Michael Flynn: Meat plants can't be trusted.

Anger grows as meat plants are ‘caught’ on trim

FARMER anger with the meat plants has reached boiling point this week following the revelations that the factories have been breaching regulations on carcase trim. According to IFA President, Joe Healy, 21 such cases of...
Tom O’Farrell, Partner ifac Athenry

Farmers advised: be aware of PAYE changes

FARMERS who employ people on their farms will find that their tax system will become a tad more complicated from January 1 next when PAYE modernisation clicks in. Tom O’Farrell, Partner at Ifac’s (Irish Farm...
Michael Creed

Sheep money set to arrive on time

SHEEP farmers across the country last week began receiving their advance payment under the Sheep Welfare Scheme with the rate of the advance payment again set at 85%, the Dept. of Agriculture has confirmed. The...

December farm management tips

By Sinéad Devaney, Teagasc Adviser, Galway/Clare Regional Unit The onset of storm Diana has ensured that all cattle are housed by now. Ground conditions up to recently allowed fields and paddocks to be adequately grazed...
The Minister for Agriculture, Micheal Creed with Dr Fergal Monaghan, Project Manager of the Hen Harrier Programme; Dr Barry O'Donoghue, Dept. of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; with Cork farmer, Jack Lynch, as the scheme begins its payout to participating farmers.

Payment run starts for farmers impacted upon by Hen Harrier designation

CLOSE on 200 farmers in the South Galway and East Clare area – the Slieve Aughty hinterland – are set to receive their first payments in the environmental and conservation  scheme aimed at protecting...
National IFA Dairy Chairman, Tom Phelan

Arrabawn holds at 32c/l for October

THE 2018 milking season looks set to be drawing to a close on a reasonably optimistic note with prices holding in most of the major processors as the drying-off period arrives for many dairy...


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