LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 27/05/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 28/02/2022
Monday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. SH 30-40KG Avg Price/KgSH 3.53/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SH, 33kg 4.67/kg 154.00SH, 38kg 4.18/kg 159.00SH, 38kg 3.37/kg 128.00SH, 34kg 3.18/kg 108.00SH, 36kg 2.97/kg 107.00SH, 39kg 2.79/kg 109.00 SH 40-50KG Avg Price/KgSH 3.03/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SH, 40kg 3.2/kg 128.00SH, 40kg 3.15/kg 126.00SH, 49kg 3.14/kg 154.00SH, 40kg 3.12/kg 125.00SH, 49kg 3.12/kg 153.00SH, 42kg 3.12/kg 131.00 SH 50-60KG Avg Price/KgSH 2.86/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SH, 50kg 3.14/kg 157.00SH, 50kg…
LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 27/05/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 28/02/2022
Monday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. CO 300-400KG Avg Price/KgFR 1.60/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:FR, 370kg 1.73/kg 640.00SHX, 388kg 1.55/kg 600.00FR, 340kg 1.47/kg 500.00RBX, 348kg 1.32/kg 460.00 CO 400-500KG Avg Price/KgFR 1.40/kgFRX 1.40/kgHEX 1.69/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:HEX, 430kg 2.09/kg 900.00FR, 490kg 2.08/kg 1020.00FR, 465kg 1.72/kg 800.00FR, 465kg 1.66/kg 770.00LMX, 415kg 1.64/kg 680.00FR, 480kg 1.60/kg 770.00 CO 500-600KG Avg Price/KgFR 1.54/kgFRX 1.45/kgHEX 1.76/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:FR, 595kg 2.32/kg 1380.00FR, 560kg 2.25/kg 1260.00HE,…
Listowel Livestock Mart
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Listowel Livestock Mart – clearance sale of 90 FR cows – 02/03
There will be a genuine clearance sale of 90 FR cows at Listowel Livestock Mart and online via LSL Auctions on Wednesday 2 March, 2022 at 12pm. This is an outstanding herd of top quality dairy stock. These will be sold on two parts. First Part: 40 young freshly calved FR cows and 10 FR heifers springing to PB AA. From milk recorded herd. Average yield 1,637 gls, BF 3.63,…
GVM Property Tullamore
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GVM Property Tullamore – Kilbride, Clara, Co. Offaly – 04/03
GVM Property Tullamore – Kilbride, Clara, Co. Offaly – Live Auction 04/03. This elevated residentially zoned site extends to C.3.68 acres with 3 part-constructed houses within the popular commuter town of Clara, Co. Offaly. It is an impressive rectangular site with scenic, panoramic views overlooking Clara Town and the surrounding countryside. There is expired planning for 37 houses. Mains services include electricity, water and waste at the gate. The site was…
CRH la-fondation-louis-vuitton
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KPS Capital Partners to buy CRH’s Building Envelope division
Irish building materials giant, CRH, has entered into an agreement to sell its Building Envelope business for an enterprise value of $3.8bn (€3.4bn). The division will be sold to KPS Capital Partners. The sale embraces architectural glass, storefront systems, architectural glazing systems and related hardware to customers primarily in North America – this houses CRH’s entire Building Envelope business.   A statement released by CRH confirms that the price being…
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Good maintenance of machinery vital in current economic crisis 
As the country faces the steep reality of increasing costs farmers have been urged to maintain their machinery as it can add to production costs should anything go wrong. The maintenance of farming equipment and machinery is a high priority for farmers in order to ensure reliability. Machinery can be exposed to some of the harshest conditions, more commonly harsh ground conditions, measures should be taken in order to reduce…
Great sales at GVM Tullamore Mart during Pedigree Charolais Bull Sale this Saturday. Have a look at Lot 65, sold for €8,000 via LSL Auctions
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Great sales at GVM Tullamore Mart during Pedigree Charolais Bull Sale this Saturday. Have a look at Lot 65, sold for €8,000 via LSL Auctions
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Gort Mart Auction – Super Belgian heifers – 03/03 
Super Belgian Blue heifers at Gort Mart Weanling Show and Sale together with LSL Auctions on Thursday 03/03/22. Thursday 3 March, 2022, Ring 1, Show Sale BB & Lim Weanling Heifers, Intake 1.30 to 4pm, Start 17:30.  Thursday 3 March, 2022 Ring 2, Show Sale BB & Lim Weanling Bulls, Intake 1.30 to 4pm, Start 18:00. View the catalogue here.  Register to bid here.  Contact Gort Mart: +353 91 631 204. LSL News.
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Definition of artificial intelligence in machinery unclear, says CEMA 
Discussions surrounding the latest digital developments in farming are underway, as the EU struggles to clarify the definition of artificial intelligence (AI) in terms of digital trends. According to CEMA – the association representing the European agricultural machinery industry- the strict definition of the term in the farming sector has not been accurately defined, and has the potential to create confusion as far as the ‘safety function’ term is concerned. The…
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
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Deep renovation of buildings crucial for GHG emissions
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is under revision as part of the EU’s climate change efforts. The EU Parliament wants to reduce GHG emissions by 55% from the 1990 level by 2030. In relation to this, Irish MEP Ciarán Cuffe has made a call called for minimum energy performance standards in EU countries to protect households from high energy costs. This after he was instituted as the European Parliament’s rapporteur on…
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EU proposed nature restoration law met with resistance 
Nature restoration is front and centre in the EU commission’s new draft legislation. The proposed legislation would see the rewetting of drained farm peatlands. But the move has not been welcomed by many, as some say it would have dire consequences on farmers and rural communities. The new legislation calls for the rewetting of farmland to be done with a matter of urgency.   Voicing concerns regarding this, Independent TD…
Agricultural drone
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Drone technology a multipurpose tool useful for farmers
New technology now enables farmers to use drones for everything from surveying, to mapping, crop monitoring and disease detection. Autonomous crop pesticide applications could also be a reality, but legislative red tape is currently preventing its use for that specific task. In a webinar featuring Agri-EPI and Connected Places Catapult, ecosystem director Hannah Tew, said that, “Precision technology can tackle key agricultural challenges – using variable rate and precise application…
New cars
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Buyers willing to spend more on new cars
New car buyers appear to be happy to spend a little bit more on their new vehicles these days. A study by vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie and car sales platform CarsIreland.ie. shows that the average price rose above the €35,000 mark in 2021. With most buyers paying between €30,000 and €40,000. Cartell.ie examined the average Open Market Selling Price of all new cars bought between January and October from…
GPS agriculture
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Accuracy of GPS technology leads to an uptake in the tillage sector
Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technologies are becoming increasingly popular in the tillage sector. Topcon technologist Craig England expanded on the developing role of these new technologies in the potato sector at a recent Tillage Edge podcast. “Normally the most experienced driver, or the farm owner himself, is doing the ridging of the potatoes. This job has to be done straight and the ridges have to be even. We find that…
Farm to fork
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Farm to Fork strategy to draw from an online consultation process
Under the Farm to Fork strategy, the European Commission announced a revision of animal welfare legislation by the end of 2023. Subject to revision are directives on the protection of animals kept for farming purposes – laying hens, broilers, pigs and calves, as well as regulations on the protection of animals during transport and at the time of killing. Animal welfare issues were also recently debated in the European Parliament.…
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Diageo launches new tillage project 
The tillage farming sector has the lowest carbon footprint and a new programme has been launched in order to further examine regenerative agriculture techniques within the sector. This in turn will relate to further improvements in tillage farming and will add to the sector’s sustainability credentials. The Diageo Regenerative Agriculture Pilot program has been welcomed by tillage farmers with the Irish Farmers’ Association describing it as a positive development.  …
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Midweek beef price increase described as “crazy” 
The latest increase in the price of beef has been described as “crazy”, as the price was hiked for the fourth time in two consecutive weeks. This week saw the midweek quote increase in order to secure supplies of cattle. The latest hike sees the price of beef at €4.60/kg for bullocks while heifers increased to €4.65/kg. Various reports state that Foyle Meats, Co. Donegal, is out in front on…
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Mounting concern as Russia/Ukraine situation escalates 
Concerns are mounting as the situation between Russia and Ukraine intensifies with some saying that it would lead to food shortages in Western Europe. According to TD Michael McNamara who raised the concern in the Dáil says ‘up to now, we have lived in a time of unprecedented peace and security in Europe, including energy security and food security. All of that seems to be questionable and questioned now.’  Recent…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 25/02/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 25/02/2022
Friday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. SH 30-40KG Avg Price/KgSH 2.80/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SH, 38kg 3.16/kg 120.00SH, 36kg 3.11/kg 112.00SH, 38kg 3.08/kg 117.00SH, 37kg 2.97/kg 110.00SH, 38kg 2.95/kg 112.00SH, 35kg 2.26/kg 79.00 SH 40-50KG Avg Price/KgSH 2.99/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SH, 42kg 3.17/kg 133.00SH, 46kg 3.15/kg 145.00SH, 46kg 3.15/kg 145.00SH, 48kg 3.10/kg 149.00SH, 48kg 3.08/kg 148.00SH, 48kg 3.08/kg 148.00 SH 50-60KG Avg Price/KgSH 2.76/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SH, 51kg 3.16/kg 161.00SH, 51kg…
LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 25/02/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 25/02/2022
Friday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. BULLOCK-M 300-400KG Avg Price/KgAAX 2.36/kgCHX 2.77/kgLMX 2.60/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 357kg 2.86/kg 1020.00CHX, 387kg 2.74/kg 1060.00LMX, 390kg 2.72/kg 1060.00CH,CHX, 370kg 2.70/kg 1000.00LMX, 365kg 2.68/kg 980.00LMX, 367kg 2.67/kg 980.00 BULLOCK-M 400-500KG Avg Price/KgAAX 2.04/kgCHX 2.86/kgCHX,LMX 2.85/kgLMX 2.73/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LMX, 470kg 2.96/kg 1390.00CHX,LMX, 493kg 2.94/kg 1450.00CHX, 460kg 2.93/kg 1350.00CHX, 495kg 2.91/kg 1440.00CHX, 485kg 2.89/kg 1400.00LMX, 480kg 2.88/kg 1380.00 BULLOCK-M 500-600KG Avg Price/KgAAX 2.65/kgCH 2.87/kgCHX…
Bentham Auction Mart
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Bentham Auction Mart – Farm Machinery and Equipment sale – 26/02
There will be a dispersal sale of farm machinery and equipment via LSL Auctions on behalf of Mr Hull, Stalmine, on Saturday, 26 February 2022, at 11:00. Ring 1. There will be 146 lots. Lots include: Large Tow Chain Ratchet Spanner Set Tool Chest & Contents Grinder, Grinding Disc & Battery Drill 2x Draper Hydraulic Puller Kits Torque Wrench Oak Table & Chairs AEG 110volt Drill Assorted Vintage Tools Spanners…
Earthworms
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Earthworms as a nutrient supply could offset the use of synthetic fertilizers
Most gardeners value of the input of earthworms to their land, and new research released by University College Dublin (UCD) confirms that they are likely to do the same job as high-cost soil fertilisers. A School of Agriculture and Food Science study by Professor Olaf Schmidt has found that earthworms rapidly enrich soil and plants through nitrogen excreted in their mucus. Their ability to enrich soil has long been valued as…
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Lemken to use AI for next-level farming 
Lemken hopes to take smart farming to the next level as it plans to build an €18 million factory for its Steketee subsidiary in the south of Netherlands. It’s understood that production at the plant will be focused on artificial intelligence (AI). This comes as Lemken intends to concentrate on the use of plant recognition to enhance the weed control properties of its mechanical hoeing machines.  The reasoning behind the…
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6.3% inflation increase for rural households
The government has been urged to look into methods in an attempt to alleviate increases in the cost of living. With particular focus on energy spending and consumption costs, the country faces severe financial pressure due to the recent hikes in fertiliser and feedstuffs. This comes as the European Central Bank (ECB) has revealed the latest data indicating that inflation in Ireland for the period of December 2021 was at…
Poolberg peninsula
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Pilot project explores undersea salt caverns to store hydrogen gas
dCarbonX is examining structures off the Poolbeg peninsula to potentially use undersea salt caverns in Dublin Bay to store hydrogen gas and liquid. The idea being to wean Ireland off fossil fuels. The venture has the backing of the ESB, and is one of a number of pilot projects the ESB is driving in Ireland and the UK.  ESB chief executive Paddy Hayes explained that, “For us, the real nut…
Electric car charging
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Motor industry highlights challenge to install fast-charging points for EVs
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has advised that Ireland needs to create 100,000 fast-charging points over the next eight years to keep a million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. The challenge being that we currently only have 1,900 public chargers located at 800 sites. The society’s report therefore highlights the ‘huge investment’ needed in the charging infrastructure. The one-million EV target is a key environmental government…
Young bulls
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LMC notes trends in current cattle slaughter data
Last year, the average age of bullocks, young bulls and heifers slaughtered in Northern Ireland was 25.7, 25.7 and 16.4 months. Ian Stevenson, from the Livestock and Meat Commission’s, has come out saying that there is “very clear” evidence that illustrates that beef farmers in Northern Ireland recognise the need to slaughter cattle at an earlier age. The equivalent figures for 2019 were 26.2, 26.0 and 16.3 months. Another trend…