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Extend controlled gorse burning into March to reduce wildfires - IFA
Noel Bardon
The IFA national hill chair has sought an extension to the deadline after which the controlled burning of gorse is banned.
8 November 2021 News
‘Rhododendron is a type of invisible pollution’
Scale, cost and complexity of issue not realised at a national level, says rhododendron conference.
6 October 2021 News
‘No plans’ to cut suckler herd, McConalogue tells INHFA
Minister McConalogues dismissed suggestions that the proposed Suckler Carbon Efficiency Scheme represented a cap on beef cow numbers.
My Farming Week: Peter Morgan, Kilcoo, Mourne Mountains, Co Down
Co Down sheep and cattle farmer Peter Morgan with his son Peter Óg, and their dogs Mossy and Tip.
29 September 2021 News
Comeragh hill sheep farmers secure €118k biodiversity funding
The project will enable the farmers to properly manage the uplands their sheep graze and to improve the biodiversity of the area.
27 September 2021 News
Vincent Roddy to be elected new INHFA president
Outgoing president Colm O'Donnell said the "fruits of his efforts" will be evident in the new CAP programme.
2 September 2021 News
16 sheep killed in Wicklow dog attack
The IFA is warning dog owners to take responsibility for their dogs before it’s too late. A warning that this story contains graphic images.
23 August 2021 News
Hill farmers distressed by 'walkers’ disregard' for property - INHFA
The INHFA has urged the Minister for Tourism to engage with farmers on issues arising from a recent increase in the number of hillwalkers.
29 July 2021 News
Hill farmers concerned about public ignoring countryside code
'We have seen a huge increase in recreational users in recent weeks, as people holiday at home and take advantage of the good weather.'
28 July 2021 Community
Hill sheep losing money while low ground flocks turn a profit
This week, John Sleigh compares the profitability on Scottish hill farms with low ground farms.
14 July 2021 Scotland
Bogs cover 14% of Ireland – CSO data
Data released by the CSO shines a light on peatland distribution throughout the country. The report is intended to help provide a benchmark from which to assess changes to Irish boglands.
25 May 2021 News
DAERA finalising a peatlands strategy
Up to 15% of the land area in NI could be impacted by the proposed strategy
12 May 2021 News