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A Sligo based high ranking official of a new national farming body has backed calls for the immediate appointment of a beef ombudsman or regulator.   The appointment of such a position was discussed the Dáil this week.   The Minister for Agriculture, Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue is believed to…

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…

The Sligo chairman of the Beef Plan Movement, Gerard Pilkington, says farmers in his group he has spoken to have not got any written confirmation that legal actions and threats against them by meat processors have been dropped. That’s despite Cormac Healy from the processors’ group Meat Industry Ireland insisting…