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Horrific dog attacks on sheep are a regular occurrence at this time of year.  With sheep now about to lamb, dog attacks can have particularly serious consequences, as many sheep pick lamb, suffer serious injuries or in some cases lose their lives. One of these attacks occurred last week in…

  On this week’s Show:   1.16 The IFA President Tim Cullinan talks about the announcement by Minister Pippa Hackett where the EU has approved an extension of the forestry programme for 2021.  The IFA President says this will have no real impact unless the licensing backlog is addressed. Currently,…

In this week’s Agri Week with Harry Keaney, we have interviews with: The new chairman of Aurivo Cooperative, Raymond Barlow, from Riverstown, Co Sligo. The new manager of Ballymote Mart, David Faughnan, a Mohill, Co Leitrim native, who had been manager of the Homeland outlet in Riverstown. Senator Eugene Murphy,…

In AgriWeek this week: Crisis at the marts: The difficulties posed by Covid-19 restrictions, the lack of adequate broadband and the exclusion of buyers from the sales ring area. Are purchasers being asked to ‘buy a pig in a poke?’ And A new effort to try to control forestry plantations…

On this week’s edition of Agri Week:   The IFA President Tim Cullinan, welcomes the recent results from a vote in the European Parliament that emphasises that the EU-Mercosur agreement cannot be ratified as it stands.   The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has hardened its position in…

On this week’s edition of Agri Week:   The Founder of Ireland’s future, reacts with fury to a recent article in ‘Irish Examiner” by Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan.   The article states that it is the intention of Government to plant 30% of the country and reduce the…

On Agri Week this week we have a feature interview with the Leitrim farmer Kevin Comiskey as we gauge his reaction to an advisory letter he received from the Department of Agriculture in relation to culling his herd over TB concerns.   Kevin’s reaction has gone viral.   Also on…