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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...

‘What farmers need is a meaningful scheme, with a base payment of €10,000’

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine's 'REPS-like’ pilot results-based scheme needs to deliver “real money” to farmers. That is the view of IFA...

Base of €4.00/kg required to close price gap – IFA

IFA livestock chairman, Brendan Golden, has strongly criticised factories for failing to “reflect the strength” of the market conditions for beef in current prices. He...

Sheep trade: Factories ‘freely paying’ €7.50/kg

IFA national sheep committee chairman, Sean Dennehy, has urged farmers to “sell hard” as hogget prices continue to creep upwards. He said factories are “freely...

‘Dog owners must remember that even the most gentle family pet can kill’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has relaunched a 1984 Department of Agriculture advertisement featuring Bonzo the dog. The minister said the...

Calls for factories to provide electronic payments to farmers

The IFA has called on Meat Industry Ireland (MII) to provide electronic payment facilities for farmers selling livestock. The chairman of the livestock committee Brendan...

‘A targeted payment of €300 for suckler cows is critical’

Factories have moved to pull beef prices in recent weeks, to the extent that is not justified, according to IFA president, Tim Cullinan. He spoke...

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...
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