Budget 2019: €40/cow suckler scheme and €23m ANC boost
Budget 2019 includes increased ANC funding and a new Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot Scheme, but funding levels fall short of expectations.
Environment: GLAS traditional hay meadow grazing deadline approaching
Farmers who have a traditional hay meadow in their GLAS contract should be aware of the grazing deadline of 15 April.
Farm Finance: deadline approaching for energy-efficient dairy pumps grant
Dairy farmers have the opportunity to apply for grant aid to support the replacement or retrofit of more efficient vacuum and milk pumps.
Regulations protecting hedgerows
Hedgerows have been on Irish farms for generations and there are strict rules in place for their protection, writes Peter Varley