AgTech Symposium in Horse & Jockey – Programme and Speakers Announced

A ground-breaking AgTech Symposium will take place on Wednesday, 5th of July at The Horse and Jockey Hotel in Tipperary brought to you by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) of the South East Region and funded under the Action Plan for Jobs. The event has been organised in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland, Teagasc, Department of […]

Strong Beef Prices Driven By Strong Market Demand – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said beef prices are holding firm, driven by extremely strong market demand and rising prices in our main export market in the UK.   He said UK prices have risen each week for the last 10 weeks in a row by over 16c/kg. He said these price increases, which […]

IFA Welcomes ECJ Ruling On Dairy Substitutes

IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn today (Fri) welcomed this week’s judgment by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which stated that “purely plant-based products cannot, in principle, be marketed with designations such as ‘milk’, ‘cream’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ or ‘yoghurt’, which are reserved by EU law for animal products”.   Mr Finn said fresh […]

Irish Fresh Fruit Industry Valued At €45 Million

IFA MARKS ‘CELEBRATE STRAWBERRY WEEK’, JUNE 5TH – 11TH   Marking Celebrate Strawberry Week, which runs next week (5-11June), IFA President Joe Healy has called on retailers to recognise the investment made by Irish strawberry and soft fruit growers, by ensuring that fresh fruit is seen on retail shelves as a premium quality product.   […]

Cap? Brexit? The Future of Europe? Town Hall Citizens’ Dialogue with Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development

A town hall style “Citizens’ Dialogue” with an opportunity to hear from, and talk to, Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development together with Professor Thia Hennessy, Department of Food Business and Development, UCC Welcome by the Mayor of Kilkenny, Councillor Pat O’Neill SPRINGHILL COURT HOTEL (Waterford Road, Kilkenny) Thursday, 1 June 2017 […]

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  […]

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