Updated: 13/07/17 : 04:44:25
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'Animal is eligible for sale and slaughter or it’s not' ICOS

The Animal Identification and Movement System (AIM) should not be open to third parties to view and access all prior animal movement data. This information should be restricted to the Department of Agriculture only which was the originally intended purpose of the system as a method of monitoring cattle movements in the event of a disease outbreak, ICOS National Marts Executive Ray Doyle told delegates at the Beef Forum in Dublin this week. [...]  Read More...

Updated: 17/07/17 : 11:51:02
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Brexit – The most serious threat to farming in history of State

The departure of the UK from the EU will provide major challenges for Irish farming and the agri-food sector. Claire Walsh, Brexit Specialist at IFAC Accountants and Sligo branch manager believes the Irish farming and agri-food sector is vulnerable to Brexit for the following reasons.Why Irish farming and the food sector is so exposed? The UK remains the main destination for Irish food exports, with:  37% of [...]  Read More...

Updated: 18/07/17 : 14:08:16
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Greenway funding must be contingent on Code of Practice for landowners - IFA

IFA Environment Committee Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on the Department of Transport to make funding to local authorities for greenways to be contingent on the development of a Code of Practice for engaging with landowners. In a detailed submission to the Department of Transport, he described the level of engagement with landowners by local authorities on greenway developments to-date as haphazard and in some instances nonexistent. [...]  Read More...

Updated: 18/07/17 : 15:40:35
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IFA demands urgent review of inspections and appeals

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy demanded an urgent review of the inspection and appeals procedures within the Department of Agriculture at the meeting of the Farmer’s Charter review Group held in Portlaoise today. He said this was line with the commitments given at the recent Oireachtas Agriculture Committee hearing on the issues and he requested that the review would commence without delay. Richard Kennedy told the Charter Review [...]  Read More...

Updated: 19/07/17 : 07:50:21
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Co-Ops must ensure dairy farmers benefit from dairy upturn

As the GDT auction registers another small 0.2% rise today (Tuesday), IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary called on co-ops to work harder on passing back as much of the dairy upturn as possible to farmers, who after two years of challenging cash flow still have some way to go to rebalance their farm [...]  Read More...