Nitrates briefings now in full swing
THE SECOND of four briefings ahead of the nitrates review takes place in Moorepark, Fermoy, at 7.30pm tonight.
The Teagasc-organised meetings opened at Kildalton College last night, and similar events will be held in its Athenry centre tomorrow and Ballyhaise College on Thursday.
Farmers are urged to attend the briefings to hear Teagasc's proposed changes to the nitrates rules, which the authority says will be more workable for farmers while not jeopardising the environment.
Clona Dairies land ferry service deal
Clona Dairies, one of the co-ops in the west Cork group, has agreed a sponsorship deal with Fastnet Line, which operates the Swansea to Cork Ferry.
The ferry service was reinstated in March after a four-year absence and more than 20,000 people and 10,000 vehicles have been carried on the ferry since then.
Clona Dairies got prominent advertising space on the ferry by its sponsorship but also won the on-board milk supply contract, which was awarded on a competitive tender basis.
Teagasc grass breeding event