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The Glanbia Farm Show – Sponsored by glanbiaconnect.com – 29/10/2020

This week, Farm Show listeners heard about Glanbia PLC’s recent share price fall as well as an upbeat assessment of the global dairy company’s recent trading results. Lorcan Allen, business editor of the Irish Farmers Journal told the Farm Show that Glanbia has been reducing debt levels and intends to introduce a share buyback scheme in the coming months.

Aoife Leader of Teagasc and Francis Nolan, a Kildare dairy farmer, described a farm biodiversity assessment study that shows the levels of biodiversity on Irish farms compares very favourably with international biodiversity credentials on farms in other countries.

Gerry Boyle answered a range of questions around environmental science as part of his presentation of Teagasc’s annual report.

Former ERAD director Liam Downey outlined a strategy to test the entire population of the island of Ireland in order to counteract the Corona virus.

Eric Driver and George Candler delivered livestock price reports and discussed the challenges facing marts as they engage in online selling.

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