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UK Food and Beverage Sector M&As drop by 29%

    UK Food and Beverage Sector M&As drop by 29%

The latest UK Food and Beverage Sector M&A report from corporate finance house, Oghma Partners, shows that UK Food and Beverage M&A market activity in T2 2022 (May–August) saw a

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Glanbia Ireland reveals new identity

    Glanbia Ireland reveals new identity

Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited and Glanbia Ireland, a world-class food and nutrition business, will in future be known as Tirlán, a new identity crafted to reflect the unique characteristics that

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Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

    Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

The Irish Government has launched the second call for applications under its €100 million Scheme for the agri-food sector. The Scheme, introduced by Government at the end of 2020, has

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Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

    Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

A novel network of researchers is set to help the UK’s agri-food industry move one step closer to net zero. Funded to the tune of £5 million, the network will

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UK dairy farmers warn labour shortages are threatening food production and fuelling inflationary pressures

    UK dairy farmers warn labour shortages are threatening food production and fuelling inflationary pressures

The UK’s leading dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, has warned that a chronic shortage of suitably-qualified farm workers is already reducing production of nutritious dairy products and contributing to food price

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Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

    Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

Representatives from Glanbia Co-op, international dairy producer Royal A-ware and the Irish Government recently took part in the turning of the sod at the site of a new continental cheese

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Small Robot Company launches robot services to 50 farms

    Small Robot Company launches robot services to 50 farms

Small Robot Company (SRC), a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, has launched its commercial Per Plant Farming robot services. Pilot trials this season have revealed herbicide applications can be

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Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

    Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

Diarmuid Sheehan, from the Teagasc Food Research programme, has been announced as the 2022 recipient of the International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing awarded by the

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Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

    Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

Britain’s largest dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, is planning long-term investments in its UK supply chain, key sales channels and market leading brands like Arla Cravendale®, Arla B.O.B®, Arla Lactofree®, Lurpak®,

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Bord Bia CEO to step down

    Bord Bia CEO to step down

Bord Bia, the Irish Government agency responsible for the promotion of the food, drink, and horticulture industry globally, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Tara McCarthy (pictured) is to

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Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

    Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

Guinness is undertaking one of the most ambitious regenerative agriculture pilots to take place on the island of Ireland. Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming that works in harmony with the

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Green light for new €140 million continental cheese facility in Ireland

    Green light for new €140 million continental cheese facility in Ireland

Glanbia Ireland, Ireland’s largest dairy processor, has welcomed the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court to uphold An Bord Pleanála’s grant of planning permission for a new €140 million cheese

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Irish Government Invests €70 Million to Help Food Producers Develop and Diversify Post Brexit

    Irish Government Invests €70 Million to Help Food Producers Develop and Diversify Post Brexit

The Irish Government has announced that 22 projects in the meat and dairy sectors across the country will receive funding to enable them to develop and diversify, following Britain’s exit from

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Glanbia plc to sell its 40% holding in Glanbia Ireland to Glanbia Co-op for €307 million

    Glanbia plc to sell its 40% holding in Glanbia Ireland to Glanbia Co-op for €307 million

Glanbia plc  and Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for the sale of the PLC’s 40% interest in Glanbia Ireland DAC to Glanbia Co-op for

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Six Key Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

    Six Key Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

The global market size for controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is set to reach a market value of $100 billion by 2030, with six potential opportunities capturing $78 billion in market

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British companies lead the way with new vertical farm in Bermondsey

    British companies lead the way with new vertical farm in Bermondsey

Vertical Future, a high-growth technology company specialising in controlled-environment-agriculture (CEA), is implementing its ‘Container Lab’ solutions across urban farming business, Crate to Plate’s, new production sites. Bringing sustainable, local production

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The Top 5 Technologies Transforming Food and Agriculture in the Next Decade

    The Top 5 Technologies Transforming Food and Agriculture in the Next Decade

It is harder than ever before to be a food or agriculture company. Smaller competitors are using digital tools, novel channels to gain market access, and other innovations to gain

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Sedamyl provides boost to Yorkshire economy and signals growth ambitions with £80 million expansion of Selby plant

    Sedamyl provides boost to Yorkshire economy and signals growth ambitions with £80 million expansion of Selby plant

Italian-owned agribusiness Sedamyl has announced major plans to expand its Yorkshire plant which will see it double production, create additional jobs, add new product lines, and provide an increased market

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First Call for €100 million Brexit Scheme for Irish Agri-food Sector

    First Call for €100 million Brexit Scheme for Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has opened the first call for applications under its €100m Scheme for the Agri-food sector. The Scheme agreed by Government at the end of 2020, has been

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Irish Food and drink 2020 exports steadied to 2% decline in period of record economic disruption

    Irish Food and drink 2020 exports steadied to 2% decline in period of record economic disruption

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects report 2020/2021 show that the value of exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture were held to a marginal 2%

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€100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

    €100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has launched a new €100 million Scheme for the food processing sector, in recognition of the sector’s unique exposure to the impact of Brexit. The new Capital

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Irish food and agribusinesses turn to automation to help solve manufacturing challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and get ready for Brexit

    Irish food and agribusinesses turn to automation to help solve manufacturing challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and get ready for Brexit

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, and Reliance Automation have joined forces to support Irish food businesses considering automation. Recent advances in technology mean robotic automation is now

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Meade Potato Company enters the potato starch market with innovative extraction plant in Ireland

    Meade Potato Company enters the potato starch market with innovative extraction plant in Ireland

Irish potato grower and packer Meade Potato Company has entered the starch commodity market by extracting starch from surplus potatoes and potato processing by-products. The extraction unit at the Meade

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Abbey Logistics adds 11 latest generation vehicles to British Sugar Fleet

    Abbey Logistics adds 11 latest generation vehicles to British Sugar Fleet

Abbey Logistics has taken delivery of 11 new latest generation trucks that will go into Abbey’s core British Sugar fleet,

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Bord Bia Launches First Consumer Promotion of Beef in the US

    Bord Bia Launches First Consumer Promotion of Beef in the US
Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has launched the first consumer promotion of Irish beef in the USA to date, giving
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Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica

    Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica
Keelings, the Irish-owned family business, has acquired Las Brisas, a pineapple farm located in Costa Rica that is highly acclaimed
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Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020

    Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020
Irish chicken producer Manor Farm, has won the IFSA (Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance) Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020. Manor
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European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

    European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Irish scheme to support long-term capital investments in the

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New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology

    New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology
A new €10 million investment in Moorepark Technology Limited (MTL) has been officially opened in Fermoy, County Cork. The €10
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DIVA: The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

    DIVA: The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!
DIVA is an EU funded project that aims to support SMEs to apply their digital technology to the agrofood, forestry
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Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Awards Celebrate the Passion and Drive of Irish Producers

    Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Awards Celebrate the Passion and Drive of Irish Producers
At its biennial Food and Drink Awards, held at the RDS Dublin, Bord Bia presented nine awards for excellence to
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Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

    Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China
The EU and China have concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in
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Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

    Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award
Auranta, which develops and produces a range of innovative and sustainable animal feed products to boost gut health, immunity and
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Kepak Becomes First European Meat Processor to Access $122 Billion US Burger Market

    Kepak Becomes First European Meat Processor to Access $122 Billion US Burger Market

Kepak Group, a  family owned Irish company and one of Europe’s leading food innovators, has become the first ever European

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Aurivo Invests to Create Most Sustainable Liquid Milk Facility at its Killygordon Site

    Aurivo Invests to Create Most Sustainable Liquid Milk Facility at its Killygordon Site

Aurivo, which is one of Ireland’s leading dairy and agribusinesses, has completed a significant investment in its milk processing facility

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Ifac Launches Food & AgriBusiness Report 2019

    Ifac Launches Food & AgriBusiness Report 2019

Ifac, which provides specialist advisory services for the Irish farming, food and agri-business sectors, has launched its 2019 Food & AgriBusiness

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Weather Produces Mixed Outcome For Farm Enterprise Margins in 2018

    Weather Produces Mixed Outcome For Farm Enterprise Margins in 2018

Teagasc has published its annual series of farm enterprise factsheets, which outline the output, costs and profit margins for a

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Aurivo Opens New Dryer as Part of €48 Million Investment Programme

    Aurivo Opens New Dryer as Part of €48 Million Investment Programme

Aurivo, which is one of Ireland’s leading co-operatives, with businesses in Consumer Foods, Dairy Ingredients, Retail Stores, Animal Feeds, and

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Dawn Meats Reports Significant Progress Towards 2025 Sustainability Goals

    Dawn Meats Reports Significant Progress Towards 2025 Sustainability Goals

Dawn Meats, one of Europe’s leading meat processors, has cut its CO2 emissions by 33% just four years into a

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Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

    Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

Food Works, an initiative of Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, is calling on food and drink entrepreneurs throughout the

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Potato Partnership Powers Success

    Potato Partnership Powers Success

Teagasc and IPM Potato Group (IPM) have been collaborating since the early 1970s when they first formed a partnership to

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Dale Farm Delivers Double-digit Profit Growth and a Leading Milk Price

    Dale Farm Delivers Double-digit Profit Growth and a Leading Milk Price

Northern Ireland-based Dale Farm, the largest UK farmer-owned dairy co-operative, has announced significant increases in profit, return on capital employed

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Cork Agtech Company Partners With Inmarsat to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

    Cork Agtech Company Partners With Inmarsat to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications has announced a new partnership with ApisProtect, an Irish agritech innovator, which

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Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

    Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

Teagasc secured €6.3 million funding for research from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme in 2018. In comparison with all

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Beotanics Builds New €1 Million R&D Centre

    Beotanics Builds New €1 Million R&D Centre

Crop producer Beotanics is investing €1 million in a new research and development centre at its offices in Stoneyford, County Kilkenny. The

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Dairygold Delivers a Satisfactory Financial Performance

    Dairygold Delivers a Satisfactory Financial Performance

Dairygold, the dairy co-operative, has announced that its annual turnover rose by €27.4 million to a record €992.9 million in

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Ornua Delivers Strong 2018 Performance With Operating Profit Up 14.8%

    Ornua Delivers Strong 2018 Performance With Operating Profit Up 14.8%

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products, delivered a strong trading performance in 2018. Group turnover reached €2.082 billion with

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Lakeland Dairies Reports Record Revenues and Profitability

    Lakeland Dairies Reports Record Revenues and Profitability

Lakeland Dairies, the major Irish cross border dairy processing co-operative, has turned in an excellent business performance in 2018 with

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Government Launches €300 Million Future Growth Loan Scheme For SMEs and Farmers

    Government Launches €300 Million Future Growth Loan Scheme For SMEs and Farmers

The Government has launched the Future Growth Loan Scheme to allow for the roll out of €300 million in funding to

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Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

    Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise

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Resilient Performance By Irish Food and Drink Exports in 2018

    Resilient Performance By Irish Food and Drink Exports in 2018

Despite a year of unprecedented global volatility, involving political uncertainty, extreme weather events and continuing currency fluctuations impacting competitiveness, the

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Grass-fed Beef – Opportunities For Healthier Diets

    Grass-fed Beef – Opportunities For Healthier Diets

Ireland’s climate means that the country is good at growing grass. It is well known that producing beef from grass

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ApisProtect Receives €1.5 Million Investment Boost

    ApisProtect Receives €1.5 Million Investment Boost

ApisProtect, an Irish agtech innovator using the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor honey bee colonies, has announced the close

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Teagasc National Dairy Conference to Focus on Sustainability

    Teagasc National Dairy Conference to Focus on Sustainability

‘Making Dairy Farming More Sustainable’  is the theme of this year’s Teagasc National Dairy Conference which is taking place at

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Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies to Merge

    Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies to Merge

Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies have agreed to merge. The amalgamation of Lakeland and LacPatrick is a coming together of

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€48 Million Investment Programme at Aurivo

    €48 Million Investment Programme at Aurivo

As a key component of its Engage 2022 strategic growth plan, Aurivo, the agri business headquartered in the north-west of

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Landmark Deal Secures €118 Million of Investment For Agri Tech Company Devenish Nutrition

    Landmark Deal Secures €118 Million of Investment For Agri Tech Company Devenish Nutrition

Belfast-based agri technology company Devenish Nutrition has secured €118 million in long-term funding to enable its research, development and growth

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Long Winter and Summer Drought to Impact Farm Incomes in 2018

    Long Winter and Summer Drought to Impact Farm Incomes in 2018

A new report, produced by Teagasc economists, highlights the likely impact on the bottom line for Irish farming resulting from

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