Over 130 Roscommon Farmers have still not received 2016 GLAS Payments

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has hit out at Minister Michael Creed for failing to meet his own targets of having all 2016 GLAS payments made by the end of April. Eugene Murphy said that the latest figures obtained…

Basic Payment Scheme deadline fast approaching

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has reminded farmers that the deadline for 2017 Basic Payment Scheme applications is next Monday, May 15th. Mr. Kennedy urged all farmers to ensure they get their applications in on time. The IFA is encouraging…

All-Ireland Sheep Shearing: Shear-ly ewe have time to volunteer?

If you know your Suffolks from your Jacobs when it comes to sheep – and even if you don’t – the Kepak All Ireland Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Championships 2017 needs ewe (& you). A meeting will be held…

All-Ireland Sheep Shearing Championships launched: will Ewe be there?

The Kepak All-Ireland Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships 2017 were launched on Sunday with a live sheep shearing exhibition at Market Square, Roscommon town. The Championships will take place in Kiltoom this June Bank Holiday Weekend with a packed…

Kepak All-Ireland Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships to be launched

The Kepak All-Ireland Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships 2017, which take place in Kiltoom on the June Bank Holiday Weekend, will be officially launched this Sunday, 30th April. The launch will be held at 7pm in The Square, Roscommon…

IFA welcomes reopening of Beef Data and Genomics Scheme

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed on the re-opening of the Beef Data and Genomics Scheme (BDGP) and has encouraged suckler farmers to apply. Angus Woods said the scheme…

Farmers saving an average of €5,000 per year through Smart Farming initiative

Farmers who take part in Smart Farming save an average of €5,000 per year, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their farms by 7 to 10%. That was one of the headlines from the 2017 launch of the IFA led…

Cattle and Lamb prices rise as supplies tighten

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said lamb prices are rising as supplies are very scarce this week and factories are finding it very difficult to get adequate numbers. He said factories are having to increase Lamb prices from…

Michael Fitzmaurice: EU Directive on Spraying will driver small farmers out of business

Michael Fitzmaurice TD says that the latest EU directive on the sustainable use of pesticides could “help to put small farmers out of business.” Commenting on the issue Michael Fitzmaurice said “the rules and regulations will force many farmers to…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD: Government giving the two fingers to “the forgotten farmer”

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has blasted the Government for the “total confusion” surrounding the availability of funding for the ‘forgotten farmer’. Commenting on the issue Michael Fitzmaurice TD said “Once again this week I have been in contact with the…

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