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05-12-2013, 02:38   #1
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Farmers Journal Competition

Just finished reading the farmers journal there. Highly repetitive, seems to be printing the same stuff week in week out. It's fair to say that they sell well as they have a monopoly in the market. Is there room or a need for a competitor??
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05-12-2013, 09:48   #2
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I gave up buying that rag years ago
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I gave up buying that rag years ago
Do you read anything else? How do you keep up to date on current affairs?
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Colm McCarthys article is usually v good, thats usually non ag related though
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I get the IFJ every week. As JOHN DEERE says, it's good to keep up to date. A lot of the time I wonder why I get it, and if there was another alternative I'd definitely be reading it.

I think there's a lot of things that the IFJ are not capitalising on. Anyone any idea what the market is worth? what's their annual readership? Could get a few lads on board and try steal a fraction of it
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Its still miles better than the farming indo or the farmers weekly
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Its still miles better than the farming indo or the farmers weekly
I wouldn't agree. You see stuff in the farmers weekly and Indo that you would never see in the IFJ.
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I wouldn't agree. You see stuff in the farmers weekly and Indo that you would never see in the IFJ.
Totally agree. The ironic thing is how so many criticise IFA here yet swallow the IFJ as gospel. Paper never refused ink.
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I get it every week as more a force of habit and that also I'd be afraid I'd miss something
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I get it every week as more a force of habit and that also I'd be afraid I'd miss something
same here. I just give a quick run through and that's it. Might read a special feature and do the crossword. Take the classifieds out and you have a thin newspaper
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Do you read anything else? How do you keep up to date on current affairs?
The internet
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I get it every week as more a force of habit and that also I'd be afraid I'd miss something
The photos on the digital edition leave a LOT to be desired, very poor.
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I think these online forums are class, really informative and with more interesting points of views than highfalutin experts who are sometimes out of touch with day to day farming practices
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Whats the prize in the competition???
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Whats the prize in the competition???
A tractor with slight loader damage I heard
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