UK Customs Proposals Very Negative For Irish Agriculture – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for Irish agriculture and the value of our agri-food exports.   The IFA President was commenting on the UK Government’s Position Paper on Future Customs […]

Learn about Energy in Agriculture Opportunities in Gurteen College

IFA Renewables Chairman James Murphy is encouraging all farmers to attend Energy in Agriculture 2017, taking place on August 22nd in Gurteen College, Tipperary.   James Murphy said the free event, which is Department of Agriculture Knowledge Transfer approved, will equip farmers with new information and ideas about the opportunities and issues that exist in the renewable […]

All Co-Ops Must Increase July Milk Price – IFA

IFA Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has called on co-ops to follow the lead set by Lakeland and Glanbia and increase their July milk price by at least 1c/l.   He said there is scope and justification for the increase based on current market returns and the positive market outlook.   Sean O’Leary said IFA has […]

Open Day In Gurteen College Will Highlight Potential For Energy In Agriculture

A major open day, Energy in Agriculture 2017 will take place at Gurteen College, Ballingarry, Roscrea on Tuesday, 22nd August. This FREE event will feature talks on all aspects of energy use and generation on fa00rm, practical demonstrations and sixty industry exhibitors.   Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD will open the event. He […]

Co-Ops Must Set The Lead On Grain Prices – Dunne

IFA National Grain Committee Chairman Liam Dunne said farmer-owned co-ops must step up to the mark and lead the way in setting sustainable grain, oilseed and protein prices for growers this harvest.   Mr Dunne said, “We are now heading into the fifth season of low grain prices, which will result in another year of […]

IFA Launches ‘Secure Summer’ Campaign To Tackle Rural Crime

Launching a new campaign to increase security awareness among farmers, IFA National Treasurer Jer Bergin stressed the importance of being safety conscious and marking and securing property to reduce the chance of a theft occurring.   Jer Bergin said, “Marking your property, photographing it, and making an inventory will, firstly, go a long way towards […]

Farmers Resisting Beef Price Pressure – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers are strongly resisting unnecessary pressure from the factories this week on cattle prices.   He said the base price for steers is generally €4.00/kg with some deals at €4.05/kg and some factories trying to offer less. On heifers, he said the general base price is €4.10/kg but […]

Tipperary Farmers Asked To Remain Vigilant For Water Pollution

Inland Fisheries Ireland has issued an appeal to farmers in Tipperary to remain vigilant during the summer months when harvesting silage and spreading slurry to avoid water pollution and the loss of nutrients to water. There were 31 separate fish kills across the country last year, with eight of those directly attributable to agricultural activities. […]

IFA Calls On Factories To Stabilise Lamb Prices

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said the lamb factories need to stabilise prices and avoid any further undermining of the trade. He said the price cuts of the last 10 days have gone way too far and are inflicting unnecessary income pressure on sheep farms.   John Lynskey said in the last week […]

Stay Safe With Livestock

The Farm Safety Week team is challenging farmers to think about improving livestock handling systems to make them safer and more efficient.   Many farmers never stop to consider why animals behave as they do and, more importantly, what this behaviour could mean to their personal safety. Animal-handling practices are often learned from watching others […]

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