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Over half of total county council farm inspections carried out in Cork
Noel Bardon
Analysis of the figures behind local authorities’ farm inspections completed in 2020 and 2021 has shown varied levels of farm inspections between counties.
4 May 2022 News
Farmers to be paid €1,000 to make hay and silage
It will be the latter half of the year before payments are made to farmers, Minister McConalogue confirmed.
13 April 2022 News
Just seven non-compliances found in almost 200 calf inspections
The Department ramped up targeted dairy calf inspections around calving time to monitor compliance with animal welfare regulations in 2020.
Passing of NI farming industry stalwart
Jim Carmichael was well known among farmers having worked for the NI Agricultural Producers’ Association.
23 March 2022 News
Farmers fined almost €500,000 in land eligibility inspections
At least 5% of farmers in schemes covered by the 2022 Basic Payment Scheme will be inspected for land eligibility in 2022.
23 March 2022 News
Nitrates action plan unveiled
More risk-based inspections and a 15% cut in nitrogen use are included in the new plan, along with full enforcement of the banding measures for 2023.
11 March 2022 News
More fertiliser options for Bord Bia farm sustainability survey
Bord Bia says its updated farm sustainability survey is more “user-friendly” and will apply to farmers audited after 8 March 2022.
28 February 2022 News
Changes in trade patterns one year on from Brexit
Brexit has meant changes in trade patterns and more change lies ahead as the UK begins introducing border controls.
9 February 2022 News
HSA to ramp up calving safety inspections
The HSA has launched the campaign to coincide with the beginning of calving season on farms.
19 January 2022 News
Second-generation grading machines now in place
Updated versions of carcase grading machines are now in place in 22 Irish beef factories.
13 January 2022 News
DAERA to enforce splash plate ban
It is estimated that 1,100 farms in Northern Ireland are affected by the new rule, but it is up to individual farmers to work out if it applies to them.
12 January 2022 News
No need for sheep inspections during lambing – ICSA
Sheep inspections during the busy lambing period place unnecessary pressure on Irish flock owners and impact animal welfare, says ICSA.
5 January 2022 News