Updated: 18/01/18 : 07:02:09
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Minister to introduce fodder transport subsidy

The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has announced that he will introduce a subsidy for the transport of fodder to farmers in need.Speaking yesterday at the IFA AGM in Bluebell, in response to a direct question from the IFA Connacht Regional Chairman Padraic Joyce at the IFA Annual General Meeting in Dublin today, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said he will introduce a subsidy for the transport of fodder to farmers in [...]  Read More...

Updated: 11/01/18 : 04:58:48
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North West farmers paying €50 per round bale for fodder

Farmers in the north-west are paying up to €50 per round bale of straw to have fodder privately delivered to their farms.IFA Sligo chair JP Crowley told the Farming Independent that the cost of delivering bales from counties in Munster and Leinster to farms in the north-west is hiking up prices considerably."The bales are on sale for €35 per round bale of straw but then the cost of delivery from farms in Tipperary, Wexford [...]  Read More...

Updated: 15/01/18 : 07:42:13
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Going for gold with Charolais cattle in Co. Sligo

Catherina Cunnane - That's Farming -  speaks to Darragh McManus, Farm Manager of the prestigious Bostonia Charolais herd, based in Co. Sligo. Scrumore, Enniscrone Co. Sligo is home to one of Ireland’s most prestigious herds of pedigree Charolais cattle.Sitting on 250-acres, over thirty Charolais breeding females and [...]  Read More...

Updated: 15/01/18 : 14:46:37
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Co-Ops focus must be on holding prices, not conditioning farmers

IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has commented that farmers, at this point, need their co-ops’ spokespeople and leaders focused on holding prices and paying justified top-ups on 2017 supplies.  He added that, rather than seeking to publicly condition farmers for 2018 milk price cuts, he would like co-ops’ spokespeople to display their enthusiasm in explaining how they would support farmers when it becomes necessary. [...]  Read More...

Updated: 15/01/18 : 14:50:27
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IFA comment on badger vaccination

IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell has said formalising the vaccination of badgers as a part of the TB eradication programme in the seven areas where vaccination trials were taking place over the past number of years is the logical next step.The IFA Chairman said the Wildlife Control Programme has been the key driver in reducing the levels of TB in cattle and any fundamental changes to this must, at a minimum, be equally as [...]  Read More...