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Nitrogen skyrockets to €300/t – Carberry

ICSA tillage chair, Gavin Carberry, has described the speed at which the price of fertiliser has increased across Ireland over recent weeks as “staggering”. He...

New farm safety schools pilot launched

Agri Aware, AgriKids and the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), supported by FBD Trust, have teamed up to bring the Farm Safe Schools pilot programme...

Delayed availability of some fertiliser products possible

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has outlined that his department will be “closely monitoring” how the fertiliser market develops in...

Beef trade: Factory agents ‘very active’ in marts but no price rise

An update on beef prices in March 2021 The IFA has urged farmers to reject lower quoted beef prices to maximise returns. Brendan Golden, IFA national...

Dog attacks: Reports of farmers encountering verbal abuse and intimidation

IFA national sheep chairman, Sean Dennehy, has reminded dog owners of the ban on walking on farmland with their pets. He said the 2.5m ewes...

Husky-type dog runs through hedge and attacks sheep

A dog owner has agreed to pay a farmer’s veterinary costs after their husky-type dog attacked a flock of sheep. The incident occurred in Dunnington,...

Factory agents remain active in marts for finished cattle

IFA national livestock chairman, Brendan Golden, has said attempts by factories to undermine the trade with lower beef prices are unjustified and are “meeting...

Beef prices strengthen as finished cattle supplies ‘extremely tight’

Beef prices have strengthened in recent days as tight supplies and strong farmer resistance to the lower and unjustified quotes from factories takes effect. Those...

Calls made to allow burning in March

The IFA has called for a one-month extension for gorse burning, following inclement weather conditions in January and February. IFA national hill farming chairman, Flor...

Emphasis should be on reducing methane, not reducing cows – farm leader

Prof. John Fitzgerald’s proposals to reduce suckler cow numbers were “short-sighted” and “failed to take account of the economic and social contribution made by...
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