Farmers Urged To Make Their Farms Safer Places To Work And Live

The start of the fifth annual Farm Safety Week UK & Ireland is an initiative led by the IFA in Ireland, aiming to reduce the number of accidents on farms that continue to give farming the poorest safety record of any occupation in the country.   Farm Safety Week is supported by a number of […]

IFA Advises Farmers To Stop Planting Until Autumn

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins has advised farmers who have financial approval to afforest to wait until the autumn to plant. He said that normally all planting had stopped at this stage but the planting season had been extended this summer due to the introduction of the Forestry Regulation, which now requires farmers to […]

More Recognition Given To Farm Losses On Flooded Land – IFA

IFA Flood Project Chairman Padraic Joyce has welcomed the new criteria issued by the Office of Public Works (OPW) for determining whether and to what extent projects will get supported under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme.   Padraic Joyce said IFA raised this issue some time ago and had presented detailed […]

Co. Tipperary Dairy breeders prepare to compete for €10,000 Prize Fund as Diageo and Glanbia Ireland launch 2017 Baileys Cow

Entry is now open for local dairy breeders to represent Co. Tipperary and compete in the most prestigious, annual dairy livestock contest in Ireland. Fondly known as the ‘All Ireland for dairy cows’, the Diageo Baileys Champion Dairy Cow competition is sponsored by Diageo and its cream supplier Glanbia Ireland and takes place on 23rd August at the Virginia Show […]

AgTech Symposium in the South East highlights major strengths and opportunities where Agriculture and Technology collide!

The Local Enterprise Offices of the South East Region, including Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford and Waterford, coordinated a forward thinking AgTech Symposium held in Thurles on Thursday. The inaugural Agricultural Technology initiative has been funded under the Action Plan for Jobs LEO Competitive Funds. Other key stakeholders involved in the event include Enterprise Ireland, Teagasc, The […]

IFA Urges Speedier TAMS Payments

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has urged Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to speed up TAMS payments to farmers who have completed their work and sent in all required documentation to the Department of Agriculture.   In excess of 650 farmers are urgently awaiting grant aid for investments they have made on their farms. […]

IFA Grain Committee Occupy Agriculture House Over Tillage Fund

Members of the IFA Grain Committee are occupying the Department of Agriculture in Kildare St this evening, seeking the full details of the tillage scheme and an urgent meeting with Minister Michael Creed. IFA wants to discuss elements of the scheme, which have been reported in the media, and which would not be acceptable to […]

Tillage Fund Welcome, But Farmers Need To See Full Details – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of a financial support scheme for farmers who lost crops in the 2016 harvest due to dire weather conditions. However, Joe Healy said the Department has to provide the full details of the scheme, “We would be concerned that the […]

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 […]

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