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 […]

IFA President Says Glnbia Commitment To Farmer Support Welcome

IFA President Joe Healy today (Wednesday) welcomed the commitment made by Glanbia to supporting farmer members in its proposal to bring Consumer Products and Agribusiness into a 60-40 joint venture encompassing GII.   On the creation of a €40m Member Support Fund, Mr Healy said, while such a fund would hopefully not be required for […]

North Tipperary Macra na Feirme

North Tipperary Macra Best of luck to all those taking part in the  Tipperary round of the National talent competition on Sunday next in Clonmore. Ballinahinch/Killoscully Macra na Feirme: On Sunday last Ballinahinch/Killoscully Macra had a meet and greet with the local community after mass in Killoscully. They were delighted to inform the public about […]

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