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Department of Agriculture

All marts will be required to maintain high standards of animal welfare and traceability.
By Darren Carty on 19 February 2018
The German farm union is proposing that EU satellite information could be used to solve the issue of time-consuming farm paperwork.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 16 February 2018
The parent company that runs the audit and calf registration scheme for the Department of Agriculture has lost more than €1bn of its value in the last number of months.
By Eoin Lowry on 14 February 2018
Payments targeting the most marginal land are set to increase as budget talks on the level of farm support in the next CAP heat up.
By Thomas Hubert on 15 February 2018
With many farmers still struggling to get slurry out the attention has turned to storage capacity.
By William Conlon on 15 February 2018
Joan Burton has requested financial information from the Department for an IT service provider that registers births, deaths and movements of bovines in the country.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 15 February 2018
The way in which category C lambs are being dealt with under the clean livestock policy is said to be reviewed this week.
By Darren Carty on 15 February 2018
There has been between 5% and 10% of sheep categorised as category C across all plants in the last week and rejected for slaughter.
By Darren Carty on 15 February 2018
Exporters hope that the strict export requirements can be made more practical over the coming year.
By Paul Mooney on 15 February 2018
The decline in TB levels of recent years has levelled off and the Department of Agriculture wants to kick-start it again.
By Paul Mooney on 15 February 2018
Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: milk price drop and Kerry Group redundancies
Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with the top five stories from today, 13 February 2018.
By Michael Keaveny on 13 February 2018
ANC increase targets smaller hill farms
The Department of Agriculture has set payment rates for the Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme, including this year's €25m budget increase.
By Thomas Hubert on 13 February 2018
While the Minister and the Department outlined the importance of sustainability in the next CAP, suckler farmers were keen to highlight their plight at the latest public consultation meeting.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 13 February 2018
Issues surrounding the range and counties that the fodder scheme covers continue to cause problems.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 10 February 2018
Poultry confinement due to bird flu is under 'constant review' by Department
Bird flu has become more of a threat to Irish poultry farmers in recent weeks.
By Michael Keaveny on 09 February 2018
Suckler campaign support, fodder scheme clarity, broadband deal for members, BPS applications open.
By Contributor on 15 February 2018
The bird was found dead in Tipperary last week and was the first case of bird flu in Ireland in 2018.
By Michael Keaveny on 08 February 2018
Department urges farmers to submit BDGP samples
The Department is urging farmers with outstanding samples to submit them as soon possible to avoid penalties.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 08 February 2018
Fodder transport scheme applies to any county with fodder deficit, claims IFA
There has been a lot of confusion about how the scheme works over the past few weeks, now the IFA has said it has received clarification on the terms of the scheme.
By Michael Keaveny on 08 February 2018
INHFA to hold protest on fodder transport scheme
The protest comes amid claims that the current fodder transport scheme "will not deliver for most farmers".
By Michael Keaveny on 08 February 2018
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