for those engaged in hunting with hounds on agricultural land, and to encourage compliance.
Individuals and small businesses involved in the agri-food sector who feel that they would benefit from £30,500 financial support to market a new idea, product, process or technology can avail of support from the Agri-Food Co-operation Scheme.