IFA make calls for coupled payments for suckler and ewe farmers

IFA members were among those that launched a new campaign this week calling for coupled payments for suckler cow and ewe farmers.

The campaign was launched earlier this week outside the headquarters of the IFA in Dublin as officials were engaged in lobbying politicians ahead of the vote on the climate change bill.

The farmers involved with the new campaign feel their views are not being well enough represented with farmers in the north west continuing to witness revenue reductions.

Sligo farmer Eddie Davitt attended the launch and earlier outlined why they took this course of action.