IFA and Macra na Feirme news and events.

Food Vision Tillage report needs urgent funding
Actions identified in the report must implemented swiftly to prevent damage to the tillage sector.
Highlighting all Macra has to offer
22 May 2024 Community
Highlighting all Macra has to offer
The future of Macra will be safe in the hands of bright, enthusiastic young people, writes Josephine O’Neill.
Open conversations needed to create change
15 May 2024 Community
Open conversations needed to create change
Macra president Elaine Houlihan reflects on the past year as president.
‘Gamesmanship’ by beef factories must stop - IFA
Supplies of beef in the UK and EU are tight, contributing to beef prices in these destinations remaining steady and strong.
15 May 2024 Community
Making changes to positively affect our emissions
Macra is vehemently against any move that would make it more difficult for young farmers to enter the industry.
8 May 2024 Community
ICBF stakeholder meeting makes some progress on concerns raised
Various data sources were appraised at the meeting to identify the most suitable cows for this production system.
8 May 2024 Community
Awareness campaign for dog owners important, but more needed – IFA
The irresponsible behaviour of some dog owners continues to cause devastation on sheep farms.
1 May 2024 Community
Sports go leor for Macra
Last week, all roads led to Kilkenny, for the national volleyball finals.
1 May 2024 Community
Recent spell of weather hits farming hard
What the recent weather patterns have brought to the doorsteps of Irish farmers is misery and hardship, writes Macra national president Elaine Houlihan.
24 April 2024 Community
Minister’s tillage payment falls far short
A credible package that gives some hope to specialist tillage growers is needed.
24 April 2024 Community
Forestry programme: pick a scheme that fits your needs
There are 12 afforestation forest types in the Forestry Programme 2023-27 along with two native tree area schemes. Apart from two – FT 3 and 4 – all are relevant to farmers. Donal Magner reports.
20 March 2024 Community
Resilient industry: adapting to change
Our industry, despite what you may hear or see in some media outlets is one that is full of powerful people who can and do make changes when needed, writes Elaine Houlihan
13 March 2024 Community