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 […]

Clean Sheep Policy Must Be Fair And Practical – IFA

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said the Clean Livestock Policy from the Department of Agriculture on sheep needs to be finalised and adopted in a fair and practical manner at the meat plants. He said the current approach of some meat plants applying an across the board clipping charge on sheep is wrong […]

New €10 Per Ewe Scheme Must Be Simple And Effective For Sheep Farmers – IFA

IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said it is essential that the new sheep scheme is simple and effective in supporting the sheep sector. He said the payment, which should amount to approximately €10 per ewe, must be available to all sheep farmers with breeding ewes and involve minimal expense, costs or bureaucracy on […]

Dogs Must Be Microchipped By End Of March

IFA Sheep Chairman, John Lynskey has reminded all dog owners, including farmers, that they need to microchip and register their dogs by 31st March 2016. Under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013, introduced by Minister Simon Coveney, all dogs must be microchipped and registered on an authorised database by March 31st 2016. John Lynskey […]