Minister ‘out of touch’ on beef crisis

GALWAY’S IFA Livestock Committee Chairman, Michael Flynn, has said this week that the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, seems to be ‘completely out of touch’ in relation to the seriousness of the current beef...
IFA President, Joe Healy

Migrants to fill gaps in agri. Sector

AN easing of the rules to allow more migrant workers take up employment in the Irish agricultural sector, has been welcomed by IFA National President, Joe Healy. He said that with Ireland again approaching a...
A huge turnout of farmers for Monday night's Suckler and Beef campaign meeting in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe.

Huge turnout for Ballinasloe meeting aimed at preserving suckler herd into the future

DECLINING suckler cow numbers – now falling at the rate of 25,000 per year – will lead to disastrous long-term consequences for the Irish beef industry unless the trend is arrested, farmers heard in...
John Jordan, CEO Ornua

Talent in West is sought to fill skilled agri slots

ONE of the country’s ‘biggest player’ in the food export business is inviting West of Ireland graduates to consider applying for inclusion in their 2019 graduate programme. Ornua – owner of the iconic Kerrygold brand...
Roy O'Brien: Important meeting on sucklers.

Suckler sector in dire need of injection

WEST of Ireland farmers with an interest in the future of beef farming in the region have been urged to attend an IFA regional meeting in Ballinasloe next Monday night (October 1) that will...
Pat Davitt Chief Executive of IPAV

Weather impacts on land market

THE extreme weather conditions of the past year – allied to fears over Brexit – have impacted negatively on land prices across the country, according to the latest report from the Institute of Professional...


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