Joe Healy: Urging farm families to attend Claremorris meeting.

Farmers count the cost of a bad year

FARMERS made a lot less money in 2018 as compared to the previous year - largely brought about by fodder crisis and a consequent increase in feed expenditure – the latest figures from the...
IFA National Hill Chairman, Flor McCarthy

Farmers warned on gorse burning in March

FARMERS have been warned by the Dept. of Agriculture that they could lose their area based payments if they go ahead with any kind of gorse burning between the closed period of March 1...
Anne Mitchell: Wear gloves on the farm.

Wear gloves to avoid bug risk is advice to farmers

FARMERS have been advised to wear gloves as ‘a matter of course’ in their farm duties and to always be diligent in terms of treating any cuts or bruises, following the death last year...
Stephen Canavan: Proposed 30-day test will be opposed.

New 30-day TB test proposal is a ‘non-runner’

ANY move to introduce a new 30-day pre-movement TB test – for herds that are six months out of test – will be strenuously opposed by the IFA over the coming months. The proposed new...
Minister Michael Creed

Early BPS opening is welcomed by farmers

FARMERS have been urged to make use of the earlier opening window this year for the BPS (Basic Payments Scheme) to ensure that there are no last-minute glitches with their applications. Last week, Minister for...
IFA Livestock Committee Chairman, Michael Flynn: Factories need to reflect better trade.

‘Early Spring’ boosts cattle prices

THE mild Winter allied to the early spurt of grass growth and a plentiful supply of silage have been cited as the main reasons for a resurgence in cattle prices at West of Ireland...


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