Updated: 01/07/15 : 05:06:33
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€259,353.29 provided to 1368 suckler farmers in Sligo - Comiskey

Fine Gael Senator for Sligo Leitrim Michael Comiskey has said that the beef data programme is proving to be beneficial for farmers in Sligo after it was announced by the Minister for Agriculture that €259,353.29 is set to be provided to 1368 suckler farmers in Sligo under the beef data programme. Over 32,000 suckler cow farmers are due to benefit under the 2014 Beef Data Programme.“I am delighted that suckler farmers in Sligo who are [...]  Read More...

Updated: 03/07/15 : 06:23:42
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Food Wise 2025 is a statement of intent for our agri-food industry - Perry

Fine Gael T.D. for Sligo/Leitrim, John Perry, has said that Food Wise 2025, Ireland’s ten year strategy for the agri-food Sector, announced today by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, is a strong statement of the potential of the agri-food sector to lead Ireland’s economic recovery.“With over 350 recommendations, Food Wise 2025 sets out a comprehensive plan for the development of Ireland’s agri-food sector over the next [...]  Read More...

Updated: 29/06/15 : 17:06:52
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IFA reaction to BSE case

Reacting to the results confirming an isolated case of BSE, IFA President Eddie Downey said our export and home markets had responded to the news of this case in a calm and balanced manner, as he expected. Eddie Downey said consumers can be re-assured about the robustness of the food safety controls in place in Ireland. This and the high quality of Irish food has rightly reassured export markets from all over the world.  The [...]  Read More...

Updated: 29/06/15 : 17:02:33
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Vital all programmes under TAMS ll up and running - IFA

IFA President Eddie Downey has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney of the opening of the Dairy Equipment Scheme as part of TAMS II. He said it will be important element of the investment needed on dairy farms in the years ahead. Eddie Downey said that all other TAMS schemes must open without further delay. This includes TAMS for all other farmers. At a recent meeting with Department officials, [...]  Read More...

Updated: 01/07/15 : 11:44:07
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Reward fund of €10,000 available for livestock theft information

A renewed nationwide appeal from Crimestoppers, the Irish Farmers Association and an Garda Síochána is being made to combat the problem of livestock theft. In recent weeks a number of cattle and sheep have been stolen from Irish farms. Launched in February 2015, the campaign is calling on members of the public and in particular those in the farming community with information on the theft of cattle and sheep to come forward with [...]  Read More...