Farmers urged to be particularly vigilant during spring calving – IFA

With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA Health and Safety Executive William Shortall has urged farmers to be particularly vigilant to ensure their own safety.   An average, 9% of farm fatalities are caused by cow and heifer attacks each year, with farmers more vulnerable to accidents at this time of year […]

Farmers Will Respond To Positive Climate Action Incentives – IFA

Addressing the climate session on the 2nd day of the IFA AGM, IFA President Joe Healy said if Government is serious about addressing climate change and empowering farmers to participate, it should not force a farmer out of an enterprise. It should be about creating economically and environmentally sustainable options for farmers to increase their incomes […]

Farmers Facing Armageddon From Brexit – Minister Has To Get Commission Support Immediately

IFA President Joe Healy said that Irish farmers are already bearing the brunt of the impending Brexit through disastrous beef prices. “Minister Creed needs to put on the green jersey and tog out, right now, for Irish farmers who are facing a potential Armageddon from Brexit,” he said. Along with price supports, Joe Healy said the […]

South-Tipperary farmers shortlisted for Bord Bia’s Origin Green Farmer Awards

Farmers recognised for sustainable practices in beef, dairy and horticulture @BordBia | @OriginGreen | #OriginGreenAwards John Thompson, and Noel Farrell, from Golden, and Clune Mushrooms, from Clonoulty, have been shortlisted for Bord Bia’s Origin Green Farmer Awards. The biennial awards recognise and reward the exceptional performance being achieved by members of its Sustainable Quality Assurance […]

European Parliament Vote On CAP Cannot Be Ignored – Healy

IFA President Joe Healy said the vote in the European Parliament this week on the EU Budget shows there is strong momentum to reverse the cuts proposed by the Commission.   Joe Healy said IFA would be continuing its campaign to deliver a CAP Budget that supports farmers.   “Our members have been busy lobbying […]

Mixer Wagon Rental Scheme Luanched To Support Irish Farmers Affected By Drought

Summer 2018 has proved very challenging for Irish farmers. Unpredicted drought conditions have resulted in extreme difficulties for farmers feeding their livestock, and many have been forced to incorporate a range of different forages and concentrates into their animal’s diets. In response to this, KEENAN is giving farmers who do not own or have access […]

Imposing Vacant Site Levy on Farmers Unjust and will be Resisted – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy has said attempts by local authorities to deem farmland ‘vacant’ for the purposes of the vacant site levy are completely unacceptable and not in line with the intention of the legislation to bring in such a levy. Joe Healy said it is abundantly clear that land being used for agricultural purposes […]

Agri Aware Appeals For Support For Irish Farmers This Christmas

89% of the public believe that Irish farmers provide quality, safe, traceable food at an affordable price for Irish consumers       90% of the public think legislation should be introduced to ensure that farmers receive a fair price from supermarkets for their food   95% of consumers believe Irish farmers play a key role in […]

Changes To Hen Harrier Payment Scheme Has Betrayed Good Faith Of Farmers – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to immediately re-engage with farmers following dramatic changes to the payment model originally proposed by his Department with respect to the preservation of Hen Harrier Special Protection Areas (SPAs). Deputy McGrath was speaking after the group, Irish Farmers with Designated Land (IFDL) […]

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 […]

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