Protocol On Empty Tags Will Offset Difficulties For Farmers – IFA

IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell has welcomed the development of a protocol between the Department of Agriculture, BVD testing laboratories and tag supply companies, which will offset some of the difficulties associated with empty BVD samples for farmers.   Pat Farrell said IFA has sought the provision of this service for several months in […]

Funding Needed To help Farmers During Fodder Crisis – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to allocate a dedicated budget for farmers in urgent need of help to get them through the fodder crisis.   Joe Healy said the Department of Agriculture has an Early Warning System (EWS) that operates locally to provide assistance and support to […]

IFA Survey Identifies Bacteria as The Number One Problem For Diesel Quality

A nationwide diesel quality survey commissioned by the IFA has identified bacteria as the main problem in agricultural diesel. This is leading to clogged and slimy filters, excess smoke and loss of engine power. IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Pat Farrell has described as alarming the fact that almost 25% of the samples tested […]