Anomaly in Beef Welfare Scheme Must be Resolved Before Opening Date – IFA

Following confirmation of the measures included in the Beef Welfare Scheme, IFA Livestock chair, Declan Hanrahan said that serious issues must be addressed before the scheme can open. Suckler farmers needed to know whether the scheme applied to calves born between July 2023 and June 2024 and the measures required. Autumn 2023 calves have already […]

Clonmel buzzing for annual ‘Clonmel Show’

This year’s Clonmel Show will be held on July 7th in the Showgrounds Clonmel (E91 EP20).With something for everyone, the show will feature various competitions including ones for poultry, cattle, horses and ponies, sheep, goats and pets. Crafts and Horticulture will also be centre stage with displays in baking, photography and art as well as […]

Minister Must Treat Fodder Crises As National Emergency – IFA

With a further Met Eireann yellow alert situation today, we are in now an emergency situation on fodder and Minister Creed has to implement further measures to support farmers immediately, IFA President Joe Healy has said.   He said the fodder import scheme announced by Minister Creed yesterday evening must be open to all co-ops, […]

Stay Safe With Livestock

The Farm Safety Week team is challenging farmers to think about improving livestock handling systems to make them safer and more efficient.   Many farmers never stop to consider why animals behave as they do and, more importantly, what this behaviour could mean to their personal safety. Animal-handling practices are often learned from watching others […]

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 […]