Updated: 01/08/15 : 04:55:34
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New Teagasc staff for North West welcomed

Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Michael Comiskey has warmly welcomed news that Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney TD and Teagasc have announced six additional Teagasc staff members for the North West. “I am delighted to welcome these new staff members who will support young farmers who have applied for their green cert courses and will help ensure that all courses are delivered in line the timeframes [...]  Read More...

Updated: 31/07/15 : 06:36:57
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Cattle prices very tight at factories - IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns has said cattle supplies at the factories are very tight with procurement managers and agents ringing farmers looking for stock and cutting deals above the quoted price to get cattle. He said agents are saying that they are unable to buy the cattle at the lower quoted prices of €4.25 for steers and €4.35 for heifers and are having to part with €4.30 and €4.40/kg. Henry Burns said some agents [...]  Read More...

Updated: 01/08/15 : 05:43:26
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IFA held bilateral talks with German Farmers Association

IFA President Eddie Downey held what he described as a very constructive bilateral meeting with the German Farmers’ Association in Berlin last week.The IFA President, General Secretary Pat Smith, and Director of European Affairs Liam Mac Hale met with DBV President Joachim Rukwied, and Bernhard Krüsken General Secretary DBV. The organisations discussed the worsening situation on dairy farms and were clear that the [...]  Read More...

Updated: 28/07/15 : 16:22:17
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Sligo testing for TB in wild deer clear

Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, responded to a number parliamentary questions on recent claims regarding deer and TB. The questions were put to the Minister by Sean Fleming TD on behalf of the Wild Deer Association of Ireland, the national Association for those who manage deer.The questions relate to recent claims regarding claims that wild deer spread TB to cattle following a survey of the Calary area in [...]  Read More...

Updated: 01/08/15 : 05:46:04
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IFA warns farmers approached by solar development companies

IFA Deputy President Tim O’Leary has issued a strong caution to farmers who are approached by solar development companies and requested to sign option agreements. He has advised them to read all details in the contract, get independent legal advice and become fully aware of any restrictions that may be imposed on their existing farming practices, before signing any contract. Mr O’Leary warned that an adequate policy framework for solar [...]  Read More...