Minister Creed Ignoring Sheep Farmers By Imposing Compulsory Electronic Tagging – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy said the announcement by Agriculture Minister Michael Creed on the imposition of compulsorily electronic sheep tagging on all sheep from October 1st is adding insult to injury after the fodder crisis and the financial challenges sheep farmers have had to endure this winter.   He said it is astonishing that Minister Creed […]

IFA Calls For Payout Of Sheep Welfare Monies And Meal Voucher Scheme For Sheep Flocks

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy has called on Minister Creed to direct the Department of Agriculture to immediately pay to farmers outstanding monies due under the Sheep Welfare scheme.   He said, “While this is a small amount, it could have a major impact at this very difficult time on sheep farms.”   Sean […]

Lamb Trade Remains Strong With Ramadan On 16th May – IFA

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy has reported that the lamb trade remains strong this week, with tight supplies and factories very anxious for stock.   He said hogget prices are ranging from €6.10’kg to €6.20/kg, and small numbers of spring lambs are at €7.00/kg.   Sean Dennehy said some plants and agents are trying […]

Dog Owners Should Be Vigilant Over Easter Weekend – IFA

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy has called on walkers in the countryside to make sure they have their dogs on a lead at all times. He said, Easter is a busy time and there will be a large influx of walkers in the countryside, many with dogs.   “Walkers and dog owners must be […]