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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…

Reacting to Budget 2021, the IFA President Tim Cullinan acknowledged the renewal of essential tax reliefs and the equalisation of the self-employed tax credit with the PAYE credit and the continued funding of farm schemes.     Mur Cullinan was quoted as saying that this Budget needed to take into…

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has once again been criticised this week in relation to the “ Fully ID” which will require all lambs going to factories and marts to have two tags installed from the first of june. The fully ID move that farming…

Sligo IFA is raising concerns about the new electronic identification tagging system for lambs. From next June, The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine announced that all sheep moving off a holding must be identified electronically. This will require either a single electronic slaughter tag – where lambs less…

The election of a new Regional Chairperson for the IFA in Connacht should be known later this month with voting and debating set to start on Monday week the 20th of June in Leitrim. The two candidates are of course Sligo’s former county Chair Eddie Davitt and the county Chair…