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21 beef grading machines have been found to be working outside the rules set out for their operation and as a result are not providing accurate grading of animals. We will be discuss this with Deputy Denise Naughton The Chairman of the IFA in Leitrim has expressed his disappointment with…

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers have protested against falling beef prices in Ballyhaunis this morning.   The protest was organised to highlight the inadequate price that factories are currently offering for beef.   President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association, Patrick Kent attended this morning’s event.  …

Almost three-quarters of farmers say their insurance costs have gone up this year. That’s despite an increase in providers of farm insurance in the Irish market. A survey conducted by the Irish Farmers Journal reveals three in ten people have swapped insurance provider in the last three years. Eoin Lowry…

Farmers with tax concerns or who need more advice on financial affairs in general have the opportunity to meet officials in County Sligo tomorrow, Thursday. It’s part of a farm walk taking place on the farm of TJ and Chris Tuffy in Doonally, a father and son team. They were…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD is introducing a Bill in the Dail calling for all forestry plantations over 12 acres, or five hectartes, to be subject to planning permission. At present, planning is required only for plantations over 50 hectares. Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny says it’s over 30 years since Leitrim…

Agriculture again accounted for most work place accidents last year, according to a new report. The Health and Safety Authority’s report for 2017 reveals that there was one more workplace acident last year bringing the number to 47 compared to the previous year. Two people were killed in Sligo according…