Opening to dairy farmers would hinder €55m silage scheme - Heydon
Noel Bardon
Minister Martin Heydon addressed the exclusion of dairy farmer from the fodder support scheme at a Fine Gael conference on agriculture.
4 May 2022 News
ICMSA slams stringent derogation rules
The farm body warned that farmers risk being excluded from the derogation in 2023 if they make a simple error this year.
27 April 2022 News
Kerry rectifies calculation error
A technical error meant some suppliers were short-changed. However, Kerry Group has since corrected the mistake.
‘We need greater integration of dairy and beef sectors’ – ICMSA
Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) has called on other farm organisations to push for improvements to the Dairy Beef Calf Programme.
22 April 2022 News
ICMSA seeks answers on fertiliser supports
The president of the ICMSA has asked whether Ireland has submitted any plan to the European Commission to support farmers through fertiliser cost increases.
21 April 2022 News
Drennan takes aim at pig and poultry TAMS
Denis Drennan has said it was “interesting” to see that the investment ceilings in TAMS for pig and poultry farmers are to be increased, yet there was no such increase for dairy and beef farmers.
13 April 2022 Dealer
Proposed 35% cut in nitrogen ‘excessively high’
The proposed measures for the Food Vision dairy group were circulated last Thursday. The ICMSA, the IFA and Macra have made some scathing comments in response.
13 April 2022 News
Needing a license to keep cattle a 'ruinous idea' - ICMSA
ICMSA president Pat McCormack said that unnecessary pressures are being placed on farm families in terms of workload, farm management and farm income.
7 April 2022 News
Up to 300 farms in the firing line for new Limerick-Cork road
"It also has to be accepted that it’s the people who are going to lose their homes or lands who will pay the highest price for it."
6 April 2022 News
March milk price needs to be 50c/l – ICMSA
ICMSA dairy chair said that farmers cannot be fobbed off with a token 1c/l increase for March and argued that the increase in fertiliser prices alone could add an extra 5c/l to the cost of production.
6 April 2022 News
McConalogue leaving farmers in ‘limbo’ without supports – ICMSA
Farmers growing grass need direct action on fertiliser prices, energy costs - including green diesel - and feed cost, says the ICMSA.
5 April 2022 News
Denis Drennan elected new deputy president of ICMSA
The Kilkenny man will be elected at the national council meeting next week.
5 April 2022 News