Monaghan IFA has launched a poster campaign to bring local food production into the spotlight, highlighting the role the county’s farmers play on a national and international level.

“The purpose of our campaign is to spread the facts around agriculture in the region and inform consumers of our thriving sector,” county chair Frank Brady told the Irish Farmers Journal.

“We have 15 posters dotted around the county in total from Clones to Emyvale and Clontibret to Carrickmacross.”

Monaghan IFA poster campaign.

Raise awareness

The posters highlight the agricultural output of the county with 30,000 cattle; 35,000 dairy cows; 23,000 ewes; 3,000 sows and over 4m poultry animals.

IFA also boasts that Monaghan farmers have the second-highest output and agri export value per hectare.

Slogans such as “farmed with pride consumed worldwide” and “no farmers no food” appear on the posters.

Brady continued: “We have included facts and figures about the various farming sectors here in Monaghan and hopefully the campaign will help raise awareness amongst the local people about the work that our farmers do.”

Longford farmers

Similarly, Longford IFA have a “love local” poster campaign underway promoting the county’s food production.