Irish Farmers To Get EU €250m Cash Flow Boost

The European Commission has agreed to increase the Basic Payment Scheme to Irish farmers from 50% to 70%. The payment, amounting to €250 million and due on October 16th, follows recent adverse weather that has caused cash-flow difficulties for 139,000 farming families. Speaking at National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore this morning, Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for […]

Lamb Supplies Tighter – IFA

IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said lambs are a bit tighter at the factories this week, and with sterling back at 88p/€, the influx and influence of Northern lamb imports will be less.   He said factories are looking for stock and paying from €4.70 to €4.80/kg with top-ups for groups and larger […]

Cattle Supplies Tighter As Beef Demand Remains Very Strong – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is steady this week with the base price for steers at €3.80/kg and heifers making €3.90/kg. He said finished supplies are definitely tightening and demand remains very strong with some reports of top prices of €3.85 and €3.95/kg.   In our main export market, the […]

Tipperary based, Solar Pump Solutions named overall winner of the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards 2017

From a solar powered water pumping system to a water treatment machine that reduces the need for antibiotics in poultry flocks, the most innovative Irish agri-tech products were named today by An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD as she presented the 2017 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards at the […]

Make Savings Through Smart Farming At National Ploughing Championships

All farmers are invited to visit the Smart Farming Team at the IFA Stand during the National Ploughing Championships next week to find out how they could make savings of up to €5,000 thorough the cost savings programme. IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney said the programme offers an important double dividend, with the potential to […]

IFA Meets Agricultural Development Board On Brexit Impact For Sheep

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said the lamb trade has settled this week with supplies back following the Eid festival, and factories are paying €4.85 to €4.95/kg to get lambs.   He said top prices of up to €5.00/kg were paid. On weights, he said more farmers were securing weights to 22kgs and a […]

Tipp Dealers Launch New Amazone Catros Compact Disc Harrow

Tipperary farm machinery dealers Hayes Agri of Cashel, Tim Gleeson Machinery of Nenagh and Byrne Tractor and Machinery Sales of Roscrea – authorised representatives for the Farmhand range of equipment – have announced the arrival into their showrooms of the all-new Amazone Catros 3003 compact disc harrow.   Selling at a price EUR2,500 below the existing Catros 3001 […]

Another Big Lamb Sale This Week – IFA

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said he expects another big kill of lambs at the factories again for the Eid Muslim festival on September 2nd.   John Lynskey said factories are buying strongly over the weekend and in the early part of the week paying €5.00/kg.  

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 […]

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