All-Ireland Sheep Shearing – “Rain or shine: will ewe be there?”

The Kepak All-Ireland Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Championships 2017 take place at St. Brigid’s GAA Club, Kiltoom, this weekend from June 2nd – 4th with a large number of events taking place under cover ensuring a great day is…

Organisers ‘indebted’ to local businesses for All-Ireland Sheep Shearing support

Organisers of the Kepak All-Ireland Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Championships 2017 have extended their thanks to the many local businesses that have shown support for the event and offered sponsorship. “Our aim from the beginning has been to ensure…

Eugene Murphy TD – “Farm safety report highlights need for extra vigilance”

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy says a new report, which reveals that farming is the occupation with the highest risk for fatalities will come as no surprise to farmers across the western region. The findings published this week in “Risk…

IFA say Lamb Trade remains buoyant and Cattle Trade remains strong

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade remains reasonably strong with the base price for steers at €4.10 and some top prices of €4.15/4.20. He said heifers have improved in price with €4.30/kg a more common…

Eugene Murphy calls for permanent status of District Superintendents in Roscommon DVO

Fianna Fáil Eugene Murphy TD has highlighted the fact that staffing levels at the Roscommon DVO of the Department of Agriculture has fallen by one third over the past number of years and he has emphasised the need for District…

Eugene Murphy TD brands online Knowledge Transfer system “abysmal and chaotic”

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has described the Knowledge Transfer online system for farmers as abysmal and chaotic following a series of false starts. Commenting on the issue Eugene Murphy said “The original deadline of May 31st for the…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD – “‘Farmers cannot be penalised for fires they didn’t light”

“Recent comments from Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Andrew Doyle on the matter, and news yesterday that illegally burnt land must be withdrawn from the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme applications must be clarified as they are causing…

100 competitiors confirmed for All-Ireland Sheep Shearing

Over 100 shearers are set to compete in 19 categories – including the six nations wool handling – at the Kepak All-Ireland Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Championships across two days in Kiltoom this June Bank Holiday Weekend. The closing…

“New rigid criteria is denying young farmers access to CAP payments” – Eugene Murphy

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has hit out at the Minister for Agriculture for changing the criteria needed to access direct payments under CAP this year. Explaining the issue Eugene Murphy said that the Minister is now insisting that…

Farmers Knowledge Transfer Scheme must be extended – Michael Fitzmaurice TD

Local Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice is calling for the Farmers Knowledge Transfer Scheme deadline to be extended due to ongoing IT problems. “It is essential that an extension to the farmers Knowledge Transfer Scheme is announced by the Minister as…

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