Devilsbit Macra na Feirme News

James (Jimmy) Maher of The Orchard, RIP Devilsbit Macra na Feirme would like to acknowledge the recent death of a prominent member of Macra na Feirme, Jimmy Maher of The Orchard, Shankakill and wish to extend our condolences to his wife Margaret, his son Tim, his daughter Catherine and members of the extended Maher family. […]

Get Walking, Get Talking – IFA Announces Series Of Forest Walks For Green Ribbon Campaign

At the launch of a series of forest walks for the Green Ribbon Campaign today (Wed) Helen McEntee, Minister for Older People and Mental Health said, “The Let’s Talk and Walk events, which form part of the Green Ribbon Campaign, are a great initiative to help get people talking openly about mental health problems. I […]

Young farmer exchange programme China/EU

Irish young famers will soon have the chance to visit China on study trips, while young Chinese farmers and agriculture professionals can visit Ireland and other EU countries. The project will be jointly funded by the EU and the Chinese authorities. The project was jointly announced today by Commissioner Phil Hogan and Han Changfu, Minister […]

Important information for Farmers considering Solar.

530 Utility Scale Solar Photovoltaic’s (USSPV) or Commercial Solar Farms have sought connections onto the Irish Grid up to Jan 2017; the total MegaWatt (MW) size is 5,215 MW, covering approx 26,000 Acres. What should the Irish Farmer be looking out for when contemplating Solar? CAP subsidy or Basic Payment system (BPS). Any Agricultural land […]

Tipperary Macra Na Feirme Notes

North Tipp Macra  We would like to congratulate Nenagh Macras Kevin Troy on representing the region so well in the Mr Personality Festival in Kilkenny last weekend. Thanks to all Kevins supporters to making the trip down. Well done also to Devilsbit Macra on competing in the volleyball finals in Kilkenny also. Devils bit Macra  […]

IFA Launches Framework For Negotiations With Vulture Funds

IFA President Joe Healy today (Wed) announced the key principles the Association will apply in dealing with vulture funds in support of farmers with credit difficulties, as well as a strengthened farmer support network to deal with individual credit cases. The farm leader said that he wanted to send a strong and clear message that anybody […]

IFA Reiterates Call For A Full Ban On Brazilian Meat

IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough.   Joe Healy said it is not credible for the EU’s policy on equivalence of standards if […]

Clean Sheep Policy Must Be Fair And Practical – IFA

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said the Clean Livestock Policy from the Department of Agriculture on sheep needs to be finalised and adopted in a fair and practical manner at the meat plants. He said the current approach of some meat plants applying an across the board clipping charge on sheep is wrong […]

IFA Urges Positive Outcome Of Hedge-Cutting Bill

Ahead of a Seanad debate on the Heritage Bill 2016 today, IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has said the measures proposed in the Bill, to provide for an extension of hedge cutting and gorse burning dates on a pilot basis, are balanced and will facilitate better land management.   Thomas Cooney encouraged all Senators to […]

Join Macra na Feirme in 2017!

By Nora Ryan (North Tipperary PRO) Are you aged 17-35? Want to join a new and exciting organisation in 2017? Interested in sport, travel, public speaking, agriculture, community involvement or want to meet new people and be part of a hectic social life? Then Macra na Feirme is the group to join this year. North […]

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