Updated: 03/11/17 : 15:30:23
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IFA timber survey shows price increase

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins said the latest timber price survey shows that farmers are getting a higher price across all product types in the last quarter.The largest increase was for sawlog, which saw farmers being paid up to 80 per tonne at roadside for quality sawlog. This represents an increase of over 10% in price since the last quarter.Pat Collins said that prices for other products, including pulpwood, [...]  Read More...

Updated: 08/11/17 : 05:31:26
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Macra & Aurivo / Nutrias Young Farmer Silage Competition Announced

Macra na Feirme in the Northwest region recently announced details of the Silage competition which will run over the next few weeks in association with Aurivo Co Op and their Nutrias brand of animal feeds and is open to young farmer members in Sligo and the Northwest. Sample bag are currently being distributed to young farmer members across the region.The bag is accompanied by a simple application form which must be returned in the [...]  Read More...

Updated: 03/11/17 : 15:35:26
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Minister must increase Forestry Programme grant

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins has said Minister Andrew Doyle must take the opportunity of the mid-term review of the Forestry Programme to increase the grant and premium rates for GPC 1 so that payments are consistent with the other afforestation grant and premiums, which reflect the cost of establishment and the agricultural income foregone by planting.Pat Collins said the Minister has stated that the current GPC 1 rate does [...]  Read More...

Updated: 08/11/17 : 06:49:48
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Sligo has one of the highest levels of liver fluke

A recent report showed that Co. Sligo has one of the highest levels of liver fluke in the country. Ciaran Jennings a beef farmer from Barroe has a very effective programme in place to deal with liver fluke in his cattle.All cattle receive Closamectin six weeks post-housing; young stock also receive a mid-to-late summer treatment.According to [...]  Read More...

Updated: 03/11/17 : 15:53:15
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Outstanding payments urgently needed due to fodder crisis

Given the seriousness of the fodder situation in parts of county, particularly in the north-west, it is imperative that all BPS payments are made without any further delay, IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has insisted.  Around 11,000 farmers have yet to receive their advance BPS payment of 70%. The main issues holding up payments are inspections, including satellite inspections, digitisation, transfers, dual claims and over [...]  Read More...