NI / ROI border - again...

nivilla1982

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Livestock Farmer
A letter in today's Irish Times: The ‘all-island economy’:

Sir, – It has been heartening to hear both our Taoiseach and Tánaiste repeatedly stress the importance of the “all-island economy” and seamless trade across the border in recent weeks and months.

On this basis I trust that next time I purchase a car in Northern Ireland with the intention of driving it in the Republic, the Government will not insist I pay thousands of euro in vehicle registration tax (VRT) for the privilege?

Or will those restrictions and checks on cross-border trade that suit our Government continue as before? – Yours, etc,

TOM FARRELL,

Dublin 7.
 

The Agrarian

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Co Antrim
When you sell off 10% of your lowest performing counties this year, you have a new bottom 10% next year. And the year after. In dairy herd you bring in a fresh 10% every year. Where is the UK going to replace it's bottom 10% from?
 

Bankville

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When you sell off 10% of your lowest performing counties this year, you have a new bottom 10% next year. And the year after. In dairy herd you bring in a fresh 10% every year. Where is the UK going to replace it's bottom 10% from?
The answer to that is simple believe and your Brexit unicorns will appear

If that doesn't work theres always Scotland and the north east future isnt looking prosperous either
 

The Agrarian

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Co Antrim
Can anyone illuminate us on the workings of an EU customs union just with NI? Can Irish milk be imported into Northern Ireland, processed, and sold on UK shelves free of tariff? Can partially processed material be imported, further processed and packed, and sold on UK shelves? Or will this product be differentiated at the ports from Northern Ireland origin goods? Most NI business, which incidentally sells to GB, should be terrified about this.
 

Bankville

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Can anyone illuminate us on the workings of an EU customs union just with NI? Can Irish milk be imported into Northern Ireland, processed, and sold on UK shelves free of tariff? Can partially processed material be imported, further processed and packed, and sold on UK shelves? Or will this product be differentiated at the ports from Northern Ireland origin goods? Most NI business, which incidentally sells to GB, should be terrified about this.
Itll all depend on the small print.... the biggest problem would be if GB does trade deals with countries allowing bargain basement food in with no tariffs. Ni produce would he uncompetitive
 

BadWinner

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Ireland
That's certainly an eye opener for some on here by the looks of it.
It will probably never happen if it were down to the general population of Ireland north and south (even though there is a very slow lean towards it) but I hear more and more people on this side of the Irish sea say, that it would be a lot easier if Ireland was all one country.

Personally I couldn't care less, as I only go there to visit and don't plan on ever going back there to live.
 

nivilla1982

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Livestock Farmer

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Written by John Swire

With temperatures forecast to rise above 25°C, cattle producers should be prepared to mitigate the negative effects of heat stress on their beef and dairy animals.

“Cattle are fairly comfortable when the ambient temperature is between 15°C and 25°C over the summer months but if the thermometer rises significantly, production performance will start to suffer,” warns Jacob Lakin from Azelis Animal Nutrition.

“This is because both a milk production and growing beef animal will start to divert energy away from production performance towards keeping cool. You’ll notice if a cow is struggling during a summer heatwave because she will start to salivate heavily and pant...
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