Farmers urged to make Basic Payment application online

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said farmers should make their Basic Payment application online in order to benefit from the many advantages in terms of early processing, reduced errors and payment on time within the deadlines set down in the…

IFA to oppose NCT for Tractors

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has said the Association will oppose excessive regulations being imposed on farmers, such as an NCT for Tractors, that ignore existing obligations or add extra bureaucracy. Thomas Cooney said, “All farmers support improving safety. However,…

Embrace FARM host Accident Support Group Meeting this Friday

Embrace FARM are hosting an Accident Support Group Meeting for bereaved families, survivors and witnesses of farm accidents in the Mullingar Park Hotel this Friday, March 10th. Embrace FARM are inviting people in South Roscommon, Westmeath, Meath, Offaly, Longford and…

IFA say cattle prices remain stable, sheep trade stady

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices remain stable at a base price for steers of €3.80 and a heifer base of €3.90. He said heifer prices are stronger with factories paying between €3.90 and €3.95/kg alone with…

Eugene Murphy – Delays in GLAS and AEOS payments to 100s of local families totally unacceptable

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has said farmers throughout Roscommon and Galway are being treated like second class citizens as the delays in the Department of Agriculture making payments under the GLAS and AEOS schemes are totally unacceptable. Eugene Murphy…

The value of rural Ireland to be promoted at “Expand Your Horizons” event

An innovative series of evening seminars will take place to promote the value of rural Ireland and all the services available. The seminar series, titled Expand Your Horizons 2017, will take place from the end of January to March and…

Michael Fitzmaurice urges Minister to “take the bull by the horns” on GLAS payments

Michael Fitzmaurice TD says “The delay in paying farmers what they are owed under the GLAS scheme is scandalous and the Minister must ensure that farmers are paid immediately and manually if the IT systems are not working properly”. “It…

“Supercrop1” wins more awards for Roscommon company

Supercrop1, designed and manufactured by Acres Machinery, Athlone Road, Roscommon has been named “Best New Technological Innovation” and “Best Product” at LAMMA 2017. LAMMA is the UK’s leading Farm Machinery Equipment, Equipment and Services Show and is being running in…

All-Ireland Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships to be held in Kiltoom

The All-Ireland Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships and the All-Nations equivalents will take place on the June Bank Holiday at the grounds and lands of St Brigids GAA Club, Kiltoom. The All-Ireland Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships are…

IFA encourages Sheep Farmers to apply for € 10 per ewe sheep scheme

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has strongly encouraged all sheep farmers to apply for the new € 10 per ewe sheep scheme, recently announced by the Minister of Agriculture Michael Creed. John Lynskey said sheep farmers should attend the…

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