Tipperary Farm Wins National Quality Milk Awards 2017 Top Prize

The country’s top prize for best quality milk has been awarded to John and Maria Walsh, from Co Tipperary who supply their milk to Dairygold Co-op. The NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards has been running since 1996 and celebrates excellence in Irish dairy farming. The winners were announced in Dublin today (4th October 2017) […]

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 […]

Open Day In Gurteen College Will Highlight Potential For Energy In Agriculture

A major open day, Energy in Agriculture 2017 will take place at Gurteen College, Ballingarry, Roscrea on Tuesday, 22nd August. This FREE event will feature talks on all aspects of energy use and generation on fa00rm, practical demonstrations and sixty industry exhibitors.   Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD will open the event. He […]

AgTech Symposium 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 […]

New Initiatives for Rural Development and Farm Diversification which will be piloted in Tipperary Welcomed – Cllr. Martin Lonergan

Local Independent County Councillor for Clonmel/Cahir Borough District, Councillor Martin Lonergan has broadly welcomed two new initiatives to promote rural development and farm diversification which were launched by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD. Commenting on the initiatives Cllr. Lonergan said, “The two initiatives recently launched […]

Study Shows Consumers Understand Need To Better Remunerate Liquid Milk Producers – Finn

IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn has said the recent study by Mintel showing that more than three in five consumers on the island of Ireland believe farmers are not being fairly paid for their milk should encourage retailers and dairies to do what it takes to deliver the 40c/l annualised milk price liquid […]

Food Works Ireland Open To Tipperary’s Food And Drink Entrepreneurs

The search for Tipperary’s budding food and drink entrepreneurs is gathering pace, as the countdown begins to the Food Works Ireland 2016 closing date for applications. Food and drinks entrepreneurs and those with a concept for a start up business in the sector are being urged to put themselves forward for this year’s Food Works […]

Dairy Forum: Minister Must Explore All Options Under EU Measures To Suport Farmers’ Cash Flow

At a time when bad weather, late turnout and increased feed bills, compounded by low milk prices are stressing farm cash flow and farmer confidence, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary welcomed today’s meeting of the Dairy Forum Sub Group, convened to find practical ways of supporting farmers.   All stakeholders, including the Department officials, […]

National Potato Conference highlights the health benefits of potatoes

Market Research by Kantar Worldpanel unveiled at the National Potato Conference in Dublin today is seeing positive value and volume growth for the first time in seven years, as shoppers are returning to buy more often – making 34 trips in the year. However, the volumes they buy on each trip still haven’t recovered to […]

IFA Spells Out 16 Issues For The Survival Of Farming In Hill Areas To Election Candidates

IFA Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has said the prospective TDs must give a strong commitment that hill farming issues will be to the fore in the next Government.   Pat Dunne pointed out, that incomes of hill farmers are the lowest, according to the 2014 Teagasc National Farm Survey. The average farm income in […]

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