Mixer Wagon Rental Scheme Luanched To Support Irish Farmers Affected By Drought

Summer 2018 has proved very challenging for Irish farmers. Unpredicted drought conditions have resulted in extreme difficulties for farmers feeding their livestock, and many have been forced to incorporate a range of different forages and concentrates into their animal’s diets. In response to this, KEENAN is giving farmers who do not own or have access […]

Offaly Link To New Livestock Feed Development

A Co. Offaly farm – situated at Millmount, Monasteroris, Edenderry – is at the forefront of what is proving to be one of the most innovate advances in the development of livestock feed ever undertaken in Ireland or elsewhere. There, on the 80-acres farm, a herd of highly valued Wagyu cattle is the first in […]

Fota Wildlife Park Receives Sandford Award For Heritage Education

Fota Wildlife Park is delighted to announce that it has again been chosen as a recipient of the Sandford Award for Heritage Education, which is recognised in Ireland and the UK. Fota Wildlife Park is one of only three institutions in Ireland who has been awarded the Sandford Award – which is a ‘kite mark’ […]

Sharp Increase In Number Of Children Living In Emergency Accommodation – Barnardos

Barnardos is drawing attention to the fact that child and family homelessness is a national crisis as the numbers of children living in emergency accommodation have risen sharply in the Mid-West (Clare and Limerick) and the South-East (Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford).   June Tinsley, Head of Advocacy, Barnardos said: “While the total number of […]

Ireland’s National Waste Prevention Programme

“The National Waste Prevention Programme delivers initiatives and supports to promote Ireland’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy and provide leadership on national priorities such as food waste prevention.  In 2017, €1.8 million was invested in resource efficiency and the sustainable use of resources in Ireland.”  Dr Eimear Cotter, Director of the EPA’s Office of Environmental […]

Ress Scheme Announcement Welcome But Fails To Cater For Farm Scale Community Based Projects – IFA

IFA Renewable Energy Project Team Leader Tom Short, while welcoming the announcement by Minister Naughten of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme said that the scheme does little to cater for the development of farm scale community-based projects.   Mr Short said, “The move away from feed in tariffs to an auction type scheme will essentially […]

Stronger Lamb Trade With Higher Prices – IFA

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said the lamb trade is stronger with supplies tighter and factories actively looking for lambs. He said price quotes are up 10c/kg and factories are paying €5.10 to €5.15/kg for lambs. He said the ewe trade is also stronger with up to €3.00/kg paid.   Sean Dennehy said a […]

IFA Says No Area Must Lose Out In ANC Review

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has said sufficient flexibilities are available to ensure areas currently designated as ANC can be fully protected in the upcoming review. Minister Creed must give assurances to farmers that they will not lose out in the upcoming ANC review when maps are published later this year.   Joe Brady […]

Time For Action On Factories And Cattle Prices – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy said cattle farmers would have expected a lot more action from Minister Creed and the Government in calling the factories to task on the cattle price issue.   He repeated his call on Minister Creed to call in the factories and tell them bluntly to stop cutting the cattle price. “It’s […]

Government Must Halt Decline Of Ireland’s Tillage Sector – IFA

IFA Grain Committee Chairman Mark Browne has told Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that the Government must halt the continued decline of the Irish tillage sector. Since 2008, the area planted to the main cereal crops has reduced by 67,500ha, which represents a drop of over 20%. This stark reality confirms that tillage must be […]

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