Updated: 20/06/17 : 06:18:41
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Tax Change for Farmers for CPOs

Revenue have announced a change as to how CPOs can potentially be treated.  The clarification widens the criteria to include the holding of land which is particulary good news for farmers who have land subject to Compulsory Purchase Order’s (CPOs). The change now allows a Capital Gains Tax Rate of 10% (Entrepreneurial Relief) to apply for CPOs once specific conditions are met.Commenting on the clarification Declan [...]  Read More...

Updated: 20/06/17 : 06:24:12
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Seven reasons to resist factory pressure on cattle prices

IFA President Joe Healy said there is no market basis for pressure on cattle prices at this time. He said the move by the factories to pull quotes and talk down the trade is an attempt to force out very tight supplies of prime cattle. The IFA President said prices in our main market in the UK continue to rise and the factories are finding it very difficult to get adequate numbers of prime cattle to fill very strong market demand. [...]  Read More...

Updated: 21/06/17 : 08:02:10
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Rare breeds deserve EU support – Harkin

Just as the government had recognised the need to protect the country’s built and archaeological heritage it was surely as justified to retain and protect live evidence of a 5,000 year old species that grazed around the ancient monuments when they were built.This suggestion was made by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she spoke at the Inaugural two day conference of the Irish Rare Breeds Society which was organised by the Mulranny [...]  Read More...

Updated: 23/06/17 : 06:38:36
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Resist downward pressure on lamb prices - IFA

IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said sheep farmers are strongly resisting the negative downward pressure from meat plants on lamb prices. He said factories are struggling to get adequate numbers of lambs to meet strong market demand and are having to pay significantly more than the lower quoted prices. He said in a lot of cases factories are paying 20c - 30c/kg above quotes. The IFA sheep farmer leader said [...]  Read More...

Updated: 23/06/17 : 06:46:23
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Milk producers urged to complete NMA survey

IFA National Liquid Milk Committee Chairman John Finn has urged all liquid milk producers to be sure to fill in and send back promptly the survey they have received in the post in recent days from the National Milk Agency. “This survey is very important: it was sought by IFA as part of our Milk Wise 2025 strategy to sustain specialist fresh milk producers, and is being carried out by the National Milk Agency to help establish a clear [...]  Read More...