Our campaign Save our Sucklers is giving suckler farmers and rural Ireland a voice. Sign our letter to European Commissioner Phil Hogan, here.It emerged that at this month’s intervention sale of SMP, that over 1,800t of product was sold out of the tender – below intervention price.A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the England, after more than 30 wild birds have been found with suspected bird flu across England in the past week.One of the largest veterinary chains in Europe has set up a holding company in Ireland in preparation for entering the Irish market.Department of Agriculture vets have reported an increase in cases of suspected Schmallenberg virus in the northern half of the country. A Roscommon farmer involved in an accident which killed eight of his cattle has encouraged others to be careful when agitating slurry.
Courtesy of the Irish Farmers Journal picture desk here is our photo of the day.
Dairy farmer Sam McElheran in the snow on his farm in Co Antrim. \ Clive Wasson
Dairy farmer Sam McElheran in the snow on his farm in Co Antrim. \ Clive Wasson.