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Separate dog attacks in Laois claim six sheep
Two separate dog attacks in Laois over the last week have claimed six sheep and numerous more are injured.
By Amy Forde on 19 February 2018
Talks are under way between the IFA and Coillte to resolve a dispute between some farmers and the company over forestry partnerships.
By Thomas Hubert on 16 February 2018
The Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) was worth €37m to 21,000 farmers in 2017 – which county benefited most from the scheme payments?
By Amy Forde on 16 February 2018
The Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme is worth over €200m per year to over 94,000 farmers – but how much is it worth to your county?
By Amy Forde on 16 February 2018
There have been strong reactions to proposed cuts in the next CAP budget from farming representative bodies.
By Michael Keaveny on 15 February 2018
In what was intended to be a meeting to focus on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), an information meeting in Co Leitrim rarely moved away from a local issue. Trevor Boland reports.
By Trevor Boland on 15 February 2018
Potato consumption remains strong as the cold snap continues and those with quality stock find it easier to move their product.
By Eleanor McBennett 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
At this week's price of €1.40c/kg, every pig that leaves a farm is losing up to €10/head, Tom Hogan, IFA pig chair, has said.
By Amy Forde 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
The Dealer spotted that two women were elected to chair the Galway and Cavan IFA county executives, bringing the total number of women county chairs to five.
By The Dealer on 15 February 2018
Two appointments in recent weeks by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed have caught The Dealer’s eye.
By The Dealer on 15 February 2018
IFA insists that CAP 2020 must deliver for farmers
The IFA is expected to highlight the need for an increased CAP budget and ensuring farm incomes in CAP 2020.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 13 February 2018
IFA president Joe Healy has appealed to an Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture to ensure the Government develops renewable energy policy.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 13 February 2018
The row between some farmers and Coillte over forestry contracts has now entered a negotiation phase with the IFA.
By Thomas Hubert on 15 February 2018
" I can take or leave GM but I cannot understand how Bord Bia, supported by the IFA, markets Irish dairy and beef under its QA scheme" – Tony Brady, Cloneylogan, Kildalkey, Co Meath.
By Letters to the Editor on 15 February 2018
Galway and Cavan IFA elect new chairs
Two women were elected to chair the Galway and Cavan IFA county executives on Monday night.
By Amy Forde on 13 February 2018
The way in which lambs categorised as category C under the clean livestock policy are being dealt with will be reviewed this week.
By Darren Carty on 12 February 2018
A core group of farmers unhappy with the forestry partnerships they entered into had heated exchanges with representatives for the State-owned forestry company at a meeting in Co Clare this week.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 February 2018
Contractors and farmers object to proposed tractor NCT rules
The IFA and PAC Ireland have been vocal in their criticism of the proposed wording.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 09 February 2018
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