Opinion: while we ridicule introducing wolves, the vultures continue to prey
Pat O'Toole
The hills are on fire again and the calls for rewilding grow louder.
1 March 2023 News
INHFA warns State to pay the rate for designated land
State agencies were offering as low as €500/ac for designated land but it was making more than double that price generally, the INHFA claimed.
22 February 2023 News
Organic sheep farming – what do you need to consider?
The option of converting to organic farming was on the agenda at last week’s Teagasc hill sheep conference and the recent lowland sheep conference. Tommy Moyles and Darren Carty report.
Busy auction for 'last farm before Carrauntoohill' in Kerry
The 2023 season of land auctions is beginning to ramp up and early auctions have concluded in both Kerry and Meath.
16 February 2023 Property
Important changes to the Areas of Natural Constraint
While the overall makeup of the scheme remains similar, there are important aspects that have changed that farmers need to be conscious of to ensure payments are not compromised.
15 February 2023 Schemes
Low payments legacy minimising entitlement cuts for sheep farmers
The greatest cuts will be felt by mixed sheep farms while many traditionally extensive sheep farms will see the value of their direct payments increase under the CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027.
15 February 2023 Schemes
Situation facing sheep farmers is becoming 'increasingly dire' - INHFA
The INHFA has urged the Government to address the severe challenges facing the sheep sector.
13 February 2023 Letters
Common ACRES Co-operation area questions and answers
Following meetings held in recent weeks, Mary McAndrew, project manager for ACRES West Connacht co-operation area outlined the main questions received to the Irish Farmers Journal.
30 November 2022 Schemes
Wicklow SUAS: farmers at the ‘heart’ of habitat improvements
The Wicklow Uplands SUAS EIP concluded this week with farmers and ecologists reflecting on the progress made over the scheme’s five years.
23 November 2022 News
My Farming Week: Michael Brady, Glenballyma, Kilflynn, Co Kerry
Mixed beef and sheep farmer Michael Brady farms in Kilflynn, Co Kerry and works as a farm adviser.
2 November 2022 News
Revealed: plans prioritised for ACRES co-operation entry route
The recently released ACRES terms and conditions outline the ranking and selection criteria the Department will use to judge who gains priority entry to the scheme.
17 October 2022 Schemes