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Burt to boast biggest organic farm  15.09.08

INISHOWEN is to boast the biggest organic farm in Ireland with plans by Donegal Creameries to convert Grianan Estate in Burt. The news was revealed following the publication of the latest financial report by the company.
The board is said to be upbeat on the potential of its property and investment arm adding that plans to convert Grianan Estate into the State's biggest organic farm is on target one year into a two-year plan. Donegal Creameries meanwhile warned of tougher trading times ahead as it reported a drop in profits in its dairy commodities for the first half of this year. The food group reported pre-tax profits in its dairy sector of just under 3.5m
for the first six months of 2008, down from 4.8m a year earlier.
Total revenue grew by 16.5% to 69.6m and the company said its agri-business operation performed well, with turnover up 23% to 39.7m.
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