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…

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…

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 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…

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…

IFA welcome €10 per Ewe Sheep Scheme

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the launch of the new €10 per ewe sheep scheme by the Minister of Agriculture Michael Creed this week, saying this is a very positive development for the Irish sheep sector. He said, “IFA…

IFA call on Mininster to accept all applicants for GLAS 3

With the deadline for GLAS 3 applications just days away, IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has urged the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to accept all applicants given the unprecedented demand from farmers to get into the scheme. Joe…

IFA to host major rally on ANC Payments

The IFA is organising a major rally in the Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon this Friday December 2nd at 8pm to highlight the importance of Areas of Natural Constraint ANC payments and to improve payments and protect areas in the upcoming 2017…

IFA urge Farmers to insist on price increase from Factories

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has urged farmers selling cattle to dig in and insist on a substantial price increase from the factories, which are well fit to pay based on stronger Christmas demand and the significant improvement in…

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