First Meeting of Fodder and Food Security Committee

Over 30 organisations were represented at the first meeting of the National Fodder and Food Security Committee which took place last Friday, 11 March 2022, in Teagasc Moorepark. The group was set up to support the national response to the unfolding feed, fertiliser and energy supply issues created by the war in Ukraine. Speaking at […]

Reopening of Organic Farm Scheme must be properly administered – IFA

IFA Organic Project Team Chairman, Nigel Renaghan acknowledges that the re-opening of the Organic Farm Scheme announced today is positive, however, historic failings cannot be repeated. The organic farming budget for 2022 has been increased by a further €5m for new entrants. Given the ambition to grow organic farming set out both at European level and under the […]

Farmers Adapting to Climate Action Will Have to be Properly Supported

IFA Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said the Advantage Beef Programme launched by ABP is an attempt to promote younger age of slaughter for cattle sourced from suckler and dairy herds while also promoting lower levels of antibiotic usage.   He said the programme is clearly seeking to react to the increased societal demands on climate […]

IFA to Meet Lidl Management Next Week

IFA President Tim Cullinan said Lidl has agreed to meet IFA next week to discuss the income crisis at farm level and how retailers can support producers.   The confirmation came as farmers completed 24-hour protests in Cavan and Monaghan.   Tim Cullinan said IFA will have a clear message for the senior management in […]

Teagasc and NUI Galway announce a new partnership – BSc Agricultural Science degree in the West of Ireland

2021 saw the launch of a brand new BSc in Agricultural Science at the National University of Ireland Galway with a strong focus on Sustainable Agriculture; attracting over 500 applicants in the first year. Building on close research and education links between the two institutions and particularly with Teagasc’s Mellows Campus, Teagasc and NUI Galway […]

IFA and Bord Gáis Energy Launch New Solar Energy Pilot

IFA and Bord Gáis Energy launched a comprehensive solar pilot for farmers today.   The project, which has been in development for over a year, reached a key milestone this week with the successful installation and commissioning of two farms. Martin Stapleton, Chairman of IFA Member Services said, “IFA and Bord Gáis Energy have invested […]

Glanbia Vote a Milestone Event for Farmers – Arthur

IFA Dairy Chairman Stephen Arthur said the outcome of today’s Glanbia SGM that will see farmers take full control of Glanbia Ireland is a milestone event.   “The largest milk processor in the country is now in the hands of its farmer shareholders. The emphatic result shows that farmers want to have control of their […]

Ifac urges farmers to reduce pressure on cash flow now to mitigate impact of rising costs next year

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm is encouraging farmers to prioritise budgeting and cash flow management to mitigate the impact of rising costs and tight profit margins.   From a financial perspective, 2021 has been a good year on most Irish farms. Commodity prices are up for milk, beef, lamb and […]

GLAS Extension Will Provide Farmers with Certainty

IFA Rural Development Chairman Michael Biggins said the announcement that farmers participating in GLAS 1, 2 or 3 will be offered an option to extend their contract into 2022 will provide certainty for applicants. The existing contracts are due expire next month and the extension is part of EU CAP Transitional Rules. It has been […]

Farmer Co-operation Central To Achieving Ireland’s Electricity Future – IFA

IFA President Tim Cullinan said it’s paramount that both EirGrid and the ESB fully recognise and respect that the co-operation of farmers is essential to the development of grid infrastructure in Ireland.   Meeting the 500MW micro-generation target by 2030 as outlined in the EirGrid Roadmap ‘Shaping our Electricity Future’ can only be achieved with […]

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